Stockholm Water Prize


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Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI)



To be eligible for the Stockholm Water Prize, the following criteria must be fulfilled:

  • The candidate shall have attained outstanding achievements of lasting significance for sustainable use and protection of the world’s water resources.
  • The results achieved by the candidate shall have proven impact or great potential and provide stimulation for further important contributions to the conservation and protection of water resources and to improved health and well-being of the planet’s inhabitants and ecosystems.

Anyone can submit a nomination for the Stockholm Water Prize, however, self-nominations or nominations by persons with direct professional or family ties to the candidate are not permitted.

Nominations are confidential and this also applies to all award nomination materials.


The Stockholm Water Prize recognizes people and organizations who have made outstanding contributions to the sustainable use and protection of the world’s water resources.

All nominations are reviewed by the Stockholm Water Prize Nominating Committee with some of the world’s leading water experts.

We welcome nominations from all parts of the world and strongly encourage the nomination of women candidates. The Stockholm Water Prize awards excellence in both science and practice. As the water world is rapidly evolving, we actively seek to broaden our networks and include many different specialties. Anyone can submit a nomination and the procedure is simple.


Application deadlines

Program application deadline

September 30, 2023 - 11:59 PM

Additional Information

Nominations for the 2024 Stockholm Water Prize are now open. The deadline for submitting your nomination is 30 September 2023. The winner will be be announced in March 2024.
Take a moment to reflect on who deserves to become the next Stockholm Water Prize Laureate.

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The main achievements of the candidate should be within one or both of the following categories:

Policy and Practices

This broad category covers achievements in the continuum from political initiatives to practical implementation that has improved the governance and management of water, as a natural and economic resource and/or as a human right and basic service. The category includes:

  • Human rights, conflict resolution, influence on policies, international cooperation with application in the water sector
  • Sustainable and safe management of water resources
  • Provision of water supply and sanitation services
  • Development and application of appropriate technologies


This category includes both basic and applied research to develop new knowledge of and scientific leadership in:

  • Natural, physical, and/or technological processes
  • The functioning of complex systems
  • Development or improvement of economical, legislative, institutional or administrative principles for efficient, equitable and sustainable water management and service provision.
  • For both categories, great achievements in outreach and awareness-raising are considered merits. This includes education and training of students, water professionals or communities as well as dissemination of information to and awareness-raising of decision-makers and the general public

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