Swedish Marine and Water Management Conference
Thank you to our conference attendees! We had an amazing time in Gothenburg and hope you did too.
Sweden's leading marine and water organizations gathered to participate in our conference in Gothenburg 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 keynotes, presentations, workshops, 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.
2018 focus area was the Baltic Sea region, we highlighted issues about climate, sustainable oceans - Sustainable use, Marine Area Protection, Clean Oceans and followed up actions linked to Agenda 2030.
During the conference, we followed-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 SvaM is continually working on. 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 keynote speakers was Karolina Skog, Ministry of the Environment and Energy. Karolina Skog also handed over the award "Sjöstjärnan" (starfish) at the event.
The Crown Princess attended 2018 conference. The Crown Princess is an advocate for the UN's global sustainable development goals, and during the event the Crown Princess met last year's winner of the prize "Sjöstjärnan" along with the winner 2018.
The Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) is a global initiative within the UN. SDSN brings together experts within different fields to highlight practical solutions for sustainable development, including the implementation of the global goals and the Paris Agreement.
Check out the event photos.
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.