The submission period for SIWI Journalist Grant 2018 is now closed.

Through the SIWI Journalist Grant, we offer journalists from low or low-middle income nations the opportunity to visit Stockholm and report on World Water Week – the leading global conference to discuss water and development issues.


During 2018, SIWI offers five journalists from low or low-middle income nations the opportunity to visit World Water Week which takes place in Stockholm between 26 – 31 August.

The SIWI Journalist Grant covers:

  • Round-trip air ticket to Stockholm, Sweden
  • Public (or equivalent) transport between airport and hotel on arrival and departure
  • Full week registration fee for World Water Week
  • Certain social events during World Water Week
  • Hotel stay during World Water Week
  • Meals on half board during World Water Week
  • Per diem for meals not provided at World Water Week venue

The SIWI Journalist Grant does not cover:

  • Visa, and visa-related costs
  • Any insurance
  • Transport in Stockholm (excluding public transport to and from Arlanda airport)
  • Any extras

Who is eligible to apply?

  • You must be a citizen of a nation listed as a low- or low-middle income country by the World Bank. See which countries that are eligible in this list.
  • You must be an employee of a media outlet in your country (newspaper, magazine, radio, TV, recognized digital publication) or be able to show proof of continuous freelance journalism activities during the past three years.
  • You must have a documented interest in water and water-related issues.
  • Since the official language of World Water Week is English, you need to be able to work in English, even if you publish stories in another language.

Find stories by previous years’ winners in the right hand-column.

For more information about World Water Week, please visit

About the Grant

The SIWI Journalist Grant aims to build capacity in water and water-related issues among journalists active in developing countries, thereby creating potential for raised awareness among large audiences of readers, listeners and viewers. In the long term, a raised level of water knowledge in the journalist corps will contribute to influencing key decision- and policy makers in water and development issues.

We hope that journalists leave World Water Week with a renewed passion for water issues, as well as the ability to carry forward relevant ideas for their communities that raise awareness and galvanize civic engagement.