Programme & Theme



The 2015 World Water Week featured over 160 events and 8 workshops. During the 90-minute events, the most relevant topics relating to “Water for Development” was be discussed – i.e. Financing, SDGs, Integrity, Gender issues, Climate Change, Energy, Sanitation, Food, Conflict Resolution, and Water Management.

In the Online Programme you can find live streams of selected events, as well as resources for each event such as presentations, background material and conclusions.

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Thematic Scope – Water for Development

2015 is the target year for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Although considerable progress has been made, the targets to achieve improved access to key basic services during the first 15 years of this century will not be fully reached. About one billion people will still lack access to safe water and even more lack access to basic sanitation. About one billion people will still be without electricity and will go to bed hungry – largely the same underprivileged poor.

The challenge remains for the world community in 2015, to formulate, commit to and to urgently pursue a new set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Water is central to these challenges. Our lives and livelihoods, and that of all other living creatures, depend on water. Without it we cannot sustain a productive economy, live healthy lives or produce food, energy and other basic necessities and commodities.

Carried out under the theme of “Water for Development”, the 2015 World Water Week in Stockholm focused on these issues, and the vital role water plays in addressing them.

Continue reading the thematic scope here (page 4-5).

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Key Collaborating Partners


Convening Organisations

Whilst World Water Week is organised by the Stockholm International Water Institute, the programme of the events are planned by the 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.

The organisations convening events or workshops at 2015 World Water Week are:


Plenary Sessions

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Tours & Visits

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Scientific Programme Committees

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Young Professionals Activities

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Archive and Resources

2014: Energy and Water

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

2012: Water and Food Security

2012 Programme
2012 Overarching Conclusions
2012 Abstract Volume
2012 World Water Week report – “Feeding a thirsty world”
At the Confluence – Selection from the 2012 World Water Week in Stockholm

2011: Responding to Global Changes: Water in an Urbanising World

2011 Programme
2011 Overarching Conclusions
2011 Abstract Volume
On the Water Front Vol. 3