Water World-Class Solutions 

Emerging Technologies Pavillion


To become part of the programme or for any questions please contact Annelies Schenk or +31(6)48782295

Municipal & Industrial Challenges and Solutions

The water sector faces some key challenges such as rapidly rising customer demand due to population growth and urbanization / industrialization, increasing energy costs and in most regions an aging asset base with minimal available finance to maintain or replace it. The IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition will be the stage where industrial utilities behind the challenges and solution providers showcase unique and innovative best practices.

The cooperation between solution provider and utilities will be presented in a programme shared between Municipal & Industrial Challenges and Solutions.

The Challenge Exchange Forum will showcase concrete, relevant and urgent challenges from leading utilities, industrial end users and other stakeholders. Everyday we will focus on a Municipal or Industrial Challenge or Best Practice in (Waste) water market. An interactive panel discussion will follow, where different perspectives will be shared on how to adapting innovations to support Environmental Water Sustainability. The latest Global Innovations will also be presented daily in a Dragon Den style pitch session.

Challenge Exchange Hub

  • A platform to showcase concrete, relevant and urgent challenges from End User Utilities
  • Enhanced visibility and exposure to the World of Water and multiple solutions providers together in Tokyo
  • Facilitating solution providers and other visitors to meet the utilities and pitch their solutions
  • Interactive forum sessions open and accessible to visitor and exhibitors to acknowledge best practices in a workshop format


Municipal Day
17 Sep 2018

09:00-17:00 Hub open


Opening by Isle Utilities
Keynote by Municipal Utility

Panel discussion on implementing emerging water treatment methods collaboration by:
– Municipality
– Large Water corporation
– Local government
– Financial institute/professional service firms

Moderator: Isle Utilities


The forefront of Emerging technologies for the Municipal Sector

World class judge panel

Network receptions by Municipalities

Industrial Day
18 Sep 2018

09:00-17:00 Hub open


Opening by Isle Utilities
Keynote by Industrial End User

Panel discussion on Industrial Water Efficiency, Challenges & Opportunities and Water Stewardship by:
– Industrial End Users
– Investors
– Large Water Treatment company
– Financial institute/professional service provider

Moderator: Isle Utilities


The Smartest Water technologies for the Industrial Sector

World class judge panel


Emerging Award Ceremony and Networking drink

SWAN FORUM: Smart Water
19 Sep 2018

09:00-17:00 Hub open

Opening by the Smart Water Networks Forum (SWAN)
Keynote (tbc)

Five Case Studies: Insights from Smart Water Leaders
Brief 10 minute presentations of practical case studies which highlight the opportunities and challenges for the deployment of Smart Water Solutions

Moderator: SWAN


Moderated dialogue that will summarize lessons learned from the case studies presented and highlight strategies moving forward to accelerate the deployment of Smart Water Solution

Times subject to change

Smart Water Networks Pavilion

For more information, prices and availability , please contact:
Shirley Ben-Dak from SWAN Forum at or +44 (0) 2032-897132

Or Mirjam van Buchem from IWA Exhibitions at

Powered by SWAN Forum

The Smart Water Networks Pavilion is aligned with the SWAN Asia-Pacific Alliance, which has the objective to accelerate smart water and wastewater development in the Asia-Pacific region through the SWAN Forum’s collective, industry expertise and collaborative partnerships.

Powered by SWAN Forum, the Smart Water Pavillion will explore topics related with water and digitization and risk management towards resilient cities, science to practice and diffusion of innovation – aligned with the Congress programme.

The SWAN Pavilion is located on a premium location on the exhibition floor.
Participation in the Smart Water Network Pavilion includes stand space, stand construction and a speaking slot in the business forum programme. Special package price is available.

  • Your time in the spotlight! A 10-minute speaking slot during Emerging Technologies Program on Sept. 19th, 2018
  • The list of delegates attending your presentation
  • Match-making programme
  • Promotion in e-mail marketing campaign provided by SWAN and IWA Tokyo organisers
  • Web page about the SWAN Smart Water Networks Pavilion with your company logo
  • Online Company Profile and extra listing in show catalogue
  • Logo to be featured on IWA Tokyo & SWAN Websites, profiled in programme book
  • Pre-event and social media marketing exposure
  • Onsite signage during the show directing traffic towards SWAN -Smart Water Networks Pavilion
  • 50% discount per delegate pass for Congress
  • One lunch ticket per delegate per day
  • Delegate access to Opening Ceremony and Welcome reception
  • Pavilion unit (±5 m2) with 1 desk, 2 chairs and electric socket
  • Pavilion space with networking area & central storage space for collective use
  • Stand construction and basic shell scheme

Water-Wise Pavillion

Engage with the IWA throughout the week at the Water-Wise Pavilion, which will focus on the role of connecting utilities to their cities and basins and to exchange with key urban actors rethinking utility service boundaries to transition to water-wise cities. The pavilion will host interactive content on regenerative services, water-sensitive urban design, and water-wise basins, with a focus on inspiring action towards a water-wise world using the IWA Principles for Water-Wise Cities.

The pavilion is powered by Arcadis, ARUP, CRC for Water Sensitive Cities, and Greater Paris Sanitation Authority.

Africa Pavillion

The Pavilion is organized by AfWA, The African Water Association (AfWA), formerly known as Union of African Water Suppliers (UAWS), founded in 1980. AfWA is a continental platform that brings together Corporates of Drinking water production and distribution, corporates managing Sanitation services, as well as those that regulate water and sanitation sectorial policies in African countries. It is composed of 115 Corporate Members, also called Regular or Active Members, from 45 African countries.

AfWA, the unique continental organization in Africa in the Water – Sanitation – Hygiene (WASH) sector was recognized, in 2014 by the United Nations Organization as an Advisory Member of its Economic and Social Commission with a Special Consultative Status.

Denmark Pavillion

Water for Smart Liveable Cities

Denmark has a long history of water and a remarkable tradition for sustainable solutions. Copenhagen is a liveable, blue and green city introducing smart integrated water solutions. In Denmark we drink groundwater directly from the tap, and thanks to efficient waste water treatment you can swim in our harbour, and our beaches are clean. New climate resilient neighbourhoods are being planned and built. Congress delegates will have plenty of opportunities to explore this living water laboratory.

Japan Pavillion

Meet the hosts of the biggest IWA Congress & Exhibition to date. The Japan Pavilion is the gateway to meet the Japanese water solution providers and learn about the technology that leads one of the worlds most advanced water traditions.

Canada Pavillion

IWA Canadian National Committee (CWWA & CAWQ), together with the Embassy of Canada to Japan will organize a Canada Pavilion to support Canadian Water and Waste Water organizations.

Flanders Belgium Pavillion

Providing Flanders/Belgium (the 4th poorest OECD country on water availability) with sufficient water of good quality at a reasonable price is a major challenge. 1 on the 6 jobs depend directly on water availability. The key to success is the cooperation between enterprises, researchers and government.

At The Flanders/Belgium Pavilion you can get information about the Flemish leading edge water knowledge and technologies, and R&D&I or demonstration projects for sustainable water supply to all stakeholders within a robust water system (Flemish Government Vision 2050).

The Pavilion also gives you the chance to meet research institutes  active  in  water  research,  water end users (chemistry,  food,  textile,  agriculture,  steel),  drinking water  companies,  water  utilities  and  governmental organizations. The focus is on integrated water systems, water reuse, water loop closure, water pollution monitoring, effluent polishing and nutrient removal.

The Pavilion is powered by Flanders Knowledge Center Water (Vlakwa/VITO), AquaFlanders and De Watergroep.

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