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SHAPING OUR WATER FUTURE

WORLD WATER CONGRESS & EXHIBITION 2016

9-13 OCTOBER 2016  /  BRISBANE  /  QUEENSLAND  /  AUSTRALIA

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The Congress and Exhibition

The IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition is the global event for water professionals. It offers new insights into how pioneering science, technological innovation and leading practices shape the major transformation in water management that is underway. It draws over 5,500 of the top water, environment and related professionals from more than 100 countries from across the water sector, including thought leaders from within and beyond the water sector.

Key Dates

01 December 2015
Exhibition Stand Space Bookings Open
15 December 2015
Registration Opens
01 April 2016
Presenters notified of acceptance/rejection
01 July 2016
Deadline for accepted presenters
29 July 2016
Deadline for early bird registration

 

Congress Focus

Focusing on leading practice, innovation and solutions, the event provides new networking and business opportunities, and ensures maximum exposure between participants, exhibitors and sponsors. It connects attendees with the right people and the right solutions, and has a track record of fostering new collaborations and partnerships, and providing a platform for exhibitors and sponsors to raise their profile amongst leading water professionals and companies.

Previous Events

Previous IWA World Water Congress & Exhibitions have been organised in Lisbon, Portugal (2014); Busan, Korea (2012); Montreal, Canada (2010); Vienna, Austria (2008); Beijing, China (2006); Marrakech; Morocco (2004); Melbourne, Australia (2002); Berlin, Germany (2001) and Paris, France (2000).

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LEADERSHIP FORUMS

The Congress includes a number of important Forums that will connect you to the science and industry leaders. This is an opportunity to get an in-depth understanding of current trends, latest research, guiding strategies and leading practice.

River Basin Leaders Forum

The River Basin Leaders Forum will bring together decision makers and key stakeholders from some of the major river basins in the world. Together they will discuss common areas of interest and action towards establishing the IWA Basins Charter, which aims to establish high-level principles to effectively manage our water resources.

Public Policy and Regulation Forum

This Forum brings together 100+ national regulators responsible for water – health, environment and tariffs regulation. It provides a critical opportunity for regulators to share information and new insights on developments in the water sector to which regulators need to (pro-actively) respond to foster innovation, equity, citizens health and environmental protection.

City Leaders Forum

This forum will bring together representatives of 40 leading cities with organisations representing urban planners, architects, and local authorities. Covering the 5Rs principles for resource efficient, regenerative water services: “re-duce”, “re-use”, “re-cover”, “re-cycle” and “re-plenish”; the Forum will discuss how water can be integrated to urban design and other urban services to enhance risk resiliency and resources efficiency with benefits across sectors. At the end a leading group of cities will endorse the IWA Urban Water Charter.

Utility Leaders Forum

Bringing together over 100 utility C-level executives from the leading water cycle and wastewater utilities to learn and network amongst each-other, but also connect with other leaders who support or enable infrastructure development for utilities. The Forum will be structured around three sessions, focusing on infrastructure productivity, investment value and infrastructure delivery and contribute to the production of three related outputs, which will be drafted and circulated before the meeting.

Science and Technology Leaders Forum

The Science and Technology leaders’ forum will bring together over 100 of the top scientists from leading research institutes, research funders and representatives of the utility and industrial sector to determine shared research agendas and application pathways to accelerate innovations in the sector. The outcome of the forum is to provide a shared vision for applied research and common agenda for collaboration amongst global research institutes.

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LOCATION

The IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition 2016 will be held in Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Cnr Merivale and Glenelg Streets South Bank, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

www.bcec.com.au

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