The Swedish Water House (SWH) connects Swedish water stakeholders from different sectors with each other and with international processes and discussions. It provides meeting places for innovative thinking on emerging issues, knowledge dissemination and multidisciplinary policy development concerning the global water situation.


Swedish Water House annually organizes a range of seminars and workshops focusing on various topics in the field of water and development. In addition, it facilitates Swedish participation in international meetings. A number of “cluster groups” bring together Swedish stakeholders from different backgrounds to address emerging water issues and develop joint policy recommendations.

The strategic objectives of Swedish Water House are to:

  • Contribute to increasing the cooperation within the Swedish resource base, and increase engagement on international water issues.
  • Strengthen communication and cooperation amongst a broad range of actors representing different competence areas and contribute to strengthening the link between research and development with policy development and decision-making.
  • Increase Swedish actors’ participation in international water processes by creating different interfaces between Swedish and international actors and between the Swedish resource base and potential users.

Swedish Water House was established in 2003 by the Swedish Government with the overall objective to support international policy development and cooperation in the water and development field by generating knowledge, disseminating it and building partnerships.