Welcome to the Online Press Room!

global technology - Blue glass Globe  (america map)   and Computer Keyboard

2015 World Water Week theme: Water for Development

The role of water for development, this year’s World Water Week theme, cannot be overestimated. Water is the foundation for all aspects of human and societal progress. While we need to ensure access to safe water for those 1.8 billion people who do not have it today, we must also manage the global rise in demand for water from growing economies by increasing water productivity, and find incentives for using it more effectively. Water security is both a condition for, and a result of, sustainable 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.

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 digitally! All livestreams and webcasts of events are available on our MediaHub. Our Comms team is happy to facilitate Skype, TV and Radio interviews with key experts at the Week. All press releases and news coming out of the week will be published on this page.

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 to receive updates in advance and during the week. The official World Water Week hashtag is #WWWeek – use it in your communication!

#WWWeek on Twitter

Media Contacts



Press Briefings

Explore the latest news, releases and interesting speakers at the World Water Week! Stream the Press Briefing from the week directly below.


Decarbonising the water sector

GIZ

Scaling up safe water for the people of the BoP

Antenna Technologies

(Re)thinking Water Governance

Water for Food Institute at University of Nebraska, SIWI and Water Integrity Network

Progress update on water, sanitation and hygiene commitments made at the 2014 High Level Meeting

Sanitation & Water for All

Water, Development and Climate Change: A New Agenda

World Bank, SIWI and World Water Council

Global Market Study on Drip Irrigation for Smallholder Farmers

International Development Enterprises

Gender and Water Policies in Africa

Water Research Commission

A Talk with the Winner of Stockholm Industry Water Award

CH2M

Insights into local development opportunities of West African dams

IIED

Project on Emerging Pollutants in Wastewater Reuse in Developing Countries

UNESCO and Sida


Other events for press

It’s a Dry, Dry, Dry, Dry World – Circle of Blue Live Town Hall series on the California drought

Join SIWI, Circle of Blue and colleagues around the world for a special interactive town hall – live from the World Water Week in Stockholm. What can the world learn from California as water challenges become the planet’s greatest risk? Bring your voice and be ready to participate in this timely and dynamic conversation.

When: Tuesday 25 August, 16:00-18:00
Where: Press Room/Call in remotely using this link

Water Walk with Rajendra Singh – this year’s Stockholm Water Prize Laureate

Join Rajendra Singh and hundreds of delegates for the first of a series of World Water Peace Walks to take place globally over the next five years, spanning all five continents. The Water Walks are a unique opportunity to understand global complexity around water issues which impact all of us. The perfect activity to cover as a journalist at World Water Week!

When: Monday 24 August, 18.30
Where: Norra Latin Schoolyard to City Hall of Stockholm

Unfolding the contribution of investigative journalism to water integrity

In this event, HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation, Thomson Reuters Foundation and Water Integrity Network aim to bring together water journalists to triangulate evidence of collaboration with Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to promote water integrity, drawing mainly from cases in Asia, Africa and South America. Read more about the event.

When: Monday, 24 August, 14:00-15:30
Where: FH Little Theatre

Climate Change Panel with the Guardian

This event with the Guardian’s Global Development Professionals Network (GDPN), SIWI, and FEMSA Foundation focuses what governments, businesses, and NGOs can do to get water issues on the climate agenda. Considering the water-related impacts of climate change; why are water issues not at the top of the global climate agenda? Read more about the event.

When: Thursday 27 August, 12.45-13.45
Where: Folkets Hus Congress Hall B

Award Ceremonies

Stockholm Junior Water Prize Award Ceremony

When: 25 August, 2015
Where: Grand Hôtel, 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 accredit to the ceremony on beforehand. In you wish to be accredited, please send your details, a copy of your Press ID, and indicate which opening you are interested in, to sanna.gustafsson@siwi.org.




Stockholm Water Prize Award Ceremony

When: 16:30-16:50, 26 August, 2015
Where: Stockholm City Hall, Ragnar Östbergs Plan

Stockholm Water Prize is the world’s most prestigious prize in water. H.M. King Carl XVI Gustaf is the patron of the prize and will personally present it during the ceremony.

You need to accredit to the ceremony on beforehand. In you wish to be accredited, please send your details and a copy of your Press ID to sanna.gustafsson@siwi.org.



