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 & BorougeDuPont | Europeiska ERVFujitsuHPKemiraKPMG SwedenRagn-SellsScandinavian Airlines (SAS)SJ (Swedish Railways)Snecma/Safran Water Environment Federation (WEF) XylemÅlandsbanken


Mr. Erik Kristensen
Phone: +46 8 1213 60 64
Mobile: +46 72 050 60 64

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Stockholm Water Prize Seminar: Rainwater – Sky’s the limit!

Stockholm Junior Water Prize

For 18 years, 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 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 in Stockholm.

The national and international competitions are open to young people between the ages of 15 and 20 who have conducted water-related projects of proven environmental, scientific, social or technological significance. The projects range from local or regional to national or global topics.

Global Supporter
Xylem Inc.


Arlanda Express


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

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)

Best Poster Award

The posters are an important part of the workshops programme and link with the overall theme of the World Water Week.

Each workshop will display a selected number of abstracts in the interactive electronic poster exhibition, where conference visitors can view and learn more about the projects behind the posters. The posters will be presented by the authors during coffee breaks on the workshop days and also during the workshop sessions.

Posters will be judged on content, research and presentation by a jury led by a member of the Scientific Programme Committe.

The most informative, innovative and well-designed poster will then be awarded with the “Best Poster Award” during the Closing Plenary Session.


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

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