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Eawag at World Water Week 2013

September 18, 2013 | Andri Bryner

Over 3,000 participants visited the 23rd Stockholm World Water Week last week from 1st to 5th September. The theme of the week was “Water Partnerships”. The Swiss Water Partnership had a stand there for the first time, jointly organized by and containing information from nine Swiss organisations. Eawag was represented by Chris Zurbrügg and Christoph Lüthi, who organised a research-and-aperitif event (see picture), at which current Eawag research projects were presented to an attentive audience of specialists.

Efforts towards a specific water goal

Also attracting a great deal of interest in the specialist field was the event organised the following day by the SDC (the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation) entitled “Dedicated Post-2015 Development Goal on Water”. Switzerland has set itself a specific water-goal within the context of the global sustainability goals (Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs), for which three water-related problem areas are being looked at: water supply and hygiene in urban areas, integrated management of water resources, and waste water treatment and water quality.