From the Congress Presidents

Managing water wisely will be critical to our future

The IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition has established itself as a not-to-be-missed conference and exhibition. It brings together water professionals, and those with a professional interest in water, from across the international community to share best practice, acquire new knowledge and get inspired in our important endeavor to build a water wise world.

It is our great pleasure to welcome you to the 10th IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition taking place in Brisbane from October 9-14, 2016.

The water challenges in Australia have led to the development of an industry that is innovative, vigorous and focused on results, making Brisbane a premium destination for water professionals. This expertise is in demand internationally and Australian companies providing water management services, technologies and solutions for the water industry are renowned for their innovation, efficiency and capability.

The World Water Congress and Exhibition connects over 5000 of the world’s leading water professionals from more than a hundred countries. Join us in Brisbane and you’ll be meeting the foremost experts, specialists and thought leaders from industry, government, utilities, regulators and research organisations, the entire community leading the debate and finding the solutions that will deliver the water wise world of the future.

During four days, the critical debates shaping our water future will take place in six Leadership Forums, eight Plenary Sessions, 38 Workshops, 86 Technical Sessions, 344 Presentations and over 500 Posters. This exciting programme will provide a unique opportunity to network with water sector leaders, and to share knowledge on the latest trends in best practice, innovative technologies, pioneering research and science.

With a focus on finding sustainable solutions to water scarcity; how we deliver the water-centered cities of the future; resource and energy recovery; water quality, safety and human health; water and wastewater treatment and processes; and enabling good governance and sustainable finance, the IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition offers new insights into how pioneering science, technological innovation and leading practices shape the major transformation in water management that is underway.

The International Water Association (IWA), together with its organising partners, the Australian Water Association, invites you to join the IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition in Brisbane 09–14 October 2016.

Helmut Kroiss President, International Water Association
Paul Greenfield President, World Water Congress and Exhibition

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