2013 World Water Week in Stockholm

Water Cooperation – Building Partnerships

September 1 – 6, 2013

WWW_2013_Bubbles_datesWorld Water Week is hosted and organised by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) and takes place each year in Stockholm. The World Water Week has been the annual focal point for the globe’s water issues since 1991.
[Learn more about Water Week || View the Water Week Programme]

Read the Project Director’s Post-event Report

Let’s Talk About Water: Communicate Water Science with Film

[download the side event postcard || View the LTAW Side Event program page]

LTAW Side Event at SIWI

17:45 — WINE, CAKE and Welcome!

18:00 — Short Film Program: Review of www.greenfilmnet.org

18:10 — One Water, Big Data, crazy Earth-systems Global Threats Map (GTM). Where do you fit in? Dr. Richard Hooper, CUAHSI, and Linda Lilienfeld, LTAW

18:20 — Brown Bag Lunch Version Let’s Talk About Water. Ms. Karin Krchnak, WWF

18:30 — Lively Discussions!

A. DIY or Help from Us

B. Where are you on the Global Threats Map (GTM) – Add your Story

C. SDG#1=One Water

Let’s Talk About Water. We’ll make it fun!

Let’s Talk About Water, a film and water seminar, uses film and panelists to trigger dialogue across geographical boundaries, silos, and politics. Films can build bridges to further cooperation and understanding of complex water issues. This side event will show short clips of various water films to spark debate.

sww-01-smThe moderator, Linda Lilienfeld, a film researcher for 35 years in science and history, will discuss the process of the Let’s Talk About Water event with Dr. Richard Hooper, Executive Director of CUAHSI. Language used in the water sector in policy, science and academia is often hard to understand. To “facilitate cooperation and build partnerships” we need to become comfortable with one another and work towards a verbal understanding, person-to-person. Films about water can be a catalyst for that process. We have conducted these events in universities across the U.S. and at the World Water Forum, Marseilles 2012, and are creating a database of these films. With the water crisis growing more urgent, clearer communication about the water issues and solutions is necessary.