Water is crucial to life on Earth. But today, its over-exploitation and pollution present challenges for the environment, economies and global living standards. These issues are addressed by the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the annual World Water Week, which runs from 26-31 August 2018 in Stockholm. This was reported by ESA on 27 August.
World Water Week provides an ideal opportunity for thousands of participants from academia, industry and government to exchange ideas on this year’s theme of Water, Ecosystems and Human Development. Organised by the Stockholm International Water Institute, the week-long forum promotes collaborative action to help solve the looming water crisis. The event takes place as Europe recovers from an exceptionally dry and hot summer, which caused a drought in northern countries, for example Denmark and Sweden.