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May 15, 2017
IWA YWP conference provides a unique combination of programmatic content that will appeal for Young Academics, early career- as well as advancing water professi...
May 2, 2017
Many cities are devoid of their natural capital. We need to think about how biomimicry can be embedded in urban city design to restore ecosystems. Join us: emb...
April 19, 2017
Latin America is the most urbanised region on the planet, with over 80% of the population living in cities. In November, Buenos Aires, Argentina, will host the ...
March 24, 2017
The water sector needs to attract and inspire professionals to choose to work and stay in the water sector. The water-related Sustainable Development Goals and ...
March 22, 2017
Moving towards a sustainable circular economy requires us to rethink the role and reuse of wastewater, greywater and fecal sludge. Sanitation Safety Planning (S...
March 17, 2017
Since the recognition, in 2010, of access to safe drinking water and sanitation as Human Rights by the Member States of the United Nations, important progress h...
Climate changeEnvironment
February 17, 2017
What actions should we take to achieve a water wise world? In this open platform young professionals aged 35 and under were challenged with the task to continue...
February 8, 2017
The keynote session of Hans Rosling – Professor International Health, Karolinska Institute and Chairman, Gapminder Foundation, delivered a fact-based worl...
February 7, 2017
The role of water and wastewater utilities is shifting from a primary focus on resource provision to leading and enabling resource stewardship. This transition ...
January 26, 2017
Eliquo Water at the IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition 2016 from IWA on Vimeo. ELIQUO WATER & ENERGY BV is specialised in the design and installatio...
January 26, 2017
Xylem is a leading water technology provider, enabling customers to transport, treat, test and efficiently use water in public utility, residential and commerci...
January 26, 2017
The IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition is a big and complex event that involves dozens of partners and two years of preparation. Every two years a new ci...
Climate changeUrbanisation
January 26, 2017
  The IWA Principles for Water-wise cities help city leaders ensure that everyone in their cities has access to safe water and sanitation. One of the aims ...
January 25, 2017
Themed around Resilient Basins for Water Security the Forum provided an opportunity for water resource managers from sectors across river basins to share knowle...
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December 5, 2016
The best of #IWA2016Brisbane from IWA on Vimeo. A whole week of world class water knowledge, science and solutions. From 9 – 14 October, more than 5,000 leade...
December 5, 2016
Catarina de Albuquerque of Portugal is the winner of the 2016 IWA Global Water Award. The award recognises the exceptional role she has played as the driving fo...

Videos form the IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition

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.

2016 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.

2014 Keynote Speakers

Keynote addresses at the IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition 2014


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.


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 IWA Water and Development Congress and Exhibition

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.