Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI)

2017/9/4 15:41


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【ストックホルム2017年9月2日PR Newswire=共同通信JBN】水の持つ多くの異なる価値を理解し、認識することが効率的な利用のカギであり、より多くのひとびとが限られた淡水を共有しなければならないこの時代には絶対に必要である。




ストックホルム国際水協会(Stockholm International Water Institute、SIWI)のトルグニー・ホルムグレン事務局長は「水不足の拡大によりわれわれは経済的、社会的、環境面、文化的、宗教的に水の持つ多くの価値を認識する必要がある。水の価値の再評価によってわれわれはこの貴重な資源についてのより深い理解と尊敬を養い、それによってより効率的な利用についてよりよく準備できると私は信じている」と語っている。




世界水週間中にStockholm Junior Water Prizeがスウェーデンのビクトリア王女から米国のライアン・ソープ(Ryan Thorpe)さんとレイチェル・チャン(Rachel Chang)さんに贈られた。Stockholm Water Prizeはスウェーデン国王カール・グスタフ16世から米国のステファン・マカフリー(Stephen McCaffrey)教授に授与された。

世界水週間とストックホルム国際水協会についての情報は http://www.worldwaterweek.orghttp://www.siwi.org を参照。


Rowena Barber



ソース:Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI)

World Water Week Closes: Values of Water Must Be Better Understood


STOCKHOLM, Sept. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire=KYODO JBN/ --


    Understanding and recognizing the many different values attached to water

is a key to more efficient use - a must as more people have to share the

world's limited freshwater.  

    World Water Week closed on Friday, having welcomed over 3,200 participants

from 133 countries.

    Water is the lifeline of our civilization. Without it, there is no hope of

sustaining households, industries, food and energy production, or such key

functions as hospitals.

    A growing global population is creating a higher demand for freshwater.

Climate-driven changes in weather patterns, leading to extended droughts and

devastating floods, further exacerbate pressure on our common water resources.

Access to safe water is necessary in order to implement the global development


    "With increasing scarcity, we must recognize the many values attached to

water, be it economic, social, environmental, cultural or religious. I believe

that by re-valuing water,  we will develop a deeper understanding and respect

for this precious resource, and thus be better prepared for more efficient

use," said SIWI's Executive Director Torgny Holmgren

    Throughout World Water Week, links were made between the different values

of water, including its monetary value. "I believe we will see more diverse

pricing structures in the future, allowing for more economical and efficient

use," said Holmgren.

    Nomvula Mokonyane, Minister of Water and Sanitation in South Africa,

stressed that we need to embrace new technologies. "We cannot afford to

continue to do what we did yesterday and expect to see a different result

tomorrow. We must be bold!" she said.

    Mark Watts from C40, that gathers city mayors, spoke about risks that big

cities face: "Water pattern disruption is often the first sign of serious

climate impacts and 70 per cent of our member cities are already seeing the

significant and negative impacts of climate change. 64 per cent of our member

cities face significant risk from surface and flash floods," he said.

    During World Water Week, Stockholm Junior Water Prize was awarded to Ryan

Thorpe and Rachel Chang, USA, by H.R.H. Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden.

Stockholm Water Prize was presented to Professor Stephen McCaffrey, USA, by

H.M. Carl XVI Gustaf, King of Sweden, and patron of the prize.

    Information about World Water Week and Stockholm International Water

Institute: http://www.worldwaterweek.org and http://www.siwi.org

    Contact: Rowena Barber



     SOURCE: Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI)