World Water Week
World Water Week is a global conference focusing on big issues along with their practical solutions and is hosted and organised by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI). The international event will be taking place this year from 28th August to 2nd September. Acclaimed as the annual focal point for the globe's water issues since 1991, World Water Week has ‘Water for Sustainable Growth’ as the central theme to this year’s activities.
Attendees from across the globe including industry experts, practitioners, decision-makers, business innovators and young professionals will be descending on Stockholm to network, exchange ideas, foster new thinking and develop solutions to the most pressing water-related challenges of today.
The week also coincides with the 20th jubilee of the Stockholm Junior Water Prize, which brings together the world’s most imaginative young minds for an outstanding competition focussing on water and sustainability issues. This year, the winners of national competitions from 29 countries are due to compete, including the UK.
The Stockholm Water Prize also up for grabs. Billed as the world’s most prominent award for outstanding achievements in water-related activities, the prize honours individuals or organisations whose work contributes broadly to the conservation and protection of water resources and to improved well-being of the planet’s inhabitants and ecosystems.
Last year over 3,300 individuals and close to 300 convening organisations from 130 countries participated in World Water Week. It is hoped this week will be even more of a success.
You can find out more on World Water Week by visiting www.worldwaterweek.org