Stockholm World Water Week 2016

Water for sustainable growth: 28 August - 2 September 2016

About Stockholm World Water Week

World Water Week, organised by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), takes place between 28 August and 2 September in Stockholm, Sweden, with the theme 'Water for sustainable growth'. 

World Water Week provides a unique forum for the exchange of views, experiences and practices between the scientific, business, policy and civic communities.

Over the course of the week, more than 200 organisations will collaborate on more than 140 events focused on water and development issues.

For more information, please visit the Stockholm World Water Week website >

WaterAid at World Water Week 2016

This year, WaterAid will be part of a wide range of discussions, looking at the intersections between WASH and nutrition, social sustainability, gender and urban issues, among others. 

WaterAid's new report, 'The missing ingredients', which highlights the degree to which national nutrition and WASH policies are coordinated and integrated to end malnutrition, will be presented at this event. You can find the report and discussion in the resources section below.

WaterAid is also launching its first virtual reality documentary, Aftershock: Nepal’s untold water story, at World Water Week. The film follows the story of Krishna, the district’s only plumber, as he repairs the community’s vital water system which was damaged during the 2015 earthquakes. Visit the WaterAid stand at the conference for more information.

Elsewhere, to coincide with the convention, a photographic exhibition in collaboration with the H&M Foundation, Noori Tales, will take place in the Kungsträdgården, Central Stockholm. The exhibition documents the effects of water scarcity and climate change on the lives of school children in the Indus Delta in Pakistan through stunning photography by Malin Fezehai.

Read the schedule of all WaterAid-related events at this year's convention>

Scaling Corporate Action on Access to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Supply Chains

Scaling Corporate Action on Access to WASH in Supply Chains

Access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) has positive implications for a variety of sustainability priorities and is critical to meeting the Sustainable Development Goals. While progressive companies are beginning to invest in WASH to improve worker well-being, increase productivity, avoid costs, and ensure their social license to operate, these benefits need to be more clearly communicated to businesses and their suppliers. This draft report explores the key lessons and challenges for corporate action on WASH, and how the role of business and the role of government can be balanced.

Comments on the draft are welcomed – please send them to by 16 September 2016.

The missing ingredients report

Report: The missing ingredients

Through an analysis of nutrition and WASH plans and policies in 13 countries, WaterAid and SHARE's 'The missing ingredients' report highlights why WASH is essential for nutrition, identifying gaps and ways of working – and where and how improvements must be made.

Selalossie's mother gives her children dirty water to drink at their home in Madagascar.

Blog: The missing ingredients

As world leaders gather in Brazil for the Nutrition for Growth event organised by the Olympic host nation to discuss progress in ending malnutrition, Megan Wilson-Jones, Policy Analyst for Health and Hygiene at WaterAid UK, discusses the study’s main findings.

Gandy market, Tanzania.

Sanitation and hygiene in the cities of tomorrow

WaterAid is looking for ways urban communities can be better served with safe water and sanitation. Find out about a new research project to guide the co-production of a sanitation and hygiene plan for Babati town in Tanzania.

CLTS triggering in Ekiti state, Nigeria.

CLTS in urbanised areas

How effective is Community-led Total Sanitation? After more than a decade of implementation in Nigeria, new WaterAid research suggests it may be significantly more effective in rural communities than more urbanised settings.

Children at a school in India show how tall they are compared to the average for their age.

Caught Short

WaterAid’s new report reveals the extent of the global stunting crisis and the impact a lack of clean water and decent toilets is having on the futures of millions of children suffering from malnutrition.

A child being weighed at a clinic in Niassa District, Mozambique. We won’t end malnutrition without toilets

The new Global Goals commit countries to ending malnutrition and achieving universal access to water and sanitation by 2030. WaterAid’s Advocacy Coordinator Dan Jones reflects on the need for joint action on these inter-connected issues.

#12DaysOfCOP infographicGood COP, bad COP

Miriam Denis Le Seve, WaterAid’s Policy Officer for Climate Change, draws out the strengths and weaknesses of the global agreement reached at COP21.

World WASH map World WASH map

Will everyone, everywhere achieve safe water and sanitation by 2030? Our interactive map predicts how things will look at current rates of progress.

Date and time




Sunday 28 August
City-wide sanitation services: recent thinking and experiences WaterAid; DGIZ; Sustainable Sanitation Alliance; UNDP-SIWI; Water Global Practice; WB Room: FH 202

Sunday 28 August

Basins to Boreholes: Monitoring for Water Security

WaterAid; IUCN; ODI; University of Technology Sydney

Room: FH 202

Sunday 28 August

Political Drivers for Sustained Change in Water Service Delivery

IRC; Osprey Foundayion; Water For People; WaterAid

Room: FH 307

Monday 29 August

Secure Water, Empowered Citizens: What Can Social Accountability Achieve

GPSA; KEWASNET; U4; WIN; Water Witness International; WaterAid

NL Pillar Hall/Pelarsalen

Tuesday 30 August
Upscaling the WASH-Nutrition Nexus for Sustainable (Body) Growth Action contre la faim; DGIZ and BMZ; German WASH Network; SWA; Sustainable Sanitation Alliance; WaterAid; WHO Room: NL 461

Tuesday 30 August

Gendered WASH needs: programming for the home, school and workplace

CARE International; LSHTM/SHARE; Plan International; SNV; Unicef; University of Oklahoma; WaterAid

NL Auditorium/Aulan

Tuesday 30 August
Eye on LAC: Water and Sanitation as a Business IADP; IRC; One Drop; Water For People; WaterAid FH Congress Hall

Wednesday 31 August

Social sustainability: a framework for approaching the water SDGs

Water Global Practice of the WB and WaterAid

Room: NL 357

Wednesday 31 August

Maintaining healthy watersheds: improving governance of ecosystems management for sustainability

Conservation International; IUCN; IWMI; Luc Hoffman Institute; WWF; UNEP-DHI; Centre for Water and Environment; WaterAid

NL Pillar Hall/Pelarsalen

Thursday 1 September

Scaling-up WASH action in companies' supply chains: promoting sustainable growth 

CEO Water Mandate; WaterAid; WBSCD

NL Pillar Hall/Pelarsalen

Thursday 1 September

HSBC Water Programme: a partnership powering sustainable growth

HSBC; EarthWatch; WWF-UK; WaterAid

Room: FH 307