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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 2017 .

Aim of the conference

The conference is a meeting point for all major institutions and organizations in Sweden, working with matters concerning water management. 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.

The theme of this year’s conference is “Source to Sea and the Sustainable Development Goals”. We will also highlight the UN Ocean Conference to support efforts to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 14 (SDG 14).


Packed Program

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.

Swedish Water Management Conference program is available here.

This year’s speakers include officials from Sweden:

  • Isabella Lövin, Minister for International Development Cooperation and Climate, and Deputy Prime Minister
  • Karolina Skog, Minister for the Environment
  • Sven-Erik Bucht, Minister for Rural Affairs.

A number of international speakers will also take the stage:

  • Dr Monde Mayekiso, Deputy Director - General: Oceans & Coasts, Department of Environmental Affairs, South Africa
  • Dr Stephen F. Lintner, independent advisor on Environmental and Social Sustainability
  • Aban Marker Kabraji, regional Director of the Asia Regional Office of IUCN

From Source to Sea

With this year’s conference theme “From Source to Sea,” we are focusing on the new 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development (SDG). Our conference will focus primarily on SDG 14, Life Below Water, and how it ties in with SDG 6, Clean Water and Sanitation.

In June of this year, Fiji and Sweden will together host a UN conference to raise awareness for goal 14. At this conference, we will sum up our collective thoughts and ideas for how Sweden can contribute on a global level.

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.


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Published: 2017-03-27

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