The Swedish Royals and Stockholm World Water Week: 2003-2024


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Sandra Postel named Stockholm Water Prize Laureate 2021
Sandra Postel receives the world’s most prestigious water award, the Stockholm Water Prize. Her groundbreaking work has paved the way for new approaches that help the world address problems such as water scarcity, climate change and the loss of freshwater biodiversity.
The Stockholm Water Prize is awarded by SIWI in cooperation with the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and will be presented by the Swedish King H.M. King Carl XVI Gustaf at a royal ceremony on 25 August, during World Water Week.
Sandra Postel named Stockholm Water Prize Laureate 2021
 
Another major highlight of the Week is of course the Stockholm Water Prize, often described as the Nobel Prize of water. The award ceremony takes place on Wednesday 25 August at 4pm CEST. H.M King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden will present the 2020 Stockholm Water Prize to Dr John Cherry and the 2021 Stockholm Water Prize to Sandra Postel.
Dr John Cherry is one of the world’s leading groundwater experts and Sandra Postel is acknowledged as a leading thinker on freshwater. You can listen to them on several occasions during the Week, including in the Meet the Laureates session immediately after the awards ceremony and in the Opening and Closing plenaries.
The Stockholm Junior Water Prize ceremony should also not be missed. H.R.H Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden announces the winner of this international competition for young innovators on Tuesday 24 August at 2pm CEST. Join the event and celebrate together with participants from 32 countries!
Meet global thought leaders at World Water Week _ News

Stockholm Junior Water Prize Ceremony _ Award Ceremony

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Victoria gave a speech and announced the winner of The Stockholm Junior Water Prize 2021 at a digital ceremony. The winner is Eshani Jha from USA.
Victoria is the patron of The Stockholm Junior Water Prize.
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Young American researcher wins Stockholm Junior Water Prize 2021 - Stockholm International Water Institute
 
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Victoria has today had a digital meeting with Eshani Jha, winner of the Stockholm Junior Water Prize.
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The renowned hydrologist Wilfried Brutsaert is awarded the Stockholm Water Prize 2022 for his groundbreaking work to quantify environmental evaporation, helping to make accurate predictions of the impact that climate change has on local rainfall patterns and water sources.
The Stockholm Water Prize is awarded by SIWI in cooperation with the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.
The Prize will be presented to the laurate Professor Brutsaert by H.M King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, official patron of the Prize, on 31 August 2022, during World Water Week.
Evaporation expert, Wilfried Brutsaert, wins Stockholm Water Prize 2022 _ SIWI
 
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30th August
Victoria attends an International High-level Panel
Victoria delivers the Stockholm Junior Water Prize

31st August
King Carl Gustaf attends Stockholm Water Prize laureate seminar
King Carl Gustaf and queen Silvia attend the delivery of Stockholm Water Prize
 
Victoria attending "High-Level Panel on International Policy" as part of World Water Week 2022 at Norra Latin in Stockholm. Victoria was welcomed by Stockholm International Water Institute's CEO Torgny Holmgren.
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Thank you to HRH Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden for giving us the honour to attend our high-level panel, showing the importance of #water in the global agenda.

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Victoria delivered The Stockholm Junior Water Prize. Victoria has been the patron of the Prize since 1994.
Victoria with the competitors
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Victoria was welcomed by Peter Forssman, the Chairman of Stockholm International Water Institute SIWI. Peter Forssman worked in the royal court for almost 30 years. First as adjutant and then as master of ceremonies. He was the master of ceremonies at Victoria and Daniel's wedding in 2010.
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Annabelle M. Rayson from Canada receives the prestigious 2022 Stockholm Junior Water Prize for her research on how to treat and prevent harmful algae blooms. HRH Crown Princess Victoria announced the winner during a ceremony at World Water Week.
The Diploma of Excellence was awarded to Laura Nedel Drebes and Camily Pereira dos Santos from Brazil, for their development of addressing the issue with period poverty – the inaccessibility to sanitary pads, with their development of sustainable and affordable sanitary pads from industrial by-products.
The People’s Choice Award went to Mishal Faraz from United Arab Emirates.
Canadian Annabelle M. Rayson wins Stockholm Junior Water Prize 2022 _ SIWI - Leading expert in water governance

Kronprinsessan Victorias hemliga signal – med klänningen _*Svensk Dam

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Video od Victoria at the Stockholm Junior Water Prize ceremony, by SPA.
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A working day with clothes' change! When the princess made two appearances in connection with World Water Week, we got to see two colorful entrances.
Victorias pigga ombyte_ Två looker på en... _ Damernas Värld

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King Carl Gustaf attended this morning Stockholm Water Prize Laureate seminar at Norra Latin. There were three Laureates: 2020 Dr John Cherry, 2021 Sandra Postel and 2022 Prof. Wilfried Brutsaert. The King was welcomed by Stockholm International Water Institute's CEO Torgny Holmgren.
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His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, who supports the @siwi_water, gave audience in Stockholm today to @bindeshwarpatha, Founder, @SulabhIntl, who is also the Water Laureate and the winner of #StockholmWaterPrize in 2009.
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@bindeshwarpatha welcomed the King by offering shawl and books written by him. He showed him the #water being cleaned from the ponds of Madhusudankati village in #WestBengal and also from the wells of Iskcon-Haridaspur.
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@bindeshwarpatha is returning to India on 3rd of September, 2022, after successful participation in the #StockholmWater Laureate Prize of this year
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The King anq queen attended this evening the delivery of The Stockholm Water Prize.
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Drottning Silvias festkväll – på middag med kungen _*Svensk Dam

