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Seven Weeks for Water 2012: The Economy of Water

In 2012, the Seven Weeks for Water pay special attention to the emerging and controversial “Green Economy” concept. The Green Economy aims at reconciling economic development with environmental and social well-being. It is one of the key topics for debate in the run-up to the United Nations' "Rio+20" Conference on Sustainable Development.
Seven Weeks for Water 2012:  The Economy of Water

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In these times of economic and environmental crisis, there is a fresh urgency for Christians to engage in reflection and action on the “economy of water”.

Water is the lifeblood of the planet as well as the economy. It is crucial for sustainable development in regard to health, food security, energy and poverty – issues that affect and engage churches around the world in different ways.

In 2012, the Seven Weeks for Water pay special attention to the emerging and controversial “Green Economy” concept. The Green Economy aims at reconciling economic development with environmental and social well-being. It is one of the key topics for debate in the run-up to the United Nations' "Rio+20" Conference on Sustainable Development.

Week 1: The economy of water
Week 2: What kind of economy do we want?
Week 3: Temptations and sustainable living
Week 4: Food Waste and Water
Week 5: Agro-ecology
Week 6: "Buen vivir" - Good living
Week 7: Envisioning the new normal