Award Ceremonies

World Water Week is hosted and organised by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) and takes place in Stockholm. It has been the annual focal point for the globe’s water issues since 1991.

World Water Week features several world-renowned award ceremonies, including the prestigious Stockholm Water Prize Award Ceremony and Royal Banquet. Visit the online programme for the latest information and resources surrounding the ceremonies.

2017 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate: Professor Stephen McCaffrey

First presented in 1991, Stockholm Water Prize is 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. Any water-related activities are eligible.

Stockholm Water Prize Founders

BacardiBorealis |  Europeiska ERV | Kemira | The Poul Due Jensen Foundation | Ragn-Sells | Water Environment Federation (WEF) XylemÅlandsbanken

2017 Stockholm Junior Water Prize ceremony

Stockholm Junior Water Prize has congregated the world’s most imaginative young minds for an outstanding competition in the capital of Sweden, encouraging their continued interest in water and sustainability issues.

Each year, thousands of young people between 15 and 20 years in around 30 countries all around the globe join national competitions in hopes of earning the chance to represent their nation at the international final held during the World Water Week in Stockholm.

In 2017 we are proud to host the 21st annual competition and welcome winners of national competitions from 33 countries: Argentina, Australia, Bangladesh, Belarus, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Cyprus, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Mexico, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Republic of Korea,   Russian Federation, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom and United States.

Stockholm Junior Water Prize Award Ceremony

In 2017 the Award ceremony will take place on the evening of 29 august.

Global Supporter
Xylem Inc.

The Raincoat Foundation
Arlanda Express


Ms. Ania Andersch
Phone: +46 8 121 360 59

2017 Best Poster Award

Posters are an important part of the World Water Week seminar programme and link to the overall theme of the Week.

A selected number of abstracts are displayed in the interactive electronic poster exhibition, where conference visitors can view and learn more about the projects behind the posters. Authors also present their posters during poster sessions and seminar sessions.
A jury, led by a member of the Scientific Programme Committee, judges the posters on content, research, and presentation.

The most informative, innovative and well-designed poster is then presented with the “Best Poster Award” during the Closing Plenary Session of the Week.


Ms. Maarja Cederlöf
Phone: +46 8 121 360 53

2017 Winning Poster:

Evaluating Hazards and Risks of Water Sources in Sultan Kudarat
presented by Mr. Yolwin Jed Perales from the University of the Philippines- Diliman.

View all the posters from 2017 in the Interactive Poster Gallery