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Welcome to the Online Press Room!

The World Water Week in Stockholm is a global conference that focuses on big issues and practical solutions. It attracts experts, opinion leaders and decision makers from every corner of the planet.

This space is to assist journalists in covering the news and ideas that emerge over the course of the week and contains story ideas, lists of press events as well as key speakers and experts. Browse through the sections below to find the content you’re after!

Practical Information

Press Accreditation

Accredited journalists are entitled to full access to World Water Week plenaries, seminars, workshops, side events and the conference venue. This year’s online media accreditation is now closed. Registration can now only be completed at the venue.

Services On Site

A fully staffed press room (1st floor in the Stockholmsmässan) is available to accredited journalists. Here, you can receive assistance with interview requests, work in a quiet environment and obtain information on scheduled press events.

Online Programme

Use the online programme to search for a specific topic or get an overview of the themes that will be discussed during the week. Browse events by theme, topic, type and date.

Social Media

World Water Week has a number of social media channels through which you can connect to help stay abreast of events, updates and virtual discussions on the topics you cover. Connect now to uncover stories and find potential interviewees!

Media-specific updates will be posted on @siwi_media during the week. General updates will be posted on @www_team. The official hashtag for the week will be #wwweek.

2014 Press Kit

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The Press Kit contains an overview of interesting press events, high profile speakers and experts.

World Water Week Daily

The official World Water Week daily newspaper is back! Stockholm Water Front is the best way to summarize your hectic WWW days.

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Media Contacts

Press Contacts for 2014 World Water Week Events

In this PDF, you will find press contacts for the 2014 World Water Week seminars and side events. Browse through and find the event of your interest!

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Press Events

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Press Conferences

Forthcoming AfricaSan sets signs on making sanitation a reality for all in Africa

Time and Place: Wednesday September 3 | 13:00-13:30 | Press Centre

Description: AfricaSan 4, the foremost continental event on sanitation and hygiene, takes place October 8-10 2014 in Dakar, Senegal. Hosted by AMCOW and the Government of Senegal,  the event will attract approximately 40 African Ministers responsible for sanitation and all the key agencies involved in sanitation and hygiene.  Some 500 people in total are expected. Mr Bai-Mass Taal, first Executive Secretary of the African Minister’ Council on Water (AMCOW), and  other speakers at this press briefing will discuss how AfricaSan 4 will build momentum on sanitation and hygiene for the SDGs.  The theme is “Making Sanitation for All a Reality in Africa”.

Contact: David Trouba, WSSCC, david.trouba@wsscc.org

Media briefing on energy and water

Time and place: Sunday August 31 | 13:30-15:30 | Press Centre

Description: Welcome to a media briefing that will focus on the inter-linkages between energy and water, the theme of this year’s World Water Week. Take the opportunity to listen and discuss with some of the key experts in the field!

Confirmed speakers are:
•    Torgny Holmgren, Executive Director, SIWI
•    Dr. Kandeh Yumkella, Special Representative of the UN Secretary General, Sustainable Energy for All
•    Martin Hiller, Director General, REEEP
•    World Bank, speaker tbc
•    Stefano Barchiesi, Project Officer, Global Water Programme, IUCN

Contact: Britt-Louise Andersson, SIWI, britt-louise.andersson@siwi.org

New Water Technology Breaks Prior Benchmarks for Purification

Time and place: Monday September 1 | 15:00-17:00 | Press Centre

Description: Liquidity Nanotech Corporation, a Silicon Valley startup, is announcing several breakthroughs (www.liquico.com).  One, the company has surpassed all prior technical benchmarks for water purity at low cost without the need for adding chemicals, electricity, or pressure.  Two, the company is announcing its initial commercial partnerships to deliver new water purification solutions, based on its revolutionary technologies, to consumers worldwide.

Contact: Victor Hwang, victor@t2vc.com

Press conference on activities for the end of the UN ‘Water for Life’ Decade

Time and place: Thursday September 4 | 09:30-10:00 | Press Centre

Description: This press conference will brief the media on major activities organized for the closing of the UN International Decade for Action ‘Water for Life’ in 2015. These include the launch of the UN Water for Life Voices campaign an exhibit, the 2015 edition of the ‘Water for Life’ UN-Water Best Practices Award, to which media can also apply, and the media and communicators sessions to be held on 16 January 2015 at the 2015 UN-Water International Conference ‘Water and Sustainable Development: From Vision to Action’.

Contact: Pilar González, UN-Water, gonzalez-meyaui@un.org

Launches

Book Launch: Promising Pathways

Time and Place: Tuesday September 2 | 13:00-14:00 | Press Centre

Description: The astonishing story of how Madagascar grew from 10 to 10,000 villages free of open-defecation in just three years is the subject of a new book, “Promising Pathways: Innovations and Best Practices in CLTS at Scale in Madagascar”.  When community members improve the sanitation in their own village, the effect can be far reaching.  This new book documents innovations and best practices in community-led total sanitation (CLTS) and how they are paving the way towards an open-defecation free Madagascar — with vital lessons for many more countries with high levels of open defecation.

Contact: David Trouba, WSSCC, david.trouba@wsscc.org

Book Launch: Manual on Good Practices in Small-Scale Irrigation in the Sahel

Time and place: Thursday September 4 | 09:00-12:30 | K22/23

Description: The Manual on Good Practices in Small-Scale Irrigation in the Sahel will be launched during a UNESCO IHE and GIZ seminar. The book has just been published by GIZ with support of the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the Ministry of Rural Development in Mali. It contains 44 good practices in planning, construction and agricultural use of small scale irrigation infrastructure and processing and marketing of produce thereof.

Contact: Annette von Lossau, GIZ, annette.lossau-von@giz.de

Book Launch: Regulation for Water Quality: How to Safeguard the Natural Environment

Time and place: Tuesday September 2 | 10:30 | SIWI Booth, Exhibition Area

Description: Regulation for Water Quality: How to Safeguard the Natural Environment presents the key principles of effective regulation for a high standard of water quality management, to protect water resources, human health and the environment. Join us at the SIWI booth to meet Prof. Martin Griffiths to learn more about this handbook may support your work in the fields of water security, water infrastructure development and integrated planning of water resources.

The book is written by Martin Griffiths, Chris Chubb and Simon Spooner and published by the Foundation for Water Research, in partnership with the Center for Ecology and Hydrology, UK; Cranfield University, Atkins and Stockholm International Water Institute.

Contact: Josh Weinberg, SIWI, josh.weinberg@siwi.org

H2infO.us Launch

Time and place: Tuesday September 2 | 14:00-17:30 | K22/23
H2infO will be used to find information resources during the seminar, “Lessons and Resources: the Energy-Water Nexus in the U.S.” co-hosted by the U.S. Water Partnership and the Natural Resources Defense Council.  A celebratory reception, co-hosted with iDE, will follow at 18:15 in the Exhibition Hall.

Description:
The U.S. Water Partnership will launch H2infO.us, a new web-based tool to access water research, data, and information. The launch will provide hands-on access to this innovative portal, which will put a wide array of U.S.-generated water information resources just a click away.

