Stockholm World Water Week is the annual focal point for the globe’s water issues. Organised by the Stockholm International Water Institute, the conference is an important catalyst for change and attracts leading researchers, decision-makers, companies, and organisations from 130+ countries each year.

In 2021, World Water Week will be a full-scale digital event, with five days of exciting content and sessions convened by world-leading institutions from many different fields. With a theme of Building Resilience Faster, this year’s event will focus on solutions to address climate change and other water-related challenges. WaterAid is facilitating or taking part in a number of sessions this year, across such themes as gender, climate change, and hygiene and health. Find out more about these sessions in the table below. 

How to register

This year, all sessions are free to attend, but you must register first. Once registered and logged into your SIWI account, click on the session titles below to add it to your personalised World Water Week schedule. 

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Session title

Date and time (CEST)

Theme

Notes

Self-supply's potential for increased resilience and water security

23 Aug,
08.00 - 09.00

Water security

This session will be repeated on 26 Aug, 14.00 - 15.00

Evaluating gender and social equality in WASH

23 Aug,
10.00 - 11.25

Equality and inclusion

 

Will the WASH response to COVID-19 strengthen supply chain resilience?

23 Aug,
13.00 - 14.00

Business and supply chain resilience

 

One billion voices for inclusive and climate
resilient WASH

23 Aug,
13.00 - 14.00

Climate change,
Equality and inclusion

 

Re-imagining the future of hand hygiene

23 Aug,
21.00 - 22.00

Hygiene and health

 

Building resilience by challenging social norms: fostering gender-transformative WASH programming

23 Aug,
22.00 - 23.00

Equality and inclusion

 

Climate finance for WASH: reaching those most in need

24 Aug,
13.00 - 14.00

Climate change

 

Empowering local communities to tackle NTDs, WASH and climate change

24 Aug,
14.00 - 15.00

Climate change

 

Climate and water quality: building resilience through water safety planning

24 Aug,
19.00 - 20.00

Climate change,
Water security

 

Five years on: WASH4Work business leadership
and setting the next agenda

25 Aug,
07.00 - 08.00

Business and supply chain resilience

 

The business case for building community resilience in corporate value chains

25 Aug,
18.00 - 19.00

Business and supply chain resilience

 

Intersectoral cooperation: a catalyst for climate resilience and SDG6 acceleration

25 Aug,
19.00 - 20.00

Climate change

This session will be repeated on 26 Aug, 08.00 - 09.00

Accelerating sustainable transformation of the textile sector

25 Aug,
21.00 - 22.25

Business and supply chain resilience

 

How might we prevent vulnerable groups from being left behind?

26 Aug,
10.00 - 11.00

Equality and inclusion

 

Putting people first: citizen-centric climate adaptation and mitigation in water

26 Aug,
19.00 - 20.00

Climate change,
Equality and inclusion

 

Betting on complementarity to achieve universal access to safe water

27 Aug,
10.00 - 11.00

Water security

 

Integrity for inclusive urban sanitation

27 Aug,
11.00 - 12.00

Sanitation

 

Citywide inclusive sanitation: how far have we come?

27 Aug,
13.00 - 14.25

Sanitation

 

Supporting resilient communities through WASH and energy services in healthcare

27 Aug,
17.00 - 18.00

Hygiene and health

 

 

Resources

Expert opinion

Top image: Parul Begum, 35, stands in front of the household rainwater harvesting system she installed beside her poultry farm. Shibbati Poshchim Para, Ward 9, Paikgacha, Khulna, Bangladesh. September 2018.