Water Conference, known as Stockholm Water Symposium or World Water Week,
was opened today in Stockhom, Sweden, by the Swedish Minister for International
Development Cooperation. This meeting was attended by 1200 people from more
than hundred countries representing academic institutions, UN agencies, donor
communities governments, research institutions, international and local organisations,
financial institutions, and private sector and companies. Mogadishu University
is represented by Dr. Abdullahi Elmi Mohamed, chairman of the Somali Centre
for Water & Environment.
The conference focused on water resources managament and approaches for food and urban security. New approaches, strategies and policies for solving world water problems are required, as over a billion pf the world’s people remain without access to safe drinking water and a double of that number are denied to an adequate sanitaion.
which will contuniu the whole week, has also focused on the wider, underlying
causes of and solution to corruption in the water sector, and its effects
on the socio-economic equality and efficiency in water services and financing.
Kenyan Minister of Water Resources, Ms. Martha Karua, and Ms. Ann Kajumulo,
Under-Secreteray-General, United Nations, Executive Director of UN-HABITAT,
were among the participants of the conference.
Representative of MU in Sweden participated
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