|SIWI - Independent, Leading-Edge Water Competence for Future-Oriented Action
The Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) is a policy think tank that contributes to international efforts to combat the world’s escalating water crisis. SIWI advocates future-oriented, knowledge-integrated water views in decision making, nationally and internationally, that lead to sustainable use of the world’s water resources and sustainable development of societies.
SIWI links water experts with decision makers so that progressive policies and scientifically sound, water-cycle based solutions to water-related problems can be elaborated, necessary to achieve the UN Millennium Development Goals and the Johannesburg water-related targets as the first steps towards a sustainable global water situation. SIWI stresses that water is a key to socio-economic development and quality of life, and that through integrated water resources management (IWRM), barriers which hinder increased food production, pollution prevention and poverty reduction can be overcome.
SIWI has several main components. It administers the Stockholm Water Symposium, a global water forum convened annually as part of the World Water Week in Stockholm; the Stockholm Water Initiative, which channels Symposium thinking into collaborative, interdisciplinary projects; and the Swedish Water House, a networking platform for international dialogue and action on water issues by Swedish institutes, organisations and universities.
Further, SIWI administers the Stockholm Water Prize, Stockholm Junior Water Prize and Stockholm Industry Water Award – three premier international water awards that draw attention to water – for the Stockholm Water Foundation. A fourth award, the Swedish Baltic Sea Water Award, is administered for the Government of Sweden.
Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI)
Further information: http://www.siwi.org/