2010年瑞典波羅的海水資源獎得主諾威克(Maciej Nowicki)教授以及格羅梅克(Marek Gromiec)教授促成波蘭推動污水處理現代化，使得進入波羅的海的優養化物質濃度下降。
柬埔寨金邊供水管理局(PPWSA)由於其世界公認的供水管理與自給自足能力，在總幹事陳(Ek Sonn Chan)的領導之下，贏得了2010年斯德哥爾摩工業水資源獎。
A new way to break down plastic polystyrine debris using micro-organisms and enzymes won two Canadian teenagers the Stockholm Junior Water Prize tonight at a ceremony at World Water Week.
Discarded fast food containers, disposable cups, and packing materials enter the environment but there has been no natural, cost-effective way to break them down until now said the International Jury in its citation.
"The winning project created a novel approach to break-down these plastics using micro-organisms and enzymes that are cost effective, and readily available. This method could greatly reduce the amount of plastics that end up in the world's waters," the jury said.
The World Water Week is the annual meeting place for people concerned about the planet's most urgent water-related issues. Organized by the Stockholm International Water Institute, SIWI, it brings together 2,500 experts, practitioners, decision makers and business innovators from around the world to exchange ideas, foster new thinking and develop solutions.
Two million tons of sewage and industrial and agricultural waste are discharged into the world's water every day, according to the United Nations.
Two Polish scientists who have helped control the flow of polluting nutrients into the Baltic Sea were today presented with the Swedish Baltic Sea Water Award.
Currently, the Baltic Sea is at a very vulnerable stage, with about a quarter of its total sea floor area recognized as a variable dead zone with very low oxygen levels. An excess of nutrients encourages oxygen-consuming plants to grow, depleting the sea's oxygen levels.
The 2010 Swedish Baltic Sea Water Award laureates Professor Maciej Nowicki and Professor Marek Gromiec have contributed to Poland's commitment to modernized sewage treatment, leading to a drop in the concentration of nutrients entering the Baltic Sea.
Established in 1999, the Swedish Baltic Sea Water Award honors innovation, commitment and new methods that help protect the Baltic Sea water environment.
In recognition of its world class performance in water supply and self-sufficiency, the Cambodian Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority, PPWSA, under the leadership of General Director Ek Sonn Chan has been named the winner of the Stockholm Industry Water Award 2010.
"The PPWSA has successfully fought corruption and shown this can be achieved in a developing country on a large-scale basis using simple but effective management techniques that are based on well-accepted business principles and strategies," said the International Award Jury in its citation.
Despite these encouraging developments, climate change is putting greater pressure on water supplies around the world, warns the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, IUCN. The organization is calling for increased investment in clean water.
"At the same time, demand for energy and food is growing as economies and populations expand, driving up the demand for water," says Smith. "Now, more than ever, we must invest in solving the water crisis - and include investments in natural infrastructure that will safeguard water resources for people and nature."
"People and the economy are increasingly vulnerable to impacts of climate change where watersheds and coasts are degraded," says Ganesh Pangare, IUCN's Water Coordinator for Asia. "It is in the natural environment, which provides critical infrastructure for climate change adaptation, that strategies for investments to reduce vulnerability will need to be made. These include maintenance and restoration of watersheds, wetlands, rivers and coasts."
During World Water Week, IUCN is launching the publication "Negotiate - Reaching Agreements over Water," designed to help decision makers and people working in the water industry to write workable agreements on how to best manage water resources and how to resolve disputes that can arise over water allocation.
"Businesses cannot succeed without water. Starting with water use in manufacturing all throughout to supply chain, water is an essential enabler," said Bjorn Stigson, president of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development.
"Today many businesses may not yet see the immediate impact of water on their companies," Stigson said. "However, with population growth resulting in more water stress, it is crucial for companies to start understanding their water situation now so that their business models don't suffer in the future."