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World Water Week 2021 – 23 to 27 August 

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World Water Week(WWWeek) is annually celebrated across the globe in the month of August to address the major water issues across the globe. The WWWeek 2021 is being held as an online event from 23rd to 27th August. 

WWWeek has been an annual event organised by Stockholm International Water Institute(SIWI) since 1991.

The theme of 2021 World water Week is “Building Resilience Faster”. 

  • The WWWeek 2021 marks the observance of the 23rd World Water Week.
  • The World Water Week 2020 was observed as World Water Week at Home from 24th August to 28th August 2020.
  • The World Water Week 2019 was observed from 26th to 31st August 2019.


i.The World Water Week in Stockholm, Sweden was started as the Stockholm Water Symposium in 1991.

ii.In 2001, the Stockholm Water Symposium was officially renamed as the World Water Week in Stockholm.

Stockholm Water Prize 2021:

i.Sandra Postel, founding director of the Global Water Policy Project, has been named Stockholm Water Prize Laureate 2021 for her work towards changing the people’s view on water.

ii.Stockholm Water Prize is awarded by SIWI in cooperation with the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and presented by the Swedish King H.M King Carl XVI Gustaf, the Patron of the Prize.

iii.The prize consists of a specially designed sculpture and 1 million Swedish Krona(SEK).

Other Awards:

The Patron of Stockholm Junior Water Prize H.R.H. Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden announced the winner of the Stockholm Junior Water Prize 2021, Diploma of Excellence and people’s Choice Award.

Stockholm Junior Water Prize 2021:

Eshani Jha (United States of America) won the Stockholm Junior Water Prize 2021 for her project addressing the issues of water contamination with a cost-effective solution.

Diploma of Excellence Winners:

Future Kongchu and Thanawit Namjaidee(Thailand) won the Diploma of Excellence for their research to provide a solution to provide moisture retention at the critical point of a plant’s development.

People’s Choice Award:

Gabriel Fernandes Mello Ferreira (Brazil) won the 2021 Stockholm Junior Water Prize – People’s Choice Award for the development of microplastic retention mechanisms in water treatment plants.

Rajiv Ranjan Mishra DG, NMCG participated in WWWeek session:

Rajiv Ranjan Mishra, Director General of National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) has participated as a key panellist in the session on ‘Making Cities Water Positive Through City Water Balance Plan’ during the 1st day of Stockholm’s World Water Week 2021(23rd August).

The session was jointly convened by the Safe Water Network, The United States Agency for International Development(USAID) and World Resources Institute(WRI) India.

‘Making Cities Water Positive through City Water Balance Plan e-Toolkit’ which comprises 7 modules and 29 tools to assist the decision-makers in developing and implementing solutions for making Cities Water Positive was launched during the session.