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World Water Week 2024

25-29 August 2024
Online and in Stockholm, Sweden

World Water Week 2024 is centered on water cooperation, for peace and security in its broadest sense. The theme, Bridging Borders: Water for a Peaceful and Sustainable Future, asks us to recognize the regional and global interconnectivity of communities and nations, and underscores the collaborative effort needed to achieve a peaceful and sustainable future.

World Water Week has been organized every year since 1991 by Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), which curates the content.

Tackling the greatest challenges of our time often starts with water. Here you can delve into a broad range of topics, from food security and health to agriculture, technology, biodiversity, and the climate crisis. Each year is centred on a theme, which is explored from many different perspectives. 

At World Water Week you will meet a diverse mix of decision-makers, business leaders, city planners, activists, and researchers from all over the world. Many have found new and smarter ways to manage water. People join the conference to share new ideas, learn from each other and collaborate on innovative solutions.

World Water Week is also an important meeting place for policymakers and institutions to accelerate progress in international processes related to water, development, and climate. 

The World Water Week programme is co-created with international organizations to give access to the latest trends and insights from many different fields. Here you find:  

  • Sessions on a broad range of topics. For the most part, these are curated by SIWI but convened by leading organizations from around the world. 
  • SIWI Seminar Series, arranged by the Scientific Programme Committee (SPC). As the thematic core of World Water Week, the topics of the seminars are chosen to delve deeper into different aspects of the year’s theme. 

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  • Partnership Programmes, which are capacity-building programmes co-created with partner organizations. Currently, the focus is on communication and business, two perspectives of crucial importance to accelerate the shift to more sustainable societies. 
  • Prize ceremonies. The world’s most prestigious water award, the Stockholm Water Prize, is presented in a royal award ceremony during World Water Week. You can also follow the exciting finals of the international competition, the Stockholm Junior Water Prize.




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