Cities of the future – water wise, resilient, achievable?

By 2050 roughly 66 per cent of the world’s population will live in cities. Water is essential for the development and function of cities, but their growth will at the same time increase the pressure on water management systems.

So, how can we plan and design cities to be resilient and water wise?

Welcome to discuss different ways of working with sustainable urban development and water management in this seminar.


Presenting organizations

Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI)
SIWI is a water institute that leverage knowledge and convening power to strengthen water governance for a just, prosperous, and sustainable future. As part of the Arup’s City Water Resilience Framework (CWRF), SIWI is helping to develop an implementation methodology that provides specific guidance on what steps to take, in what order and how, to support governance-based solutions to make cities and their water system more resilient. Read more >>

International Water Association (IWA)
Having in mind that water underpins every aspect of human and environmental existence, the International Water Association (IWA) brings together water professionals working towards a water wise world. Together they run programmes focused on solutions for water and wastewater management. One of the key themes, identified by IWA, has shaped the programme Cities of the Future. IWA has developed 17 principles for a water wise world to help city leaders ensure that water is integrated in planning and design in cities to provide increased resilience to climate change, livability, efficiencies, and a sense of place for urban communities. Read more >>

GrowSmarter: transforming cities for a smart, sustainable Europe
In a rapidly urbanising world cities need to become smarter to respond to citizen needs and to reduce their environmental footprint. GrowSmarter brings together cities and industry to integrate and demonstrate ‘12 smart city solutions’ in energy, infrastructure and transport, to provide other cities with valuable insights on how they work in practice and opportunities for replication. The idea is to create a ready market for these smart solutions to support growth and the transition to a smart, sustainable Europe. Read more >>

Norra Djurgårdsstaden
Norra Djurgårdsstaden is one of Europe’s most wide-ranging urban development areas. A total of at least 12,000 new dwellings and 35,000 new working places are planned. In 2009, a decision of making Norra Djurgårdsstaden an environmentally friendly area was taken by the city council of Stockholm. The task is to examine the present possibilities and become a model-area for sustainable urban development. During the 21st Conference of Parties (COP21) in 2015 Norra Djurgårdsstaden won the C40 Cities Awards in the category Sustainable Communities. Read more >>


10.00 – 10.10 Welcome and short introduction of SIWI and the City Water Resilience Framework

10.10 – 10.15 Introduction to the International Water Association (IWA)
Kala Vairavamoorthy, Executive director, IWA

10.15 – 10.25 The IWA Principles for Water Wise Cities
Corinne Trommsdorff, Program Manager, Cities of the Future

10.25 – 10.35 GrowSmarter
Gustaf Landahl Head of Department, Environment and Health Administration, City of Stockholm

10.35 – 10.45 Norra Djurgårdsstaden
Maria Lennartsson, Environmental Advisor, Exploateringskontoret, Norra Djurgårdsstaden, City of Stockholm

10.45 – 11.30 Panel discussion and Q&A
Moderator: TBC
Panelists: Corinne Trommsdorff, Gustaf Landahl, Maria Lennartsson

  • Water Wise Cities

    Presentation by Kala Vairavamoorthy, Executive Director IWA & Corinne Trommsdorff, Program Manager, Cities of the Future, IWA.

  • The City Water Resilience Framework

    Presentation by Panchali Saikia, Programme Officer, SIWI.

  • GrowSmarter

    Presentation by Gustaf Landahl Head of Department, Environment and Health Administration, City of Stockholm.

  • Norra Djurgårdsstaden

    Presentation by Maria Lennartsson, Environmental Advisor, Exploateringskontoret, Norra Djurgårdsstaden, City of Stockholm




Light meal served from 9:30


SIWI Swedish Water House


Ocean, SIWI Office


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