The court about the World Water Week 2022
This week, the King and Victoria participated in World Water Week. During the week, experts, decision-makers and innovators from all over the world meet in Stockholm and digitally to discuss water issues.
On Tuesday morning, Victoria attended a high-level meeting on how to cooperate globally and prepare for the UN water conference in March 2023. On Tuesday evening, Victoria awarded the Stockholm Junior Water Prize, an international science prize aimed at young people between 15 and 20 years of age. Young people from over 40 countries participated in the competition.
On Wednesday morning, the King attended a seminar where this year's and previous year's recipients of the Stockholm Water Prize lectured together with other experts in water matters. In the evening, the King awarded the Stockholm Water Prize to this year's recipient, Professor Wilfried Brutsaert.
Världsvattenveckan arrangeras i Stockholm _ Kungahuset

The King's speech at the delivery of The Stockholm Water Prize (in english)
H.M. Konungens tal vid bankett i samband med utdelning av Stockholm Water Prize 2022 _ Kungahuset

Photos from Stockholm Junior Water Prize, from Flickr of SIWI.
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According to court calendar
22nd August
Crown princess Victoria delivers the Stockholm Junior Water Prize

23rd August
King Carl Gustaf and crown princess Victoria attend the Stockholm Water Prize seminar
King Carl Gustaf and queen Silvia attend the delivery of the Stockholm Water Prize
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The world-renowned hydrologist Andrea Rinaldo is awarded the Stockholm Water Prize 2023 for his ground-breaking research on river networks, demonstrating their significance in the spread of solutes, aquatic species, and diseases.
Hydrologist Andrea Rinaldo wins Stockholm Water Prize 2023 _ SIWI - Leading expert in water governance
 
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Victoria delivers The Stockholm Junior Water Prize this evening. Victoria has been the patron of the Prize since 1994.
Stockholm Junior Water Prize is a competition for students aged 15 to 20 who have developed research projects that can help solve major water challenges. The competition attracts tens of thousands of entries from over 40 countries.
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Naomi Park from USA receives the prestigious Stockholm Junior Water Prize 2023 for her research on the removal of carbon dioxide and oil products from the ocean. HRH Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden presented the winner with her award during a ceremony at World Water Week in Stockholm.
The Diploma of Excellence was awarded to Ayse Pelin Dedeler from Türkiye for her study on how to capture microplastics with magnetic nano-adsorbents and remove them from the water using strong magnets.
The People’s Choice Award went to Fernando de Silva Hernández and Carlos Erquizio from Mexico, completing the line-up of winners.
Naomi Park from USA wins Stockholm Junior Water Prize 2023 _ News

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden is elegant in a floral gown as she attends sustainability awards in Stockholm _ Daily Mail Online
 
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King Carl Gustaf and crown princess Victoria attended the Stockholm Water Prize Seminar at Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre this morning.
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Photos from the Stockholm Junior Water Prize ceremony, from Flickr of SIWI, Stockholm International Water Institute
HRH Crown Princess Victoria with Winner of the Stockholm Junior Water Prize 2023: Naomi Park from USA
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HRH Crown Princess Victoria with the Diploma of Excellence 2023, Ayse Pelin Dedeler from Türkiye
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HRH Princess Victoria (centre) poses with the SJWP finalists during the award ceremony in Stockholm.
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Kronprinsessan delade ut Stockholm Junior Water Prize _ Kungahuset

Kronprinsessan Victoria tillbaka på jobbet – återupprepade smarta stilknepet _ Damernas Värld
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The King and Queen attended this evening the Stockholm Water Prize award ceremony at Stockholm City Hall.
The King delivered the Stockholm Water Prize to professor Andrea Rinaldo.
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Kungen och drottning Silvia på fest – se nya bilderna! _*Svensk Dam

Video by SPA from the Stockholm Junior Water Prize award ceremony
The Royal Court about the seminar and the Stockholm Water Prize award ceremony
During the morning, the King and Crown Princess attended a seminar where this year's winner of the Stockholm Water Prize, Professor Andrea Rinaldo, discussed his research together with experts in water matters.
In the evening, the King awarded the Stockholm Water Prize to Professor Andrea Rinaldo. He was awarded the prize for his ground-breaking research on watercourse networks. Professor Rinaldo's research has provided new insights into how waterways spread water pollution, invasive species and waterborne diseases.
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The King's speech, he said among other things
My own, personal, commitment to issues relating to environment and sustainability, has been life-long. An interest that I am pleased to share with my daughter, the Crown Princess, patron of the Stockholm Junior Water Prize. Young finalists and winners; you give us inspiration and hope. The creative and innovative ideas you have come up with to solve some of our most complicated problems are impressive.
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Based on his world-renowned research on the virtual water trade, digital river mapping, and inclusion of human activity in the water cycle – Professor Taikan Oki wins the 2024 Stockholm Water Prize.
The Stockholm Water Prize is awarded by the Stockholm Water Foundation in cooperation with the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.
The Prize will be presented to the Laureate Professor Oki by H.M. King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, official patron of the Prize, on 28 August during World Water Week in Stockholm.
 
According to court calendar
27th August
Crown princess Victoria awards the Stockholm Junior Water Prize

28th August
King Carl Gustaf attends the Stockholm Water Prize seminar
King Carl Gustaf and queen Silvia attend the awarding of the Stockholm Water Prize
 
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