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EVENTS - 2014

Stockholm World Water Week, 31 August - 05 September 2014


Stockholm World Water Week (SWWW) is an annual gathering where water and sanitation professionals meet and discusses issues surrounding evolutionary progress and prospects on water. Organised by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), it brings together experts, practitioners, decision makers and leaders from around the globe to exchange ideas, foster new thinking and develop solutions. The week-long conference entails a comprehensive programme of seminars, workshops and networking events on the world’s most urgent water-related issues. Discussions cover various water and related issues with the purpose to increase awareness and stimulate action of human daily activities impacts on the environment. This year’s conference will convene under the theme “Energy & Water” from 31 August to 05 September 2014.

South Africa’s Participation at the Stockholm World Water Week

The Department participation to the SWWW conference is informed with these objectives:

  • Focus on new thinking and positive action toward water-related challenges and their impact on the world’s environment, health, economics and poverty reduction agendas.
  • The week’s conference focuses on activities that are aligned to the Department’s broader strategic goals and objectives.
  • The Department, in partnership with other SA sector partners will participate at the SWWW Expo, has secured an exhibition space for exhibiting marketing and promotional material to showcase what the SA water sector have achieved on water.
  • The Department participates at the annual Stockholm Junior Water Prize Awards through its national winner/s.
  • Serves as an opportunity to market the country abroad on what South Africa (SA) has accomplished on water issues and engage international community on water issues.

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