Towards a water wise world

The growing water crisis is humanity’s next big challenge. In this film, SIWI explains how it will change the way we live and do business. SIWI works across the globe to put the world on track towards a more water wise future. Here are some ways you can join the movement.

In 2030, half the global population will live in water scarce areas and global demand for freshwater will exceed sustainable supply by 40 per cent. We must quickly learn to manage water much more efficiently and fairly.

Photo: Andreas Karlsson

“Everybody will need to change – this is about our survival,” says Torgny Holmgren, Executive Director of SIWI.

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SIWI works actively with actors who want to find new solutions and hosts World Water Week, the world’s premier networking event for the water-interested community. In its 29th year, World Water Week 2019 will take place in the Tele2 Arena in Stockholm end of August. SIWI is embarking on a multi-year process to evolve World Water Week into the world’s most influential movement transforming global water challenges.

If you want to know more and be part of the change, contact Rowena Barber, Senior Manager World Water Week & Prizes,

In coming years, water concerns need to be at the heart of decision-making in both the public and the private sector. Learn more about SIWI’s work with companies here or contact Nicolai Schaaf, Programme Manager SIWI at

“Water is rising on business agendas. Risks, resource management and consumer demand are elevating water to a core business concern. Many industries now assess their water footprint and risk exposure,” Schaaf says.

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February 2019
Eastern and Southern Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, West Asia and Northern Africa, South Asia, West and Central Africa