Stockholm World Water Week 2021

Stockholm World Water Week (SWWW) was held online from August 23 to 27, 2021 by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI).

Key Points

  • Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) was the only civic body from India that was invited at the panel discussion on the topic “Zero Liquid Discharge Cities”.
  • According to City municipal commissioner, Banchhanidhi Pani, by 2030 city would be able to reusing 100% of sewage water after treatment.

Theme of the SWWW 2021

The Stockholm World Water Week was held under the theme: ‘Building Resilience Faster’.

Why only SMC was invited?

Only SMC was invited to discuss at SWWW because, Surat’s achievement in treating sewage water and reusing it has been recognized by world’s top institute in water governance. Surat treats about 1,400 MLD sewage water out of which 320 MLD (33%) is reused.

About World Water Week

WWW is a leading annual event that is organised to held discussions on global water issues. It is organized by SIWI since 1991. The weeklong event is attended by some 4,000 participants from 135 countries.

How WWW is held?

  • Under the WWW, many sessions are convened by leading international organizations on different topics related to water, ranging from food security & health to energy, agriculture, biodiversity, and climate crisis.
  • It also includes prestigious international competition called ‘Stockholm Junior Water Prize’ and award ceremony for Stockholm Water Prize.

Water+ city

Surat city was recently awarded a ‘Water+ certification’ under the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM). It was the first city from Gujarat to get recognition. It was awarded by the ministry of housing and urban Affairs (MoHUA) in the field of adopting best practices in waste water management.

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