World Water Week Recognizes that Water Must be the Enabler of 2030 Agenda and Paris Climate Agreement
Sep 8th, 2016 |
World Water Week 2016, bringing 3,100 participants from over 120 countries, concluded that water must be recognized as the enabler of successful implementation of the entire 2030 Agenda as well as the Paris Climate Agreement. Shifting from previous global discussions, there was a focus on implementation and action, particularly on local and city level,
EWP also noted during the week that water stewardship continues to play an important role in the discussions on how to drive better engagement in global water management, especially when it comes to the private sector. A number of sectors highlighted their work on water stewardship most notably; food and beverage, textile and mining as well as hotels. In Stockholm, EWP partner the Coca-Cola Company announced that they had reached their global replenishment goals 5 years ahead of their set targets defined in their water stewardship strategy; a strategy which includes EWS certification of bottling plants in Europe.
In the lead up to the event, event organizer’s Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) published their annual publication The Water Report 2016, which touches on migration as an important emerging issue in dealing with water and development.
World Water Week will continue to be an opportunity to take a look at progress on the 2030 Agenda. The topic for next year’s gathering and UN Water Day has already been announced: water and wastewater.
Read more about World Water Week here
and the Coca-Cola Water Stewardship & Replenish Report here.