our priority areas
Informed International Policy
SIWI informs and engages in collective efforts to raise awareness on water’s key role for sustainable development and climate resilience. SIWI believes that through cooperation and partnership building, we can set fair, inclusive, and forward-looking strategies for climate adaptation and mitigation, and for a wise use of the world’s water resources. By remaining a neutral advisory body, SIWI is able to keep its focus on water issues and not be influenced by political affiliations.
Cooperation Over Shared Waters
Regional cooperation on transboundary waters is a public good that benefits all parties and can open new opportunities for riparian states to sustainably develop water resources. SIWI helps basin actors to engage in transboundary processes with a long-term perspective of promoting both security and development, and encourages a holistic approach that includes the perspectives of other affected sectors. By employing tools such as modelling, SIWI enables decision makers to gain understanding of risks, benefits and opportunities associated with different strategies.
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Stephen McCaffrey, trailblazer in international water law, wins 2017 Stockholm Water Prize
Professor Stephen McCaffrey, USA, is named 2017 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate for his unparalleled contribution to the evolution and progressive realization of international water law. His work continues to influence scholars, legal practitioners and policy-makers and contribute to the sustainable and peaceful management of shared waters.