31 August 2014 - 05 September 2014
Stockholm, Sweden

World Water Week in Stockholm - 2014

World Water Week is hosted and organised by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) and takes place each year in Stockholm.

During the focus year on Water and Energy, the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) organizes the 2014 World Water Week in Stockholm under the theme of “Energy and Water”.

IIASA at the Stockholm World Water Week

Having a strong focus on Energy and Water, particularly within it´s flagship project, the WFaS initiative and a very close in-house cooperation, particularly between it´s two research departments dealing with global energy and water concerns, IIASA will play a crucial role in contributing actively too discussions, workshops and conference sessions.

Events organised or co-organized by IIASA

SUNDAY, 31 August 2014
(5.45 pm – 6.45 pm, Room K11)

MONDAY, 1 September 2014
(2.00 pm – 5.30 pm, Room K21)

TUESDAY, 2 September 2014
(9.00 am – 12.30 pm and 2.00 pm – 5.30 pm, Room K16/17)

THURSDAY, 4 September 2014
(2:00 pm - 3:30 pm, Room K16/17)

IIASA Speakers at World Water Week 2014

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Prof. Dr. David Grey, is a practitioner with over 35 years’ experience worldwide in inter-sectoral water assessment, management and development, joined IIASA as coordinator for the WFaS flagship initiative in 2013. He is a renowned member of the Global Water Partnership (OECD) and associated with Oxford University and the Worldbank.

Luis Gomez-Echeverri, will be actively involved in World Water Week 2014 and representing SE4ALL and IIASA in their collaborative efforts to making the event a hub for knowledge exchange and capacity creation influencing policy and main decision making concerning the energy, water and climate change nexus.

Dr. David Wiberg, as the acting director of IIASA´s water program and a member of the Scientific Programme Committee (SPC) of the 2014 World Water Week in Stockholm, comprised of a number of professors, scientists and experts from the water and development fields he represents IIASA most actively. The work of the SPC involves setting the overall theme, the thematic scope, for World Water Week 2014 in Stockholm, determining the workshop topics, selecting the submitted abstracts, developing the workshop programmes and reporting.

Dr. Paul T. Yillia, research scholar at IIASA and consultant at Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) is actively involved in World Water Week 2014 through the coordination of several sessions and act as rapporteur during the entire event.

Dr. Piotr Magnuszewski is a research scholar at IIASA and co-founder and managing director of the ISIS Academy/Centre for Systems Solutions.

Dr. Sylvain Leduc joined the Ecosystems Services & Management program as a Research Scholar in August 2007 where he has been working on the development of the BeWhere model, a techno-economic model which optimizes the geographical location of bio-energy production plants.


The Water and Energy Nexus

Water and energy are inextricably linked, facing mutual and sometimes compounding limitations due to environmental, technological, and socio-economic changes. However, these resources are often addressed in silos – water only as a resource for energy production or energy production’s adverse effects on water resources. Missing is an adequate appreciation of their synergistic impacts, of how policies and practices in both areas can deny or facilitate their sustainable management. Energy and water technologies already facing such problems of inter-limitations need to share both their challenges and successes on a common platform. A reciprocal encounter of shared learning dialogue between energy and water managers and researchers should highlight policy lessons and technological advances to generate insights on how coherence can be achieved in practice. This dialogue would be of immense value to the North and South, to governments and communities in varied socio-ecological settings striving towards a sustainable future.


In addition to collaborating closely with IIASA and in order to widen the reach, enrich the discussions and encourage convergence the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) has teamed up with a number of key collaborating partners: The World Bank, Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) and International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

2014 World Water Week in Stockholm will be organized from August 31 to September 5 2014. For further information please also see online information by the Stockholm World Water Week 2014. The full program of the Stockholm World Water Week 2014 can further be found online or downloaded.

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