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.

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

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


Ms. Katarina Andrzejewska
Phone: +46 8 121 360 52
Mobile: +46 72 05 06 052

Highlights from the 2015 Stockholm Water Prize Award Ceremony

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

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.

Global Supporter
Xylem Inc.


Arlanda Express


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

Highlights from the 2015 Stockholm Junior Water Prize ceremony

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.

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

Highlights from the 2015 Stockholm Industry Water Award ceremony

Best Poster Award

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

Each seminar 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 the poster sessions and also during the seminar 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 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.


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