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.
Abigail Huertas HerreraAdministrative OfficerWorld Water Week and Prizes
Abigail is responsible for invoicing at WWW team.
Adina Lovisa IsraelssonSession OfficerWorld Water Week and Prizes
Adina's main responsibility is to organize the WWW Talks Shows.
Ania AnderschSenior ManagerWorld Water Week and Prizes
Ania is responsible for Stockholm Junior Water Prize, laureates and alumni.
Annie StrandSession ManagerWorld Water Week and Prizes
Annie works with the programme team at World Water Week.
Dawn NordenblankDigital Event ManagerWorld Water Week and Prizes
Dawn joined SIWI in 2022 to manage the digital aspects of World Water Week.
Gabriela SuhoschiDirectorWorld Water Week and Prizes
Gabriela is responsible for the implementation and delivery of World Water Week.
Hannah BenaimProgramme Officer, Partnerships & External Relations World Water Week and Prizes
Hannah manages partner engagement for World Water Week.
Ingrid StangbergManagerWorld Water Week and Prizes
Ingrid works in the programme team of World Water Week.
Katarina AndrzejewskaNominating Committee SecretaryWorld Water Week and Prizes
Katarina helps facilitate the nomination of Swedish Water Prize.
Katarina Liljegren SwahnSenior ManagerWorld Water Week and Prizes
Katarina is responsible for World Water Week format, platform and logistics.
Lynne MyersContent & Social Media ManagerWorld Water Week and Prizes
Driving engagement and building audiences across the World Water Week channels.
Mini NeufeldProject ManagerWorld Water Week and Prizes
Mini has extensive experience in working with NGOs internationally.
Sofia IqbalHead of Programme & Team LeadWorld Water Week and Prizes
Sofia leads the programme team at World Water Week.
Susanna StarckImpact Reporting LeadWorld Water Week and Prizes
Susanna leads the impact evaluation and reporting of World Water Week.
Susanne Halling DuffyDirector, External RelationsWorld Water Week and Prizes
Susanne co-leads the World Water Week & Prizes department.
Sze JigstedtHead of MarketingWorld Water Week and Prizes
Sze executes the strategic outlook and communications plan for World Water Week.