Prizes & Awards
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.
2015 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate: Rajendra Singh
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
Bacardi | Borealis & Borouge | DuPont | Europeiska ERV | Fujitsu | HP | Kemira | KPMG Sweden | Ragn-Sells | Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) | SJ (Swedish Railways) | Snecma/Safran | Water Environment Federation (WEF) | Xylem | Ålandsbanken
Mr. Erik Kristensen
Phone: +46 8 1213 60 64
Mobile: +46 72 050 60 64
Highlights from the 2015 Stockholm Water Prize Award Ceremony
2015 Stockholm Junior Water Prize winner: Perry Alagappan
For 19 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 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.
2015 Stockholm Industry Water Award winner: CH2M
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.
2015 Best Poster Award winner: Patrick Thompson
The posters are an important part of the workshops programme and link with the overall theme of the World Water Week.
Each workshop displays 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 authors present the posters during coffee breaks on the workshop days and also during the workshop sessions.
A jury led by a member of the Scientific Programme Committee judges posters on content, research and presentation.
The most informative, innovative and well-designed poster is then awarded with the “Best Poster Award” during the Closing Plenary Session.
Ms. Maarja Undrits Cederlöf
Phone: +46 8 121 360 53
2015 Winning Poster:
Distributed Monitoring of Shallow Aquifer Level using Community Handpumps
Patrick Thomson, University of Oxford
View all the posters from 2015 in the Interactive Poster Gallery
WASH Media Award
Launched in 2002 by SIWI in collaboration with the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC), the WASH Media Awards initiative recognizes and supports the crucial role of the media in raising awareness of the importance of water, sanitation, and hygiene services (WASH).
The WASH Media Awards are carried out every second year and intend to provide recognition to those journalists who make public awareness of water, sanitation and hygiene, and their related development issues a priority. The next edition of the competition will be in 2016.