The latest IWA videos

Reduce, reuse and replenish are the cornerstones of IWA’s water-wise world. By taking the right steps, we will move from a linear inefficient practice towards a cyclical and restorative process. IWA members and partners worldwide are the actors of this process. Watch and listen to them and their stories. View the entire IWA video collection.

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DevelopmentKeynotes
December 13, 2017
Prof. Benedito Braga, President of the World Water Council, was a keynote at the 2017 #DevelopmentCongress, where he stresses the need to increase our resilienc...
Climate change
December 8, 2017
Dhesigen Naidoo, Water Research Commission, South Africa, describes a new world order of extreme weather events globally, a rise in population and consumption, ...
Africa
December 6, 2017
A number of countries in Africa continue to be victims of the effects of climate change. The latest is the drought that has been experienced in the region for t...
Climate changeKeynotesSociety
November 27, 2017
The renowned economist Jeffrey Sachs introduced 3Ts: Trade Resources; Transform Water for Safe Use; and Traits of crops resistant to drought; and 3Fs Finance, F...
DevelopmentKeynotes
November 27, 2017
Innovative financing mechanisms to meet SDG6 target from IWA on Vimeo. How can financial institutions help contribute to achieving the SDGs? Keynote address by ...
Climate changeIndustrySociety
November 27, 2017
Resilience and sustainability are key to water professionals. Dealing with climate change and delivering the Sustainable Development Goals is paramount to the w...
Climate changeUrbanisation
November 27, 2017
Water, from risk to reward – in a transformative way from IWA on Vimeo. Global urbanization provides many opportunities for growth, prosperity, innovation...
Society
November 27, 2017
Water for People on comprehensive service delivery approaches in low/middle income countries from IWA Eleanor believes societal change can be accelerated throug...

Cities of the Future

Water sensitive cities are great places to live, where innovation, social cohesion, creativity and culture flourish. To create sustainable water in cities, all stakeholders need to act to avoid the looming water crisis. The Cities of the Future agenda harnesses the power of the IWA network to co-create solutions and join efforts to manage a city’s many waters in a sustainable and resilient manner, an approach endorsed by the IWA Principles for Water Wise Cities.

November 27, 2017
“The water problems must be solved with the participation of all stakeholders” says Jaime Baptista from Portugal. Different formulas to achieve the ...
June 27, 2017
Los principios de la IWA para las ciudades “water-wise” destacan el desarrollo y diseño resiliente de las ciudades, y su objetivo fundamental es alentar la...
Society
June 27, 2017
What skillset for water-wise cities? from IWA on Vimeo. Director of ForEvaSolutions and a pioneer for integrated urban water management, Carol Howe argues that ...
Society
June 27, 2017
The power of images to engage people with pro-environmental communication from IWA on Vimeo. Psychologist Tracy Schultz unravels the factors that increase the p...
Urbanisation
June 27, 2017
Urban landscapes valuing water from IWA on Vimeo. Kelly Shannon gives a brief summary of keynote presentation about water management case studies in Belgium, Me...
June 27, 2017
Ann-Sofie Hermansson, Mayor of Gothenburg from IWA on Vimeo. Ann-Sofie Hermansson, Mayor of Gothenburg, on how the IWA Principles for Water-Wise Cities will hel...
June 26, 2017
#embracethewater key thought: The importance of sitting back to progress faster @markfletcharup @ArupGroup – #waterwise #developmentcongress
June 19, 2017
Les Principes de l’IWA pour les Villes « Eau-Responsables » from IWA on Vimeo. Destinés Aux Acteurs Urbains Pour Une Vision Partagée Soutenant l’Action ...

Keynote Speakers

Agenda setting thought leadership from the most prominent figures within the water sector and beyond. Keynote speakers are the top specialists in their field and will provide the overarching narrative for the congress. Keynotes and supporting panels will frame the key discussions and topics that will be addressed during the week of the congress.

DevelopmentKeynotes
December 13, 2017
Prof. Benedito Braga, President of the World Water Council, was a keynote at the 2017 #DevelopmentCongress, where he stresses the need to increase our resilienc...
Climate changeKeynotesSociety
November 27, 2017
The renowned economist Jeffrey Sachs introduced 3Ts: Trade Resources; Transform Water for Safe Use; and Traits of crops resistant to drought; and 3Fs Finance, F...
DevelopmentKeynotes
November 27, 2017
Innovative financing mechanisms to meet SDG6 target from IWA on Vimeo. How can financial institutions help contribute to achieving the SDGs? Keynote address by ...
HealthKeynotes
November 27, 2017
Barbara Evans’ research has played a key role in developing effective strategies for securing safe access to water and sanitation, with a sustained attention ...
Asia-PacificKeynotesSociety
December 5, 2016
Honorable Prime Minister of Bhutan, Lyonchoen Tshering Tobgay from IWA on Vimeo. A water story in the first person by a surprise keynote at the IWA World Water ...
HealthKeynotes
December 5, 2016
The water microbiome and the biohealth of the planet by Joan Rose from IWA on Vimeo. “Water is Life, But Water Quality is Health” – The microbiome...
KeynotesUrbanisation
December 5, 2016
James Lynch is Deputy Director General, Pacific Department at Asian Development Bank (ADB), with more than twenty years of international experience in infrastru...
KeynotesSociety
December 5, 2016
John Thwaites elaborates on “How can water contribute to achieving the global Sustainable Development Goals?” Learn more: www.worldwatercongress.org...
KeynotesSociety
December 5, 2016
Ending extreme poverty by Barbara Frost from IWA on Vimeo. Barbara Frost explains what do the SDGs mean for access to water, sanitation and hygiene. Watch her e...
EnvironmentKeynotes
December 5, 2016
Eva Abal is the Director of the recently established University of Queensland (UQ) Water, which aims to coordinate research activities in water across UQ’s fa...
Climate changeEnergyEnvironmentHealthKeynotesSocietyUrbanisation
December 5, 2016
Ben Schouten is an advisor for the European Commission on the ‘Internet of Things’ as well as for the Dutch Cultural Media Fund, responsible for E-culture. ...
EnvironmentIndustryKeynotesSociety
December 5, 2016
Gunter Pauli on the Blue Economy from IWA on Vimeo. Irrigate with sea water? Farm and have drinking water as a by-product? Increase water retention with carbon?...

Solutions

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 you with the right people and the right solutions, fosters new collaborations and partnerships, and provides a platform for exhibitors and sponsors to raise their profile amongst leading water professionals and companies.

Forums

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

The global event for water professionals that 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.

The IWA Water and Development Congress is a gathering of the world’s development professionals with a focus in water. Following IWA’s vision towards creating a water wise world. The congress aims to develop and present solution to: Reduce the lack of access to water and sanitation and reduce the waste of water. Reuse water and capture the valuable energy and materials it contains. And replenish our lakes, aquifers and ecosystems that serve nature and mankind.

From IWA Specialist Groups

IWA Specialist Groups cover a wide range of subjects and are one of the main mechanisms for like- minded IWA members to network and share knowledge.

IWA Water Regulators

IWA’s work on water policy and regulation cuts across all areas, informing the respective components of our projects and initiatives and connecting those working with policies and regulations to the other key water stakeholders along the cycle, and across geographical boundaries.