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.

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 Stockholm Water Foundation 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 usually in March in conjunction with World Water Day. A royal prize ceremony is held as part of World Water Week in August, where the Laureate plays an important role.

Nominations for the 2025 Stockholm Water Prize is open from 25 March to 30 September 2024.

Nominate the next Laureate

For queries
Contact Katarina Andrzejewska
On nomination process, nominating committee or Stockholm Water Prize in general
Nominating Committee Secretary
+46 (0) 72 05 06 052
Contact Erik Kristensen
On the Stockholm Water Prize Ceremony & Royal Banquet
Events & Ceremonies Manager
+46 (0) 708 99 05 83

2024 Laureate

Based on his world-renowned research on the virtual water trade, digital river mapping, and inclusion of human activity in the water cycle – Professor Taikan Oki wins the Stockholm Water Prize 2024.

Meet the 2024 Laureate
2024 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate Prof. Taikan Oki, facing the camera.
Photo by: University of Tokyo

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