Global Issues
25 August, 2019 to 30 August, 2019
Stockholm, Sweden

World Water Week 2019

World Water Week is organized by SIWI and is the annual focal point for global water issues, gathering leading water experts, decision-makers, and business leaders. The 2019 theme is “Water for society: Including all”.

Four years on since the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, World Water Week 2019 will strive to address the basic objectives contained in the agenda when it to comes inclusive and sustainable development for all people in all countries.

The UN is focused on “no-one left behind” as their main theme for World Water Day and in the World Water Development Report.

In Stockholm, we are aligning this 2019 Thematic Scope as a broader theme, to include a wider perspective around the topic of inclusiveness. Water security underlies human and environmental security and access to and use of water in adequate quantity and quality are fundamental to survival and prosperity.

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set ambitious targets for future development for all countries, whether high, middle or low income. This Thematic Scope covers many of these goals, in particular, SDG 1 on poverty, SDG 2 on hunger, SDG 5 on gender equality, SDG 6 on water and sanitation, SDG 10 on inequality and SDG 16 on peaceful and inclusive societies. Achieving these goals is central to achieving an inclusive societal transformation process to meet the SDG target deadlines set for 2030.

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