Water is a powerful tool to achieve all the Sustainable Development Goals. Having access to clean water can lead to better health, education and incomes. SIWI works globally to improve how water is managed and create virtuous cycles.
At SIWI, we are experts in water policy and processes. By improving water governance, we can build stronger societies and fulfill the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Improving water governance
All sectors of society need to change how they manage water to address the growing water crisis and climate change. As an expert on water governance, SIWI facilitates this by creating knowledge, developing capacity, and offering policy advice.Learn more about water governance
For three decades, we have offered advice on water governance, water diplomacy, and cooperation over shared waters. As the world’s freshwater comes under growing pressure, this expertise is more needed than ever.
Raising the voice of water
How we manage water will determine if we achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and the climate targets. SIWI participates in different international processes to raise awareness of the role of water.
Supporting better water management
All sectors of society need to change how they use and manage water. SIWI offers advice on policies, regulations, and methods to make this possible.
Capacity-building for water stewards
In an era of global warming and increasing uncertainties, capacity-building is becoming more and more important. SIWI offers tailor-made training on a broad range of topics.
Facilitating important dialogues
With the right support, different stakeholders can start dialogues that help them understand each other’s viewpoints and develop mutually beneficial solutions.
Bridging science and policy
SIWI generates new knowledge and bridges the gap between science and policy. We also award the world’s most prestigious water award, the Stockholm Water Prize.
Bringing stakeholders together
We need many different meeting places to discuss water-related risks and opportunities. One of SIWI’s most important roles is to provide platforms for discussions, knowledge exchange and the co-creation of solutions.
Projects & programmes
SIWI works across the world together with partners who share our commitment to a more water-wise world.
SIWI generates and shares knowledge about the role of water. Here you find a broad range of publications for different needs and audiences.
Building momentum to accelerate adoption of source-to-sea management
- Water governance
- Water pollution
Water Cooperation for Accelerated Agenda 2030 Implementation: Special focus on transboundary water cooperation in Africa
- Transboundary Water Cooperation
- Water cooperation