Join the Government of the Netherlands at World Water Week!

This year, World Water Week has an online (23 August-1 September) and an on-site element in Stockholm, Sweden (from 28 August). The overarching theme will be 'Seeing the unseen. The value of water'.

The overarching theme 'Seeing the unseen. The value of water' is structured around three main perspectives:  

  • The value of water for people and development 
  • The value of water for nature and climate change  
  • The financial and economic value of water

The Government of the Netherlands is convening and co-convening several sessions and events around a diversity of topics including valuing water, youth engagement, resilience of ecosystems and more.

The Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Liesje Schreinemacher will join the World Water Week closing ceremony. Interaction with Directorate General for International Cooperation (DGIS) representatives will be possible at the Preparing for an inclusive and action-oriented UN 2023 Water Conference session and in the High-Level Panel on Water Investments for Africa.

Don't miss the talk show with Henk Ovink, Special Envoy for International Water Affairs, Kingdom of The Netherlands and Mr. Sulton Rahimzoda, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the International Fund for saving the Aral Sea (EC IFAS).

A unique watershed moment for the world, the UN 2023 Water Conference is our chance to bring everyone together, commit to real and meaningful action, to ensure a water secure world for all, by all by 2030. This World Water Week, join us in uniting the world for water!

Events convened by the Government of the Netherlands and partners

Wednesday 24 August 

17:00-18:20 CET First Global Survey of Water Values - Findings and Implications

Tuesday 30 August 

14:00-15:30 CET High-Level Panel on International Policy

Wednesday 31 August 

16:00-16:30 CET The road to the UN 2023 Water Conference and the call to action 

Thursday 01 September 

11:00-12:30 CET Preparing for an inclusive and action-oriented UN 2023 Water Conference

Other key moments to engage with the Government of the Netherlands and partners

Tuesday 23 August

08:30-09:50 CET Accelerating SDG6 achievement through Capacity Development of People and Organizations

10:00-10:30 CET Business Accelerator

13:00-14:20 CET Connecting non-sewered sanitation to climate finance. Missing links?

18:30-19:50 CET Scaling water-energy-food innovations through end-user financing for climate adaptation

18:30-19:50 CET Valuing water - why utilities engage in Water Operators Partnerships

Wednesday 24 August 

10:00-10:30 CET Business Accelerator

Sunday 28 August 

14:00-15:30 CET Enhancing resilience of ecosystems and society against droughts

Wednesday 31 August 

16:00-17:30 CET Groundwater management, key to resilient deltas for food and nature

Thursday 01 September 

09:00-10:30 CET Youth Engagement: From Why to How

10:00-10:30 CET Open data for water allocation, towards UN Water Conference 2023

14:00-14:30 CET Business Accelerator

14:00-15:30 CET Water-related DRR & Water Action Decade: towards 2023 Water Conference

More information

Visit the World Water Week website to keep up-to-date with information about the Government of the Netherlands participation at World Water Week 2022.