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.


Valuing Water – Launch of Interfaith Statement on Water and Faith

Faith and spirituality are foundational sources and drivers of behaviour; shaping and inspiring individual and community worldviews, priorities, daily rituals and community structures – including relationship to and value of water resources. The Cluster Group on Water and Faith serves […]

Event date 2020-09-24 View more
Landscape Restoration – can it improve water security in Sweden and beyond?

WEBINAR PRESENTATIONS & RECORDING Lars Laestadius, SLU Department of Forest Ecology and Management and Director at Eco-Innovation Foundation Izabella Koziell, CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE) Aida Bargues Tobella, SLU Department of Forest Ecology & Management and […]

Event date 2020-09-23 View more
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

News & Blogs

Indigenous communities have libraries of wisdom but are left exposed

Recognizing the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, the UNDP-SIWI Water Governance Facility (WGF) convened a virtual conversation on the theme of “Indigenous Peoples, Water, and Climate Change” on 7th August, featuring two UN Special Rapporteurs and two Indigenous […]

Published on 2020-08-27 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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