Water and Risk: Developing Sustainable and Resilient Communities

Key Messages in Water and Risk

  • Sweden has an ideal oppurtunity to become a more important International partner in Disaster Reduction (DRR) and resistance activities, originating from its strong history of donor support and long engagement in DRR.
  • The Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs (MFA) plays an important role in contributing to relevant global processes; mainly the successor framework to the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA2) the Post-2015 Agenda and associated Sustainable Development Goals. This document outlines some recommendations to this effect, reflecting the views of several Swedish organisations active in this area.
  • Acting on this opportunity would enable timely Swedish contributions to the increasing global debate on the need to build resilence to a multi-risk environment. This includes small scale and slow-onset disasters, violent conflict, uncontrolled urbanisation, rising consumption, environmental degradation and climate change.
March 2015