World Water Week is organised by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) and takes place in Stockholm, Sweden. It has been the annual focal point for the globe’s water issues since 1991.
The World Water Week in Stockholm is a week-long global water conference held each year in August or September. The World Water Week in Stockholm is arranged and led by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) and addresses a wide range of the world's water, development and sustainability issues and related concerns of international development.
Over 2,500 participants attend the conference each year, featuring experts and members from business, governments, water management and science sectors, intergovernmental and non governmental organisations, research and training organisations, and United Nations agencies. The conference features plenary sessions and panel debates, scientific workshops, poster exhibitions, side events and seminars. More than 200 organisations from around 130 countries all over the world collaborate in the organisation of events.
Each year the Week addresses a particular theme to enable a deeper examination of a specific water-related topic. While not all events during the week relate to the overall theme, the workshops driven by the Scientific Programme Committee and many seminars and side events focus on various aspects of the theme.