World Water Week 2017: Water and waste – reduce and reuse

27 August – 1 September, 2017

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At World Water Week in Stockholm, Sweden, IWMI researchers will weigh in on global water issues, contributing to several sessions focused on the 2017 theme Water and waste – reduce and reuse. The Institute figures as a key collaborating partner in this year’s event, which is organized by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI).  It provides an opportunity for scientists, policy makers and representatives of the private sector and civil society to foster new thinking and collaborative action on today’s most pressing water-related challenges.

Crop irrigation with untreated wastewater

A major health and environmental menace

The use of wastewater to irrigate crops is far more widespread than previously estimated, according to a new study, exposing hundreds of millions of people to health risks and posing a major environmental hazard.

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Making the most of agriculture’s only expanding resource

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Rapid urbanization in the developing world is pushing up demand for water and food, while also generating ever larger volumes of wastewater. Especially near cities, farmers are intensifying food production to meet increased demand, often using wastewater to irrigate crops all year round. The serious consequences of this practice, its wide scope and possible solutions are the subject of a new document, which presents key facts and figures to put wastewater issues in perspective.

Water solutions for a changing world

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    • Resource Recovery
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The Terralona Model of Earth exhibit by Visyalove made its way from Czech Republic’s Brno Planetarium Hvězdárna to outside Norra Latin in Stockholm for this year’s World Water Week Photo: Samurdhi Ranasinghe / IWMI

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An onion farm destroyed by floods in Bihar India. Photo: Dakshina Murthy / IWMI

International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction 2021

It is so important to harness the power of international cooperation to reduce risk and losses from disasters.

Watering crops at sunset. Photo: Hamish John Appleby / IWMI

Five key takeaways from World Water Week 2021

IWMI participated in a record 31 sessions at this year’s virtual event. Here are some of our key takeaways.

A farmer in Zambia irrigating her crops using groundwater. Photo: Adam Öjdahl / IWMI

Tapping into Groundwater

In a recent interview, Dr. Villholth spoke more about IWMI’s groundwater program and how events such as World Water Week are important to protecting and managing the resource.

IWMI and WLE Events

IWMI and WLE events at World Water Week 2017
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Staff Attendees

IWMI Staff at World Water Week 2017
Staff at World Water Week 2017

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Resource Recovery from Waste: Business Models for Energy, Nutrient and Water Reuse in Low- and Middle-income Countries

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Participants in World Water Week in Stockholm will be hearing a lot about a new way to engage with the International Water Management Institute (IWMI). This is IWMI Advisory Services, which delivers customized solutions and unbiased, evidence-based advice derived from decades of research in key areas of water management.

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