World Water Congress & Exhibition

Toronto 2022 ■ Copenhagen 2020 ■ Tokyo 2018 ■ Brisbane 2016 ■ Lisbon 2014 ■ Busan 2012 ■ Montreal 2010 ■ Vienna 2008 ■ Beijing 2006 ■ Marrakesh 2004 ■ Melbourne 2002 ■ Berlin 2001 ■ Paris 2000

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

The Congress attracts over 10.000 leading professionals and companies from across the water sector, including thought leaders from within and outside the water sector. Together they create new insights into how pioneering science, technological innovation and leading practices shape water management.

Focusing on leading practice, innovation and solutions, the Congress & Exhibition provides new networking and business opportunities, and ensures maximum exposure between participants, exhibitors and sponsors. It connects attendees with the right people and the right solutions, and has a track record of fostering new collaborations and partnerships, and providing a platform for exhibitors and sponsors to raise their profile amongst leading water professionals and companies. Organised by the International Water Association, this is the global event on water solutions that brings together thought leaders, decision makers, leading researchers and business representatives.

Key Outcomes

The water sector state-of-the-art

Enclosing the congress outcomes these are reports that summarise the whereabouts of the water professionals work globally.

A world in which water is managed wisely is one where all individuals have access to safe water and adequate sanitation, where water and wastewater make a positive contribution to resource efficiency, and where the quality of water in rivers, lakes, aquifers and other water bodies safeguards environmental and public health. To create a water-wise world we need to reduce, renew, and replenish our supplies. This was the vision behind the World Water Congress & Exhibition 2016.

In late September 2014, global attention focused on two assemblies separated by five time zones across one ocean. New York and Lisbon hosted influential gatherings to advance human progress in the face of escalating competition over finite natural resources, in particular: water. The IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition Synthesis Report is a groundbreaking report documenting the key discussions and debates that took place in Lisbon between water professionals from within and outside the water sector.

IWA keynote speakers at other editions

Toronto 2024

The IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition is where to meet the global leading water professionals

Canada will be proud to host IWA’s World Water Congress & Exhibition 2022 in TORONTO.

Water is part of our national identity in Canada. We recognize the value of this resource and are dedicated to protecting it. Canada played a lead role in the Paris Climate Change Agreement and is a global leader for innovation in clean technology; including the water and energy sectors. Canada is proud of its municipal water sector and the support it receives from every level of government. The City of Toronto, the Provincial Government of Ontario and the federal Government of Canada have committed their support to hosting the World Water Congress & Exhibition.

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