Uniting 13,000 global thinkers virtually during World Water Week

Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) is an NGO that acts as a global leader in addressing the water crisis worldwide. Throughout 30 years, the institute has united global thinkers and decision-makers in a conversation on water protection and has offered guidance on water governance, water diplomacy, and cooperation. With a goal to create a Water Wise World, SIWI hosts regular events where entrepreneurs, policymakers, and international organizations discuss the water crisis and find solutions together. In the light of pandemic regulations, the institute needed a platform that unites global leaders online for an accessible and inclusive discussion.

Event date:

Aug 23-27, 2021


Stockholm, Sweden

Type of event:


Interactio product:

Interactio integration with Zoom

Client testimonial


“This year’s fully virtual World Water Week was more inclusive than ever before, reaching 13,000 participants from 188 countries. The success of World Water Week was guaranteed by the simplicity of Interactio App, as well as the excellent quality of technical support and interpretation services provided.”

Katarina Liljegren Swahn, Senior Manager of Format and Logistics at Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI)

About the event

World Water Week is the leading annual event addressing the planet’s major water issues. As a platform for non-English thinkers, researchers, and entrepreneurs from all over the world, World Water Week wouldn’t be possible without high-quality interpretation. 

With the first fully remote World Water Week in 30 years, the organizers had to find an alternative to on-site interpretation that would provide the same level of reliability. With no physical location to host the attendees, the event had to unite the participants across 188 countries and 8 languages.

This event in numbers

13 000







technical issues

5 days

Event length

Most loved Interactio features

Most loved Interactio features by SIWI

Zoom integration

Interactio integrated RSI services with the Zoom platform, allowing SIWI attendees to enjoy the event in a familiar virtual environment. 

Zoom integration

Interactio integrated RSI services with the Zoom platform, allowing SIWI attendees to enjoy the event in a familiar virtual environment. 

Audio recordings

SIWI received audio recordings of the 5-day event in multiple languages to ease the preparation process for the next conference.

Interpreter console

SIWI interpreters highlighted the intuitive interpreter console, inspired by the best traditional interpretation equipment. 

Audio interpretation

SIWI attendees enjoyed the audio interpretation of the event in 8 languages on their smartphones. All from the comfort of their home!

This event’s security was assured by:

Karolis Aulosevičius

DPO at InteractioInternational


“The Compliance and Security team's mission is to ensure that we provide secure and reliable service to every single customer in the whole world. We do that with passion and appreciation.”

Karolis Aulosevičius – DPO at Interactio

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