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“SLU is truly a water university”

Published: 23 March 2020
Kevin Bishop, SLU. Photo.

The World Water day is an opportunity to remind ourselves, and others, of how vital water issues are for the global sustainability goals. That is because water connects so many of the goals, as in the classic nexus between Water, Energy and Food. In the Vice Chancellors blog Kevin Bishop elaborates on the “blue” SLU working towards Agenda 2030.

“In Agenda 2030’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) water has important roles that go far beyond the two SDG’s with water in their names (SDG 6 & 14). SLU has the breadth and depth of expertise needed to create new knowledge about these connections, linking life from water’s myriad headwater sources to the sea. SLU colleagues are working on water issues in Nordic “waterscapes” and many other parts of the world, all year round, so SLU is truly a “water university”.

Read Kevin Bishops blog post in the Vice-Chancellors’ Blog.


SLU – a water university

Water is essential to life. At SLU more than 400 researchers and experts work with water-related issues, from source to sea. Our knowledge contributes to achieving the global sustainable development goals focusing on water quality, life in water and the human use of water resources. Learn more at