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 2023. Join us in addressing global water challenges together.
Stockholm World Water Week (SWWW) is one of the leading conferences on global water issues and the place to explore new ways of managing water and tackling humanity’s greatest challenges: from food security and health to agriculture, technology, biodiversity, and climate. The event is held from 20 to 24 August and is focused on innovation at a time of unprecedented challenges. 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, at the Netherlands Pavilion; booth 4.01 and and in the Netherlands meeting room #25.
The theme of the upcoming edition of Stockholm World Water Week 2023 is ''Seeds of Change: Innovative Solutions for a Water-Wise World”. As the organiser the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) states, this theme invites us to rethink how we manage water. Which ideas, innovations, and governance systems will we need in a more unstable and water-scarce world?
Solving global water challenges together
SWWW will contribute to the achievement of the commitments made at the United Nations 2023 Water Conference in March 2023. The Government of the Netherlands, as co-host of the UN 2023 Water Conference, is convening and co-convening several sessions and events in the follow-up from this unique watershed moment for the world.
Special focus will be on the Water Action Agenda which was adopted at the close of the UN 2023 Water Conference, a “milestone” action plan containing 800 commitments to protect “humanity’s most precious global common good”, water. The action agenda needs to accelerate change across all sectors, industries, and interests, uniting nations, stakeholders, and professionals to help deliver on the water actions in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Water needs to remain at the heart of the Global political agenda.
Dutch water sector active at Stockholm World Water Week
As in previous years, representatives of the Government of the Netherlands work together with other active participants of both the private and public sectors of the Dutch water sector at Stockholm World Water Week 2023. The Netherlands Pavilion, booth 4.01, plays a central part in this and acts as a lively meeting point: a place to meet and greet Dutch and international water experts and share knowledge and expertise through presentations and discussions. Next to the Netherlands Pavilion, the Netherlands meeting room #25 also hosts a plethora of networking sessions and meetings organised by the Dutch water sector.
Programme highlights of Dutch contributions
The Netherlands government and the Dutch water sector are well presented at the SWWW. We have compiled an overview with highlights of Dutch contributions here.
You can join the conference both online and in Stockholm, Sweden. The vast majority of sessions will be accessible online. To make World Water Week more inclusive, online participation in 2023 is free of charge. Registration is required. Keep a close eye on this webpage, as the programme is constantly being updated.
The Netherlands Pavilion (booth 4.01) and the Netherlands meeting room #25 at Stockholm World Water Week 2023 are supported by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure & Water Management, and the Partners for Water Programme, operated by Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO). They have contracted NWP to coordinate and host the Netherlands Pavilion and meeting room programming.
If you have any questions about the Dutch contribution to the Stockholm World Water Week, please contact Marieke Leenhouts at firstname.lastname@example.org.