Contact: Kristen Ward, U.S. Water Partnership, kristen.ward@getf.org

PepsiCo releases Water Report

Time and place: Tuesday September 2 | 17:45-18:45 | T4

Description: PepsiCo will release its Water Report at World Water Week, highlighting PepsiCo’s holistic water stewardship, global water projects, portfolio of water partners, and measurement framework around safe water investments. In partnership with the Inter-American Development Bank’s (IDB), PepsiCo will also unveil a new water modeling tool called Hydro-BID. IDB’s Hydro-BID is an open-source modeling tool that has the potential to forecast water availability and supply across Latin America and the Caribbean under any climate, population and land use scenario. The Water Report and Hydro-BID highlight how water stewardship is a critical component of PepsiCo’s approach to sustainable business development—what it calls “Performance with Purpose”—and how the company strives to “future-proof” the business in today’s competitive resource-scare world.

Contact: Erin Thomas, PepsiCo, erin.thomas@pepsico.com

New Study: The Limits and Possibilities of Prepaid Water in Urban Africa: Lessons from the Field

Time and place: Tuesday September 2 | 09:00 | The World Bank Group Booth (B05:10), Exhibition Area

Description: On average, cities and towns in Africa are growing at 5 percent a year — faster than anywhere else in the world. Water service providers face challenges to meet this growing demand, and many lack the resources to do so. Meeting the demand, especially in the rapidly expanding unserved poor settlements, requires new thinking and innovation. This is one reason why there has been a surge in interest among sub-Saharan African water service providers in prepaid water systems. A new study from the World Bank Group’s Water and Sanitation Program (WSP) analyzed the experience of 8 African cities using prepaid meter systems. While inconsistencies in the service quality of prepaid systems remain an issue, the assessment found that most prepayment customers liked the systems and they spent less money and had better control over consumption and expenditure. For more information, visit: http://wsp.org/prepaidwater.

Contact: Zita Marie Julie de Pooter, World Bank, zdepooter@worldbank.org

Launch of the ISO 14'046 Water Footprint Standard

Time and place: Monday September 1 | 17:00-18:30 | Swiss Water Partnership Booth, Exhibition Area

Description:

Contact: Samuel Vionnet, LCA and Water Expert, samuel.vionnet@quantis-intl.com

Launch of the new e-book: "Priceless! Uncovering the real costs of water and sanitation"

Time and place: Tuesday September 2 | 17:00 | IRC/Water For People Booth (B01:63), Exhibition Area

Description: The new e-book Priceless! describes how the IRC-led project WASHCost worked in four countries with local partners and governments to uncover the real costs of services that last. It presents practical challenges of working in a sector that has a collective loss of memory about the money it spends, and reveals the tensions of being accountable to country governments and to a grant donor.  IRC’s CEO Patrick Moriarty will open the floor; Piers Cross, Advisor and formerly Global and Regional Manager of WSP-WB and evaluator of the WASHCost book will say a few words; Vida Duti (IRC Ghana Director) and Arumugam Kalimuthu (WFP India Country Director) will speak shortly on the book and life-cycle costing.  Until supplies last, free copies of the book will be available. In September 2014 Priceless! will be available for free download on www.ircwash.org

Contact: Jenda Terpstra, IRC, jterpstra@ircwash.org

New eBook: Beyond Downscaling – A Bottom up Approach to Climate Change Adaptation for Water Resources Management

Time and place: Thursday September 4 | 09:00-12:30 | T5

Contact: Zita Marie Julie de Pooter, World Bank, zdepooter@worldbank.org

Water Benefit Standard: An Innovative Model to Fund Sustainable Water Projects

Time and place: Wednesday September 3 | 14:00-15:00 | Press Centre

Description: The Gold Standard Foundation is launching a first-of-its-kind ‘results-based finance’ model to drive funding to critical water projects around the world. In light of the ambitious post-2015 sustainable development goal of providing water and sanitation to every person, find out how the Water Benefit Standard can help address this challenge by ensuring that every dollar invested in supplying, purifying, and conserving water has the largest possible impact.

Contact: Sarah Leugers, Gold Standard, sarah.leugers@goldstandard.org

Mingle with the UNDP Water Governance Facility team

Time and place: Tuesday September 2 | 18:00-18:30 | Press Centre

Description: Meet the Water Governance Facility team, get your copy of our most recent reports and hear about ongoing endevours and upcoming plans.

Contact: Moa Cortobius, moa.cortobius@siwi.org

Global Watershed Survey: Who Pays to Protect, and Who Does Not?

Time and place: Tuesday September 2 | 13:30-14:30 | Press Centre

Description: We’ve all heard the anecdotes: a British brewer pays ranchers to keep cattle off slopes in Colombia; a Vietnamese power company pays farmers to protect forests; and a German water utility funds organic farming to ensure clean water. But how big is this trend really? In “Mainstreaming Natural Infrastructure for Water: State of Watershed Payments Investment 2014”, Ecosystem Marketplace offers a deep dive into 400 watershed protection programs covering 365 million hectares of fragile watershed. We let you know what works, and what doesn’t – and which sectors are paying their way. Executive Summary available for distribution; full report to follow.

Contact: Steve Zwick, Ecosystem Marketplace,  SZwick@ecosystemmarketplace.com

Desert in Demand Publication Launch

Time and place: Wednesday September 3 | 09:00 | T2

Description: With water increasingly scarce, Mongolia must take steps to include water resource considerations in its development planning for energy and mining, says Demand in the Desert, a new study by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Mongolia’s  Ministry of Environment and Green Development. You are invited to the launch of the study by Director General of ADB’s East Asia Department, Ayumi Konishi, and Vice Minister for Environment and Green Development in Mongolia, Tulga Buya at the start of Eye on Asia, a special ADB-led program to assess water issues in fast-growing Asia. The study assesses the water-energy nexus in the Tuul River Basin and Galba-Uush Doloodin Gobi Basin, forecasting growing shortages as competition rising among consumers. The launch will address development of new technologies for efficient water and energy use, introduction of renewable energy options, and water demand management through economic instruments.

Contact: Mr. Qingfeng Zhang, Asian Development Bank, qingfengzhang@adb.org, +639999996161

Green Infrastructure Guide for Water Management: Ecosystem-based management approaches for water-related infrastructure projects

Time and place: Tuesday September 2 | 18:00-18:45 | UNEP Booth, Exhibition Area

Description: Green Infrastructure Guide is a product of collective effort by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), UNEP-DHI Partnership – Centre on Water and Environment, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and the World Resources Institute (WRI). The aim of this Guide is to raise awareness of the benefits of Green Infrastructure (GI) solutions for water resources management . It provides a pragmatic approach to water management, and shows that GI can provide significant water management benefits and co-benefits, and also can support benefits from  existing grey water infrastructure through a mutually complimentary mix of green and grey solutions. The guide also includes an outline methodology for water management options assessment relating to different development objectives. It concludes with a brief overview of a number of practical tools to support evaluation of appropriate solutions.
Refreshments and light snacks will be provided.

