Global – Building partnerships in water and faith to achieve the SDGs

There is growing interest in the role of faith-based organizations (FBOs) in moving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) forward, catalyzing collaboration, building cultural bridges, and activating their extensive institutional networks. During the 2017 Stockholm World Water Week, three different events dealing with the faith-water nexus were held for the first time in its 27 years of history. This conversation was stimulated by the success of the 2016 meeting with religious leaders where the Global Water Partnership, the Stockholm International Water Institute, and the Church of Sweden convened a panel on “Water and Faiths: Faith Based Organizations contributing to the SDGs”. The first event was on “Protection of the Sacred: Wastewater management and indigenous realities”. Learn more…