Drainage basin security: prospects for trade-offs and benefit sharing in a globalised world

The World Water Week in Stockholm is the leading annual global meeting place for capacity-building, partnership-building and follow-up on the implementation of international processes in water and development. Future-oriented, interdisciplinary and intersectoral, the World Water Week brings together experts from government, research, business, intergovernmental agencies, non-governmental organisations,civil society and United Nations agencies. Each year, the World Water Week addresses a theme that fits within a broader niche. This report looks back over the niche on Drainage Basin Security, which covered the years 2003 to 2007. The report reflects on the knowledge, experience and lessons learned over the course of the five years, and offers a set of key messages that emerged from the plenary sessions, workshops, seminars and side events. The aim is to provoke further thought and action on drainage basin security and the prospects for trade-offs and benefit sharing in a globalised world.