World Water Week
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Friday, 06 September 2013 12:26




The Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) has organised and hosted the World Water Week once again this year, as they have done since 1991. The event consists of various scientific workshops and events and is attended by more than 200 organisations.

This year the theme for the World Water Week is Building Partnerships and is inspired by the UN General Assembly who have declared 2013 to be the International Year of Water Cooperation. The World Water Week will therefore look into how cooperation can happen and between whom.

As part of the event, two Chilean students were lucky enough to receive the 2013 Stockholm Junior Water Prize for their investigation into how living organisms can help to clean up oil spills – particularly in very low temperatures. Their work involved a trip to Antarctica to look into how bacterial strains have the potential to clean up oil by metabolising it.