Stockholm world water week
World Water Week is organized by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) and normally takes place in Stockholm, Sweden on an annual basis. As last year, the 2021-edition will again take place online. This year’s theme is Building resilience faster.
Exchange of views, experiences and practises
The Stockholm World Water Week has been the focal point for global water issues since 1991. The yearly event is building on SIWI’s mission to leverage knowledge and their convening power to strengthen water governance for a just, prosperous, and sustainable future.
World Water Week is foremost a collaborative learning experience, providing a unique forum and opportunity to facilitate the exchange of views, experiences, and practices between the scientific, business, policy and civil society.
Building resilience faster
The theme of World Water Week 2021 is Building Resilience Faster, with a focus on concrete solutions to the world’s greatest water-related challenges, starting with the climate crisis and including water scarcity, food security, health, biodiversity, and impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Climate change puts disproportionate pressure on the already vulnerable people, in much the same way as they have suffered from the Covid-19 pandemic.
Building back better necessitates strengthening resilience to multiple crises and recognizing that water is frequently the stress multiplier. It is essential to build trust, spur innovation, mobilize resources and, above all, to value water.