World Water Week 2018

World Water Week in Stockholm is the annual focal point for the globe’s water issues. untitledExperts, practitioners, decision-makers, business innovators and young professionals from a range of sectors and countries come to Stockholm to network, exchange ideas, foster new thinking and develop solutions to the most pressing water-related challenges of today.

The World Bank Group will convene and participate in several sessions of World Water Week 2018, taking place from August 26-31. Below are a list of World Bank Group (co)-convened sessions and sessions with World Bank Group participating speakers. You can also follow along via Twitter using #wwweek.

Please also find a list of World Bank Group participants.

 

World Water Week 2018

August 26-31, 2018untitled

Stockholm, Sweden

World Water Week in Stockholm is the annual focal point for the globe’s water issues. Experts, practitioners, decision-makers, business innovators and young professionals from a range of sectors and countries come to Stockholm to network, exchange ideas, foster new thinking and develop solutions to the most pressing water-related challenges of today.

The World Bank Group will convene and participate in several sessions of World Water Week 2018, taking place from August 26-31. Below are a list of World Bank Group (co)-convened sessions and sessions with World Bank Group participating speakers. You can also follow along via Twitter using #wwweek.

Please also find a list of World Bank Group participants.

Millions Around the World Held Back by Poor Sanitation and Lack of Access to Clean Water

New World Bank research from 18 countries shows urgent action on water and sanitation is key to tackle poverty 

STOCKHOLM, August 28, 2017– Reaching the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) of wateraccess to safely managed water and sanitation services by 2030 will require countries to spend $150 billion per year.  A fourfold increase in water supply, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) investments compared to what is spent today, this is out of reach for many countries, threatening progress on poverty eradication.

A World Bank report launched today at World Water Week titled Reducing Inequalities in Water Supply, Sanitation, and Hygiene in the Era of the Sustainable Development Goals suggests that a drastic change is required in the way countries manage resources and provide key services, starting with better targeting to ensure they reach those most in need, and tackling inefficiencies to make sure public services are sustainable and effective.

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WWW 2016: 5 Most Populair Blogs

­ August 28 to September 2, 2016 , world leaders, development professionals and water experts gathered in Stockholm for the world’s leading annual event on water and development- World Water Week 2016. A recap of the 5 most viewed blogs written by the World Bank Group.

What is non-revenue water? How can we reduce it for better water service?

­Blog Article: For more information on this initiative, contact Gerard Soppe (gsoppe@worldbank.org) or Jema Sy (jsy@worldbank.org).water-www-logo-squared

In developing countries, roughly 45 million cubic meters of water are lost daily with an economic value of over US$3 billion per year.

A World Bank study puts the global estimate of physical water losses at 32 billion cubic meters each year, half of which occurs in developing countries. Water utilities suffer from the huge financial costs of treating and pumping water only to see it leak back into the ground, and the lost revenues from water that could have otherwise been sold. If the water losses in developing countries could be halved, the saved water would be enough to supply around 90 million people.

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How can water utilities provide reliable water to poor people in African cities?

Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6 targets“universal and equitablwater-www-logo-squarede access to safe and affordable drinking water for all”. However, in Africa’s fast-growing cities, just accessing water is a daily struggle for many poor families. While Africa’s urban population is expected to triple by 2050, the proportion of people with improved water supply has barely grown since 1990, and the share of those with water piped to their premises has declined from 43 percent in 1990 to 33 percent in 2015. Poor families bear the brunt of these inadequacies through poor health, the long time required to collect water, and higher costs when purchasing from on-sellers’

The World Bank at World Water Week 2016

The global water community is gearing up for Stockholm World Water Week 2016. Tpicahis year’s theme, “Water for Sustainable Growth,” comes at a critical time, as we are mobilizing to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in which water plays an essential part.

Water touches nearly every aspect of development.  It drives economic growth, supports healthy ecosystems, and is fundamental for life.  However, water can threaten health and prosperity as well as promote it.  Water-related hazards, including floods, storms, and droughts, are already responsible for 9 out of 10 natural disasters, and climate change is expected to increase these risks.  As water resources become increasingly strained, the risk of conflict and instability may also grow.

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