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Radio Sweden Tuesday

World Water Week gets under way in Stockholm – Radio Sweden’s Azariah Kiros speaks with Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt about global water shortages.

From a lack of water in the ground, to too much water in the air – we hear how Sweden has been sweltering in tropical humidity.

And we join George Wood for the third enstallment in his series, ”Sven Hedin, the Last Great Explorer”, tracing the adventures of the Swede who spent four decades criss-crossing Central Asia and discovering lost cities on the ancient Silk Road.

Closing music: Peter Jöback, ”Stockholm i Natt”

Weather records have been under threat, as much of Sweden has experienced unusually high levels of humidity. As Gaby Katz tells us, the recent muggy conditions have been more akin to the tropics than northern Europe:

More than 2,500 delegates from over 140 nations are gathered in Stockholm for the annual World Water Week. Scientists, researchers, government officials, campaigners and representatives of the corporate world converge on the Swedish capital every year to discuss water-related issues. Azariah Kiros was at the opening ceremony:

Here’s George Wood with Part III of ”Sven Hedin, the Last Great Explorer”, tracing the adventures of the Swede who spent four decades criss-crossing Central Asia and discovering lost cities on the ancient Silk Road:

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