Expert list

Below you’ll find experts attending World Water Week that are open for interviews, organized by the key topic they can talk about. The contact details to their spokespeople are found under each experts.

If you are looking for a press contact for a specific event, contact the SIWI Comms team and we’ll connect you with the right person.

Drinking water and sanitation

Ms. Marianne Kjellén
Director, Water Governance, SIWI
Contact person: sanna.gustafsson@siwi.org

Ms. Sophie Trémolet
Trémolet Consulting
Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish
sophie@tremolet.com

Mr. Greg Allgood
Vice President Water, World Vision
Languages spoken: English
gallgood@worldvision.org

Ms. Allison Tummon Kamphuis
Manager Children’s Safe Drinking Wate, Procter & Gamble
Languages spoken: English
tummon.ad@pg.com

Mr. Stephen Sobhani
Vice President Partnerships, Sesame Street
Languages spoken: English
stephen.sobhani@sesame.org

Mr. Dhesigen Naidoo
CEO, Water Research Commission
Languages spoken: English
dhesn@wrc.org.za

Mr. Jay Bhagwan
Executive Manager, Water Research Commission
Languages spoken: English
jayb@wrc.org.za

Mr. Christian R. Holmes
Global Water Coordinator, U.S. Agency for International Development
Languages spoken: English
osubasinghe@usaid.gov

Ms. Catarina de Albuquerque
Executive Chair, SWA
Languages spoken: English, Portugese, Spanish, French
catarina.dealbuquerque@sanitationandwaterforall.org

Mr. Greg McIntyre
Water Business Group President,  CH2M
Languages spoken: English
lori.irvine@ch2m.com

Mr. Brock McEwen
Technology Director, CH2M
Languages spoken: English
lori.irvine@ch2m.com

Mr. Larry Schimmoller
Reuse Technologist, CH2M
Languages spoken: English
lori.irvine@ch2m.com

Dr. Lijin Zhong
Senior Associate, China Water Lead,  World Resources Institute
Languages spoken: English, Chinese
lzhong@wri.org

Ms. Barbara Frost
CEO, WaterAid UK
Languages spoken: English
HannahWilkinson@wateraid.org

Ms. Cecilia Chatterjee-Martinsen
CEO WaterAid, Sweden
Languages spoken: English, Swedish
Magdalena.Olsson@wateraid.se

Mr. Yale Vellerman
Senior Policy Analyst – Health & Hygiene, WaterAid
Languages spoken: English

Ms. Hannah Grieg
Private Sector Advisor, WaterAid
Languages spoken: English
HannahGreig@wateraid.org

Mr. Erik Harvey
Head of Programme Support Unit, WaterAid
Languages spoken: English
ErikHarvey@wateraid.org

Mr. Andres Hueso
Senior Policy Analyst – Sanitation, WaterAid
Languages spoken: English
andreshueso@wateraid.org

Ms. Clare Battle
Policy Analyst – Aid Effectiveness & Sector Strengthening, Policy, WaterAid
Languages spoken: English
ClareBattle@wateraid.org

Mr. Hun Kim
Director General
South Asia Department, ADB
Languages spoken: English
oinciong@adb.org

Mr. Akmal Siddiq
Director, Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Division
Central and West Department , ADB
Languages spoken: English
oinciong@adb.org

Ms. Yasmin Siddiq
Principal Water Resources Specialist
Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department, ADB
Languages spoken: English
oinciong@adb.org

Mr. Junaid Ahmad
Senior Director for Water, World Bank
Languages spoken: English, Bengali, French, Urdu
 jahmad@worldbank.org

Mr. Urs Heierli
Antenna Technologies
Languages spoken: English, French, German
uheierli@antenna.ch

Mr. Ton Schouten
IRC Wash
Languages spoken: English, Dutch, French, German
schouten@ircwash.org

Ms. Analia Mendez
Global Director Expertise & Authority,  Unilever
Languages spoken English, Spanish, Italian
julia.lloyd@unilever.com

Dr. Arne Panesar 
Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Languages spoken: German, English
arne.panesar@giz.de

Energy

Mr. Jay Bhagwan
Executive Manager, Water Research Commission
Languages spoken: English
jayb@wrc.org.za

Dr. Lijin Zhong
Senior Associate, China Water Lead,  World Resources Institute
Languages spoken: English, Chinese
lzhong@wri.org