Contact: Maija Bertule, Programme Advisor, mabe@dhigroup.com

Germany's Water Risk in Times of Globalisation

Time and place: Tuesday September 2 | 17:00 | WWF Booth, Exhibition Area

Description: In comparison with other countries, water resources in Germany are sufficiently available and well governed. However, being the world’s third biggest import nation, Germany depends on goods and resources from abroad, most of which inherit water risks. These risks are growing as rising populations, changing consumption patterns, and climate change directly affect water quantity and quality, putting additional pressures onto politics, people and the economy. Water is therefore not an issue of the future; rather, it is hitting the bottom line of companies today. Join author Philipp Wagnitz at the WWF Booth at 17:00 as he releases his formal report, explains Germany’s risks, and reveals potential solutions for investors, consumers and the German government.

Contact: catherine.blancard@wwfus.org

Private Sector Innovation in Water Stewardship: The Case of The Coca-Cola Company in Latin America

Time and place: Tuesday September 2 | 12:45-13:45 | T3

Description: The event includes the presentation of “Water for the Future,” an initiative to replenish water used by industries and other productive sectors to nature and communities in Latin America, and help ensure water availability for the future.  This includes an investment of nearly $7.4 million dollars to replenish 6.9 million cubic meters of water.

Contact: aguzman@tnc.org

Book Launch: Water Scarcity, Livelihoods and Food Security: Research and Innovation for Development

Time and place: Wednesday September 3 | 17:00 | WLE/IWMI Booth

Description: This book reviews the evolution of ten years’ learning and discovery about water scarcity, livelihoods, and food security within the CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food. It draws on the experiences of more than 120 projects conducted in ten river basins in the developing world. Edited by Larry W. Harrington and Myles J. Fisher. Learn more at www.waterandfood.org/cpwf-book/

Contact: Michael Victor, Communication and Knowledge Management Coordinator, CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems, m.victor@cgiar.org

Award Ceremonies

2014 Stockholm Industry Award

Time and place: Tuesday September 2 | 14:00-15:00 | K21

Description: The 2014 Stockholm Industry Water Award will be presented to eThekwini on Tuesday September 2 during a ceremony at Stockholmsmässan. The ceremony will be followed by the Founders Business Seminar, this year focusing on “Sanitation – A Liquid Asset Stream?”. No additional accreditation is required for journalists.

Contact: Sanna Gustafsson, SIWI, +46 8 121 360 36, sanna.gustafsson@siwi.org

2014 Stockholm Junior Water Prize

Time and place: Wednesday September 3 | 18:00-20:00 | Grand Hôtel, Södra Blasieholmshamnen 8, Stockholm

Description: Some of the world’s brightest young minds will congregate in the Swedish capital to take part in the Stockholm Junior Water Prize international final. The prize ceremony is held in the presence of H.R.H. Crown Princess Victoria.

Press is welcome to the ceremony and accreditation will take place at Grand Hôtel, in the Vinterträdgården entrance between 18:00-18:30. Already accredited press do not need to register again. The Crown Princess arrives at 19:00.

Contact: Ms. Sanna Gustafsson, SIWI, +46 8 121 360 36, sanna.gustafsson@siwi.org

2014 Stockholm Water Prize Award Ceremony & Royal Banquet

Time and place: Thursday September 4 |16:00-18:30 | Stockholm City Hall

Journalists need specific accreditation for this event, even if you are registered as press to World Water Week. The accreditation will take place in the City Hall between 16:00-17:00. Entrance for press is at Ragnar Östbergs plan 3, the official reception desk of the City Hall. If you want to film the ceremony there is a podium for cameras and you should arrive at 16:00 to set up the equipment.

Photo opportunities include:
16:30-17:00: Participants’ Mingle
17:15-17:30: Arrival of H.M. King Carl XVI Gustaf and H.M. Queen Silvia
17:30-18:15: The Ceremony, a special section is reserved for press
18:00: The handover of the prize from H.M. King Carl XVI Gustaf to Prof. John Briscoe, press will havethe opportunity to go close to the stage to take photos
18:15: End of Ceremony

If you have any questions or would like us to prepare your accreditation in advance, please email: sanna.gustafsson@siwi.org.

High Level Sessions

Opening Plenary

Time and Place: Monday September 1 | 09:30-12:30 | Victoria Hall

The Opening Plenary of 2014 World Water Week in Stockholm will welcome its guests and inspire delegates to discuss issues related to the theme of Energy and Water and their inextricable link

Speakers include:

  • Ms. Hillevi Engström, Minister for International Development Cooperation
  • Prof. John Briscoe, 2014 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate
  • Dr. Kandeh Yumkella, Special Representative of the UN Secretary General, Sustainable Energy for All
  • Ms. Anita Marangoly George, Senior Director Global Energy Practice, World Bank
  • Dr. Junaid Ahmed, Senior Director Global Water Practice World Bank
  • Ms. Julia Marton-Lefèvre, Director General, International Union for Conservation of Nature

More information is available in the Online Programme.

Closing Plenary

Time and Place: Friday September 5 | 09:00-13:00 | Victoria Hall

The Closing Plenary of 2014 World Water Week in Stockholm will report on and summarise a week of constructive dialogues and joint achievements, as well as bridge over to the theme of 2015 World Water Week; Water and Development.

Speakers include:

  • Ms. Hillevi Engström, Minister for International Development Cooperation
  • Prof. John Briscoe, 2014 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate
  • Dr. Kandeh Yumkella, Special Representative of the UN Secretary General, Sustainable Energy for All
  • Ms. Anita Marangoly George, Senior Director Global Energy Practice, World Bank
  • Dr. Junaid Ahmed, Senior Director Global Water Practice World Bank
  • Ms. Julia Marton-Lefèvre, Director General, International Union for Conservation of Nature

More information is available in the Online Programme.

Sunday

Media briefing on energy and water

Time and place: Sunday August 31 | 13:30-15:30 | Press Centre

Description: Welcome to a media briefing that will focus on the inter-linkages between energy and water, the theme of this year’s World Water Week. Take the opportunity to listen and discuss with some of the key experts in the field!

Confirmed speakers are:
•    Torgny Holmgren, Executive Director, SIWI
•    Dr. Kandeh Yumkella, Special Representative of the UN Secretary General, Sustainable Energy for All
•    Martin Hiller, Director General, REEEP
•    World Bank, speaker tbc
•    Stefano Barchiesi, Project Officer, Global Water Programme, IUCN

Contact: Britt-Louise Andersson, SIWI, britt-louise.andersson@siwi.org

Monday

Opening Plenary

Time and Place: Monday September 1 | 09:30-12:30 | Victoria Hall

The Opening Plenary of 2014 World Water Week in Stockholm will welcome its guests and inspire delegates to discuss issues related to the theme of Energy and Water and their inextricable link

Speakers include:

  • Ms. Hillevi Engström, Minister for International Development Cooperation
  • Prof. John Briscoe, 2014 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate
  • Dr. Kandeh Yumkella, Special Representative of the UN Secretary General, Sustainable Energy for All
  • Ms. Anita Marangoly George, Senior Director Global Energy Practice, World Bank
  • Dr. Junaid Ahmed, Senior Director Global Water Practice World Bank
  • Ms. Julia Marton-Lefèvre, Director General, International Union for Conservation of Nature

More information is available in the Online Programme.

