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World Water Week in Stockholm


Hosted by SIWI, it is an international event discussing global water issues. Held since 1991, the international forum consists of seminars, work- shops, awards, field tours, and social events.

A non-profit event, co-created with leading organizations, World Water Week attracts a diverse mix of participants from many professional backgrounds and every corner of the world.

The event aims to encourage developing solutions to the world’s greatest water-related challenges, with topics ranging from food security and health to agriculture, technology, biodiversity, and the climate crisis.

Major Features

World Water Week provides a unique forum for the exchange of views, experiences and practices between the scientific, business, policy and civic communities. It focuses on new thinking and positive action toward water-related challenges and their impact on the world’s environment, health, climate, economic and poverty reduction agendas by:

  • Linking scientific understanding with policy and decision-making to develop concrete solutions to water, environment and development challenges
  • Fostering proactive partnerships and alliances between individuals and organizations from different fields of expertise
  • Highlighting ground-breaking research, best practices and innovative policy work by stakeholders and experts around the world and from multiple disciplines
  • Reviewing the implementation of actions, commitments and decisions in international processes and by different stakeholders in response to the challenges
  • Awarding outstanding achievements

Main Theme of WWWS

Main Theme of WWWS
Year Main Theme
2009 Accessing Water for the Common Good
2010 The Water Quality Challenge
2011 Water in an Urbanizing World
2012 Water and Food Security
2013 Water Cooperation : Building Partnership
2014 Energy and Water
2015 Water for Development
2016 Water for Sustainable Growth
2017 Water and waste : reduce and reuse
2018 Water, Ecosystems and Human Development
2019 Water for society
(*Virtual Format)
Water and Climate Change : Accelerating Action
(*Virtual Format)
Building Resilience Faster
(*K-water Participation : Session #6 - How can we scale up and sustain efforts to mainstream urban water resilience)
2022 Seeing the Unseen : The Value of Water
(*K-water co-convened the Seminar “Water-related Investments and Economic Development”)
2023 Seeds of Change : Innovative Solutions for a Water-Wise World

[Global Events] 2022 Stockholm