Ms. Lauren Sorkin
Platform Directo, 100 Resilient Cities
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
media@100rc.org

Mr. Michael Berkowitz
President,  100 Resilient Cities
Languages spoken: English
media@100rc.org

Mr. Junaid Ahmad
Senior Director for Water, World Bank
Languages spoken: English, Bengali, French, Urdu
 jahmad@worldbank.org

Mr. Richard Colback
Senior Operations Officer, International Finance Corporation
Languages spoken: English
mhassan4@ifc.org
rcolback@ifc.org

Mr. Ibrahima Hathie
IPAR Senegal
Languages spoken: French, English
ihathie@yahoo.com

 

Food

Professor Jan Lundqvist
Senior Scientific Advisor, SIWI
Contact person: britt-louise.andersson@siwi.org

Professor Anders Malmer
Head of SLU Global
, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Languages spoken: English, Swedish
anders.malmer@slu.se

Mr. Christian R. Holmes
Global Water Coordinator, U.S. Agency for International Development
Languages spoken: English
osubasinghe@usaid.gov

Mr. Eduardo Mendias
Toro Micro-Irrigation
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
Eduardo.Mendias@toro.com

Dr. Dilip N. Kulkarni
Jain Irrigation
Languages spoken: English
dr.kulkarni.dilip@jains.com

Mr. Junaid Ahmad
Senior Director for Water, World Bank
Languages spoken: English, Bengali, French, Urdu
 jahmad@worldbank.org

Mr. Richard Colback
Senior Operations Officer, International Finance Corporation
Languages spoken: English
mhassan4@ifc.org
rcolback@ifc.org

Mr. Ibrahima Hathie
IPAR Senegal
Languages spoken: French, English
ihathie@yahoo.com

Mr. Tim Williams
Regional Director for Africa, IWMI
Languages spoken: English, French
t.o.williams@cgiar.org

Mr. Chris Dickens
Head of Office, Southern Africa, IWMI
Languages spoken: English
c.dickens@cgiar.org

 

Climate change

Ms. Karin Lexén
Director, World Water Week, International Processes and Prizes, SIWI
Contact person: sanna.gustafsson@siwi.org

Professor Anders Malmer
Head of SLU Global
, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Languages spoken: English, Swedish
anders.malmer@slu.se

Mr Thorsten Celander
International Coordinator, Swedish Forestry Agency
Languages spoken: English, Swedish
thorsten.celander@skogstyrelsen.se

Mr Olof Johansson
Sveaskog
Languages spoken: English, Swedish
olof.johansson@sveaskog.se

Mr. Christian R. Holmes
Global Water Coordinator, U.S. Agency for International Development
Languages spoken: English
osubasinghe@usaid.gov

Dr. Lijin Zhong
Senior Associate, China Water Lead,  World Resources Institute
Languages spoken: English, Chinese
lzhong@wri.org

Ms. Lauren Sorkin
Platform Directo, 100 Resilient Cities
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
media@100rc.org

Ms. Cristiana Fragola
Regional Director for Europe and the Middle East, 100 Resilient Cities
Languages spoken: English, Italian, French, and Spanish
media@100rc.org

Mr. Michael Berkowitz
President,  100 Resilient Cities
Languages spoken: English
media@100rc.org

Mr. Junaid Ahmad
Senior Director for Water, World Bank
Languages spoken: English, Bengali, French, Urdu
 jahmad@worldbank.org

Mr. Richard Colback
Senior Operations Officer, International Finance Corporation
Languages spoken: English
mhassan4@ifc.org
rcolback@ifc.org

Mr. Chris Dickens
Head of Office, Southern Africa, IWMI
Languages spoken: English
c.dickens@cgiar.org

Mr. Anders Malmer
Head of SLU Globa, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Languages spoken: English, Swedish
anders.malmer@slu.se


Rainwater harvesting

Professor Anders Malmer
Head of SLU Global
, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Languages spoken: English, Swedish
anders.malmer@slu.se

Mr. Dhesigen Naidoo
CEO, Water Research Commission
Languages spoken: English
dhesn@wrc.org.za

Mr. Junaid Ahmad
Senior Director for Water, World Bank
Languages spoken: English, Bengali, French, Urdu
 jahmad@worldbank.org

