The World Water Week & Prizes department organizes the world’s leading conference on global water issues. The team is also managing the Stockholm Water Prize and the Stockholm Junior Water Prize.
World Water Week & Prizes is the team behind the world’s most influential meeting place for sharing knowledge and experience about water issues. World Water Week is a non-profit event, curated by SIWI and co-created with leading international organizations. The result is a yearly event, where participants from more than 130 countries and an array of different backgrounds, get to share knowledge and experience.
World Water Week is focused on collaboration and shared learning, and is an important catalyst for change as it attracts leading researchers, decision-makers, business representatives, NGOs, students, and international organizations. The Week is often praised for its welcoming and informal atmosphere, where it is easy to get to know people and collaborate on solving real-world problems.
The dedicated World Water Week team works year-round to create the ultimate arena for water-related issues. Each year has a specific theme, described in the Thematic Scope. The Scientific Programme Committee, consisting of distiguished water experts, are involved in setting the scope and organizing seminars, which are the scientific backbone of the Week and of the Thematic Scope.
Sessions are curated by SIWI but held by other organizations after a call for proposals. The World Water Week team is constantly monitoring trends and developments to be able to identify interesting sessions. Thanks to its cutting-edge content, World Water Week has become an important yearly event that influences international policy. In its recent online/hybrid form, the Week remains a memorable event for participants, as it provides an opportunity for people from all over the world to network, collaborate and learn from each other.
The World Water Week team is also responsible for all events related to the Stockholm Water Prize and the Stockholm Junior Water Prize.
Stockholm Water Prize is the world’s most prestigious water award. Since 1991 it is awarded to a person or organization who contributes to the conservation and protection of water resources, and to the well-being of the planet and its inhabitants. The laureates represent a wide range of water-related activities, professions, and scientific disciplines from all over the world. SIWI awards the Stockholm Water Prize in cooperation with the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. The Prize is presented by the Prize’s Patron, the Swedish King H.M King Carl XVI Gustaf during World Water Week.
Stockholm Junior Water Prize has been awarded since 1996 and has become a popular part of World Water Week. It is a competition for students aged 15 to 20 who have developed school projects that can solve major water challenges. The competition attracts thousands of entries from around 40 countries. HRH Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden is the Patron of the prize.
Adrian PuigarnauSenior ManagerWorld Water Week and Prizes
Adrian is responsible for the programme at World Water Week.
Ania AnderschSenior ManagerWorld Water Week and Prizes
Ania is responsible for Stockholm Junior Water Prize, laureates and alumni.
Gabriela SuhoschiDeputy DirectorWorld Water Week and Prizes
Gabriela is responsible for the implementation and delivery of World Water Week.
Henrika ThomassonDirectorCommunications, World Water Week and Prizes
Henrika is leading the strategic development of SIWI communication and of WWWeek
Ingrid StangbergManagerWorld Water Week and Prizes
Ingrid works in the programme team at World Water Week
Katarina AndrzejewskaSenior ManagerWorld Water Week and Prizes
Katarina is responsible for Stockholm Water Prize.
Katarina Liljegren SwahnSenior ManagerWorld Water Week and Prizes
Katarina is responsible for World Water Week format, platform and logistics.
Maarja CederlöfContent ManagerWorld Water Week and Prizes
Maarja works in the programme team at World Water Week.
Shannon GochProgramme ManagerWorld Water Week and Prizes
Shannon manages the technical sites and systems for World Water Week.