The International Centre for Water Cooperation is the first UNESCO Category II Centre in Sweden, and the first in the world to focus on transboundary water management in connection with peace, conflict and regional development.

Water cooperation can assist policy developers, advisors, practitioners and academics seeking to reduce conflict and increase economic development and growth at a local, national or regional level. The ICWC supports this process by developing world-leading knowledge and capacity through international research, training, outreach and policy advice.

An independent research institute, the ICWC is hosted by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) and delivered in partnership with the Swedish Government and SIWI, under the auspices of UNESCO.

The ICWC has also partnered with Uppsala University and SIWI to open the Research School for International Water Cooperation.

We work with many experienced partners to deliver the Centre’s vision and welcome interest from other organizations interested in engaging with us. Please contact us for further information.



UNESCO International Hydrological Programme:
From Potential Conflict to Cooperation Potential

Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI)

Swedish Government

Research School

Uppsala University – Department of Peace and Conflict Research