Water security

Mr. Junaid Ahmad
Senior Director for Water, World Bank
Languages spoken: English, Bengali, French, Urdu
 jahmad@worldbank.org

Ms Ruth Mathews
Executive Director, Water Footprint Network
Languages spoken: English
ruth.mathews@waterfootprint.org

Mr. Dhesigen Naidoo
CEO, Water Research Commission
Languages spoken: English
dhesn@wrc.org.za

Ms. Eiman Karar
Executive Manager, Water Research Commission
Languages spoken: English and Arabic
eimank@wrc.org.za

Mr. Christian R. Holmes
Global Water Coordinator, U.S. Agency for International Development
Languages spoken: English
osubasinghe@usaid.gov

Mr. Eduardo Mendias
Toro Micro-Irrigation
English, Spanish
Eduardo.Mendias@toro.com

Dr. Dilip N. Kulkarni
Jain Irrigation
Languages spoken: English
dr.kulkarni.dilip@jains.com

Dr. Lijin Zhong
Senior Associate, China Water Lead,  World Resources Institute
Languages spoken: English, Chinese
lzhong@wri.org

Mr. Tim Williams
Regional Director for Africa, IWMI
Languages spoken: English, French
t.o.williams@cgiar.org

Mr. Chris Dickens
Head of Office, Southern Africa, IWMI
Languages spoken: English
c.dickens@cgiar.org

Professor Anders Malmer
Head of SLU Global
, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Languages spoken: English, Swedish
anders.malmer@slu.se

Mr Thorsten Celander
International Coordinator, Swedish Forestry Agency
Languages spoken: English, Swedish
thorsten.celander@skogstyrelsen.se

Mr Olof Johansson
Sveaskog
Languages spoken: English, Swedish
olof.johansson@sveaskog.se

 

Gender

Dr. Marianne Kjellén
Director, Water Governance, SIWIContact person: sanna.gustafsson@siwi.org

Mr Thorsten Celander
International Coordinator, Swedish Forestry Agency
Languages spoken: English, Swedish
thorsten.celander@skogstyrelsen.se

Mr. Dhesigen Naidoo
CEO, Water Research Commission
Languages spoken: English
dhesn@wrc.org.za

Ms. Eiman Karar
Executive Manager, WRC
Languages spoken: English and Arabic
eimank@wrc.org.za

Mr. Christian R. Holmes
Global Water Coordinator, U.S. Agency for International Development
Languages spoken: English
osubasinghe@usaid.gov

Ms. Catarina de Albuquerque
Executive Chair, SWA
Languages spoken: English, Portugese, Spanish, French
catarina.dealbuquerque@sanitationandwaterforall.org

Mr. Junaid Ahmad
Senior Director for Water, World Bank
Languages spoken: English, Bengali, French, Urdu
 jahmad@worldbank.org

Ms. Hanneke Willenberg
Unilever
Languages spoken: English, Dutch
julia.lloyd@unilever.com

Ms. Analia Mendez
Global Director Expertise & Authority,  Unilever
Languages spoken English, Spanish, Italian
julia.lloyd@unilever.com

Transboundary waters

Ms. Eiman Karar
Executive Manager, WRC
Languages spoken: English and Arabic
eimank@wrc.org.za

Ms. Lauren Sorkin
Platform Directo, 100 Resilient Cities
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
media@100rc.org

Mr. Junaid Ahmad
Senior Director for Water, World Bank
Languages spoken: English, Bengali, French, Urdu
 jahmad@worldbank.org

Mr. Jérôme Koundouno
IUCN
Languages spoken: French, English
jerome.koundouno@iucn.org

Hydro diplomacy

Ms. Therese Sjömander-Magnusson
Director, Transboundary Waters, SIWI
Contact person: rowena.barber@siwi.org

Ms. Marian Neal (Patrick)
Manager, Transboundary Waters, SIWI
Contact person: rowena.barber@siwi.org

Mr. Junaid Ahmad
Senior Director for Water, World Bank
Languages spoken: English, Bengali, French, Urdu
 jahmad@worldbank.org

Mr. Jamie Skinner
IIED
Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish
jamie.skinner@iied.org

Mr. Jérôme Koundouno
IUCN
Languages spoken: French, English
jerome.koundouno@iucn.org

