Stockholm World Water Week 2017

Water and waste: reduce and reuse – 27 August-1 September 2017

About Stockholm World Water Week

World Water Week, organised by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), takes place between 27 August and 1 September in Stockholm, Sweden, where people from a range of sectors and countries will join together to help develop solutions to the world's water-related challenges. 

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 2017

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. 

See WaterAid's full schedule of events below. 

Date and time




Sunday 27 August
Understanding the gender dimensions of water and waste  WaterAid, SIWI, Global Water Partnership; SaciWATERs; WaterAid and Women for Water Partnership Room: NL 357

Sunday 27 Aug

Understanding the gender dimension of water and waste

WaterAid, SIWI, Global Water Partnership; SaciWATERs; WaterAid and Women for Water Partnership

Room: NL 357

Sunday 27 Aug
14.00 - 15.30

Safely managed sanitation in small towns1: lessons from recent experiences

WaterAid, Eawag; GIZ — Sustainable Sanitation Alliance; GRET; Programme Solidarité Eau; Sandec; The World Bank Group

Room: FH 307

Sunday 27 Aug
16.00- 17.30

Safely managed sanitation in small towns2: key challenges under scrutiny

WaterAid, Eawag; GIZ — Sustainable Sanitation Alliance; GRET; Programme Solidarité Eau; The World Bank Group

Room: FH 307

Sunday 27 Aug
16.00 - 17.30
Chain Reaction: Making corporate supply-chains work for WASH and the SDG's WaterAid, WBCSD, Water Witness, CEO WM Room: NL Pillar Hall / Pelarsalen

Sunday 27 Aug

From Global Policy to Local Project: Managing Water through NDCs

WaterAid, Alliance for Global Water Adaptation, Arup, Climate Bonds Initiative, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany, ForestTrends, International Union for Conservation of Nature, Rare, Stockholm International Water Institute, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, World Resources Institute

Room: NL Auditorium / Aulan

Monday 28 Aug
SDG-Synergies: Countries Link WASH and Nutrition to Reduce Malnutrition WaterAid, Action contre la faim; Emergency Nutrition Network; Federal Government of Germany; German Toilet Organization; Sanitation and Water for All; Scaling Up Nutrition Movement; SHARE Research Consorcium ; The German WASH Network; The World Bank Group and WaterAid Room: NL 357

Monday 28 Aug

Operationalizing Citywide Inclusive Sanitation: right tools? right use?

WaterAid, The World Bank Group; The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; eawagSANDEC; WaterAid; GIZ; SuSanA, University of Leeds

Room: NL 253

Tuesday 29 Aug

Call to Action: Radically Shifting Mindsets for Citywide Inclusive Sanitation

WaterAid, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; The World Bank Group; The University of Leeds; Emory University; WaterAid; Plan International; SANDEC-eawag (tbc); WSUP (tbc).

Room: NL 253

Tuesday 29 Aug
11.00 - 12.30

Mobilising business action on water, sanitation and hygiene 

WaterAid, WASH4Work and all their members

Room: NL 357

Tuesday 29 Aug

Scaling up social accountability

WaterAid, World bank, GPSA, Water Witness International

Room: FH 307

Wednesday 30 Aug
The HSBC Water Programme: Transforming lives in the Ganga WaterAid, Earthwatch, WWF, HSBC Room: FH Cabaret
Wednesday 30 Aug
SDG6: Searching for universal sustainability metrics for rural water services IRC; SNV; Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation; The World Bank Group; United Nations Children’s Fund and WaterAid Room: NL Pillar Hall / Pelarsalen
Thursday 31 Aug
Waste, water and undernutrition: Evidence and policy perspectives Action contre la faim; London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; Sanitation and Water for All; Scaling Up Nutrition Movement; The German WASH Network; The World Bank Group and WaterAid Room: NL 357
Thursday 31 Aug
Seminar: Governance of water and waste: a key to sustainable development? (Session 3) Seminar presentations (WWW coordianted) Room: FH 202
Thursday 31 Aug
Providing Safe Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Health Care Facilities WA, Hilton foundation, WHO, World Vision Room: NL Pillar Hall / Pelarsalen

Corporate report Corporate engagement on water supply, sanitation and hygiene

Corporate water users have the potential to play an influential role in the delivery of Sustainable Development Goal 6 for clean water and sanitation. WaterAid, in collaboration with partners, has developed a report and case studies which analyse corporate engagement on water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH).

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 [email protected] 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.