SIWI World Water Week 2021

SIWI WWW 2021

Date: 23–27 August 2021
Venue: Digital

World Water Week is the leading annual conference on global water issues organised by the Stockholm International Water Institute. In 2021, it will be held as a full-scale digital event and focus on the major transformations that need to take place if we are to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and slash carbon emissions under the theme of Building Resilience Faster. The week attracts leading researchers, decision makers, business representatives, NGOs, students, and international organisations from more than 130 countries. It offers an unusual mix of participants and perspectives, with sessions on a broad array of water-related topics, ranging from food security and health, to agriculture, technology, biodiversity, and the climate crisis.

For more information or to register, visit the event website.

AWP @ World Water Week

The Australian Water Partnership is involved in the following open sessions. We invite you to join us at one or more of these sessions during World Water Week (led by Water for Women) and to explore the more than 300 sessions curated by SIWI, which are being convened by world-leading organisations. All sessions can be followed online free of charge, but do require registration.


Indian woman holding up a glass of water in front of a crowd of seated villagers

Credit: SNV-Nethelands-Development-Organisation, SNV_Nepal

Leading for Leaving No One Behind – it’s time to reset!

Monday 23 August, 3pm AEST / 7am Stockholm time
Thursday 26th August, 7pm AEST / 11 am Stockholm time

Now, more than ever, the world relies on transformative leaders to drive the COVID-19 response and recovery. But how can we better enable transformative leadership in the water governance and WASH sectors to ensure more inclusive and equitable systems, structures and services? Join the convenors in an engaging and open discussion on all facets of transformative leadership and explore how you can better support leaders to be more transformative in programming, research or policy-making to tackle challenges, such as COVID-19 and climate change, head-on.

Participants: Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade / Water for Women Fund / Australian Water Partnership / iDE / Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney / Plan International / SNV Netherlands Development Organisation


People gather around planning on butcher's paper

Credit: Jeremy-Kohlitz, ISF-UTS

Inclusive communities are more climate resilient – fact or fiction?

Tuesday 24 August, 9pm AEST / 1pm Stockholm time
Thursday 26 August, 3pm AEST / 7am Stockholm time

How can we better use a gender and social inclusion lens to build more inclusive and equitable communities with strengthened capacity for cohesion and resilience? Why does this matter?Calling all practitioners and policy makers alike! Join the convenors for an engaging discussion to explore a range of targeted strategies to improve inclusion and equality within community water governance and WASH decision-making to build cohesion and resilience in communities.

Participants: Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade / Water for Women Fund / Australian Water Partnership / Australia Pacific Climate Partnership / Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney / International Water Centre / Plan International / SNV Netherlands Development Organisation / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization