Cities the key to saving the world's oceans

Of: Barbara Jackson, Elin Andersdotter Fabre, Johan Hassel, Maja Brisvall and Sara Borgström

Today, attention is paid to the water issue in connection with International Water Day. Water is also high on Sweden's international agenda during the spring. In June, Sweden and Fiji will host a UN conference that will address the catastrophic situation that prevails beneath the surface of the world's oceans. It is high time to seriously talk about the underlying causes of one of the most devastating crises of our time, write representatives from research and civil society.

March 22, 2017, Debate

Peaceful water cooperation requires new thinking

Of: Therese Sjömander Magnusson

Regional collaborations on common natural resources are crucial to avoid conflicts. At the same time, the decision-making processes within intergovernmental institutions are complex, something that makes it difficult to collaborate on, for example, shared water sources. It is therefore necessary to think new in the water sector and to involve more actors in order to achieve sustainable management. It writes Therese Sjömander Magnusson, program manager at SIWI, in a reply.

March 31, 2014, Debate

Water and risk: Sweden's role for sustainable development and resilience

Of: Åse Johannessen

There is currently an intense debate about how the global community should deal with, among other things, various disasters, conflicts, uncontrolled urbanization, rising consumption, environmental degradation and climate change. This is a golden opportunity for Sweden to review its own policy and design an appropriate strategy for development assistance in the area, says Åse Johannessen, researcher at the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)

March 24, 2014, Debate

Should water be used for food or energy?

Of: Terje Østigård

Agriculture, which today accounts for about 70% of the world's total water consumption, can be used to produce food or energy. The need for water and food will increase by 70-90% by the year 2050, while global demand for energy is expected to increase by 50%. The equation simply does not go together and the question is whether food or energy should be prioritized in agriculture, writes Terje Østigård at the Nordic Africa Institute (NAI)

March 22, 2014, Debate