World Water Week 2022


In Water efficiency, Water

World Water Week is only days away, and extremely important against today’s backdrop of drought and water shortages. In 2022, World Water Week returns from 23 August – 1 September in at the Norra Latin, Stockholm, Sweden. Focusing on the major transformations that need to take place if we are to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6) and slash carbon emissions, this year’s theme is Seeing the Unseen: The Value of Water.

For over 30 years, the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) has organised World Water Week. With sessions taking place both in person and online, this years’ World Water Week conference schedule includes online seminars on:

  • Accelerating SDG 6 achievement through capacity development of people and organizations
  • Groundwater: making the invisible resource visible. Findings of UN-World Water Development Report 2022
  • Accelerating Change: World Water Day and World Toilet Day 2023
  • Creating new champions: enhancing links to achieve SDG 6 across
  • On-site session
  • SDG 6 Country Acceleration Case Studies presentation.

The conference theme Seeing the Unseen: The Value of Water, builds on a global need to not only see, but to understand, and – more importantly – value water.

The theme will be 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.

The event will take place from 23 August – 1 September, with the online sessions held from 23-25 August. During the week, UN-Water will convene various activities, sessions and events.

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 2022!

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