World Water Week 2021


In Water efficiency, Water poverty, Water Safety, Water

World Water Week is not just the leading annual conference on global water issues, it is also a powerful movement for change. In 2021, World Water Week returns from 23-27 August as an online event, focusing on the major transformations that need to take place if we are to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and slash carbon emissions.  

For 30 years, the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) has organised World Water Week. Today it is the world’s most influential movement focused on transforming global water challenges.

This year’s theme is Building Resilience Faster. The World Water Week conference schedule includes 300 sessions on a broad range of topics, curated by SIWI, but convened by world-leading organisations that share their latest insights.

Within a decade, we must rethink everything from how we grow food and generate energy to how we travel and use natural resources. This will require innovation on an epic scale and collaboration between people from all over the world with many different skills and backgrounds. Since all these transformations are closely linked to water, World Water Week has an important role to play as a meeting place for collaboration and learning. 

The conference is held online and thanks to the generosity of the convening organisations, all sessions will be available free of charge to registered participants. The SIWI do however encourage participants to purchase a Networking Pass, to get access to the full World Water Week experience. The Networking Pass opens the door to discussions, speed networking, post-session conversations and other interactive activities that allow you to expand both your knowledge and your network.  

World Water Week is known as an unusually friendly and hands-on conference that welcomes students, CEOs, top politicians, grassroot groups, researchers, intergovernmental organisations, and many others. What all these participants have in common is that they want to collaborate to address the world’s major challenges. If you feel the same way you are welcome to join in for World Water Week 2021!  

You can find out more, including the full schedule of seminars, by visiting