We act as a neutral platform for Swedish actors interested in international water issues, creating spaces for dialogue, cooperation and knowledge sharing. The overall objective of Swedish Water House is to contribute to cooperation over water and development issues. An important element of Swedish Water House activity consists of seminars and workshops. The events involve a wide range of actors and disseminate knowledge about the often invisible role of water in various areas.
Swedish Water House (SWH) provides meeting places for innovative thinking on emerging issues, knowledge dissemination and multidisciplinary policy development concerning the global water situation.
SWH annually organises a range of seminars and workshops focusing on various topics in the field of water and development. In addition SWH supports seminars for Swedish stakeholders and Swedish participation in international meetings addressing the world water crisis.
Our cluster groups bring together Swedish stakeholders from different backgrounds to address emerging water issues through joint policy recommendations.
SWH is part of the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) and is located in central Stockholm.
The Swedish Water House was established in 2003 by the Swedish Government with the overall objective to support international policy development and cooperation in the water and development field by generating knowledge, disseminating it and building partnerships. Swedish Water House (SWH) overall strategic objectives are to:
- Contribute to increasing the cooperation within the Swedish resource base, and increase engagement on international water issues
- Strengthen communication and cooperation within and between a broad range of actors, representing different competence areas, and contribute to strengthening the link between research and development with policy development and decision-making.
- Increase Swedish actors’ participation in international water processes by creating different interfaces between Swedish and international actors and between the Swedish resource base and potential users