Global water consumption increased six-fold during the last century. Water resources are not distributed evenly, and in ten years, two thirds of the world’s population will have less water than they need. What competencies and responsibilities does Finland have in this global framework? What can we do to global thirst? This Nessling Foundation & Water Association Finland Water at Risk symposium invites you to tackle the critical question of water.
The plenary talks highlight state-of-the-art knowledge on the role of water in societies, environment, livelihoods, and industry. The parallel sessions focus on the possibilities to provide innovative solutions for the global water related challenges and to create new business opportunities from sustainable waste-water solutions. In addition, we will hear company highlights and pitch talks from young researchers. Water Association Finland will announce the winner of their literary price and launch a new book filled with stories on how Finnish waters were at risk and what was done about it.
Kai Mykkänen, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development (Finland)
Pekka Haavisto, Member of Parliament (Finland)
Prof. Olli Varis, Aalto University
Anniina Nurmi, Vihreät Vaatteet (Green Clothes)
Prof. Alistair Rieu-Clarke, University of Dundee
Suvi Sojamo, Water and Development Research Group, Aalto University
Stuart Orr, Practice Lead for Water, WWF
Kari Kuusiniemi, Supreme Administrative Court of Finland
See the full programme on the symposium website: http://www.nessling.fi/water-at-risk/
Stora Enso, Finnish Water Forum, Voda Nordic (tbc), Vihreät Vaatteet (Green Clothes)
Date(s) - 21/03/2017 - 22/03/2017
Paasitorni Congress Center