Knowledge and research

Science is making fast progress in many of the fields where SIWI is active, but we still need more research to understand both water’s role in increasingly complex human societies and the many interlinkages between different natural systems.

Wall of coloured post-it notesWall of coloured post-it notes from a workshop. Image by Antoine Delepiere.

SIWI contributes by generating new knowledge as well as by celebrating excellence through the Stockholm Water Prize and the Stockholm Junior Water Prize. The Prizes help raise awareness of important water-related achievements and inspire new generations to pursue research and innovation.

Equally important is to ensure that scientific knowledge influences policy and practice. International processes, national policies, and local decision-making often benefit from contacts with contemporary research. In our role as advisors to governments, cities, and institutions, SIWI can connect academics and practitioners for fruitful knowledge exchange.

Here are some examples of our research work: