Shaping our water future

Showcase your company and solutions in front of over 5000 water professionals.

About the World Water Congress & Exhibition

The IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition is the global event for water professionals covering the full water cycle. As the Congress rotates through cities and countries each event has an extra emphasis on issues of specific interest to the region. The 2016 edition took place in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, and covered 5 programme themes: Cities, Utilities and Industries Leading Change; Re-Charting the Course of Water Resources; Enabling Progress with Good Governance, Sustainable Finance and ICT; Water Quality, Safety and Human Health and Water and Wastewater Processes and Treatments.


Dr. Hiroaki Furumai

Chair of Host Country Committee

“As the chair of the IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition 2018 it is my honour to announce this congress. We are sure that you can enjoy the congress by looking at the real challenges of Mega-cities, showcase for innovative water technology and expanding network and business opportunities.”

Diane D'Arras

Dianne D’Arras

President, International Water Association

“Tokyo is one the World’s truly global cities. Hundreds of years ago it was often referred to as a water city, and today the urban life its citizens and most of its urban activities are still deeply connected with water.”

Programme Committee

Jurg Keller


Mark van Loosdrecht


Eveline Volcke


Maria Benoliel


Shaun Cox


Joan Rose


Rianna Gonzales

Trinidad and Tobago


The World Water Congress & Exhibition is a unique opportunity to network with the world’s best water professionals. Join selected opportunities to engage with specific communities of the IWA network. Welcome reception, selected dinners, special evening programmes, organised cocktails and gala dinner are but a few of the opportunities to engage and network. And if you are interested in sponsoring a specific event during our 6 day programme please send us an email to Join us shaping our water future!

2016 Conference & Exhibition in numbers


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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