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      Samuel Stacey

      The Global Commission on the Economics of Water (GCEW), together with the Government of the Netherlands, will co-convene a session at this year’s Stockholm World Water Week. The session is part of a series of societal dialogues that the GCEW convenes in 2023 and 2024. The dialogue will centre around GCEW’s preliminary findings articulated in Turning the Tide, and the “what” and “how” of collective action that this report calls for.

      At stake is a shift away from unsustainable development and excessive inequality and injustice in the way water is being managed and in exposure and vulnerability to water risks. The ambition is to restore the global water cycle within safe and just planetary boundaries. The GCEW proposes to approach the hydrological cycle as a global common good and calls for re-imagining multilateralism to safeguard that common good; re-imagining economic institutions, including markets; re-thinking production and consumption; re-purposing subsidies that miss their target, or do more harm than benefit; re-thinking water allocation and trade; redressing institutional lock-ins, from local to global.

      The session is designed to engage with the water community and seek feedback on preliminary messages from the GCEW, seek guidance on how to address dissent and trade-offs, identify risks, engage in future work and build coalitions for action.

      Join the session online and on-site at Stockholm World Water Week.

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