stockholm Akvo has a long relationship with World Water Week, hosted late each summer in Stockholm. This year we’re back once again, at the Stockholmsmässan congress centre, from Monday 1st to Friday 5th September 2014.

Demos of Akvo tools in action
The Akvo team has never had a bigger, better story to share than we do today. More than €1 billion of water sector development programmes now use Akvo tools to bring project activity online, make it easy to update and to undertake monitoring and evaluation, using the internet and smart phones. 

At Stockholm we’re going to have a simple stand where we can show people what we’re doing around the world, on a big screen. I’ll be joined by Jeroen van der Sommen, Amitangshu Acharya, Kathelyne van den Berg, Peter van der Linde, Henry Jewell and Charlotte Soedjak. We can show how partners are using Akvo RSR, Akvo FLOW (the status of which I write about here), Akvo Openaid and Akvopedia, and will preview some new things we’re exploring right now too in the fields of dashboards, data visualisation and water quality testing.

You can find us in the main exhibition area at stand B02:19. We’d love to spend time with any of you who are visiting. To get together either email myself or Charlotte Soedjak (charlotte [at] akvo.org) or ping me on Twitter (@bjelkeman).

Dutch Embassy evening reception – 3 September
Once again, Akvo will be organising a drinks reception in conjunction with the Dutch embassy in Stockholm, Netherlands Water Partnership, IRC and Aqua for All. It’s in a beautiful venue, right in the heart of the city. It’s an invitation-only event, but if you’d really like to be there and we missed you off the list, we might be able to squeeze you in – please contact Anke van Lenteren for more information at anke [at] vanlenteren.com.