World water week to focus on achieving sustainable development goals

The 2016 World Water Week kicked off on August 29, focusing on water to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Opening the event, Secretary General of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development Angel Gurria said that water, from having been a subject that was rarely discussed with urgency, has come to the front and centre of international deliberations. “Water now has the place it needs to have in international priorities,” said Gurria. Sweden’s Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom reinforced the message that water is a connector and an enabler in realizing the SDGs.

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