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decision makers

The global event for water professionals.

The IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition brings over 5,500 water, environment and related professionals from more than 100 countries and offers new insights into how pioneering science, technological innovation and leading practices shape the major transformation in water management that is underway.

Leading voices and thought-leaders

Can the Water Microbiome Save the Biohealth of the Planet?

Joan Rose
The water microbiome

Participative societies creating new challenges for the water sector

Ben Schouten
Participative societies

Ending extreme poverty, what do the SDGs mean for access to water, sanitation and hygiene

Barbara Frost
Ending extreme poverty

Water and the future we want – how water can contribute to achieving the global Sustainable Development Goals

John Thwaites
Water and the sustainable
development goals

Simplifying the complexities of water resources management

Eva Abal
Water resources management


Gunter Pauli
The Blue Economy

A Premium Water Destination

Showcase your company and solutions in front of over 5000 water professionals.

Your Place in the Water Sector

Brisbane, the capital of Queensland, Australia. Ground breaking research, strong business credentials, vast natural resources and unique attractions.

Shaping Our Water Future, Together.

We partner with some of the water sector’s leading companies and organizations and work together for a better water future.

Our sponsors and partners benefit from a unique opportunity to connect with thought leaders from within and outside the water sector and to network with over 200 companies and 5000 delegates.

The Venue

The IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition 2016 will be held in Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Cnr Merivale and Glenelg Streets South Bank, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Join us in Brisbane! See you in...