Launch of the ISO 14'046 Water Footprint Standard

Time and place: Monday September 1 | 17:00-18:30 | Swiss Water Partnership Booth, Exhibition Area

Contact: Samuel Vionnet, LCA and Water Expert, samuel.vionnet@quantis-intl.com

New Water Technology Breaks Prior Benchmarks for Purification

Time and place: Monday September 1 | 15:00-17:00 | Press Centre

Description: Liquidity Nanotech Corporation, a Silicon Valley startup, is announcing several breakthroughs (www.liquico.com).  One, the company has surpassed all prior technical benchmarks for water purity at low cost without the need for adding chemicals, electricity, or pressure.  Two, the company is announcing its initial commercial partnerships to deliver new water purification solutions, based on its revolutionary technologies, to consumers worldwide.

Contact: Victor Hwang, victor@t2vc.com

Tuesday

2014 Stockholm Industry Award

Time and place: Tuesday September 2 | 14:00-15:00 | K21

Description: The 2014 Stockholm Industry Water Award will be presented to eThekwini on Tuesday September 2 during a ceremony at Stockholmsmässan. The ceremony will be followed by the Founders Business Seminar, this year focusing on “Sanitation – A Liquid Asset Stream?”. No additional accreditation is required for journalists.

Contact: Sanna Gustafsson, SIWI, +46 8 121 360 36, sanna.gustafsson@siwi.org

Book launch: “Promising Pathways”

Time and Place: Tuesday September 2 | 13:00-14:00 | Press Centre

Description: The astonishing story of how Madagascar grew from 10 to 10,000 villages free of open-defecation in just three years is the subject of a new book, “Promising Pathways: Innovations and Best Practices in CLTS at Scale in Madagascar”.  When community members improve the sanitation in their own village, the effect can be far reaching.  This new book documents innovations and best practices in community-led total sanitation (CLTS) and how they are paving the way towards an open-defecation free Madagascar — with vital lessons for many more countries with high levels of open defecation.

Contact: David Trouba, WSSCC, david.trouba@wsscc.org

Book Launch: Regulation for Water Quality: How to Safeguard the Natural Environment

Time and place: Tuesday September 2 | 10:30 | SIWI Booth, Exhibition Area

Description: Regulation for Water Quality: How to Safeguard the Natural Environment presents the key principles of effective regulation for a high standard of water quality management, to protect water resources, human health and the environment. Join us at the SIWI booth to meet Prof. Martin Griffiths to learn more about this handbook may support your work in the fields of water security, water infrastructure development and integrated planning of water resources.

The book is written by Martin Griffiths, Chris Chubb and Simon Spooner and published by the Foundation for Water Research, in partnership with the Center for Ecology and Hydrology, UK; Cranfield University, Atkins and Stockholm International Water Institute.

Contact: Josh Weinberg, SIWI, josh.weinberg@siwi.org

H2infO.us Launch

Time and place: Tuesday September 2 | 14:00 to 17:30.
H2infO will be used to find information resources during the seminar, “Lessons and Resources: the Energy-Water Nexus in the U.S.,” co-hosted by the U.S. Water Partnership and the Natural Resources Defense Council.  A celebratory reception, co-hosted with iDE, will follow at 18:15 in the Exhibition Hall.

Description:
The U.S. Water Partnership will launch H2infO.us, a new web-based tool to access water research, data, and information. The launch will provide hands-on access to this innovative portal, which will put a wide array of U.S.-generated water information resources just a click away.

Contact: Kristen Ward, U.S. Water Partnership, kristen.ward@getf.org

Launch of the new e-book: "Priceless! Uncovering the real costs of water and sanitation"

Time and place: Tuesday September 2 | 17:00 | IRC Booth (B01:63), Exhibition Area

Description: The new e-book Priceless! describes how the IRC-led project WASHCost worked in four countries with local partners and governments to uncover the real costs of services that last. It presents practical challenges of working in a sector that has a collective loss of memory about the money it spends, and reveals the tensions of being accountable to country governments and to a grant donor.  IRC’s CEO Patrick Moriarty will open the floor; Piers Cross, Advisor and formerly Global and Regional Manager of WSP-WB and evaluator of the WASHCost book will say a few words; Vida Duti (IRC Ghana Director) and Arumugam Kalimuthu (WFP India Country Director) will speak shortly on the book and life-cycle costing.  Until supplies last, free copies of the book will be available. In September 2014 Priceless! will be available for free download on www.ircwash.org

Contact: Jendra Terpstra, IRC, jterpstra@ircwash.org

New Study: The Limits and Possibilities of Prepaid Water in Urban Africa: Lessons from the Field

Time and place: Tuesday September 2 | 09:00 | The World Bank Group Booth (B05:10), Exhibition Area

Description: On average, cities and towns in Africa are growing at 5 percent a year — faster than anywhere else in the world. Water service providers face challenges to meet this growing demand, and many lack the resources to do so. Meeting the demand, especially in the rapidly expanding unserved poor settlements, requires new thinking and innovation. This is one reason why there has been a surge in interest among sub-Saharan African water service providers in prepaid water systems. A new study from the World Bank Group’s Water and Sanitation Program (WSP) analyzed the experience of 8 African cities using prepaid meter systems. While inconsistencies in the service quality of prepaid systems remain an issue, the assessment found that most prepayment customers liked the systems and they spent less money and had better control over consumption and expenditure. For more information, visit: http://wsp.org/prepaidwater.

Contact: Zita Marie Julie de Pooter, World Bank, zdepooter@worldbank.org

PepsiCo releases Water Report

Time and place: Tuesday September 2 | 17:45-18:45 | T4

Description: PepsiCo will release its Water Report at World Water Week, highlighting PepsiCo’s holistic water stewardship, global water projects, portfolio of water partners, and measurement framework around safe water investments. In partnership with the Inter-American Development Bank’s (IDB), PepsiCo will also unveil a new water modeling tool called Hydro-BID. IDB’s Hydro-BID is an open-source modeling tool that has the potential to forecast water availability and supply across Latin America and the Caribbean under any climate, population and land use scenario. The Water Report and Hydro-BID highlight how water stewardship is a critical component of PepsiCo’s approach to sustainable business development—what it calls “Performance with Purpose”—and how the company strives to “future-proof” the business in today’s competitive resource-scare world.

Contact: Erin Thomas, PepsiCo, erin.thomas@pepsico.com

Mingle with the UNDP Water Governance Facility team

Time and place: Tuesday September 2 | 18:00-18:30 | Press Centre

Description: Meet the Water Governance Facility team, get your copy of our most recent reports and hear about ongoing endevours and upcoming plans.

Contact: Moa Cortobius, moa.cortobius@siwi.org

Global Watershed Survey: Who Pays to Protect, and Who Does Not?

Time and place: Tuesday September 2 | 13:30-14:30 | Press Centre

Description: We’ve all heard the anecdotes: a British brewer pays ranchers to keep cattle off slopes in Colombia; a Vietnamese power company pays farmers to protect forests; and a German water utility funds organic farming to ensure clean water. But how big is this trend really? In “Mainstreaming Natural Infrastructure for Water: State of Watershed Payments Investment 2014”, Ecosystem Marketplace offers a deep dive into 400 watershed protection programs covering 365 million hectares of fragile watershed. We let you know what works, and what doesn’t – and which sectors are paying their way. Executive Summary available for distribution; full report to follow.

