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World Water Week 2018 theme: Water, ecosystems and human development

World Water Week is the annual focal point for the globe’s water issues. It is organized by SIWI. In 2018, World Water Week will address the theme “Water, ecosystems and human development”.

The online press room is a space dedicated to journalists covering the news and ideas that emerge over the course of the week – both at the event and remotely. Here, we provide you with webcasts of the top events, important press releases and news as well as lists of press events, key speakers and experts.

For information  about becoming a World Water Week media partner, please email rowena.barber@siwi.org.

Practical information

Services On Site

A fully staffed press room is available to accredited journalists on the 5th floor, rooms 501-504, of Folkets Hus, part of City Conference Centre in the heart of Stockholm. Here, you can receive assistance with interview requests, work in a quiet environment and obtain information on scheduled press events.

Remote services

Don’t forget that you can easily follow World Water Week online! Sign up for our media newsletter to receive updates and press releases direct to your inbox. Be sure to also follow SIWI on Twitter and Facebook for live updates during the Week. Share our video material easily from our Youtube channel. Video material is also available for download from our MediaHub.

FAQ

When World Water Week 2018 held?

World Water Week 2018 start on Sunday 26 August and ends on Friday 31 August.

Where is World Water Week 2018 held?

City Conference Centre, Drottninggatan 71b or Barnhusgatan 12-14, Stockholm, Sweden

How do I apply for press accreditation?

You may apply for accreditation here: https://bit.ly/2Hrxm4H

Please note: To receive accreditation, your application must be validated by SIWI (organizer of World Water Week). Only applications with the necessary press credentials will be approved. An e-mail confirmation letter, registration data and reference number will be sent to the email address provided once approved. 

What can I find in the press room?

In the press room, located on the 5th floor, rooms 501-504, of Folkets Hus you will find:

  • staff assisting you with interview requests
  • a quite environment
  • a couple of laptops free to use
  • TV broadcasting selected events live
  • free wi-fi
  • seating area
  • toilet
  • coffee and tea

Online programme

Use the online programme to search for a specific topic or get an overview of the themes that will be discussed during the Week. Browse events by theme, topic, type and date.

Social media

World Water Week has a number of social media channels through which you can connect to help stay abreast of events, updates and virtual discussions on the topics you cover. Connect now to uncover stories and find potential interviewees!

Follow @SIWI_water on Twitter and SIWIwater on Facebook to receive updates in advance and during the week. Find videos from past Weeks on our Youtube channel. The official World Water Week hashtag is #WWWeek – use it in your communication!

Media Contacts


Awards Ceremonies

Stockholm Junior Water Prize Award Ceremony

When: Tuesday 28 August 2018, 17:45-21:45

Where: Berns Salonger, Stockholm

Stockholm Junior Water Prize brings together some of the world’s brightest young minds. The royal award ceremony will be held in the precence of HRH Crown Princess Victoria.

The ceremony has 2 openings for press. Opening A is at 17:45 for journalists who want to attend the whole ceremony. (Journalists will be sitting on the balcony overlooking the ceremony and dinner. We will serve coffee and a sandwich). Opening B is at 20:10 for journalists who want to take part only when the award is handed over. (This is the only photo opportunity with the Crown Princess).

You need to let us know on beforehand if you wish to attend as press. If you wish to be accredited, please send your details, a copy of your Press ID, and indicate which opening you are interested in (A or B), to coms@siwi.org.

Stockholm Water Prize Award Ceremony

When: Wednesday 29 August 2018, 16:30-23:45

Where: Stockholm City Hall, Ragnar Östbergs Plan

Stockholm Water Prize is the world’s most prestigious prize in water. H.R.H. Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden will present the prize to Professors Rittmann and van Loosdrecht on behalf of H.M. King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, Patron of Stockholm Water Prize, at the ceremony.

You need to let us know on beforehand if you wish to attend as press. If you wish to be accredited, please send your details and a copy of your Press ID to coms@siwi.org.

Please register on-site between 16:00-16:30.

Events for press

Opening plenary

Monday 27 August | 09.30-11.30 | Room: FH Congress Hall

The opening plenary of 2018 will be an opportunity to put the theme Water, ecosystems and human development into context and view it from different angles. Learn more >>

Closing plenary

Friday 31 August | 09.00-12.00 | Room: NL Auditorium

The closing plenary will summarize and conclude the multi-faceted outcomes of World Water Week 2018. The plenary covers reflections and take-home messages of keynote speakers and Key Collaborating Partners, and the rapporteur team, together with the Scientific Programme Committee, will present their main findings from the Week. Learn more >>

Stockholm Water Prize Laureates Symposium

Wednesday 29 August | 09.00-10.30, 11:00-12:30 | Room: NL Pillar Hall

Each year, the winner of Stockholm Water Prize presents at World Water Week. The Symposium is designed to celebrate the Laureates and their field of expertise.

Building a resilient future through water

Thursday 30 August | 09.00-10.30, 11:00-12:30 | Room: NL Auditorium

For three years, SIWI has organized a two-part high-level session to exchange knowledge, enhance partnership and action and take stock on water-related progress of the 2030 Agenda and the Paris Climate Agreement. This edition of “Building a Resilient Future through Water” will highlight advances in water, science, practice, policy with a view on water resilience as a paradigm for fulfilling our common agenda for sustainable development. Learn more >>

Convenor press releases & Launches

This section will be updated closer to and during the Week.

Photos and videos

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Photos

Photos from World Water Week are available on our Flickr page. Photos can be downloaded and shared with credit to the photographers. High level panels, seminars, workshops, award ceremonies and social events as well as general water pictures are offered free of charge and without restriction, for non-commercial, editorial use.

On our Flickr page you can also find pictures from past Weeks.

How to credit

Photographs may be republished with credit given to the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) and to the photographer.

Videos

The video material on the SIWI Media Hub is offered free of charge and without restriction, for non-commercial, editorial use. Here you can download video material from the Week. Credit the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI).

The video material on our Youtube channel is easily embedded and shared. We recommend using this platform for social media sharing and posting.

SIWI Media Hub and SIWI Youtube channel