Welcome to Swedish Water House!

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.


California drought: challenges and opportunities for industry & policy

Is drought in California “the new normal”? – Challenges and opportunities for industry and policy The California drought is not over. The El Niño rains has only delivered average amounts of rain and snow, primarily to the northern half of […]

Event date 2016-12-19 View more
Putting Agenda 2030 into practice – how the landscape perspective can contribute

One year after the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Climate Agreement was adopted, actors in different sectors are processing how these new agendas affect their operations and how they best can contribute to their fulfilment. This workshop will facilitate an […]

Event date 2016-11-23 View more
From commitment to action – developing strategies to operationalize integrated landscape approaches – 2016 Global Landscapes Forum: Marrakesh

Recent years have seen burgeoning support for integrated landscape approaches as a conceptual framework to reconcile the competing land-use objectives of multiple actors. Rural and peri-urban landscapes are increasingly required to be ‘multi-functional’ – this might typically be expressed as […]

Event date 2016-11-16 View more

News & Blogs

2016 forest-water-monitoring-workshop
Forests and Water – a crucial and complex relationship

Blog-report from FAO/SIWI workshop “Understanding the Forest and Water Monitoring Framework” During three highly interactive days, approximately 20 forest and water international experts convened at the SIWI office in Stockholm to discuss how to monitor interactions between forests and water, […]

Published on 2016-10-25 View more
rapporteurs at 2016 world water week
SDG takes centre stage at the World Water Week in Stockholm

Swedish Water House recruits and support junior rapporteurs to report from the annual World Water Week in Stockholm. Applications from Sweden based students or young professionals are prioritized. (blog by Isla Duporge) This was the second year I acted as […]

Published on 2016-10-01 View more
Forests, water and sustainable urbanization – video and blog from our event at World Water Week 2016

(Blog by Maria Ölund and Eskil Mattson at Focali) Restoring and protecting forests in watersheds close to cities can help to balance water flows, contributing to flood control and securing supply of cleaner water. The seminar “Forests, water and sustainable growth […]

Published on 2016-09-20 View more


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