27 August 2017
World Water Week is annually hosted and organised by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) and takes place each year in Stockholm, Sweden. This year's theme will address the theme Water and Waste – Reduce and Reuse, contribute to Sustainable Development Goal nr.6 on water.
Date: 27 August - 1 September 2017
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Organizer: Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI)
Hosted and organized by SIWI, World Water Week is the leading annual global event for concretely addressing the planet’s water issues and related concerns of international development.
World Water Week 2017 will be carried out under the theme Water and Waste - Reduce and Reuse", in Stockholm, Sweden, from 27 August – 1 September.
Foster new thinking
Experts, practitioners, decision-makers, business innovators and young professionals from a range of sectors and countries come to Stockholm to network, exchange ideas, foster new thinking and develop solutions to the most pressing water-related challenges of today.
In 2016, over 3,200 individuals and around 330 convening organizations from 130 countries participated in the week.
Improving water quality
In the second year of implementation of the 2030 Agenda the World Water Week 2017 focuses on a key challenge for which two Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) have set ambitious targets:
● SDG 6, target 3:
“by 2030, improve water quality by reducing pollution, eliminating dumping and minimizing release of hazardous chemicals and materials, halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse globally”.
● SDG 12, target 5:
“by 2030, substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse”
Call for engagement
The 2017-edition will address the theme ‘Water and Waste – Reduce and Reuse’ from a holistic system perspective, addressing issues and challenges from all parts and countries of the world – low, middle and high income.
It will do so by engaging all relevant water-dependent sectors, particularly food and energy, and all relevant stakeholder groups – public, private and civil society – with special attention to gender and age balance.
The theme covers the entire geographical range: upstream to downstream – from source to sea – and both rural and urban.
Firmly placed at the intersection between policy, research and practice the World Water Week is a natural place for exploring new ideas and perspectives in the area of water and sustainable growth between a diverse set of actors.
Stockholm International Water Institute