SIWI Stockholm Water Prize 2019 ($150,000 Award and more)

SIWI Stockholm Water Prize 2019 ($150,000 Award and more)

Deadline: September 30, 2018

Nominations are open for the SIWI Stockholm Water Prize 2019. The Prize recognizes women, men and organizations who have made outstanding contributions to the sustainable use and protection of the world’s water resources.

Since its inception in 1991, the prize winner has been selected by the Stockholm Water Prize Nominating Committee from a pool of professionals nominated by their peers. Over the years, Stockholm Water Prize Laureates have represented a broad range of water-related activities, professions and scientific disciplines from all over the world.

A prize ceremony and Royal Banquet is held at the Stockholm City Hall as part of the World Water Week. During the ceremony, the Laureate accepts the prize from the hands of His Majesty Carl XVI Gustaf, King of Sweden, official patron of the prize.


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.


  • The Laureate receives global acknowledgement and visibility, a specially designed sculpture, and USD 150,000.


  • Nominations are welcome from everyone! However, self-nominations or nominations by persons with direct professional or family ties to the candidate are not allowed;
  • Any woman, man or organisation that have made outstanding contributions to the conservation and protection of the world’s water resources and to improved health of the planet’s inhabitants and ecosystems, may be nominated;
  • The achievements can be within the fields of science, technology, education, public policy, or practice related to sustainable use and protection of the world’s water resources;
  • The work of the candidate should have proven impact and/or great potential.


Click here to submit your nomination

For more information, visit SIWI Stockholm Water Prize.