02 September 2013 - 06 September 2013
Every year, over 200 collaborating organisations convene events at the World Water Week. In addition, individuals from around the globe present their findings at the scientific workshops. Each year the World Water Week addresses a particular theme to enable a deeper examination of a specific water-related topic. While not all events during the week relate to the overall theme, the workshops driven by the Scientific Programme Committee and many seminars and side events do focus on various aspects of the theme. 2013 theme is: Water Cooperation - Building Partnerships.
19th UN-Water Meeting
30 August 2013, 13:15-16:00, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency in Stockholm
David Wiberg of WFaS gives an overview presentation on the Water Futures and Solutions Initiative at the 19th UN-Water meeting for Agenda Item 11: Updates on Other Ongoing Activities.
IIASA seminar on: Cooperation to address the complexities of water management
1 September 2013, 09:00-12:30, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency in Stockholm, Room B7
IIASA, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and the Global; Water Systems Project will hold a joint event with the title: “Cooperation to address the complexities of water management” (watch live stream). Representatives of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Think Tank will describe the justification for and findings of their exercise. The Global Water Systems Project will describe the role of cooperation at the water, food, energy, and environment nexus, while partners in the WFaS Initiative will present their approach to combining the factors described to identify a set of adaptable, resilient and robust solutions. A facilitated panel will discuss with participants how cooperation can facilitate and enrich the ongoing processes.
At the event, the Gulbenkian Think Tank on Water and the Future of Humanity will announce its new book published by Springer with the title: Water and the Future of Humanity: Revisiting Water Security. This unique book enlightens readers on changes needed in the way water, food, energy and other goods and services are provided, accessed, and used. Written by an unparalleled slate of experts convened by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Water and the Future of Humanity addresses, arguably, the most critical issue on the planet today. In a frank assessment of major developmental challenges, but also opportunities, facing future generations, the authors scrutinize linkages among the environment, energy, food, socioeconomic inequities, and other drivers and their relations to water from multiple perspectives.
The Gulbenkian Think Tank on Water and the Future of Humanity achieve a highly readable narrative describing water access challenges facing the poor, common misuse of water in industry, agriculture, and municipalities; and offer projections and recommendations quantified with robust simulation models. Ultimately portraying the belief that Humanity can harness its visionary abilities, technologies, and economic resources for increased wellbeing and sound stewardship of resources, the book presents an optimistic statement stressing actions scientists, policy makers, and consumers can and must take to meet the water management challenges of a warming planet anticipating nine billion inhabitants by 2050.
Professor Dr. Pavel Kabat and Dr. William Cosgrove of IIASA, Benito Braga, World Water Council President and WFaS Initial Partner, as well as Professor Jun Xia World Water Council Governor and WFaS External Expert are members of the Think Tank and lead authors of the book. Dr. David Wiberg of IIASA and two WFaS initiative partners: Dr. Fulco Luwdig, Wageningen University and Dr. Dieter Gerten, Institute of Climate Research (PIK) are major contributors to this book.
Tuesday, 3 September
3 September 2013, 09:00-12:30, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency in Stockholm, Room K22/23
The Water Futures and Solutions Initiative will be represented at the meeting by David Wiberg.
Wednesday, 4 September
4 September 2013, 09:00-12:30, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency in Stockholm, Room K11
David Wiberg of the Water Futures and Solutions Initiative will participate the event.
Last edited: 26 March 2015
Water and the Future of Humanity
Water and the Future of Humanity enlightens readers on changes needed in the way water, food, energy and other goods and services are provided, accessed, and used.
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