Prizes & Awards


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 awards section of the online programme for the latest information and resources surrounding the ceremonies.


Stockholm Water Prize

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 & BorougeDuPontERVFujitsuGrundfosHPKemiraKPMG SwedenRagn-SellsScandicScandinavian Airlines (SAS)SJ (Swedish Railways)Snecma/SafranWater Environment Federation (WEF)XylemÅlandsbanken


Ms. Katarina Andrzejewska
Phone: +46 8 121 360 52

Related event
Stockholm Water Prize Seminar: The Power of Water


Stockholm Junior Water Prize

For 17 years, Stockholm Junior Water Prize has brought together the world’s most imaginative young minds for a competition, encouraging their continued interest in water and sustainability issues.

Thousands of participants in over 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. Good luck to all finalists!

Xylem | Rang-Sells

SAS & Coca-Cola Environmental Foundation

Trosa TryckeriPeople Travel Group


Ms. Cajsa Larsson
Phone: +46 8 121 360 60


Stockholm Industry Water Award

Stockholm Industry Water Award honours outstanding and transformative water achievements by companies that contribute to sustainable water management.

The award seeks to stimulate and inspire advances towards a water wise world and lay the ground for increased business sustainability.

The achievements can include improved water use in production processes, pioneering transformative products and services, better management of human and financial water risks as well as implementation of innovative practice.

Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA) | World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

International Water Association (IWA) | World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)


Mr. Jens Berggren
Phone: +46 8 121 360 51


Related Event
Founders Business Seminar: Sanitation – A Liquid Asset Stream?


WASH Media Award

Launched in 2002 by SIWI in collaboration with the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC), the WASH Media Awards initiative recognises and supports the crucial role of the media in raising awareness of the importance of water, sanitation, and hygiene services (WASH).

The initiative is open to journalists who write or broadcast original investigative reports on WASH issues. The WASH Media Awards intend to provide recognition to those journalists who make public awareness of water, sanitation and hygiene, and their related development issues a priority.


Ms. Sanna Gustafsson
Phone: +46 8 121 360 36


Best Poster Award

Posters presented during the World Water Week have always been an important component of the overall programme.

Posters follow the same themes as the individual workshops, and will be displayed all week at the World Water Week venue. Two time slots have been set aside when the authors will be available at their posters in order to provide short introductions and comments. The chairs of the different workshops will also provide an overview of the posters in their respective workshop sessions. The Best Poster Award will be presented during the Closing Plenary Session.


Ms. Ingrid Stangberg
Phone: +46 8 121 360 55