Water pricing

Mr. Dhesigen Naidoo
CEO, Water Research Commission
Languages spoken: English
dhesn@wrc.org.za 

Mr. Christian R. Holmes
Global Water Coordinator, U.S. Agency for International Development
Languages spoken: English
osubasinghe@usaid.gov

Ms. Catarina de Albuquerque
Executive Chair, SWA
Languages spoken: English, Portugese, Spanish, French
catarina.dealbuquerque@sanitationandwaterforall.org

Mr. Jens Berggren
Director, Stockholm Water Prize and Stockholm Industry Water Award, SIWI
Contact person: britt-louise.andersson@siwi.org

Dr. Lijin Zhong
Senior Associate, China Water Lead,  World Resources Institute
Languages spoken: English, Chinese
lzhong@wri.org

Mr. Junaid Ahmad
Senior Director for Water, World Bank
Languages spoken: English, Bengali, French, Urdu
 jahmad@worldbank.org

Mr. Urs Heierli
Antenna Technologies
Languages spoken: English, French, German
uheierli@antenna.ch

Mr. Ton Schouten
IRC Wash
Languages spoken: English, Dutch, French, German
schouten@ircwash.org

Urbanization

Mr. Jay Bhagwan
Executive Manager, Water Research Commission
Languages spoken: English
jayb@wrc.org.za

Dr. Lijin Zhong
Senior Associate, China Water Lead,  World Resources Institute
Languages spoken: English, Chinese
lzhong@wri.org

Ms. Lauren Sorkin
Platform Directo, 100 Resilient Cities
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
media@100rc.org

Ms. Cristiana Fragola
Regional Director for Europe and the Middle East, 100 Resilient Cities
Languages spoken: English, Italian, French, and Spanish
media@100rc.org

Mr. Michael Berkowitz
President,  100 Resilient Cities
Languages spoken: English
media@100rc.org

Mr. Junaid Ahmad
Senior Director for Water, World Bank
Languages spoken: English, Bengali, French, Urdu
 jahmad@worldbank.org

Dr. Arne Panesar 
Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Languages spoken: German, English
arne.panesar@giz.de

Private sector cooperation

Mr. Torgny Holmgren
Executive Director, SIWI
Contact person: britt-louise.andersson@siwi.org

Mr. Olof Johansson
Sveaskog
Languages spoken: English, Swedish
olof.johansson@sveaskog.se

Ms. Sophie Trémolet
Trémolet Consulting
Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish
sophie@tremolet.com

Mr. Greg Allgood
Vice President Water, World Vision
Languages spoken: English
gallgood@worldvision.org

Ms. Allison Tummon Kamphuis
Manager Children’s Safe Drinking Wate, Procter & Gamble
Languages spoken: English
tummon.ad@pg.com

Mr. Stephen Sobhani
Vice President Partnerships, Sesame Street
Languages spoken: English
stephen.sobhani@sesame.org

Mr. Dhesigen Naidoo
CEO, Water Research Commission
Languages spoken: English
dhesn@wrc.org.za

Mr. Jay Bhagwan
Executive Manager, Water Research Commission
Languages spoken: English
jayb@wrc.org.za

Mr. Christian R. Holmes
Global Water Coordinator, U.S. Agency for International Development
Languages spoken: English
osubasinghe@usaid.gov

Mr. Eduardo Mendias
Toro Micro-Irrigation
English, Spanish
Eduardo.Mendias@toro.com

Dr. Dilip N. Kulkarni
Jain Irrigation
Languages spoken: English
dr.kulkarni.dilip@jains.com

Dr. Lijin Zhong
Senior Associate, China Water Lead,  World Resources Institute
Languages spoken: English, Chinese
lzhong@wri.org

Ms. Lauren Sorkin
Platform Directo, 100 Resilient Cities
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
media@100rc.org

Ms. Cristiana Fragola
Regional Director for Europe and the Middle East, 100 Resilient Cities
Languages spoken: English, Italian, French, and Spanish
media@100rc.org

Mr. Michael Berkowitz
President,  100 Resilient Cities
Languages spoken: English
media@100rc.org

Mr. Junaid Ahmad
Senior Director for Water, World Bank
Languages spoken: English, Bengali, French, Urdu
 jahmad@worldbank.org

