Organise an Event

IWA has a large growing programme of international and regional conferences, seminars and workshops on all aspects of water management – scientific, technical, management, legal, financial policy etc.

Our vision is “A world in which water is wisely managed to satisfy the needs of human activities and ecosystems in an equitable and sustainable way”. This vision guides everything we do. We aim to create opportunities for an interdisciplinary network of water professionals to network, research, and share and develop their knowledge and skills to contribute to a water-wise world. Do you think your event will contribute to work towards a Water-Wise World? We are very keen to see your proposal.

We are constantly striving to expand our conference programme and so will accept offers from within our membership and from other organisations in the role of co-organised.

A Strong Brand

IWA is the world’s largest international water association with an established reputation for our high quality activities.


Through our website, The Source online Magazine, Member’s newsletters and distributing conference announcements at related IWA conferences, you are gaining access to thousands of members in over 130 countries.

Online submission peer review facility

The “IWA Conferences” system is a robust and user-friendly system that enables you to review and select contributions for your conference programme (only for Endorsed Events).


Publication of high-quality papers from your conference is guaranteed following peer review by the long-standing relationship between IWA’s conferences and IWA Publishing’s peer-reviewed (and ISI-listed) journals Water Science and Technology and Water Science and Technology: Water Supply and their adjunct journal Water Practice and Technology. Should journal publication not be appropriate, IWA Publishing can publish formal proceedings in book form: if you have any queries regarding this please contact IWA Publishing via

Event organisation guideline

IWA tools for event organisers is a comprehensive guide which contains step-by-step event management plans, templates, examples and recommendations to ensure IWA events stand out from the crowd (only for Endorsed Events)

Courses, Trainings or Webinars

Should the event provide a course or a training session, we can offer several options to promote it. It is also possible to organise a webinar that will help introduce your event (Paid Service).

We may provide different kind of support depending on the proposal. Endorse your event as an IWA or you may obtain our support as a “Supporting organisation”. Learn more about the different options here:

IWA Event

As an IWA member you may organise an event

IWA Support

With IWA support we will lend our name as a “Supporting Organisation”