Welcome to Swedish Water House!

We act as an impartial platform for Swedish actors interested in international water issues, creating spaces for dialogue, cooperation and knowledge sharing. The overall objective of Swedish Water House is to contribute to cooperation over water and development issues. An important element of Swedish Water House activity consists of seminars and workshops. The events involve a wide range of actors and disseminate knowledge about the often invisible role of water in various areas.


WEBINAR: Conversation with UN Special Rapporteurs on Indigenous peoples, water, and climate change

Indigenous peoples play a vital role when it comes to the environment. As stewards of fragile marine, freshwater, and terrestrial ecosystems, their role and inclusion in equitable and sustainable water management is essential. Worldwide, indigenous peoples and ethnic minorities also […]

Event date 2020-08-07 View more
ONLINE HLPF SIDE EVENT: Water as the Economic Driver

Water as the Economic Driver: A transformative pathway towards jobs, decent work, and an inclusive economy     PRESENTATION & RECORDING Presentation (PDF) ZOOM video recording     SIWI are co-convening this event with Women for Water Partnership, Tajikistan, Norway […]

Event date 2020-07-07 View more
WEBINAR: Unpacking Water Governance – A Framework for Practitioners

WEBINAR PRESENTATIONS & RECORDING Full presentation – SIWI Water Governance Webinar Introduction to the Water Governance framework by Panchali Saikia Water Governance through the lens of UNICEF WASH Bottleneck Analysis Tool (WASH BAT) and City Water Resilience Approach by Ricard […]

Event date 2020-05-12 View more

News & Blogs

How can water illuminate a transformative pathway toward jobs, decent work, and an inclusive economy?

This was the big question that guided the official UN High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) side event “Water as the Economic Driver” on 7 July, the opening day of the HLPF. Against the backdrop of a first-five-years review of the 2030 […]

Published on 2020-07-16 View more
Looking through the lens of water

As part of Stockholm University’s Bachelor’s Programme in Global Development, SIWI hosted 32 students through a webinar on 8 May 2020. Within the Bachelor’s Programme, the students are enrolled in a seminar series called “Global Agenda” in which they meet with […]

Published on 2020-06-01 View more
Swedish Water House shifts to webinars

Due to the recent covid-19 outbreak, Swedish Water House has decided to cancel all upcoming physical events and seminar until further notice. The health of our community is our highest priority, and although this is a difficult decision, we see […]

Published on 2020-04-08 View more


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