News.Nov 16, 2023

A new platform for the Water for Climate Pavilion at COP28: A Hub for global water solutions

The COP28 Water for Climate Pavilion has unveiled its official website, providing a digital platform to showcase innovative solutions and facilitate international collaboration on water-related issues.

The website, which can be accessed at, will be a vital resource during the upcoming Climate Conference COP28. We expect that the role of water towards climate mitigation and adaptation to be among the critical topics during negotiations.

Key features of the website include:

  • Schedule of events: Stay updated on water-related events, webinars, and conferences happening worldwide, and access information about COP28 Water Pavilion events.
  • Knowledge hub: Explore key messages on how water is essential to climate solutions. Read the main demands from the water community around the climate policy processes and the UNFCCC workstreams.
    The Knowledge hub is also a comprehensive repository of articles, reports, and research papers on water-related topics, offering valuable insights into the challenges and opportunities associated with water management.

This new website will become a permanent place to go to for resources, news and activities about water and climate action in between COPs.

A Pavilion for collaboration

The Water for Climate Pavilion brings together experts, policymakers, and organizations to discuss and implement strategies that ensure the responsible and equitable use of the world’s most precious resource: water.

SIWI has the pleasure and honour to coordinate the Water for Climate Pavilion together with more than 60 partners: from Governments, international and intergovernmental institutions, NGOs, and the private sector. It is formally supported by the Governments of Egypt, Germany, The Netherlands, Senegal, Slovenia, Sweden, Tajikistan, and the UK.

“The Water for Climate Pavilion is an important tool that has helped elevate water in the climate space.”

Karin Gardes, Acting Executive Director

“Since COP26 and the first Water Pavilion, SIWI has successfully increased the centrality, relevance, and interest for water in the broader climate change debate.” says SIWI’s acting Executive Director Karin Gardes. “The Water for Climate Pavilion is an important tool that has helped elevate water in the climate space.”

All partners share the same commitment to science-based policies that place water as a tool to accelerate climate action. Bringing a broad range of expertise, together we can demonstrate transformative water solutions for climate resilience across all sectors and governance levels.

“An important ambition of the Pavilion is to reach non-water stakeholders and actively seek out collaboration with other sectors and actors. We must join forces and identify opportunities for truly collaborative and collective action to achieve greater impact.” adds Karin Gardes.


Visit the Water for Climate Pavilion

The Water for Climate Pavilion helps the world develop more resilient climate policies by considering the impacts on and by water.

Water for CLimate Pavilion logo on a blue background with blue and green waves