Stockholm Water Week: “Only collective action can deliver water services that last”

New director Patrick Moriarty of the IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre called for renewed collective action to tackle failures in provision of water and sanitation services for world's poorest at Stockholm World Water Week 2013.

"We must encourage collective action to tackle head-on the unacceptable failures of the status quo for the world's poorest people. I look forward to working with colleagues in the WASH sector and beyond to make this happen", affirmed Moriarty.

This year's central theme of the Stockholm Water Week is cooperation. The global water issues are too complex for the water sector to solve alone by individual organizations and authorities. More than 2,500 water experts are gathered in Stockholm to discuss the advantages and difficulties of starting new alliances.

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