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Msg. for world leaders from World Water Week: protecting freshwater ecosystems central to poverty alleviation #wwweek

Msg. for world leaders from World Water Week: protecting freshwater ecosystems central to poverty alleviation #wwweek

Stockholm, Sweden - A powerful statement was sent to the United Nations today, that protecting freshwater ecosystems and securing access to water is central to poverty alleviation and the development of robust green economies – a position that Conservation International strongly supports . The Stockholm Statement was agreed by the participants at the closing of the annual World Water Week conference. It outlined the need for local, national and international policy-makers attending the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro (Rio+20 Summit) to commit to provide safe drinking water, adequate sanitation and modern energy services to all by the year 2030. The statement, presented by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), and endorsed by a number of international organizations, says: "Population growth, expanding cities and accelerating eco...

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