斯德哥爾摩聲明表示：「水資源是氣候變遷展現其效應的一個關鍵媒介。妥善資源管理，包括透過周密的水資源綜合管理辦法（IWRM，Integrated Water Resources Management）與跨國合作，是應變規劃和施行計劃，並且建立韌性強的社區、國家和地區成功的關鍵。」
Water must be an integral part of the climate negotiations in Copenhagen, World Water Week participants today said with a unanimous show of hands in support of The Stockholm Statement.
The final outcome of a week of talks by some 2,000 water experts from the public, private, scientific and NGO sectors, the statement urges negotiators working towards a global climate change deal in Copenhagen in December to reach a "strong and fair agreement."
"Water is a key medium through which climate change impacts will be felt," says the Stockholm Statement. "Managing the resource effectively, including through well-conceived IWRM [Integrated Water Resources Management] approaches and at a transboundary level, is central to successful adaptation planning and implementation, and to building the resilience of communities, countries and regions."
The statement highlights adaptation to the impacts that a warming climate is already having on communities and ecosystems, saying, "Adaptation is a prerequisite for sustainable development and poverty reduction," and adaptation measures should be integrated into broader development goals.
"Integration of water with land and forest management is key to effective adaptation," and "Ecosystem protection and sustainability is fundamental to adaptation and human development," the statement declares.
The statement calls for vulnerability assessments and risk management practices in these words, "Knowing where and how the impacts of climate change are most likely to affect populations and ecosystems through the water cycle will help in the identification of areas for early intervention or hot spots; these include arid regions, areas highly dependent on groundwater, small island developing states, low-lying deltas and fragile mountainous areas."
Finally, the statement calls for more sharing of information as well as "new and additional funds."
After the Copenhagen agreement is finalized, governments should work through dialogue to strengthen global mechanisms that can enhance collective action on water and adaptation.
Finally, the water community expressed its "commitment to strengthening institutional cooperation at all levels between the climate, water and wider development communities under appropriate mechanisms and institutional arrangements in order to work more collectively to address the immense development challenges ahead."