Tokyo 2022
Water Matters

Sunday, 23 October,
Pacifico Yokohama Conference Center

Free admission

Nobel Prize Dialogue

Water Matters

Join us at our upcoming Nobel Prize Dialogue where we will be exploring the myriad ways that water interacts with life on earth – and how we can protect this most precious resource.

At ‘Water Matters’ we will be gathering multidimensional voices from the world of water, including Nobel Prize laureates, environmentalists and scientists for urgent conversations on how to maximise creativity to approach the mission of being wise stewards of our planet’s water for the sake of generations to come.

The series of discussions will question how technology and water management systems can help ensure equitable distribution in the future. How can we tackle the devastating consequences of water pollution – both in fresh water resources and in our deep, relatively unexplored oceans? How do we protect ourselves against the floods that are becoming an increasingly present danger to people worldwide?

Confirmed speakers include: Peter Agre, 2003 Nobel Prize laureate in chemistry; Amano Hiroshi, 2014 Nobel Prize laureate in physics; Tim Hunt, 2001 Nobel Prize laureate in physiology or medicine; Konstantin Novoselov, 2010 Nobel Prize laureate in physics; Dan Shechtman, 2011 Nobel Prize laureate in chemistry and Kurt Wüthrich, 2002 Nobel Prize laureate in chemistry.

The Nobel Prize Dialogue is an open, cross-disciplinary meeting bringing together a unique constellation of Nobel Prize laureates, world-leading scientists, policy makers and thought leaders to discuss global issues that affect us all.

A forum for scientists and non-scientists alike, the meeting aims to deepen the dialogue between the scientific community and the rest of society. The Nobel Prize Dialogue is free to attend and accessible to a worldwide audience online. The conference is inspired by the Nobel Week Dialogue, which has been taking place in Sweden since 2012 on the day before the Nobel Prize award ceremony. Nobel Prize Dialogue Tokyo 2022 is produced by Nobel Prize Outreach AB in cooperation with the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS).

23 October 2022, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. JST (Tentative)
Pacifico Yokohama Conference Center Main Hall
English (English-Japanese simultaneous interpretation will be provided.)
Register here (First come, first served basis.)
  • You can also participate online. All lectures and discussions will be streamed live on this website.
  • To prevent the spread of COVID-19, lunch during the day is NOT included. Read more about our safety measurements in the FAQ.


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