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We are building a water wise world. Join us on this mission.

Looking towards the exciting new venue in 2019 and building on SIWI’s mission to leverage knowledge and our convening power to strengthen water governance for a just, prosperous and sustainable future, we are embarking on a multi-year process to evolve World Water Week into the world’s most influential movement transforming global water challenges.

We invite you to join us on this mission.

SIWI continues to focus on values of inclusiveness, quality, integrity and passion, and cross-cutting issues – gender equality, youth empowerment and the human rights-based approach. We believe our partners will play an important role in transformative action in these important areas.

SIWI believes multi-dimensional, value-driven partnerships that leverage combinations of finance, expertise, implementation capacity and outreach power have the greatest impact. We also know that the Week’s value and impact is not limited to the six days at the end of August each year.

The same applies to our World Water Week and Prizes partnerships. Like our future vision for the Week and the Stockholm Water and Junior Water Prizes, we aspire to together with support from our partners, realize our vision for a water wise world.

By supporting World Water Week you have the opportunity to:

  • Support initiatives aligned with your organization’s goals
  • Strengthen your network
  • Advance knowledge and new thinking
  • Strengthen your brand within the water and development community
  • Showcase collaboration
  • Promote your approach, project or initiative
  • Connect with digital audiences
  • Communicate your value
  • Support and reward innovation
  • Support forgotten stakeholders

Read our Sponsor Policy

Media partnerships

SIWI welcomes enquiries from media organizations interested in becoming a World Water Week media partner.

Community partnerships

Do you manage a large network or community? Are you interested in advancing knowledge and cooperation around water issues? Contact us to find out more about becoming a community partner.


Digital promotion and outreach opportunities are also available in the form of sponsorship.

For more information, please contact Rowena Barber, Senior Manager, Partnerships, SIWI.


“In many respects, our planet’s water future is in the hands of scientists and engineers capable of developing solutions to rising issues of supply and demand. It is imperative that we as a society-and Xylem as a business- supports and encourages young people to pursue careers in water to ensure we have enough bright minds working on these complex issues.

The Stockholm Junior Water Prize does just that in Sweden and in 28 other countries around the world. The employees of Xylem are proud to have been involved with this inspiring program every year since its founding in 1995.”

Andy Hilton, VP Communications, Water Solutions Xylem

“Nestlé recognized the importance of the global water issue very early on and has made water a key focus area of its Creating Shared Value approach to business. Nestlé acknowledges the importance of active engagement in driving the conversation forward, and there is no better annual forum where the most influential and knowledgeable people gather to this end than World Water Week, Stockholm. This is why we have entered into a multi-year partnership with SIWI so that we can experience, share and learn at this unique event.”