Stockholm Water Prize 2022

The Stockholm Water Prize 2022 has been awarded by The Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) to Professor Wilfried Brutsaert for his innovative work in evaluating environmental evaporation.


  • This prize is widely considered to be the Nobel Prize for Water.
  • Professor Brutsaert was awarded this prize as he has developed methods for quantifying evaporation and the role it plays in the Earth’s energy balance that allows for accurate estimations of how precipitation can evolve.
  • This method is of utmost importance to the exposed local communities across the world as they will be needing to predict daily water levels as well as water levels available in the future.

When will the award be handed over?

Even though the award was announced on 22nd March, this prize will be presented to Professor Brutsaert by Sweden’s King on 31st August in Stockholm during the World Water Week (23rd August to 1st September). He will be receiving a glass statue along with 1 million Swedish krona which is equivalent to around USD 104,000.

About Stockholm International Water Institute

SIWI is a not-for-profit, independent organization that aims to strengthen freshwater governance regionally, globally, locally, and nationally. This organization was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. Torgny Holmgren is the current Executive Director. This organization performs research, provides advisory services, and builds institutional capacity in five areas of transboundary water management, water governance, the water-energy-food nexus, water and climate change, and water economics.




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