Key Dates

20 JUN 2019

30 OCT 2019

15 APR 2020

1 JUL 2020

18 OCT 2020

The IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition is the global event for water professionals covering the entire water cycle. As the Congress rotates through cities and countries each event has an extra emphasis on issues of specific interest to the region.

There will be a strong representation and contribution from Nordic and Baltic Sea countries, making the IWA Congress & Exhibition a vital opportunity to learn about the Nordic water challenges and solutions, including participation in technical site visits.


The 2020 IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition will be held in Copenhagen, Denmark. It 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.

This edition of 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.

Participants will analyse, discuss and highlight solutions in high-level summits, case-study presentations, and examples of implementation and cooperation driving the fulfilment of the SDGs.

Institutional Partners

The Congress & Exhibition is when IWA members in particular look forward to learning and sharing their knowledge. The 2020 Congress & Exhibition will be hosted by Denmark and all The Nordic Region countries. This region is a model for many of us in the way they manage to balance life and nature, to innovate, and to implement a sustainable economy. This is the spirit, the essence of the SDGs, and it is fitting that Copenhagen 2020 will be when IWA celebrates its 20thanniversary!

Diane d’Arras
IWA President
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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.

Experiences from the latest IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition in Tokyo,  Japan

The 2018 edition, the global event for water professionals.

The IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition 2018 brought together 9815 water, environment and related professionals from more than 100 countries and offers new insights into how pioneering science, technological innovation and leading practices shape the major transformation in water management that is underway.

More about the congress & exhibition

The IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition 2018 was held in the phenomenal Tokyo Big Sight, 3 Chome-11-1 Ariake, Koto, Tokyo 135-0063, Japan.

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