Hosted and organized by SIWI, World Water Week is the leading annual global event for concretely addressing the planet’s major water issues. In 2021, World Water Week 2021 will be held entirely online, 23-27 August, with the theme Building Resilience Faster.


World Water Week is the leading annual event on global water issues, organized by Stockholm International Water Institute since 1991. The Week attracts participants from more than 130 countries and consists of a broad array of parallel activities convened by leading international organizations on a broad array of water-related topics, ranging from food security and health to agriculture, technology, biodiversity, and the climate crisis.

In 2021, World Water Week will be held in a new digital format so that people across the world can join, regardless of the circumstances. This will make World Water Week broader and more inclusive at a time when international cooperation is needed more than ever. The digital format makes it easier to welcome new stakeholders, who may not have a background in water. Another benefit is that the content produced can be revisited and reused also after the conference. In short, it takes us closer to our aim of being a year-round movement rather than a moment.