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New film addresses water crisis

1st March 2019

The growing water crisis is humanity’s next big challenge. SIWI has launched a new film, distributed through Reuters, to describe how water is linked to critical issues like climate change, extreme weather and food security. There are solutions – but we must act now.

Many people are still unaware of how crucial water is for societies, businesses and ecosystems. This lack of understanding means that decision-makers often don’t have sufficient knowledge to create more resilient societies. A key priority for SIWI in 2019 is therefore to contribute to a better understanding of what is really at stake.

In a new film, Towards a water wise world, SIWI explains how the growing water crisis will change the way we live and do business. The film is distributed through the world-leading news agency Reuters in partnership with the UN SDG Hub, as part of an effort to increase awareness of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Most of them are strongly linked to water.

“Everybody will need to change – this is about our survival,” says Torgny Holmgren, Executive Director of SIWI.


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