About Mikkeli Water Week


Mikkeli Water Week will be organized for the first time in September 2024  

Water is vital for life. Our lake nature is extremely valuable, and our province has the cleanest waters in the world. Water, forest and food are the focus points of the regional strategy of South Savo.

Mikkeli is a pioneer of water expertise. In the capital of clean water, know-how around water has been ambitiously and persistently built. That means education, research and development that produce new water supply solutions and business, resulting in vitality and well-being. These are also the goals of the Blue Economy Mikkeli center of excellence.

Mikkeli Water Week brings out the importance and possibilities of water from different perspectives, from researchers to companies in the field, residents of the region and tourists. Mikkeli Water Week, organized every other year, offers an opportunity to exchange scientific information and experiences via speaker presentations, panel discussions, exhibitions, side events, dinners and networking.

The program consists of several different events, e.g. The Finnish Lakeland Forum seminar and the international Emerging Trends in Water Treatment 2024 conference with accompanying programs. The organizers are the founders of the Blue Economy Mikkeli centre of excellence: the City of Mikkeli, LUT University, South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences (Xamk), Mikkeli University Consortium (MUC) and Mikkeli development company Miksei.

Mikkeli is the gate to Saimaa. Saimaa unites – it is an environment of many possibilities where we create well-being and vitality. Let’s make sure together that future generations get to enjoy clean water and lake scenery too.

Mikkeli – The Capital of Clean Water is pleased to welcome you to this highly important and professional event in Mikkeli, which is gate to the Lake Saimaa.


The conference is organized at the Mikaeli Concert and Congress Hall in Mikkeli, Finland. The address of the venue is Sointukatu 1, 50100 Mikkeli.

The Mikaeli Concert and Congress Hall is a masterpiece of Finnish architecture designed by Professor Arto Sipinen. It is located in a scenic location on the shores of Pankalampi, near the Hanhilampi nature reserve. The spacious foyers of Mikaeli offer magnificent views over the adjacent Pankalampi pond, and the atmosphere of the foyers changes according to seasons. 

Mikaeli is located roughly 1 km from the city center of Mikkeli. You can easily reach Mikaeli by walking or by the local bus connection 4T. Mikaeli offers a free of charge car park for 167 vehicles and a free of charge wireless internet connection.

Mikaeli Mikkeli

Photo by: Pihla Liukkonen, Kontrastia