In a world where most of us live in cities, and the urban population grows by 2 persons every second, water can be a big problem, whether it’s flooding the streets, disappearing or being polluted. So how secure everyone’s access to clean water? That’s the focus of this year’s World Water Week, which begun yesterday here in Stockholm.
Around 2 500 politicians, business leaders, innovators, and representatives of international organisations from allover the world have gathered to penetrate these issues from all angles. To start off on a truely international note, nine mayors and other high-rank representatives from cities in for example China, India, Rwanda and France will start the week by discussing their different challenges when it comes to giving their citizens good water. The World Water Week will also bring up questions like rising sea levels because of climate change, health issues and how to reduce water usage.
For anyone interested in these issues, there’s a good opportunity to follow several of the seminars in live webcasts at this web page.