In August, the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) will host the 26th World Water Week in Stockholm, Sweden. This pre-eminent international forum brings together scientific, business, policy and civic communities to innovate and collaborate in search of solutions to the planet’s most urgent water-related issues, for our common good. Last year, over 3,300 participants from 120 countries attended, with more than 300 leading international organizations convening events.
This year’s theme, Water for Sustainable Growth, will address sustainable growth for all by focusing on inclusiveness in terms of the societal and human dimensions in all regions of the world. It will also be an opportunity to take stock on the progress of the 2030 agenda and the Paris agreement from a multi-stakeholder and sector perspective. The Week will lay the foundation for a continuous stock-taking process, with the aim of ensuring water is part of the solutions moving forward. For further information, access the Call for Registration and register today.
2016 coincides with the 20th Jubilee year of the Stockholm Junior Water Prize competition. For the past two decades, the Prize has gathered imaginative young minds from all over the world and encouraged hundreds of thousands of young people’s interest in water and the environment. The 2016 international final competition will take place during the event.