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Swedish Water Management Conference

Sweden’s marine and water community gathered for our annual conference in Gothenburg on 16–17 May 2018.

About the conference

The conference is an annual event for mainly Swedish freshwater and marine professionals engaged in governance and management of water resources in the continuum from source to sea.

A key objective of the conference is to link politics to reality and to demonstrate how local activities and engagement contribute to global benefits, and to think globally and act locally.

We combine presentations, workshops, roundtable discussions, poster sessions and speaker’s corners in order to promote new cooperation/alliances and exchange of knowledge and ideas.


Our annual conference is the only one of its kind, gathering participants of all professions in Sweden who are engaged in water-related issues, from freshwater to saltwater.

This year's focus area is the Baltic Sea region, we will highlight issues about climate, sustainable oceans - Sustainable use, Marine Area Protection, Clean Oceans and follow up actions linked to Agenda 2030.

During the year's conference, we will follow-up on progress and results achieved including the outcomes of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the global sustainability goals that HaV is working with. Sustainable development means that we develop different social interests while protecting and preserving basic ecosystem functions. Regional cooperation that identifies both regional and local initiatives in the Baltic Sea can make a big difference for balanced development.

One of our speakers is Minister for the Environment Karolina Skog.

From Source to Sea

“From Source to Sea,” we are focusing on the new 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development (SDG).

You will have the opportunity to meet and influence our agency’s work as well as participants from other organizations. Our experts will dive into topics such as eutrophication and consumption, marine litter and the role of businesses. You’ll experience two intense yet fun days.

Who is Coming?

The Swedish Water Management Conference is a meeting place for everyone who works with water and its sustainable use – farming, innovation, forestry, fishing, energy, sewage, shipping, urban planning.

Sign up

You can sign up for the event here.

Published: 2017-03-27

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