SWWW: Solving global water challenges together
The Netherlands is convening and co-convening several sessions and events around a diversity of topics including valuing water, youth engagement, resilience of ecosystems and more at Stockholm World Water Week 2022. Join us in addressing global water challenges.
Stockholm World Water Week (SWWW) is the leading conference on global water issues and the place to explore new ways of managing water and tackle humanity’s greatest challenges: from food security and health to agriculture, technology, biodiversity, and climate. The event is held from 23 August till 1 September and comprises of online and on-site activities. The Government of the Netherlands is official partner of World Water Week and SIWI.
You can meet the Government of the Netherlands and the Dutch water sector at the exhibition floor, exhibition space 03:10 or room 355 (03:12).
As partner, the Government of the Netherlands (GoN) is embracing the theme of World Water Week ‘Seeing the unseen: valuing water’ and its three main perspectives:
• The value of water for people and development
• The value of water for nature and climate change
• The financial and economic value of water
The World Water Week contributions of GoN, together with its partners, focus on active engagement with the international water community and reaching the SDG 2030 agenda. To broaden their reach this also includes high-level involvement. For instance, the Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Liesje Schreinemacher will join the World Water Week closing ceremony on 1 September. Interaction with Directorate General for International Cooperation (DGIS) representatives will be possible at the Preparing for an inclusive and action-oriented UN 2023 Water Conference session and in the High-Level Panel on Water Investments for Africa.
And don't miss the talk show with Henk Ovink, Special Envoy for International Water Affairs, Kingdom of The Netherlands and Mr. Sulton Rahimzoda, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the International Fund for saving the Aral Sea (EC IFAS) on 31 August, 16:00-16:30.
For an overview of the contributions of the Government of the Netherlands at World Water Week, check the government.nl website.
Exchange of knowledge
Solutions often start with planting little seeds, finding inspiration. This can only be achieved by exchanging knowledge, learning from experiences, and sharing the main take-aways of possible failures. The SWWW offers an important platform with its conference programme in which the Dutch water sector is also well represented.
Take a look at the SWWW programme overview for Dutch contributions or meet us live at the exhibition space 03:10.
Dutch organisations include: Aqua for All, AMREF Flying Doctors, Akvo, Deltares, FSM Alliance, Government of the Netherlands, IHE Delft Institute for Water Education, IRC, KWR Watercycle Research Institute, Max Foundation, Netherlands Water Partnership, Practica Foundation, Plan International, Simavi, SNV Netherlands Development Organisation, Wageningen University & Research, WASTE, Water Peace and Security partnership, WaterWorX, Wavemakers United, World Waternet and YEP Programmes.