World Water Week, hosted and organised by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) takes place in late summer in the Swedish capital. Since 1991, it has been an annual focal point for global water issues.
Each year, water experts, practitioners, decision-makers, business innovators and young professionals from various sectors and countries congregate in Stockholm to “exchange ideas, foster new ways of thinking, and develop solutions to the most pressing water-related challenges of the day”.
Building on the premise that water is key to future prosperity, the Week helps to show that by joining forces, we can move towards “a water-wise world”. In 2016, more than 3,200 individuals and 330-odd convening organisations from 130 countries participated.
World Water Week incorporates several world-renowned award ceremonies, including the prestigious Stockholm Water Prize Award Ceremony and the Royal Banquet.
In 2017, under the theme ‘Water and waste: reduce and reuse’, the Week highlighted ways to reduce and recycle water used in agriculture and several other industries.
In 2018, World Water Week will address the theme ‘Water, ecosystems and human development’.
Check out this SIWI video of WWW 2017’s closing plenary session.
Registration and more information
For more information about World Water Week, visit the official SIWI event site.
To register for WWW 2018, visit the event registration page.