Welcome to SIWI - Stockholm International Water Institute

SIWI’s vision is a water wise world. A world where we recognize the unique value of water, and ensure that it is shared and allocated sustainably, equitably and efficiently, to meet everyone’s basic needs. By bridging science, policy and practice, SIWI provides and promotes water wise solutions for sustainable development. We are a think-and-do tank and your partner in building a water wise world.


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Unique initiative for clean textile and leather production expands

Sweden Textile Water Initiative, one of Sweden’s largest public-private partnerships, will expand to new countries in Asia and Africa after a successful pilot project in India.


Water governance high on agenda in MENA region

The launch of SIWI’s Capacity Building Programme on Water Integrity in MENA enshrines a firm commitment by countries in the region to improve the quality of life through better water management.

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Environmental economics panel: draw on local experience to help protect planetary limits

“People at the local level have a greater knowledge of what the warning signs are. The challenge is to bring this knowledge to the national policy level and ultimately reach out on a global level.”

OECD report water resources allocation

Well-designed water allocation: creating value for (a growing) society

SIWI has contributed to an OECD report that examines the current water resources allocation landscape, the risks we face as a growing society and practical examples of water allocation regimes that work.


Registration open! 2015 World Water Week in Stockholm

Don’t miss the chance to discuss critical water and development issues with the world’s leading experts – register for the 2015 World Water Week website today. Early bird registration discount ends June 30!

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SIWI supports global sustainable apparel award

SIWI is a proud partner of the The Global Leadership Award in Sustainable Apparel (GLASA), which in 2015 is focusing on water. The award ceremony will take place at World Water Week in Stockholm.




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