The International Water Association

Water underpins every aspect of human and environmental existence. The severe water challenges facing the world today require an unprecedented global response. IWA members and staff are situated in 130 countries worldwide, forming the largest international network of water professionals working towards a water wise world.

Innovative, solutions- and service- oriented, we work across a range of areas that contribute to the progression of water management worldwide. Our programmes develop research and projects focused on solutions for water and wastewater management; we organise world-class events that bring the latest science, technology and best practice to the water sector at large; we work to place water on the global political agenda and to influence best practice in regulation and policy making; and we provide services to IWA’s global membership.


Regions and Contact Details

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Alliance House
12 Caxton Street
London SW1H 0QS
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 207 654 5500
Fax: +44 207 654 5555



Anna van Buerenplein 48, 11th floor
2595 DA Den Haag
The Netherlands
Telephone: +31 703 150 792
Fax: +31 703 477 005



IWA – Asia

IWA Bangkok Office
758/288, Waterford Diamond Tower
Soi Sukhumvit 30/1, Klongtan, Klongtoey,
Bangkok 10110

China Regional Office
Room 421
18 Shuangqing Road
Haidian District
Beijing, 100085
Telephone: +86 10 62849589


IWA – Africa
Mukoma Road
P.O. Box 68200-00200
Nairobi, Kenya
Tel: +254 20 2493561/65/70
Direct Line: +254 775 825 967
Cellphone: +254 719504022


International Water Association
80 Toh Guan Road East
T3-03 The WaterHub
Singapore 608575


IWA Sub-Regional Office West & Central Africa
Centre des Métiers de l’Eau de la Sénégalaise
Des Eaux à côté de l’échangeur de Hann-Route
du Front de Terre
Dakar, Sénégal


Our Vision
Towards a world in which water is wisely managed to satisfy the needs of human activities
and ecosystems in an equitable and sustainable way.

Our Mission
To inspire change and service IWA members, the community of professionals concerned with water, external organisation and opinion leaders in being the international reference and global source of knowledge, experience and leadership for sustainable urban and basin-related water solutions.

Our Strategy
Connecting People: We bring people of the highest caliber together to share knowledge, experience and know- how about the most pressing water challenges and innovative solutions.
Pioneering Science: We contribute to water science and technology by stimulating leading edge science and inventions, and helping scientists connect to their peers, publish their latest findings and help others learn with them.
Innovating Technology: We offer support and recognition to innovators in the world of water as technological innovations are key to changing the future of water.
Leading Practice: We develop and promote best practices and international frameworks and standards, supporting transitions to sustainable practices.

Our Values
Inclusive: we are inclusive and embrace the diversity of our membership and participants, bringing together people from around the world and from a wide range of professions who are concerned with the future of water.
Science & Practice-Based: we are scienceand practice-based, exploring the frontiers of science, technology and practice and bringing to life leadingedge, pragmatic and innovative solutions for urban and basin-wide water and sanitation challenges.
Service Oriented: we provide outstanding services that support and inspire our members, participants, partners and others and help them to be successful in realizing our common goals.
Excellence: we look for and promote excellence and leadership in all aspects of water management, in conducting our activities and delivering results.

Inspiring Change
This is how we inspire change to achieve our common vision.
Our Strategic Plan 2014-2018 sets out the objectives that we have set out for the coming few years. Check our Governance page.


Work with us

The IWA has a team of around 60 people working in a diverse and respectful multicultural environment. Our offices are situated in London, The Hague, Nairobi, Dakar, Bangkok, Beijing, Milwaukee and Singapore. Innovative, solutions and service oriented we work across a range of areas that contribute to achieving a water wise world.


Internships at the IWA

The IWA’s internship programme provides young water professionals with a unique opportunity to gain international experience in the water sector. The IWA places a lot of emphasis on ensuring that internships deliver personal and professional development for individual interns. We hope that this better prepares people for future roles within the water sector, while at the same time provides interns with opportunities to network and build up relationships with potential employers.

The IWA intern programme offers a contribution towards the cost of living in the Netherlands.

To stay up with the vacancies and job opportunities available at IWA follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. And if you would like to collaborate with us please send us an email.

