The Stockholm World Water Week

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World Water Week is annually hosted and organised by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) and takes place each year in Stockholm, Sweden. This year's theme Water, ecosystems and human development covers the ecosystems on which all life depends, and the critical role of water in their functions.

Hosted and organized by SIWI, the Stockholm World Water Week is the annual focal point for the globe’s water issues. In 2018, World Water Week will address the theme “Water, ecosystems and human development”.

In 2017, over 3,300 individuals and around 380 convening organizations from 135 countries participated in the Week. 

New thinking
Experts, practitioners, decision-makers, business innovators and young professionals from a range of sectors and countries come to Stockholm to network, exchange ideas, foster new thinking and develop solutions to the most pressing water-related challenges of today.

We believe water is key to our future prosperity, and that together, we can achieve a water wise world.

Healthy ecosystems
In 2018, World Water Week will focus on the very basis of our existence: the ecosystems on which all life depends, and the critical role of water in their functions.

We depend on healthy ecosystems as habitats for plant and animal life, and for services for human development and well-being. In our development efforts we invariably affect and change our environment, but we need to do so without compromising the sustainability of vital ecosystems.

The UN’s theme for the 2018 World Water Day and World Water Development Report is ‘Nature-based solutions’.

The World Water Week will go further to explore the wider water, ecosystems and human development agenda.

Firmly placed at the intersection between policy, research and practice the World Water Week is a natural place for exploring new ideas and perspectives in the area of water and sustainable growth between a diverse set of actors.

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