By Dave Tickner
The Guardian – Some international conferences can be turgid events during which policy wonks compete to inflict a didactic death by PowerPoint on their audience.
But World Water Week is a rare thing: a genuinely useful talkfest. It’s where representatives from governments, aid agencies, business, the research community and NGOs come together to share ideas, form partnerships and exchange knowledge. It’s the place to be every August if you’re struggling to fix a water or river-related problem, or if you have bright ideas that might be helpful to others.