Professor Joan B. Rose received the 2016 Stockholm Water Prize on Wednesday, for her tireless contributions to global public health; by assessing risks to human health in water and creating guidelines and tools for decision-makers and communities to improve global wellbeing. The prize was presented to Joan Rose by H.M. Carl XVI Gustaf, King of Sweden, during a ceremony in Stockholm City Hall during the ongoing World Water Week.
Three students from Thailand, Sureeporn Triphetprapa, Thidarat Phianchat and Kanjana Komkla, received the 2016 Stockholm Junior Water Prize on Tuesday for their innovative water retention device that mimics the water retention of the Bromeliad plant. H.R.H. Prince Carl Philip of Sweden presented the prize at an award ceremony during World Water Week in Stockholm.
World Water Week opens in Stockholm: water can be the unifying power for achieving the Sustainable Development GoalsPress release | 29 August
Leaders and experts in the water, climate and development communities have gathered in Stockholm to discuss how water can enable the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Water and climate experts on Sunday called for a Green Water Initiative, as part of a Water Revolution in Africa, a necessity, they said, for alleviating hunger on the continent and meeting the Sustainable Development Goals.
As world leaders, development professionals and water experts gather in Stockholm from 28 August to 2 September, water’s role for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals will be discussed, as will water and the ongoing migration crisis, and several other water challenges.
World Water Week closed on Friday 28 August 2015, with SIWI urging climate negotiators to ensure that water is thoroughly integrated in the global 2015 climate agreement.
Rajendra Singh of India today received Stockholm Water Prize for his innovative water restoration efforts, improving water security in rural India, and his quest to improve living conditions for those most in need