Mr. Urs Heierli
Antenna Technologies
Languages spoken: English, French, German
uheierli@antenna.ch

Mr. Richard Colback
Senior Operations Officer, International Finance Corporation
Languages spoken: English
mhassan4@ifc.org
rcolback@ifc.org

Mr. Jamie Skinner
IIED
Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish
jamie.skinner@iied.org

Mr. Tim Williams
Regional Director for Africa, IWMI
Languages spoken: English, French
t.o.williams@cgiar.org

Ms. Hanneke Willenberg
Unilever
Languages spoken: English, Dutch
julia.lloyd@unilever.com

Ms. Analia Mendez
Global Director Expertise & Authority,  Unilever
Languages spoken English, Spanish, Italian
julia.lloyd@unilever.com

Post 2015 processes

Ms. Karin Lexén
Director, World Water Week, International Processes and Prizes, SIWI
Contact person: sanna.gustafsson@siwi.org

Professor Anders Malmer
Head of SLU Global
, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Languages spoken: English, Swedish
anders.malmer@slu.se

Mr Thorsten Celander
International Coordinator, Swedish Forestry Agency
Languages spoken: English, Swedish
thorsten.celander@skogstyrelsen.se

Ms. Sophie Trémolet
Trémolet Consulting
Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish
sophie@tremolet.com

Mr. Christian R. Holmes
Global Water Coordinator, U.S. Agency for International Development
Languages spoken: English
osubasinghe@usaid.gov

Ms. Catarina de Albuquerque
Executive Chair, SWA
Languages spoken: English, Portugese, Spanish, French
catarina.dealbuquerque@sanitationandwaterforall.org

Ms. Amanda Marlin
Secretariat Coordinato, SWA
Languages spoken: English, French
amanda.marlin@sanitationandwaterforall.org

Ms. Cristiana Fragola
Regional Director for Europe and the Middle East, 100 Resilient Cities
Languages spoken: English, Italian, French, and Spanish
media@100rc.org

Mr. Michael Berkowitz
President,  100 Resilient Cities
Languages spoken: English
media@100rc.org

Mr. Junaid Ahmad
Senior Director for Water, World Bank
Languages spoken: English, Bengali, French, Urdu
 jahmad@worldbank.org

Corruption

Mr. Jay Bhagwan
Executive Manager, Water Research Commission
Languages spoken: English
jayb@wrc.org.za

Mr. Junaid Ahmad
Senior Director for Water, World Bank
Languages spoken: English, Bengali, French, Urdu
 jahmad@worldbank.org

Mr. Teun Bastemeijer
Senior Advisor, Water Integrity Network
Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish, Dutch
tbastemeijer@win-s.org

Mr. Frank Van der Valk
Executive Director,  Water Integrity Network
Languages spoken: English, Dutch, French
fvandervalk@win-s.org

 

Development cooperation

Professor Anders Malmer
Head of SLU Global
, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Languages spoken: English, Swedish
anders.malmer@slu.se

Mr Thorsten Celander
International Coordinator, Swedish Forestry Agency
Languages spoken: English, Swedish
thorsten.celander@skogstyrelsen.se

Mr Olof Johansson
Sveaskog
Languages spoken: English, Swedish
olof.johansson@sveaskog.se

Ms. Sophie Trémolet
Trémolet Consulting
Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish
sophie@tremolet.com

Mr. Dhesigen Naidoo
CEO, Water Research Commission
Languages spoken: English
dhesn@wrc.org.za

Ms. Eiman Karar
Executive Manager, WRC
Languages spoken: English and Arabic
eimank@wrc.org.za

Mr. Jay Bhagwan
Executive Manager, Water Research Commission
Languages spoken: English
jayb@wrc.org.za

Mr. Christian R. Holmes
Global Water Coordinator, U.S. Agency for International Development
Languages spoken: English
osubasinghe@usaid.gov

Ms. Catarina de Albuquerque
Executive Chair, SWA
Languages spoken: English, Portugese, Spanish, French
catarina.dealbuquerque@sanitationandwaterforall.org

Dr. Lijin Zhong
Senior Associate, China Water Lead,  World Resources Institute
Languages spoken: English, Chinese
lzhong@wri.org

Mr. Junaid Ahmad
Senior Director for Water, World Bank
Languages spoken: English, Bengali, French, Urdu
 jahmad@worldbank.org

