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26- 31 August 2012 in Stockholm : World Water week


World Water Week is hosted and organised by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) and takes place each year in Stockholm.

Each year the World Water Week addresses a particular theme to enable a deeper examination of a specific water-related topic. The themes change each year, but each fits within a broader "niche" that covers several years. The current niche for 2009-2012 is "Responding to Global Changes".

The themes within the current niche are:

  • 2009: Accessing Water for the Common Good
  • 2010: The Water Quality Challenge
  • 2011: Water in an Urbanising World
  • 2012: Water and Food Security

 The Thematic Scope for 2012 is on Water and Food Security.

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Diffuse water pollution from agriculture in Europe

All the Conveners: French National Agency for Water and Aquatic Environments (ONEMA), Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Swedish Water House, Swedish-French Association for Research (AFSR), Baltic Compass

At this seminar, innovative and promising responses to diffuse water pollution in various parts of Europe will be examined. By comparing how various transboundary water regions deal with diffuse water pollution from agriculture, the seminar will identify critical scientific challenges, knowledge gaps, as well as conceptual and practical locks that need to be addressed in order to reduce agricultural water pollution in Europe.

More information on the programm

Two main aspects of diffuse pollution will be examined:

State of the art regarding pollution management tools and their implementation at different scales - from the river basin scale to the drinking water abstraction scale.
Smart and sustainable solutions to improve agricultural practices.