This week, here in Stockholm, Sweden, 2200 participants from around the world have gathered to address the critical issues related to freshwater. World Water Week, now in its 18th year, focuses on “new thinking and positive action toward water-related challenges and the impact on the world’s environment, health, economic and poverty reduction agenda”.
One exhibitor, World Wildlife Fund, provided practical advice for businesses seeking to improve water issues at home and abroad. In addition to advocating the need for making businesses “water efficient at every stage of the supply chain” they urge businesses and individuals to push governements to support the only global water agreement available, the UN Watercourses Convention.
The need for greater focus on water issues has been addressed by us before but World Water Week is an inspiring–and humbling- event offering urgent reminder of the need to take action to preserve and protect freshwater for the benefit of every community across the globe.