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Welcome to World Water Week!
World Water Week is the world’s most important annual water event. Every year more than 3,000 of the globe’s leading water experts, top politicians and business leaders gather in Stockholm for a week to discuss important topics like climate change, health, food security and innovative technology.
Participants and media get a chance to explore the latest research trends, business cases and benchmark studies from around the world. Also not to be missed are the exciting final in Stockholm Junior Water Prize and the royal award ceremony of Stockholm Water Prize, the world’s most prestigious water award.
This year’s World Water Week will take place at Tele2 Arena in Stockholm 25-30 August on the theme Water for Society – Including All, with a special focus on ensuring that marginalized groups get better access to water.
SIWI’s press team will do everything we can to help journalists grasp what is going on and find exciting topics and people, regardless of if you’re present in Stockholm or covering World Water Week from another corner of the world. In this online press room, you can register, sign up to our media list, and find answers to frequently asked questions. If you still don’t find what you’re looking for, please don’t hesitate to reach out to email@example.com.
Sign up! You as a journalist can sign up for our media newsletter to receive updates and press releases direct to your inbox.
You can view and download videos from past years at our Vimeo channel.
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.
When is World Water Week 2019?
Sunday 25 August to Friday 30 August.
Where is World Water Week 2019 held?
This year World Water Week will take place in the super modern multi-arena Tele2 Arena in central Stockholm.
What happens during World Water Week?
All sessions are described in the programme, which is continuously updated, so be prepared that there may be changes. Highlights include the Stockholm Junior Water Prize on Tuesday and the Stockholm Water Prize on Wednesday. The list of high-level speakers can be found here, please note that it may be subject to change.
Who can be accredited as a journalist to World Water Week?
Only professional journalists can receive a media accreditation for the Week, the criteria are found in our Media Accreditation Guidelines.
How can I cover World Water Week without visiting the event?
We publish as much as possible in our online press room and we can also assist with phone or Skype interviews. We encourage you to follow us on social media to get updates on events.
How do I apply for press accreditation/register?
Is there funding support available for journalists or media?
Journalists from low- or lower-middle income countries can apply for the SIWI Journalist Grant to visit World Water Week. Please note that the process closes 23 May 2019.
How many/what media is attending World Water Week?
There are usually about 100 journalists attending World Water Week on-site and many more covering from a distance. Outlets may include AP, AFP, BBC, CNN, Al Jazeera, ARD, SVT, Bloomberg, The Guardian, Thomson Reuters, Xinhua, National Geographic, with strong geographical coverage.
Can I access a list of participants?
Contact information for participants will be available to registered participants through the official World Water Week App.
You can view and download the list of participating and convening organisations from 2018, but personal contact information is not available. Here you will find the list from 2018: https://bit.ly/2M4Ctuz
We will add the list for 2019 when It is available.
How can we become a media partner of World Water Week?
If you are a media organization interesting in partnering with the Week, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss opportunities.
Where can I find photo and video material from the Week?
SIWI Press releases
Water is everybody’s business. And the younger generations are on a mission to take the lead globa...
- 29 August | Press release
Stockholm (28 August 2018) – Professors Bruce Rittmann and Mark van Loosdrecht received the 2018 S...
Photos and videos
Photos from World Water Week 2018 and previous years are available on our Flickr page. Photos from World Water Week 2019 will be available here as soon as we have them.
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.
How to credit
Photographs may be republished with credit given to the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) and to the photographer.
Videos from World Water Week 2018 and previous years are available on Vimeo. Videos from World Water Week 2019 will be available here as soon as we have them.
Vimeo 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.