This Symposium celebrates the 2018 Stockholm Water Prize Laureates, Professors Bruce Rittmann and Mark van Loosdrecht. The theme for the 2018 symposium focuses on balancing green and grey infrastructure in water management. A wonderful thing about these green infrastructure solutions is that they are inherently multi-functional. Grey infrastructure in the form of dams, levees, pipes and canals, are very efficient at fulfilling a single purpose, such as transporting water. The point is that it isn’t a question of either/or. We need both green or grey, and we need to be wise in choosing what serves our current and potential future set of purposes best. To make sure that this deliberation takes place, we need governance systems that help us by posing the right questions and by incentivizing behaviours that align individual desires with societal good.
The Founders of the Stockholm Water Prize are: Bacardi, Europeiska ERV, Poul Due Jensen Foundation, Ragn-Sells, Water Environment Federation, Xylem and Ålandsbanken.