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Event Seminar on Global Water Challenges: “Water, Power, Development - New Thinking and Innovative Technologies to Solve Global Water Challenges”

Besides the immediate human suffering caused by a lack of water and sanitation and environmental degrada­tion, the global water management crisis also holds back economic growth and political stability. This seminar will stimulate discussions on the critical global water issues of today and tomorrow, both in developed and developing countries, and the role different actors can play in order to address those challenges.

An updated list of speakers is below, and the programme announcement is attached, so register today, because seats are limited. To register, please send an e-mail to Jenny Mahlqvist, Event Coordinator, Embassy of Sweden at

Speakers include:
H.E. Gunnar Lund, Ambassador of Sweden to the United States of America
State Secretary Hans Jeppson, Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Ms. Paula J. Dobriansky, Undersecretary Democracy and Global Affairs, US Department of State
Mr. Anders Berntell, Executive Director, Stockholm International Water Institute
Ms. Sunita Narain, Director, Centre for Science and Environment, India (2005 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate)
Ms. Cecilia Ugaz, Deputy Director of the Human Development Report Office
Dr. Roberto Lenton, Senior Advisor, Earth Institute, Columbia University
Dr. Ashbindu Singh, Regional Coordinator, UNEP Division of Early Warning & Assessment - North America
Dr. Andrew Hudson, Principal Technical Advisor, International Waters and OIC, Water Governance Programme, UNDP
Ms. Madeleine Hägg-Liljeström, World Bank and IMF Advisor, Sida
Mr. Ed Roche, USAID Office of Development Credit
Ms. Usha Rao-Monari, Manager, Infrastructure Department, International Finance Corporation
Mr. Deane M. Dray, CFA, Goldman Sachs Equity Research, New York, USA
Mr. Björn von Euler, Director, Corporate Communications, Fluid Technology, ITT Corporation
Mr. Gavin Power, Senior Advisor, Global Compact, United Nations

Contact information Jenny Mahlqvist (email:
Phone: Fax: +1 202 467 26 99
Event type Seminar
File link ../PDF/April11_Washington_DC_WaterSeminar
Source The Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI)
Geographical coverage United States
Address at the recently-opened House of Sweden, 901 30th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C.
Organizer The Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), Swedish Water House (SWH), and the Embassy of Sweden to the United States.
Target audience International
Duration from 09.00 to 15.30
Period 11/04/2007
Status Confirmed
Working language(s) ENGLISH