Mr. Ton Schouten
IRC Wash
Languages spoken: English, Dutch, French, German
schouten@ircwash.org

Mr. Jamie Skinner
IIED
Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish
jamie.skinner@iied.org

Mr. Ibrahima Hathie
IPAR Senegal
Languages spoken: French, English
ihathie@yahoo.com

Mr. Jérôme Koundouno
IUCN
Languages spoken: French, English
jerome.koundouno@iucn.org

Dr. Arne Panesar 
Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Languages spoken: German, English
arne.panesar@giz.de

Convenor Press Releases


Sunday August 23
Monday August 24
Tuesday August 25

Launches

Institute for Social and Environmental Transition-International

Beyond Resilience: Case Studies

International Development Enterprises

Global Market Study on Drip Irrigation for Smallholder Farmers

Sanitation and Water for All

Mid-term Review of progress against 2014 High Level Meeting commitments

SIWI/Swedish Water House

Water, Forests, People – building resilient landscapes

SIWI

Transboundary Water Management and the Climate Change Debate (the launch will take place in the SIWI Booth in the Exhibition Area on Monday 24 August 17.30-18.30.)




Sustainable Sanitation Alliance

SFD Web Portal: Improving understanding of urban sanitation

Swiss Water Partnership

“Swimming Across Borders”  (report will be launched in the Swiss Water Partnership booth in the Exhibition)

Water Research Commission

“Gender and Water Policies in Africa” (launch of booklet will take place in the Global Water Partnership booth in the Exhibition)

WWF

“Water Risk Report for Swedish Industries” 

Press Releases

News

Online press room graphics-1.8 billion
Online press room graphics-water crisis
Online press room graphics-2.5 billion
Online press room graphics-55 per cent

Photos

Online-Press-Room-Photo-3
Online-Press-Room-Photo-1
A close-up of a stilt fisherman in action, Sri Lanka.
[url=/file_search.php?action=file&lightboxID=9858744][img=http://bem.republika.pl/istock/rajasthan_380.jpg][/img][/url]
[url=/file_search.php?action=file&lightboxID=9870440][img=http://bem.republika.pl/istock/pushkar_fair_380.jpg][/img][/url]
[url=/file_search.php?action=file&lightboxID=9112292][img=http://bem.republika.pl/istock/incredible_india_380.jpg][/img][/url]
[url=/file_search.php?action=file&lightboxID=9112300][img=http://bem.republika.pl/istock/people_india_380.jpg][/img][/url]
[url=/file_search.php?action=file&lightboxID=9112325][img=http://bem.republika.pl/istock/kerala_380.jpg][/img][/url]
[url=/file_search.php?action=file&lightboxID=5699034][img=http://bem.republika.pl/istock/nepal_380.jpg][/img][/url]
[url=/file_search.php?action=file&lightboxID=9090200][img=http://bem.republika.pl/istock/people_nepal_380.jpg][/img][/url]
[url=/file_search.php?action=file&lightboxID=7554738][img=http://bem.republika.pl/istock/trekking_380.jpg][/img][/url]
Online-Press-Room-Photo-4

Photos from the 2015 World Water Week will be available on the SIWI Media Hub. 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 by journalists and bloggers. You can also find high-res photos on climate change, water in urban environments, agriculture, sanitation and other water related issues.

Please note, SIWI Media Hub currently contains photos from World Water Week 2013 and 2014. For photos from previous years, please visit the World Water Week Flickr page. Please follow the credit information provided on each items.

How to credit

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

Contact

For print-quality original files, please contact: Ms. Elin Ingblom

Video

SIWI Media Hub: Watch, download and embed water related videos

The video material on the SIWI Media Hub is offered free of charge and without restriction, for non-commercial, editorial use by journalists and bloggers. Please credit the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI).

  • High quality video for TV broadcasters and web-based media journalists, SIWI Media Hub hosts broadcast quality video material online.
  • Interviews and edited features from experts on current issues and the conference
  • B-roll footage on different topics and from different regions of the world

Click here for more video material from World Water Week 2014.

Stockholm Water Prize celebrates its Silver Jubilee


One Water – for Sustainable Development

World Water Week 2015 – Water for Development


World Water Week Silver Jubilee Film