The Stockholm International Water Institute, SIWI, is an independent, not-for-profit foundation, which seeks to strengthen the governance of fresh water globally, regionally, nationally, and locally. It is governed by a board combining experience from the public and private sector.
The origins of SIWI date back to 1991, when the City of Stockholm organized a public water festival. As part of the festivities a scientific symposium was held which has over the years evolved into what we today know as World Water Week. The Stockholm Water Prize was also instituted to award water-related achievements. The Stockholm Water Foundation (SWF) was formed to govern the Stockholm Water Prize and there is also a Foundation for the Benefit of SWF and World Water Week.
Growing out of these institutions, the Stockholm International Water Institute, SIWI, was founded in 1997 and has since gradually expanded. Today, SIWI is active all over the world in several water-related fields. It is based in Stockholm, Sweden and headed by the Executive Management Team, led by an Executive Director, who is reporting to the board. The organization consists of several departments, led by department directors, who together form the Senior Management Team.
Learn more about us
The Stockholm Water Foundation (SWF) and Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) Board are elected annually and has ten board members, plus two co-opted members.
* (M) = Moderate Party
* (L) = Liberal Party
* (KD) = Christian Democrats
* (S) = Social Democrats
* (MP) = Green Party
* (V) = Left Party
The Senior Management Team (SMT) consist of directors for all departments and central functions, under the leadership of the Executive Director.
Andreas handles all media relations for SIWI and World Water Week.
Anton directs the Africa-based operations and project developments.
Alejandro has worked for over 15 years on water governance around the world.
Gabriela is responsible for the implementation and delivery of World Water Week.
Karin focuses on global impact, strategy development and partnership building.
Miriam is responsible for general financial management and business development.
Philip has over 20 years of experience in water and environment governance.
Susanne is the Acting Director & Head of Partnership and External Relations.
Thomas is a water value chain champion, experienced business & partnership...
Daily operations at SIWI are led by the Executive Director, who reports to the Board.
SIWI staff members come from more than 15 countries, with a wide diversity of backgrounds. Each of us provides deep expertise on water management, environmental science, strategy or technical support.