Governance and Management

Ger Bergkamp
IWA Executive Director, IWA Board Member
Maite Ibarretxe
Global Operations Director
Tao Li
Regional Director China, Hong Kong
Ganesh Pangare
Regional Director Asia
Keith Robertson
Operations and Congress Director
Sarah Tibatemwa
Regional Director Africa
Tom Williams
Programmes Director
Andreas Angelakis
NAGREF, Institute of Crete, Hellenic Water Supply and Sewerage Association, Greece; IWA Steering Committee Member; IWA Specialist Group Chair
Hiroshi Ashida
Senior Researcher, Institute of Waterworks Engineering, Japan Water Works Association (JWWA)
Anuj Kanwal
Government of India LAMIC Regulator Segment Representative
Borislav Lubenov Velikov
AQUACHIM JSC, Bulgaria, LAMIC Other Segments
Bruno Nguyen
Senior International Water Specialist
Chao Chen
LAMIC Other Segments, Member of the Sub-committee for Specialist Groups, Secretary
Daniel Nolasco
President Nolasco y Associados S.A., IWA Board Member
Francisco Cubillo
Cluster Representative, Chairman
Hamidreza Tashauoei
National Water and Wastewater Engineering Company, Iran LAMIC Utility Segment Representative
Heidi Snyman
Golder Associates Africa (Pty) Ltd, South Africa Specialist Group Representative
Helena Alegre
LNEC, Portugal, Chair
Helle Katrine Andersen
Danish Water Supply Association, Denmark Utility Segment Representative; IWA Board Member
Hiroaki Tanaka
Kyoto University, Individual Researchers Representative, Japan
Jaime Baptista
Research Coordinator, National Laboratory of Civil Engineering (Portugal), Chairman, Strategic Council of the Portuguese Water Partnership, IWA Board Member
Jean-Luc Bertrand-Krajewski
INSA Lyon, France Specialist Group Representative, Chair of the Sub-committee for Specialist Groups
Jennifer McKay
University of South Australia, Australia, Chair
Johan Groen
Outotec, USA, Equipment Manufacturers
Katerina Schilling
Vienna University of Technology, Austria Research Institute Representative
Kathryn Silvester
Sydney Water, Australia YWP Utility Segment Representative Strategic Council & IWA Emerging Water Leader
Luke Dennis
Northumbrian Water Ltd, United Kingdom YWP Utility Segment Representative Strategic Council & IWA Emerging Water Leader
Marie-Pierre Whaley
Northumbrian Water Limited, Utility Segment Representative, United Kingdom; IWA Treasurer; IWA Board Member
Mooyoung Han
Seoul National University, Korea Specialist, Group Representative
Nick Apostolidis
GHD, Australia Consultant Segement Representative
Per Halkjær Nielsen
Aalborg University, Cluster Representative, Denmark
Roger Ben Aim
IFTS, France
Semira Kasimati Vathi
Valu Add Management Services, Albania LAMIC Consultant Segement Representative
Stéphanie Rinck-Pfeiffer
Global Water Research Coalition, The Netherlands GWRC Representative
Stuart White
University of Technology Sydney, Australia, Vice-Chair
Soon Guan Chua
PUB, Utility Segment Representative, Singapore
Teodor Popa
Compania Apa Brasov, Romania, Vice-Chair
Tim Waldron
Specialist Group Representative, Chair
Trine Munk
Rambøll, Denmark YWP Consultant Segement Representative, Member of the Sub-committee for Specialist Groups, & IWA Emerging Water Leader
Virginie Dumoulin-Wieczorkiewicz
French Ministry of Ecology and Sustainable Development, France Regulator Segment Representative
Walter Kling
Vienna Water, Austria, Utility Segment Representative
Randolf Webb
Xylem Inc. USA, YWP Other Segments on Strategic Council & IWA Emerging Water Leader
Willy Verstraete
Professor Ugent, Ghent University; IWA Steering Committee; IWA Cluster Representative
Zhiguo Yuan
University of Queensland, Specialist Group Representative, Australia
Aleksandra Plazinić
Programmes Administrator
Alelhyn Dela Cruz
Support Officer
Brenda Ampomah-Ankrah
Programmes Officer
Brenda Reyes Muñoz
Administrative Officer
Bushra Nishat
Programme Manager, South Asia
Carolina Latorre
Programmes Officer
Cheikh Tidiane FALL
Coordinator, IWA West and Central Africa Sub-region
Chrysa Triantafyllidou
Programme Officer, Conferences
Chloe Menhinick
Network Engagement Manager
Corinne Trommsdorff
Programme Manager, Cities of the Future
Dan Wang
Programme Officer
Diana Guio
Learning and Capacity Development Officer
Eva Estevan
Conferences Programme Officer
Eva Promes
Programmes Officer, Cities of the Future
Emma Weisbord
Network Marketing Officer
Georgiana Olivier
Hong Li
Science & Technology, and Specialist Groups Manager
Jason Chilton
Member Consultant
Joao Grilo
Conference Content Manager
Katharine Cross
Programme Manager, Basins of the Future
Kirsten de Vette
Learning and Capacity Development Officer
Kizito Masinde
Programme Officer, Africa Region
Lemoshni Naidoo
Communications and Engagement
Lisa Andrews
Intern for Cities of the Future
Marie Rødsten Sagen
Programmes Officer, Water and Sanitation Services
Marta Jiménez
Communications Officer
Nathalie Bovenberg
Executive Assistant
Paul Bell
Media and Content Manager, International Water Association
Pritha Hariram
Program Manager, Water and Sanitation Services
Raul Glotzbach
Programme Officer, Basins of the Future
Robert Bos
Senior Advisor, the International Water Association
Rui Veras
Communications Officer
Sajib Saha
Administrative Assistant, Bangladesh
Sakib Mahmud
Programme Assistant, Bangladesh
Shalyn Orange
Global Operations Officer
Shampa Roseline Rozario
Project Assistant (Economics)
Sushmita Mandal
Programme Manager
Thais Gonçalves
Human Resources Officer
Umazi Fanjo
Network and administrative assistant IWA Africa Regional Office, Nairobi
Yanyan Sun
Specialist Groups Officer