In 2018, seven reporters from Bangladesh, Egypt, Guatemala, India, Kenya and Malawi were awarded the 2018 SIWI Journalist Grant. Six of them travelled to Stockholm to report on the critical issues discussed during the World Water Week.

The grant winners were Mohammad Al-Masum Molla from Bangladesh, Rehab AbdAlmohsen from Egypt, Cindy Martínez Espina from Guatemala, Manipadma Jena and Ekatha Ann John from India, Protas Onyango Mabusi from Kenya, and James W. Chavula from Malawi.

This year, a record number of over 300 journalists journalists sought the opportunity to report from World Water Week with SIWI’s Journalist Grant. Several weeks of reading, listening to, and watching impressive stories on water and water-related issues led to the selection of the seven highly qualified reporters for this year’s Grant.