29 August 2016 - 02 September 2016
SIWI, Stockholm, Sweden

World Water Week 2016

World Water Week is organised by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) and takes place each year in Stockholm. In 2016 the theme is “Water for Sustainable Growth”.



Dr. Simon Langan, director for IIASA’s Water Program and the Water Futures and Solutions Initiative (WFaS), will give a plenary talk in the session 'Mechanisms to Address Nexus Dimensions Across Sectors and Boundaries'. Applying systems thinking to address the water-energy-food-ecosystems nexus provides an opportunity for developing a range of tools to explore pathways for sustainable futures through cooperation across sectors and often across national boundaries.

Via a larger collaboration with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and as part of a knowledge and innovation support project between IIASA and ADB, Dr. Langan will provide essential insights and latest findings on Asia´s water futures. The ‘Eye on Asia’ Day will present efforts to quantify the links between water for cities, energy and agriculture and implement suitable innovative technologies and approaches for improved water and energy productivity. The session “Securing Asia's water future: the Asian Water Development Outlook 2016” will present an overview of the water security status of the Asia Pacific Region based on the outcomes of the study on Water Futures and Solutions by the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis as they are highlighted in the Asian Water Development Outlook 2016 (AWDO 2016) report.

Furthermore Dr. Peter Burek represents IIASA at WWW 2016 on Asia´s water futures and will share insights into the IIASA Water Future and Solutions nexus research approach. 

VIDEO: World Water Week 2016 – Water for Sustainable Growth

About the World Water Week Event Series

World Water Week provides a unique forum for the exchange of views, experiences and practices between the scientific, business, policy and civic communities. It focuses on new thinking and positive action toward water-related challenges and their impact on the world’s environment, health, climate, economic and poverty reduction agendas by:

  1. Linking scientific understanding with policy and decision-making to develop concrete solutions to water, environment and development challenges.
  2. Fostering proactive partnerships and alliances between individuals and organisations from different fields of expertise.
  3. Highlighting ground-breaking research, best practices and innovative policy work by stakeholders and experts around the world and from multiple disciplines.
  4. Reviewing the implementation of actions, commitments and decisions in international processes and by different stakeholders in response to the challenges.
  5. Awarding outstanding achievements.

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Last edited: 19 October 2016

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