Stockholm International Water Institute

Closing Plenary

Friday 31 August | 09.00-12.00 | Room: NL Auditorium

The closing plenary will summarize and conclude the multi-faceted outcomes of World Water Week 2018. The plenary covers reflections and take-home messages of keynote speakers and Key Collaborating Partners, and the rapporteur team, together with the Scientific Programme Committee, will present their main findings from the Week .

The closing plenary will also look ahead and identify challenges and opportunities that lie ahead of us. It will link up with the theme of World Water Week 2019, which puts society and inclusiveness at the core.


09:00 Welcome address
Mr. Torgny Holmgren, Executive Director, SIWI

09:05 Ms. Alexandra V.D. Pierre, Advisor, Caribbean Youth Environment Network (CYEN), Republic of Haiti

09:20 Reporting back panel
Moderator: Dr. Torkil Jønch Clausen, Chair, Scientific Programme Committee, World Water Week in Stockholm

10:20 Coffee break

10:50 Key Reflections from the 2018 World Water Week
Moderator: Ms. Katarina Veem, Director International Policy & Swedish Water House, SIWI

  • Ms. Wambui Gichuri, Director Water Development and Sanitation, African Development Bank (AfDB)
  • Ms. Andrea Erickson, Managing Director Water Security, The Nature Conservancy
  • Prof. Stefan Uhlenbrook, Coordinator UN World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP), UNESCO

 Leave no one behind

11:50 Closing remarks
Mr. Torgny Holmgren, Executive Director, SIWI

12:00 End of session