Contact: Steve Zwick, Ecosystem Marketplace,  SZwick@ecosystemmarketplace.com

Green Infrastructure Guide for Water Management: Ecosystem-based management approaches for water-related infrastructure projects

Time and place: Tuesday September 2 | 18:00-18:45 | UNEP Booth, Exhibition Area

Description: Green Infrastructure Guide is a product of collective effort by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), UNEP-DHI Partnership – Centre on Water and Environment, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and the World Resources Institute (WRI). The aim of this Guide is to raise awareness of the benefits of Green Infrastructure (GI) solutions for water resources management . It provides a pragmatic approach to water management, and shows that GI can provide significant water management benefits and co-benefits, and also can support benefits from  existing grey water infrastructure through a mutually complimentary mix of green and grey solutions. The guide also includes an outline methodology for water management options assessment relating to different development objectives. It concludes with a brief overview of a number of practical tools to support evaluation of appropriate solutions.
Refreshments and light snacks will be provided.

Contact: Maija Bertule, Programme Advisor, mabe@dhigroup.com

Germany's Water Risk in Times of Globalisation

Time and place: Tuesday September 2 | 17:00 | WWF Booth, Exhibition Area

Description: In comparison with other countries, water resources in Germany are sufficiently available and well governed. However, being the world’s third biggest import nation, Germany depends on goods and resources from abroad, most of which inherit water risks. These risks are growing as rising populations, changing consumption patterns, and climate change directly affect water quantity and quality, putting additional pressures onto politics, people and the economy. Water is therefore not an issue of the future; rather, it is hitting the bottom line of companies today. Join author Philipp Wagnitz at the WWF Booth at 17:00 as he releases his formal report, explains Germany’s risks, and reveals potential solutions for investors, consumers and the German government.

Contact: catherine.blancard@wwfus.org

Private Sector Innovation in Water Stewardship: The Case of The Coca-Cola Company in Latin America

Time and place: Tuesday September 2 | 12:45-13:45 | T3

Description: The event includes the presentation of “Water for the Future,” an initiative to replenish water used by industries and other productive sectors to nature and communities in Latin America, and help ensure water availability for the future.  This includes an investment of nearly $7.4 million dollars to replenish 6.9 million cubic meters of water.

Contact: aguzman@tnc.org

Wednesday

2014 Stockholm Junior Water Prize

Time and place: Wednesday September 3 | 18:00-20:00 | Grand Hôtel, Södra Blasieholmshamnen 8, Stockholm

Description: Some of the world’s brightest young minds will congregate in the Swedish capital to take part in the Stockholm Junior Water Prize international final. The prize ceremony is held in the presence of H.R.H. Crown Princess Victoria.

Press is welcome to the ceremony and accreditation will take place at Grand Hôtel, in the Vinterträdgården entrance between 18:00-18:30. Already accredited press do not need to register again. The Crown Princess arrives at 19:00.

Contact: Ms. Sanna Gustafsson, SIWI, +46 8 121 360 36, sanna.gustafsson@siwi.org

Forthcoming AfricaSan sets signs on making sanitation a reality for all in Africa

Time and Place: Wednesday September 3 | 13:00-13:30 | Press Centre

Description: AfricaSan 4, the foremost continental event on sanitation and hygiene, takes place October 8-10 2014 in Dakar, Senegal. Hosted by AMCOW and the Government of Senegal,  the event will attract approximately 40 African Ministers responsible for sanitation and all the key agencies involved in sanitation and hygiene.  Some 500 people in total are expected. Mr Bai-Mass Taal, first Executive Secretary of the African Minister’ Council on Water (AMCOW), and  other speakers at this press briefing will discuss how AfricaSan 4 will build momentum on sanitation and hygiene for the SDGs.  The theme is “Making Sanitation for All a Reality in Africa”.

Contact: David Trouba, WSSCC, david.trouba@wsscc.org

Water Benefit Standard: An Innovative Model to Fund Sustainable Water Projects

Time and place: Wednesday September 3 | 14:00-15:00 | Press Centre

Description: The Gold Standard Foundation is launching a first-of-its-kind ‘results-based finance’ model to drive funding to critical water projects around the world. In light of the ambitious post-2015 sustainable development goal of providing water and sanitation to every person, find out how the Water Benefit Standard can help address this challenge by ensuring that every dollar invested in supplying, purifying, and conserving water has the largest possible impact.

Contact: sarah.leugers@goldstandard.org

Desert in Demand Publication Launch

Time and place: Wednesday September 3 | 09:00 | T2

Description: With water increasingly scarce, Mongolia must take steps to include water resource considerations in its development planning for energy and mining, says Demand in the Desert, a new study by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Mongolia’s  Ministry of Environment and Green Development. You are invited to the launch of the study by Director General of ADB’s East Asia Department, Ayumi Konishi, and Vice Minister for Environment and Green Development in Mongolia, Tulga Buya at the start of Eye on Asia, a special ADB-led program to assess water issues in fast-growing Asia. The study assesses the water-energy nexus in the Tuul River Basin and Galba-Uush Doloodin Gobi Basin, forecasting growing shortages as competition rising among consumers. The launch will address development of new technologies for efficient water and energy use, introduction of renewable energy options, and water demand management through economic instruments.

Contact: Mr. Qingfeng Zhang, Asian Development Bank, qingfengzhang@adb.org, +639999996161

Book Launch: Water Scarcity, Livelihoods and Food Security: Research and Innovation for Development

Time and place: Wednesday September 3 | 17:00 | WLE/IWMI Booth

Description: This book reviews the evolution of ten years’ learning and discovery about water scarcity, livelihoods, and food security within the CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food. It draws on the experiences of more than 120 projects conducted in ten river basins in the developing world. Edited by Larry W. Harrington and Myles J. Fisher. Learn more at www.waterandfood.org/cpwf-book/

Contact: Michael Victor, Communication and Knowledge Management Coordinator, CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems, m.victor@cgiar.org

Thursday

2014 Stockholm Water Prize Award Ceremony & Royal Banquet

Time and place: Thursday September 4 |16:00-18:30 | Stockholm City Hall

Journalists need specific accreditation for this event, even if you are registered as press to World Water Week. The accreditation will take place in the City Hall between 16:00-17:00. Entrance for press is at Ragnar Östbergs plan 3, the official reception desk of the City Hall. If you want to film the ceremony there is a podium for cameras and you should arrive at 16:00 to set up the equipment.

Photo opportunities include:
16:30-17:00: Participants’ Mingle
17:15-17:30: Arrival of H.M. King Carl XVI Gustaf and H.M. Queen Silvia
17:30-18:15: The Ceremony, a special section is reserved for press
18:00: The handover of the prize from H.M. King Carl XVI Gustaf to Prof. John Briscoe, press will havethe opportunity to go close to the stage to take photos
18:15: End of Ceremony

If you have any questions or would like us to prepare your accreditation in advance, please email: sanna.gustafsson@siwi.org.

