World Water Week 2013 focused on water cooperation and partnerships

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Geneva, 30 August 2013

On 2 February 2013, the Ramsar Secretariat and partners launched the TEEB for Water and Wetlands report, which highlights the value of wetlands and specifically to address water security.

Water Cooperation – Building Partnerships was the theme for the 2013 World Water Week which took place in Stockholm Sweden from 1 to 7 September 2013. The delegates to the conference discussed perspectives for building partnerships, advanced future water cooperation and explored solutions to the world’s water related challenges.

This  theme resonates with the UN General Assembly, which declared 2013 “International Year of Water Cooperation”. Some of the questions addressed during the week long conference included why we need to cooperate, on what, for what aim, at what level, with whom and, not least, how?

On 2 February 2013, the Ramsar Secretariat and partners launched the TEEB for Water and Wetlands report, which highlights the value of wetlands and specifically to address water security. The report also presents recommendations for decision-makers on how they can integrate wetland values into decision-making.

The report findings were presented at a  side event on 2nd September 2013.

 

 

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