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World Water Week 2016

28 August, 2016 - 2 September, 2016

World Water Week in Stockholm is the annual focal point for the globe’s water issues. In 2015, over 3,300 individuals (experts, practitioners, decision-makers & business innovators from various sectors)  and close to 300 convening organizations from 130 countries participated in the Week. Participants come to Stockholm to exchange ideas, foster new thinking and develop solutions to the most pressing water-related challenges of today.

This year, China Water Risk is co-convening a seminar with Global Water Partnership (GWP) and Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS).  In light of the theme Water for Sustainable Growth, the seminar will focus on the demand for energy, a precondition for economic growth and social development in most developing and emerging markets. The seminar will show how in many parts of the world, energy expansion occurs at the expense of water security, undermining sustainable and inclusive growth. But there are solutions, which will also be discussed.

Making sound energy choices today to achieve water security tomorrow

Date: 1 September, 2016
Time: 09:00 – 10:30
Location: NL 357


To achieve sustainable growth, wiser water management in the energy sector is urgently needed. Cases from around the world where energy development poses serious threats to water security are examined. Are decision-makers accounting for this? Can we have more energy with less water? Come discuss policy responses and technological solutions.


  • 9:00 – Welcome and introduction to the session, Sybille Roehrkasten, IASS
  • 9:05 – China water matters: from water-nomics to investment decisions, Debra Tan, CWR
  • 9:20 – Hydropower, bioenergy and water resources in Sub-Saharan Africa, Angela Klauschen, GWP
  • 9:35 – The coal industry and the global water crisis Harri Lammi, Greenpeace

Panel Discussion

  • 9:50 – Panel discussion and Q&A, moderated by Sybille Rohrkasten, IASS
        • Debra Tan, CWR
        • Angela Klauschen, GWP
        • Harri Lammi, Greenpeace
  • 10:25 – Closing remarks, Debra Tan, CWR

For more on the event see hehttp://programme.worldwaterweek.org/event/5606re.

See the full programme of World Water Week 2016 here.


28 August, 2016
2 September, 2016
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