New eBook: Beyond Downscaling – A Bottom up Approach to Climate Change Adaptation for Water Resources Management

Time and place: Thursday September 4 | 09:00-12:30 | T5

Contact: Zita Marie Julie de Pooter, World Bank, zdepooter@worldbank.org

Press conference on activities for the end of the UN ‘Water for Life’ Decade

Time and place: Thursday September 4 | 09:30-10:00 | Press Centre

Description: This press conference will brief the media on major activities organized for the closing of the UN International Decade for Action ‘Water for Life’ in 2015. These include the launch of the UN Water for Life Voices campaign an exhibit, the 2015 edition of the ‘Water for Life’ UN-Water Best Practices Award, to which media can also apply, and the media and communicators sessions to be held on 16 January 2015 at the 2015 UN-Water International Conference ‘Water and Sustainable Development: From Vision to Action’.

Contact: Pilar González, UN-Water, gonzalez-meyaui@un.org

Friday

Closing Plenary

Time and Place: Friday September 5 | 09:00-13:00 | Victoria Hall

The Closing Plenary of 2014 World Water Week in Stockholm will report on and summarise a week of constructive dialogues and joint achievements, as well as bridge over to the theme of 2015 World Water Week; Water and Development.

Speakers include:

  • Ms. Hillevi Engström, Minister for International Development Cooperation
  • Prof. John Briscoe, 2014 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate
  • Dr. Kandeh Yumkella, Special Representative of the UN Secretary General, Sustainable Energy for All
  • Ms. Anita Marangoly George, Senior Director Global Energy Practice, World Bank
  • Dr. Junaid Ahmed, Senior Director Global Water Practice World Bank
  • Ms. Julia Marton-Lefèvre, Director General, International Union for Conservation of Nature

More information is available in the Online Programme.

Key Speakers & Dignitaries

Contact the communications staff in the Press Room and we will endevour to facilitate an interview.

Key Speakers

Dr. John Briscoe
2014 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate

Dr. Kandeh Yumkella
UN Under-Secretary-General Special Representative of the Secretary-General and CEO, Sustainable Energy for All

Ms. Amina J Mohammed
United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Advisor on Post 2015 Development Planning

Ms. Julia Marton-Lefèvre
Director General International Union for the Conservation of Nature

Ms. Maria van der Hoeven
Executive Director International Energy Agency

Ms. Laurence Tubiana
Special Representative for the 2015 Paris Climate Conference COP 21 France (tbc)

Ms. Anita Marangoly George
Senior Director Energy & Extractives World Bank

Dr. Junaid Ahmad
Senior Director Global Water Practice World Bank Group

Dr. Torkil Jønch Clausen
Chair, Scientific Programme Committee of World Water Week

Dr. Robert Bos
Representative, Scientific Programme Committee of World Water Week

Mr. Sten Nordin
Mayor of Stockholm

Mr. Simon Maxwell
Executive Chair Climate and Development Knowledge Network

Ministers

Algeria
Mr. Hocine Necib, Minister for Water Resources

Brazil
Mr. Ney Maranhão, Secretary for Water Resources and Urban Environment, Ministry of the Environment

Burkina Faso
Prof. Mamounata Belem Ouedraogo, Minister for Water, Water Infrastructure and Sanitation

Burundi
Mr. Jean Claude Nduwayo, Minister of Environment and Water

Chad
Mr. Issa Ali Taher, Minister of Economy, Planning and International Cooperation

Ethiopia
Mr. Gemosa Kebede Gerba, State Minister, Ministry of Water, Irrigation & Energy

Gabon
Mr. Dèsire Guedon, Minister for Energy and Water Resources

Kenya
Ms. Judy Wakhungu, Cabinet Secretary for Environment Water and Natural Resources

Mongolia
Mr. Tulga Buya, Vice Minister of Environment and Green Development, Ministry of Environment and Green Development

Nigeria
Ms. Sara Reng-Ochekpe, Minister for Water Resources

Rwanda
Mr. Stanislas Kamanze, Minister at Ministry of Natural Resources

Senegal
Mr. Mansour Faye, Minister for Water and Sanitation

Puntland State of Somalia
Mr. Gulled Salah Barre, Minster of Environment, Wildlife and Tourism

Sudan
Mr. Mutaaz Musa Abdalla Salim, Minister of Water Resources and Electricity

Sweden
Ms. Hillevi Engström, Minister for International Development Cooperation
Ms. Lena Ek, Minister for the Environment

South Africa
Ms. Nomvula Mokonyane, Minister of Water and Sanitation

Tajikistan
Mr. Rachimov Sultun, First Deputy Minister, Ministry of Energy and Water Resources

Vietnam
Dr. Ass Prof. Bùi Cách Tuyen, Vice Minister of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE)

Zimbabwe
Mr. Saviour Kasukuwere, Minister of Environment, Water and Climate

SIWI Staff Available for Interviews

Directors

Torgny Holmgren, Executive Director

Languages: English, Swedish

Karin Lexén, Director World Water Week and Prizes and International Processes

Languages: English, Swedish

Jens Berggren, Director Stockholm Water Prize and Stockholm Industry Water Award

Languages: English, Spanish, Swedish

Anton Earle, Director, African Regional Centre

Languages: Afrikaans, English

Senior Scientific Advisors

Prof. Jan Lundqvist

Languages: English, Swedish

Prof. Malin Falkenmark

Languages: English, Swedish

Water, Energy and Food Nexus

Andreas Lindström, Programme Manager

Languages: English, Swedish

Dr. Jenny Grönwall, Programme Manager

Languages: English, Swedish

Dr. Phillia Restiani, Programme Manager

Languages: English, Indonesian

Josh Weinberg, Programme Manager

Languages: Chinese, English

Climate Change and Water

Mats Eriksson, Director

Languages: English, Swedish

Transboundary Water Management

Therese Sjömander-Magnusson

Languages: English

Dr. Ana Cascao, Programme Manager

Languages: English, Portuguese, Spanish

Dr. Marian Patrick

Languages: English

Water Governance

Dr. Marianne Kjellén, Director

Languages: English, Spanish, Swedish

Maria Jacobson, Programme Manager

Languages: English, Swedish

Dr. Alejandro Jiménez, Programme Manager

Languages: English, French, Spanish

James Leten, Programme Manager

Languages: English, French

Water Economics

John Joyce, Chief Economist

Languages: English

Swedish Water House

Katarina Veem, Director

Languages: English, Swedish

Charlotte Köhler Lindahl

Languages: English, Swedish

Lotta Samuelson, Programme Manager

Languages: English, Swedish

Experts from Convening Organisations

AECOM

Gary Lawrence, Chief Sustainability Officer

Key topics: environment, urban infrastructure, water,  transportation sustainability

Country: United States

Contact: +1 6462704632

Anheuser-Busch InBev

Bert Share, Senior Global Director of Beer & Better World

Key topics: water and agriculture, water risk, environmental policy, CSR, partnerships

Country: United States

Contact: hugh.share@anheuser-busch.com

John Rogers, Global Manager of Agricultural Development

Key topics: value chain management, agriculture, stakeholder engagement

Country: United States

Contact: j.rogers@ab-inbev.com

Antenna Technologies

Carole de Bazignan, Safe Water Manager

Key topics: Safe water, negotiations, project management

Country: Switzerland

Contact: cdebazignan@antenna.ch

Asian Development Bank

Ayumi Konishi, Director General, East Asia Department

Key topics: development economics, water-energy-food nexus, Asia, AdB events during World Water Week

