SIWI World Water Week 2022

SIWI 2022
23 Aug - 01 Sep 2022

World Water Week 2022 will take place 23 August to 1 September. 

For the new edition, we are pleased to welcome you again in Stockholm, Sweden from 28 August – 1 September. This is where, as convenors and participants, you can meet to network, collaborate, and be inspired.

To ensure World Water Week continues to be more accessible and inclusive, key events from the Stockholm venue will be broadcasted online. And from 23 to 25 August, a dedicated online programme will be offered to participants worldwide.

“We are thrilled to finally be able to welcome everyone back to Stockholm in 2022 while still maintaining our online presence. Our new format draws on all our learnings of being online for the past two years. We continue the strive to reach more audiences, wanting to involve everyone in taking care of humankind’s most precious resource: water”, says Henrika Thomasson, Director World Water Week  

All relevant health and safety measures will be in place during World Water Week 2022. 

Uncover the unseen 

The theme of the 2022 World Water Week is: Seeing the unseen: The value of water. 

Many of the world’s most urgent water challenges are invisible to the naked eye: the availability and state of our groundwater, the global streams of so-called virtual water, and the impact water has on people, nature, and economies. World Water Week 2022 is built on a global need to not only see, but to understand, and – more importantly – value water.

This overarching theme is captured in three main perspectives: 

  • The value of water for people and development. 
  • The value of water for nature and climate change. 
  • The financial and economic value of water.

Where co-creation happens

World Water Week is where academia meets decision-makers, where experience meets young perspectives, where national institutions meet non-governmental organizations. It is where knowledge is shared and solutions take shape, during seminars, workshops, case studies, masterclasses, expos, and networking. Only by collaborative efforts can we address the water challenges and create lasting change.

The call for session proposals for scientific abstracts will open on January 19, 2022. More information will be shared soon. Make sure to subscribe to the World Water Week newsletter to stay updated.

You are part of the solution 

Almost all aspects of a sustainable future are linked to water: adaptation to climate change, transboundary diplomacy, landscape restauration, food sovereignty, livable cities, innovative technologies, gender equality… Your expertise will contribute to bring about the lasting change our planet needs.

As a water expert, urban planner, aerodynamic engineer, wildlife specialist, human rights activist, community builder, you understand the challenges we are all faced with in different aspects. World Water Week is the place for us to come together and build transformation.

We are designing a World Water Week 2022 that caters for the diverse needs of the participants and convenors. We look forward to welcoming you in Stockholm and around the world to build solutions to the world’s water-related challenges that include everyone everywhere.

Event Themes

The value of water for people and development
The financial and economic value of water
The value of water for nature and climate change