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SIWI-World Water Week Report

World Water Week/Stockholm
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Strong Messages As 2007 World Water Week Ends
8/19/2007

It is Time to Do Better on Global Poverty, Sanitation, Water Scarcity and Climate Change

Stockholm, Sweden — A 2007 World Water Week in Stockholm that began with a call for governments around the world to better manage their existing water resources concluded Friday morning with the 2,500 participants from 140 countries saying, collectively that progress is being made, but in the face of global poverty, critical lack of sanitation, water scarcity and climate change, we all need to do much better. The date, theme and location for the 2008 event was also announced: “Progress and Prospects on Water: For a Clean and Healthy World,” to be held August 17-23, 2008, at the Stockholm International Fairs centre.

Anders Berntell, Executive Director of the host Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), while assessing at the end …