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World Water Week

This week (23rd – 27th August) it’s World Water Week. World Water Week is the leading annual event on global water issues, organised by Stockholm International Water Institute since 1991. Together with organisations from all sectors and regions of the world, they find solutions to the world’s greatest water related challenges.

This year, the conference will be held as a digital event, attracting participants from over 130 countries and a variety of professional backgrounds.

With sessions on a range of water-related topics, including food security and health to agriculture, technology, biodiversity and the climate crisis. World Water Week is an important catalyst for change and attracts many decision makers who come to get new inspiration and form alliances that can influence other international processes such as the global climate talks.

World Water Week – Overview 

  • Sessions are curated by SIWI but held by other organizations after a call for proposals. 
  • Each year has a specific theme, usually related to the UN’s World Water Day theme. 
  • The theme is described in the Thematic Scope, written by the distinguished water experts in the Scientific Programme Committee, which also organizes seminars
  • World Water Week aims to link scientific understanding with policy and decision-making provide concrete solutions to water, environmental and development challenges.  
  • To address these challenges, we need many different perspectives. We welcome participants from many different backgrounds and sectors societies.  
  • World Water Week awards outstanding achievements and is closely linked to the prestigious Stockholm Water Prize with the royal award ceremony taking place during the week. The exciting finals of the Stockholm Junior Water Prize competition are also part of World Water Week.