Country: Japan

Contact: qingfengzhang@adb.org, +639999996161, stirmizi@adb.org, +639999991458

Mr. Qingfeng Zhang, Lead Water Resources Specialist

Key topics: water resources management, agriculture

Country: China

Contact: qingfengzhang@adb.org, +639999996161, stirmizi@adb.org, +639999991458

Anthony Jude, Senior Advisor, Regional and Sustainable Development Department

Key topics: water and energy

Country: China

Contact: qingfengzhang@adb.org, +639999996161, stirmizi@adb.org, +639999991458

Cewas

Michael Kropac, Director

Key topics: Sustainable water and sanitation, business models and water integrity

Country: Switzerland

Contact: michael.kropac@cewas.org

Johannes Heeb, Director Seecon

Key topics: Sustainable water and sanitation, regional development

Country: Switzerland

Contact: johannes.heeb@seecon.ch

Community Water & Sanitation Agency – CWSA - Ghana

Ben Kubabom, Director Planning & Investments

Key topics: Monitoring services for sustainability, planning and financing, leadership of Government, challenges in massive 131 districts’ scale up, across 8 regions of Ghana

Country: Ghana

Contact: jterpstra@ircwash.org, 0031 6 440 51 613

CSD Engineers

Olga Darazs, President of the advisory board

Key topics: geologist and hydro geologist with complex project management skills

Country: Switzerland

Contact: o.darazs@csd.ch

Stéphane Maret, Director Groupe CSD

Key topics: Water and energy manager

Country: Switzerland

Contact: s.maret@csd.ch

Deloitte Consulting LLP

Will Sarni, Director and Practice Leader, Enterprise Water Scarcity

Key topics: water energy food nexus, water and food security, urban development, water risk

Country: United States

Contact: wsarni@deloitte.com, +1 7203417272, @willsarni

European Investment Bank

Jonathan Taylor, Vice President

Key topics: Financing of EU water projects, environment & climate action

Country: Luxembourg

Contact: +352 4379-88233, a.chytla@eib.org

Monica Scatasta, Expert in Water & Waste Management

Key topics: Financing of EU water projects, water and waste management

Country: Luxembourg

Contact: +352 4379-88233, a.chytla@eib.org

GIWEH

Kimberly McLeod, Water Expert

Key topics: communications and project management

Country: Switzerland

Contact: kimberly.mcleod@giweh.ch

Alizee Berson, Water Expert

Country: Switzerland

Contact: alizee.berson@giweh.ch

Nidal Salim, Director

Key topics: Hydrology, remote sensing, global policy, training

Country: Switzerland

Contact: nidal.salim@giweh.ch

Gold Standard

Adrian Rimmer, CEO, Gold Standard Foundation

Country: Switzerland

Contactsarah.leugers@goldstandard.org, +41 22 788 70 80, +41 79 896 96 52

Dr. James Pittock, BSc, PhD - Senior Lecturer, Fenner School of Environment and Society, The Australian National University

Country: Australia

Contactsarah.leugers@goldstandard.org, +41 22 788 70 80, +41 79 896 96 52

Group E

Alain Sapin, Director Energy

Key topics: Energy management

Country: Switzerland

Greenpeace International

Iris Cheng, Climate & Energy Campaigner

Key topics: water and energy, coal’s impact on water resources, future water and energy demands

Country: The Netherlands

Contact:+31 6 288 33 199, iris.cheng@greenpeace.org, @iris_cheng

Monica Scatasta, Expert in Water & Waste Management

Key topics: Financing of EU water projects, water and waste management

Country: Luxembourg

Contact:

Grundfos Lifelink A/S

Rasoul D. Mikkelsen, Global Partnership Director

Key topics: private sector, global partnerships

Country: Denmark

Contact: npaynter@safewaternetwork.org

Geraldine Lin, Global Product Manager

Key topics: water and energy, renewable energy, solar power

Country: Denmark

Contact: npaynter@safewaternetwork.org

Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation

Agnes Montangero, Team Leader Water & Infrastructure

Key topics: Water supply and environmental sanitation, Project planning, monitoring and evaluation

Country: Switzerland

Contact: agnes.montangero@helvetas.org

IRC

Vida Duti, IRC Ghana Director

Key topics: Monitoring services for sustainability, planning and financing, leadership of Government, challenges in massive 131 districts’ scale up, across 8 regions of Ghana

Country: Ghana

Contact: jterpstra@ircwash.org

Jane Nabunnya Mulumba, IRC country director of Uganda

Key topics: Monitoring services for sustainability, planning and financing, leadership of Government, life-cycle costs, scaling up water & sanitation regional programmes.

Country: Uganda

Contact: jterpstra@ircwash.org

Patrick Moriarty, CEO

Key topics: Pieces of the puzzle to achieve sustainable water and sanitation services for everyone, including Government Leadership, Public Finance, End of Aid, sustainability instead of one-off projects

Country: The Netherlands

Contact: jterpstra@ircwash.org, 0031 6 440 51 613

K-water Institute

Byungman Choi, Executive Director

Korea Water Forum

Mr. Yong-deok Cho, Executive Director

National Committee for the 7th World Water Forum

Yangjin Oh, Director, International Cooperation

Netafim

Naty Barak, Chief Sustainability Officer

Key topics: sustainability, drip irrigation, agriculture, water efficiency

Country: Israel

Contact: naty.barak@netafim.com

Nestlé

Christian Frutiger, Deputy Head Global Public Affairs

Key topics: Public affairs, corporate social responsibility, trade unions

Country: Switzerland

Contact: christian.frutiger@nestle.com

PepsiCo

Liese Dallbauman, Director of Water Stewardship - global food and beverage businesses

Key topics: Water use analysis, global water risk assessment & mitigation, water stewardship

Country: United States

Contact: ckaiser@apcoworldwide.com

Dan Bena, Sustainable Development agenda for PepsiCo Global Operations

Key topics: water stewardship, WASH, gender, sanitation, water as a human right, water quality & treatment

Country: United States

Contact: ckaiser@apcoworldwide.com

Plan International USA

Darren Saywell, Ph.D, WASH Director

Key topics: WASH

Country: United States

Contact: npaynter@safewaternetwork.org

Safe Water Network

Joseph Ampadu-Boakye, Programme Manager

Key topics: sanitation, policy, Africa, partnerships

Country: Ghana

Contact: npaynter@safewaternetwork.org

SDC

Eileen Hofstetter, Program Manager

Key topics: water resources management, water policy development and water sector reform

Country: Switzerland

Contact: eileen.hofstetter@eda.admin.ch

Johan Gely, Water Advisor

Key topics: water diplomacy, global water policy, water management, infrastructure financing, environment and development

