A significant portion of our projects and activities are delivered as part of a programme or initiative, each designed to address and/or better understand a specific, water-related issue.

Each programme or initiative hosted by SIWI has its own focus, mandate and strategic partners. In addition, to best equip decision-makers and water users with evidence-based, water wise information, SIWI offers a variety of services, including: scientific research, policy advice, training or capacity building, advocacy support, and business services. It also hosts the leading annual event on water and development related issues – World Water Week.

SIWI’s prime target audience is agents of change. These may be policy and decision makers on all levels – that is, those in charge of governance and management of resources and assets with an impact on availability, access and quality of water. It also includes those that may have an impact on change agents, such as advisors, researchers and media workers.

Navigate the section in the right-hand menu to explore our services, or our priority areas for more information on current programmes.