The Stockholm Water Prize is the world’s most prestigious water award. Learn more about the history of the Prize, the trailblazing laureates, and how you can nominate your water heroes.

The Stockholm Water Prize is often described as the Nobel Prize of water and is characterized by a similar selection process. Since 1991, the Stockholm Water Prize has been awarded to people and organizations for extraordinary water-related achievements.

The Award

The Prize is awarded by SIWI in cooperation with the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and presented by H.M King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, who is the official patron of the Prize.

The winner of the Stockholm Water Prize is announced every year in March, usually in conjunction with World Water Day on 22 March. A royal prize ceremony is held as part of World Water Week in August, where the Laureate plays an important role. In addition to the global acknowledgement and visibility, the Stockholm Water Prize Laureate receives a specially designed sculpture and 1 million SEK.

This year’s laureate

Sandra Postel is named Stockholm Water Prize Laureate 2021 for groundbreaking work that has changed how many people view water.

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