2020 SIWI Stockholm Water Prize ( I Million SEK Award)

Stockholm water prize which was established to honour outstanding achievements in the sustainable use and protection of the world’s water resources.

The prestigious award which holds annually since it’s inception in 1991 organised by Stockholm Water Foundation it honours men and women achievements in the sustainable use and protection of the world’s water resources.

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The Royal Banquet is held at the Stockholm City Hall as part of the World Water Week. The Laureate is presented by His Majesty Carl XVI Gustaf, King of Sweden, official patron of the prize.

The award is made for those who has achive extraordinary water-related achievements

Awardee is selected by Stockholm Water nominating committee


  1. All selected candidates for the Stockholm Water Prize shall have attained outstanding achievements of lasting significance for sustainable use and protection of the world’s water resources.
  2. Candidate achievements 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.
  3. Self nominations are not allowed as nominations are welcome from everyone as nominations are welcome all over the world
  4. Nomination of female candidate are welcome.

Every candidate or nominee achivements are to fall within these category.

  1. Policy and Practice. These is a broad category that 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
  • Water provision, supply and sanitation services
  • Technology Development and application

2. Research. In these category both basic and applies 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.

These two category must include 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.

The benefits include 1 million SEK and global acknowledgement and a sculpture

How To Apply

Nominations are welcome by submitting a 500 words statement of achievement not permitted.

Click the Link below to nominate

Nominate here

Click the link below to Apply

Official Link

For more information contact

contact Mrs Katarina Andrzejewska at [email protected]

Nomination ends September 30 2020

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