together over 2,500 scientists, dignitaries, and officials from 130
nations, this year’s discussions focused on water’s connection to
climate change. Organized by the Stockholm International Water
Institute (SIWI), other topics included water’s role in agriculture,
biodiversity, sanitation, technology and resource management.
also unanimously agreed that water must be a key part of the climate
change negotiations in Copenhagen this December.
concluding statement, SIWI Executive Director Anders Berntell said,
“Water is a fundamental element in economies, communities and public
We know that it is the medium through which climate change manifests its most serious effects.
be effective, climate negotiations must factor in the impact and
importance of water for the world and, indeed, human well-being.”
Berntell, SIWI Executive Director:The message that comes out of here is
that water is not just another sector; water is the prerequisite of
life on our planet. Water is the bloodstream.Professor John Anthony Allan, 2008 Stockholm Water Prize winner and Professor at King's College London:
my water specialization, the benefit of people being more vegetarian is
that they reduce their water footprint; so…water footprint benefit,
human health benefit, environmental health benefit. Regarding what we
eat, it’s very important we understand that we have a big impact on the
planet. And so, Be Veg, Go Green, Save the Planet.
Executive Director Berntell, Stockholm International Water Institute
and all World Water Week Conference participants for your commitment to
resolving water management issues.Let us join in sustainable lifestyles
to conserve and share this precious resource with all global neighbors.