Programme & Theme
Plenary sessions opened and closed the week with keynote speeches, panel debates and cultural events taking place in between. World Water Week host SIWI initiated a series of workshops, with programmes developed through an open abstract submission process. Seminars (3 hour sessions) and side events (1 hour sessions) were held by different convening organisations, each with their own programme content and format.
Participants were also invited to attend in-depth discussions on a range of regional and thematic areas. Award ceremonies, social events and field visits took place throughout the week and were an important part of World Water Week. Browse the full 2014 online programme.
Thematic Scope – Energy and Water
Over the next 30 years, food and energy demands are expected to increase dramatically. We will however, depend on the same finite and vulnerable water resources for sustaining life, economic growth and our environment as we do today.
When addressing the “energy and water” theme during 2014 World Water Week in Stockholm we took an overall “systems view” of how we develop and manage energy and water for the good of society and ecosystems – at local, national, regional and global levels - and avoid unintended consequences of narrow sectoral approaches.
The “water, energy and food security nexus”, underpinning the green growth approach, was central to the agenda.
The energy and water theme was addressed from two overall perspectives: the societal opportunities and challenges, and the cross-cutting issues.
Read the full 2014 Thematic Scope here.
Whilst World Water Week is organised by the Stockholm International Water Institute, the programme of seminars and side events are planned by the convening and co-convening organisations of the conference.
In order to build partnerships and bring a diversity of perspectives to the World Water Week, SIWI promotes cooperation and encourages organisations to co-convene at the conference.
Tours & Visits
World Water Week is an opportunity to experience some practical examples of the science and policies discussed during the conference. For the 2014 Week, the following visits were organised:
- Water, Energy and Urban Development: The Potential for Integrated Approaches – The Real Case of Hammarby Sjöstad
This event presented a case study of an integrated approach in water, energy and urban development.
- The Wetland Alhagen in Nynäshamn
The wetland is part of the municipal wastewater treatment plant and a recreation site for about 20,000 residents. Learn more about how this low cost, natural treatment system contributes to beautiful surroundings, biodiversity and excellent water quality to the Baltic Sea.
- Closing the Loop – Creating Energy from Waste
Visit Henriksdal wastewater treatment plant, one of the largest underground treatment plants in Europe. Witness the clear link between water and energy as wastewater from the greater Stockholm area is turned into refined biogas.
Archive and Resources
2014: Water Cooperation – Building Partnerships
2014 Overarching Conclusions
2014 World Water Week report – “Energy and Water – The Vital Link for a Sustainable Future”
2014 World Water Week Programme (printed)
2014 World Water Week Programme (online)
2013: Water Cooperation – Building Partnerships
2013 Overarching Conclusions
2013 World Water Week report – “Cooperation for a Water Wise World”
2013 World Water Week Programme (printed)
2013 World Water Week Programme (online)
At the Confluence – Selection from the 2013 World Water Week in Stockholm