Japan has proactively and continually shared the experiences and know-how with other countries. Keeping this tradition the country would like to share water-wise best practices and technologies. Japan’s Quality, Japan’s Experience – Stability & Resilience

Water supply and sanitation in Japan is characterized by numerous achievements and some challenges. The country has achieved universal access to water supply and sanitation; has one of the lowest levels of water distribution losses in the world; regularly exceeds its own strict standards for the quality of drinking water and treated waste water; uses an effective national system of performance benchmarking for water and sanitation utilities; makes extensive use of both advanced and appropriate technologies such as the jōkasō on-site sanitation system; and has pioneered the payment for ecosystem services before the term was even coined internationally.

Tokyo Expertise in Water Management

Tokyo has strong relationships with many countries around the world, especially with neighbour countries in Asia. This network has been mutually nurtured over the years and has the capability to effectively attract large numbers of water professionals from all over the world to Tokyo.

Venue: Tokyo Big Sight

The Congress will take place at The Tokyo International Exhibition Centre “Tokyo Big Sight.” Tokyo Big Sight is located on the expansive Daiba waterfront, just 25 minutes away from Haneda Airport and the central Tokyo area, and 60 minutes away from Narita Airport by train. Tokyo Big Sight offers smooth and diversified access offering direct shuttle bus services between airports, venue and nearby hotels. Plan your trip to the Congress venue.

Around Tokyo Big Sight, there are ample restaurants, international hotels and shopping centres, and also sightseeing spots such as Odaiba Seaside Park, Rainbow Bridge, Odaiba Palette town and more.


Please understand the VISA requirements for Japan before booking your trip.


Transport is very convenient in Tokyo, with multiple options such as trains, buses and taxis. Check out the public transport options to know your way around the city.

There are two international airports in Tokyo; Narita International airport and Haneda International airport. Both airports have easy access to the city, the fastest journey time from Narita International airport is approximately 60 mins, and 45 mins from Haneda International airport.

Taxi stands are located outside the terminals and costs approximately ¥22,000 (€170) from Narita, and ¥7,000 (€60) from Haneda to the city centre.

Tokyo is an excellent venue for the 2018 IWA WWC, convening the congress here will be a catalyst for progressing towards a water-wise world.

Towards solving together the problems common to all megacities, Tokyo is the platform upon which the know-how and knowledge of the IWA colleagues can be exchanged and deliberated in 2018. As a gateway to Asia and the world, Tokyo also provides attractive business opportunities to all the participants.

Being the busy capital of Japan, Tokyo doesn’t lose its historic temples in the middle of neon-lit skyscrapers. This city offers exciting modern technology and enjoyment, along with the unique cultural experiences and activities. Learn more about Tokyo and book your trip.

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