All of us in IWA are relieved and thrilled that the countdown to the World Water Congress and Exhibition in Copenhagen has re-started. The Nordic region is a world leading hub for technology and innovation, making it the ideal location for the Congress; a space to inspire change, stimulate innovative research and for sharing of best practices for a water wise world. For those who are thirsty for the latest trends and solutions to build water back better, and eager to re-connect and broaden their networks, this Congress is the opportunity. I look forward to welcoming IWA members, water professionals and organisations from all over the world to wonderful Copenhagen in September, 2022.

Tom Mollenkopf
IWA President

The global event for water professionals covering the entire water cycle

This edition of the IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition will engage stakeholders and key contacts within the conventional water sector and beyond. It will bring 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 Nordic and Baltic Sea countries, the IWA Congress & Exhibition is a vital opportunity to learn about the Nordic water challenges and solutions, including participation in technical site visits.

Held in Copenhagen, Denmark, the #WorldWaterCongress & Exhibition will report on the water sector progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The emphasis will be on SDG6, which is dedicated to water and sanitation. The event will also highlight and explore the interwoven relation of water with all 17 of the global SDGs.

Introduction from the Danish Government

Danish Environment Minister Lea Wermelin  looks forward to welcoming you at the  #WorldWaterCongress & Exhibition in Copenhagen!

Check out her video on the right, which is also available with English or Mandarin subtitles.

Five days of critical discussions into
the future of sustainable water management

Thought-leadership permeated workshops, debates, business forums, keynote speakers, technical and training sessions. Networking opportunities enabled new insights and partnerships, showcasing new ideas and solutions to solve the global water crisis.

Showcase your company and solutions in front of over 10,000 water professionals.

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The IWA #WorldWaterCongress & Exhibition is hosted at the Bella Center Copenhagen.

Located in Ørestad between the city centre and Copenhagen Airport, it offers an indoor area of 121,800 square metres (1,311,000 sq ft) and has a capacity of 20,000 people.

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