Shaping Our Water Future

IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition

Toronto, Canada | 11-15 August 2024

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The global event for water professionals covering the entire water cycle

The IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition brings together stakeholders and key contacts within the conventional water sector and beyond. It brings together core water sector groups, such as those focused on urban water and urban water services, as well as participants from industry and agriculture, architects and urban planners, soil and groundwater experts and hydrologists, social scientists, the ICT sector, the financial sector, and others. With a strong representation and contribution from Canada and North America, the IWA Congress & Exhibition is a vital opportunity to learn about the North-Atlantic water challenges and solutions, including through technical site visits.

The IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition 2024 follows the resounding success of the 2022 World Water Congress & Exhibition edition held in Copenhagen, Denmark. With a remarkable turnout of nearly 8,900 participants, it was a truly celebrated event. For comprehensive details, please refer to the documents provided below.




IWA partners with some of the world’s biggest water companies and organisations to deliver an unforgettable Congress experience



Clean and abundant freshwater is fundamental to human health, the environment and the economy. Canada is a water-rich country, with an estimated 7% of the world’s renewable freshwater supply. However, about 60% of the supply flows northward, while most of the population is located in southern regions. Changes in temperature, rainfall and snowfall can cause water quantities in rivers, lakes and reservoirs to rise and fall throughout the year, resulting in flooding or water shortages.


The next edition of the IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition will take place in the dynamic metropolis of Toronto, the capital of the province of Ontario, Canada, on 11-15 August 2024. The venue will be the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, in downtown Toronto, right below the CN Tower and just a walk from Union Station and the Union Pearson Express airport rail link.

Olivia Chow, Mayor of Toronto, is delighted to invite you to visit and explore Toronto. The Congress will be an excellent occasion to explore the beautiful Toronto area, with your family and friends too!


IWA’s magazine, The Source, is the official magazine of the event. For more information, see:

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Event timeline

1 June 2023 Call for content opens
10 November 2023 Call for content closes
19 January 2024 Registration opens
2 February 2024 Close of review process
12 February 2024 Presenters notified of acceptance
8 March 2024 Deadline for presenter confirmations
29 April 2024 Publication of advance programme

Join us in Toronto! See you in August 2024

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