Five key takeaways from World Water Week

Aug 30 2021


This year’s World Water Week ran just two weeks after the release of the IPCC Working Group 1 report, which warned that humanity is facing ‘code red’ thanks to the climate crisis. To some degree, the report, and its overwhelming message of urgent need for change, dominated the virtual event’s sessions.

Henrika Thomasson, Director of World Water Week and Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) Communications finished the week with this striking comment: “There is water in everything. The water cycle is broken. We need to fix it. And the result of this week shows that we can. I hope that people look back on World Water Week 2021, and say ‘That was it, that was when the world began to focus on water’.”

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

Executive Director of SIWI, Dr Torgny Holmgren expressed how good it was to see new faces at this year’s World Water Week. “We have experienced new connections being made between new and old partners, working together to find solutions to the problems we’re facing across the globe, and that’s what I’ll take with me to the future.”
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Source: IWMI