Country: Switzerland

Contact: johan.gely@eda.admin.ch

Manuel Turnhofer, Water Advisor

Key topics: global water policy, water management, social networks

Country: Switzerland

Contact: manuel.turnhofer@eda.admin.ch

Skat Consulting Ltd

Martin Bölli, Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Specialist

Key topics: Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Specialist

Country: Switzerland

Contact: martin.boelli@skat.ch

Swiss Water Partnership

Anne Sophie Aublet, Focal point Swiss Romandie

Key topics: WASH specialist

Country: Switzerland

Contact: annesophie.aublet@swisswaterpartnership.ch

Marco Daniel, Coordinator SWP Secretariat

Key topics: Water policy and cross sector partnerships

Country: Switzerland

Contact: marco.daniel@swisswaterpartnership.ch

Waterlex

Jean Benoit Charrin, Executive Director

Key topics: Human right to water and sanitation

Country: Switzerland

Contact: jb.charrin@waterlex.org

WaterComm

Ian Larsen

Key topics: water policy, water-energy-food nexus, communications, advocacy

Country: Austria

Contact: ilarsen@watercomm.net

Water Footprint Network

Ruth Mathews, Executive Director

Key topics: Water Footprint Assessment and sustainable water use, China

Country: The Netherlands

Contact: ruth.mathews@waterfootprint.org

Dr. Guoping Zhang, Programme Director

Key topics: Regulatory reform, China

Country: The Netherlands

Contact: + 31 (0) 53 489 4135, guoping.zhang@waterfootprint.org

Dr Ertug Ercin, Project Manager

Key topics: water footprint for textile, beverages industry

Country: The Netherlands

Contact: +31 (0) 53 489 4464, ertug.ercin@waterfootprint.org

Water For People

Arumugam Kalimuthu, India Country Director

Key topics: WASH

Country: India

Contact: abraham@sunshinesachs.com, +1 2025408073

Katja Neubauer, Senior Regional Program Officer for Africa and India

Key topics: water, sanitation and hygiene education (WASH), India, Africa, Pieces of the puzzle to achieve sustainable water and sanitation services for everyone,including Government Leadership, Public Finance, End of Aid, sustainability instead of one-off projects.

Country: India

Contact: abraham@sunshinesachs.com, +1 2025408073, jterpstra@ircwash.org, 0031 6 440 51 613

World Hope International

John Lyon, CEO & President

Key topics: Greenhouses Revolutionizing Output (GRO) projectm, Clear water and sanitation in Africa (Sierra Leone & Mozambique), water wells and rural community education

Country: United States

Contact: +1 703-798-2846, johnlyon@worldhope.net

Khanjan Mehta, Director, Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship (HESE) Program, The Pennsylvania State University

Key topics: Greenhouses Revolutionizing Output (GRO) project, greenhouse technology

Country: United States

Contact: +1 814 863 4426, khanjan@engr.psu.edu

World Bank Group

Junaid Ahmad, Senior Director, Water

Key topics: climate change, sanitation, urban water, economy

Country: United States

Contact: cwalsh@worldbank.org, +1 (202) 494-2456

Anita George, Senior Director, Energy & Extractives

Key topics: economy, sustainable energy, infrastructure

Country: United States

Contact: cwalsh@worldbank.org, +1 (202) 494-2456

Alex Bakalian, Manager, Water Practice

Key topics: West Africa, environmental services, policy

Country: United States

Contact: cwalsh@worldbank.org, +1 (202) 494-2456

William Rex, Acting Practice Manager, Water

Key topics: corporate strategy, water supply, sanitation

Country: United States

Contact: cwalsh@worldbank.org, +1 (202) 494-2456

World Vision

Greg Allgood, Vice President of Water

Key topics: water quality, global water crisis, international development

Country: United States

Contact: gallgood@worldvision.org, +1 513 602 7719

Sean Kerrigan, Senior Director, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

Key topics: water and sanitation, fundraising,

Country: United States

Contact: npaynter@safewaternetwork.org

World Water Council

Jerome Delli Priscoli, Governor

Key topics: water and energy, green growth, water security, sustainable hydropower, water and energy debates at the 7th World Water Forum

Country: France

Contact: c.schaal@worldwatercouncil.org, +33 (0)491994105, + 33 6 24 85 25 01

Benedito Braga, President

Key topics: water energy food-nexus, hydropower, water resources management, water policy

Country: France

Contact: c.schaal@worldwatercouncil.org, +33 (0)491994105, + 33 6 24 85 25 01

Dolan Altin, Vice President

Key topics: water resources engineering, hydro systems engineering

Country: France

Contact: c.schaal@worldwatercouncil.org, +33 (0)491994105, + 33 6 24 85 25 01

Press Releases & Speeches

Convenor Press Releases

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Video

SIWI Media Hub: Download, embed and more!
The video material on the SIWI Media Hub is offered free of charge and without restriction, for non-commercial, editorial use by journalists and bloggers. Please credit the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI).

  • High quality video for TV broadcasters and web-based media journalists, SIWI Media Hub hosts broadcast quality video material online.
  • Interviews and edited features from experts on current issues and the conference
  • B-roll footage on different topics and from different regions of the world

Webcasts from 2014 World Water Week

Selected seminars will be streamed live from this website as well as on SIWI Media Hub. Check out 2014 live streaming schedule for the dates and time. All times are in CET.

2014 Closing Plenary – Latest now!

2014 Opening Plenary – on demand available!

2014 Stockholm Statement video

2014 Stockholm Water Award award ceremony highlights

2014 Stockholm Junior Water Award award ceremony highlights

2014 Stockholm Industry Water Award award ceremony highlights

Watch, download and share all award ceremonies and other live event videos from the SIWI Media Hub.

2014 World Water Week in Stockholm background video

Photos

We launched a new SIWI Media Hub where the photos from the 2014 World Water Week will be available to for downloads and sharing. High level panels, seminars, workshops, award ceremonies and social events as well as general water pictures are offered free of charge and without restriction, for non-commercial, editorial use by journalists and bloggers.

 

2014 World Water Week photos

… and more and more updated on SIWI Meida Hub every day!

General World Water Week photos

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How to credit

Photographs may be republished with credit given to the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI).

Contact

For print-quality original files, please contact:

Please note, the new SIWI Media Hub currently contains photos from World Water Week 2013 and 2014. For photos from previous years, please visit the World Water Week Flickr page. Please follow the credit information provided on each items.

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2014 Stockholm Water Prize award ceremony photos

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2014 Stockholm Industry Water Prize award ceremony photos

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Photos on water-related issues

Find high-res photos on climate change, water in urban environments, agriculture, sanitation and other water related issues on the SIWI flickr stream: http://www.flickr.com/photos/51218237@N08/sets/
Note: the photos are free to download and use with credits given to the photographer.
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… and many more!

Story Ideas

Story Ideas

Water is the prerequisite for all life on earth and is essential for every function in society. Water is culture, science, politics and big business. Whatever region of the world you are from or journalistic beat you are covering, there is an aspect of water that fits.

Search for a specific area of interest or get an overview of all water-related themes and issues that will be discussed during the week by using the World Water Week Online Programme. You can browse all this year’s events by theme, topic, type and date.

For story ideas and angles please contact:

Ms. Victoria Engstrand-Neacsu
Phone:+46 8 121 360 37
Email: victoria.engstrand-neascu@siwi.org

2014 Press Kit

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Browse this year’s Press Kit for story ideas and hot topics.

Maps and Graphics

Maps

Transboundary Water Management Database

This database draws on the information collected through the mapping project and gives a snapshot of the activities, processes and projects of and tools used by actors working with various transboundary water issues. It also shows which regions and basins actors are connected to.

For more maps and projects, or to propose new additions to the database, please visit the Transboundary Water Management Database.