Check Out USAID at World Water Week 2018

Stockholm, Sweden, will play host to World Water Week 2018 from August 26-31. Photo credit: SIWI

World Water Week starts in Stockholm, Sweden, on August 26. The annual gathering organized by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) has become a focal point for the globe’s water issues. Last year’s event attracted more than 3,300 individuals and some 380 convening organizations from 135 countries.

Experts, practitioners, decision-makers, business innovators, and young professionals from a range of sectors and countries come to Stockholm with a focus on the 2018 theme, “Water, ecosystems and human development.” 

A number of USAID staff and partners will be represented at the conference and featured at some of the events listed below. All events are at the Stockholm City Conference Centre unless otherwise noted. We hope you can join us!


Sunday, August 26


Small-Scale Irrigation—The Answer to Ecosystem Health?

CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems | Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences | International Water Management Institute | International Food Policy Research Institute | Time: 09.00-10.30 Room: NL 357


Monday, August 27


Blended Finance: From Principles to Practice  

Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development | World Water Council | Government of the Netherlands | | IRC | Time: 14.00–16.30 | Room: FH 300


Mastering Disaster in the Anthropocene: Reconciling DRR and Climate Frameworks 

World Water Council | Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment of the Netherlands | Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit | The World Bank Group | Stockholm International Water Institute | Deltares | Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany | Office of the UNSG's Special Envoy for Disaster Risk Reduction and Water | High-level Experts and Leaders Panel on Water and Disasters | Alliance for Global Water Adaptation | USAID | Time: 16.00–17.30 | Room: FH 307


Hype or Groundbreaking: Has Securing Water for Food Delivered? 

USAID | Sida | MFA-NL | DST-South Africa | SWFF Awardees | Time: 16.00-17.30 | Room: NL Pillar Hall

SIDE SESSION (Note: Must register)

Mobilizing Skilled Volunteers to Advance Sustainable WASH 

USAID | Time: 16.00–18.00 | Location: Scandic Haymarket Hotel - Salon Room 1 


Tuesday, August 28

EVENT (Note: Must register)

Finance Deep-Dive: What are the Real Blockages to Financing SDG 6? Examples and Recommendations to Overcome Them | IRC | Time: 08.30–10.30 | Location: 7A Centralen, Vasagatan 7


Safeguarding Water-Related Ecosystems in the Mara River and Tonle Sap Basins

USAID Sustainable Water Partnership  |  Lake Victoria Basin Commissioner |  Tonle Sap Authority  | Time: 09.00–09.30 | Location: Exhibition Area FH 7


The Ripple Effect: Empowering Women through Water

The Coca-Cola Company | Gap Inc. | USAID  | Global Water Challenge | Water and Development Alliance | Time: 14.00–15.30 | Room: NL 353


Wednesday, August 29


Donors’ Water Strategies under the 2030 Agenda

USAID | Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation | European Commission | Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany | Time: 14.00–15.30 | Room: FH 202


A Common Vision for Peru: Natural Infrastructure for Water Security

Forest Trends | Ministry of Environment, Peru | Peru's National Water Regulator | National Water Authority, Peru | USAID | Time: 16.00–17.30 | Room: NL 353


Water for Well-Being: From Framework to Action

The World Bank Group | USAID | IFPRI | SIWI | FAO | IWMI | WASAG | Time: 16.00–17.30 | Room: NL Auditorium 


Strong WASH Systems: The Essential Element for SDG 6 Achievement

IRC  | USAID | Water Resources Planning and Regulation Ministry of Water and Environment, Uganda | Time: 17.00–17.30 | Room: Exhibition Area FH 7


Thursday, August 30


Green Landscapes for Water Security: Nature-Based Solutions and Water Quantity  

RTI International | Inter-American Development Bank | Alliance for Global Water Adaptation | Forest Trends | Time: 09.00–10.30 | Room: NL 357 


Diversity and Inclusion in Water Utilities

Sida | The World Bank Group  | USAID | Time: 01.00–12.30 | Room: NL Music Hall


The AfricaSan Movement: Setting the Sanitation Agenda in Africa

AfricaSan International Task Force | USAID | WALIS | UNICEF | AMCOW | AfWA | Time: 14.00–15.30 | Room: NL 353