Water is essential for all life. But even though water is precious to us, we do not always treat it as a precious resource. Water is most often used and managed in a fragmented and unsustainable manner, frequently leading to water scarcity and degradation of its quality. Our way of living has created a situation where freshwater resources are under tremendous pressure and more than 1 billion people lack acceptable drinking water.
Research Article| April 01 2004
Opening address of the 13th Stockholm Water Symposium
Water Sci Technol (2004) 49 (7): xiii–xv.
L. Sommestad; Opening address of the 13th Stockholm Water Symposium. Water Sci Technol 1 April 2004; 49 (7): xiii–xv. doi: https://doi.org/10.2166/wst.2004.0397
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