Key Dates

24 JUL 2017
Online submission opens

1 OCT 2017
Final deadline for submission

6 APR 2018
Presenters notified

1 JUL 2018
Deadline for full papers, congress registration and payment

16 SEP 2018
Congress starts

The global event for water professionals.

The IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition 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.

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Past Keynotes

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. Below are some keynotes from previous editions.

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