This international prize recognises individuals or organisations that have made outstanding contributions to the sustainable use and protection of the world’s water resources.
The Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) is a policy institute that generates knowledge and informs decision-making towards sensible water policy.
SIWI administers the annual Stockholm Water Prize (SWP), first presented in 1991, which honours outstanding contributions to the sustainable use and protection of the world’s water resources. The aim is to provide its winners (laureates) with global acknowledgement and visibility.
The main achievements of the candidate, who must be nominated for the prize, should be within one or both of the following categories:
- Policy and Practices
Eligible nominees are individuals or organisations from any country who have:
- Made outstanding contributions to the conservation and protection of the world’s water resources and to the improved health of the planet’s inhabitants and ecosystems
- Achieved work of proven impact and/or great potential within the fields of science, technology, education, public policy, or practice related to sustainable use and protection of the world’s water resources
Candidates should have attained extraordinary achievements of lasting significance that provide stimulation for further important contributions. Achievements in outreach and awareness-raising are taken into account.
Laureates receive a prize of SEK 1 million and a specially designed sculpture, as well as enhanced global recognition and the opportunities this brings.
Initial nominations for the 2022 Prize must be submitted by 30 September 2021.
Nominators of shortlisted candidates will be invited to submit a more detailed nomination. The laureate shall be announced during UN World Water Week in March 2022 and will receive their prize at the Royal Stockholm Water Prize Ceremony.