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World Water Week in Stockholm

World Water Week in Stockholm is the annual focal point for the globe’s water issues. It is organized by SIWI. In 2017, World Water Week will address the theme “water and waste – reduce and reuse”. In 2016, over 3,200 individuals and around 330 convening organizations from 130 countries participated in the Week.

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.

Registration for 2017 World Water Week is now open!

All participants, including speakers and invited guests, are required to register for the World Water Week.

  • Registration for field visits, tours or social events are available on a “first come – first served” basis and will only be confirmed upon receipt of payment.
  • Please note that general admittance to World Water Week is open to adults only (18+).
  • Payment should be submitted together with the online registration form.


English is the official language of World Water Week and is used for all presentations and printed material. Simultaneous translation or interpretation services are not available.

Insurance and liability

SIWI recommends all participants to hold a personal insurance for personal damages, losses and health purposes during the World Water Week. The organisers cannot accept liability for personal injuries sustained, or for loss of or damage to property belonging to participants (or their accompanying person), either during or as a result of the World Water Week’s activities.

The 2017 World Water Week in Stockholm will take place on 27 August-1 September. The Week is held in the heart of Stockholm at Stockholm City Conference Centre, where the World Water Week was held in 2015 and 2016. Events, sessions, lunches and coffee breaks are held in both buildings of the Stockholm City Conference Centre, Norra Latin and Folkets Hus.

Registration is also available on-site at the entrance to Folkets Hus, where you can also pick up your conference badge. The opening session takes place in Congress Hall in Folkets Hus.

Certain activities, such as the Stockholm Water Prize Award Ceremony and Royal Banquet, various social events and field visits, take place at other sites in Stockholm.

The venue address is:

City Conference Centre
Drottninggatan 71b
Stockholm, Sweden
Phone: +46 8-506 16 400

The World Water Week 2017 programme consists of more than 200 sessions of different formats and covering a range of subjects. During the 90-minute convenor events, the most relevant topics on this year’s theme “Water and Waste – Reduce and Reuse” will be discussed. Topics that will be addressed include: the implementation and monitoring of the SDGs, sanitation and health linked to wastewater, financing, integrated urban water management, food related to nutrition, water in relation to conflict and fragile states and much more.

To see the full programme, go to our Online Programme or have a look at the programme in a PDF format here.



August 27


September 1


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City Conference Centre
Drottninggatan 71b
Stockholm, Stockholm Sweden


+46 8-506 16 400




Global Water Partnership
+256(414) 321 424

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