Perry McCarty, winner of the 2007 Stockholm Water Prize

World Water Week in Stockholm

More than 2500 experts, scientists and representatives from United Nations agencies have gathered in Stockholm for this year’s World Water Week.

Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt is the opening speaker for what organisers believe will be a week with record-breaking numbers of participants from over 130 countries.

Their role is to discuss the world’s water needs and sources. There will be seminars focussing on global water sustainability for the environment; the protection of seas and oceans and the effects of climate change on the Baltic Sea.

The discussions will not only be about water shortages, but will also focus on global warming. Around 40 percent of those attending World Water Week come from developing countries, which are the nations that are expected to be the worst hit by climate change.

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