World Water Week

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23 - 27 Aug 2021

What is World Water Week?

World Water Week is the leading conference on global water issues. In 2021 it will be held digitally on 23-27 August. Join us for an intensive week of learning and collaboration on the theme Building Resilience Faster. Together we can develop solutions to address climate change and other water-related challenges.


  • All sessions will be organized around five key challenges:
  • Building resilient and fair societies
  • Working together with nature
  • Transforming our value chains
  • Rethinking our cities
  • Investing in systemic change

Who are the participants?

World Water Week traditionally has participants from all sectors, intergovernmental and government organizations, NGOs and civil society, academia and the private sector, from all continents. Around one-third of participants are under 35 and close to half are women.

What does it cost to participate?

A pass for the full week is at 2,000 SEK (approx 200 £). A day pass is 500SEK (approx 50 £). The fee gives you access to all the sessions, as well as a profile in and access to the World Water Week community, with networking opportunities. Some sessions will be available free of charge, such as the sessions held on the centre stage and the SIWI seminars, organized by the Scientific Programme Committee. 

I am not a water expert, can I still attend, and will I be able to follow the conversation?

We welcome experts from all sectors: We need to come together with our different perspectives and competencies to solve the world’s pressing issues. Diversity and inclusion are World Water Week’s core values. In 2021, the introduction of Channels helps us hold cross-sectorial, action-oriented conversations. 

Event Themes

Building Resilience Faster