Shaping our water future

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About the World Water Congress & Exhibition

The IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition is the global event for water professionals covering the full water cycle. Join over 10,000 leading water professionals and companies convened by the International Water Association. During 6 days, thought-leaders, decision makers, leading researchers and business representatives from within and outside the water sector will focus on water solutions to shape our water future.

The 2020 World Water Congress & Exhibition in Copenhagen, Denmark is designed to bring together water professionals and also engage the water-consuming industry, agriculture, architects and urban planners, hydrologists and soil and groundwater experts, social sciences, ICT-sector, the financial sector and others. The Congress is by nature a global forum for discussion.

This edition of the #WorldWaterCongress & Exhibition, will report on the water sector progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). With an emphasis on SDG6, dedicated to water and sanitation, the Congress will also highlight and access the interwoven relation of water with all 17 Global Goals. Participants will analyse, discuss and highlight solutions at high-level summits, cases-study presentations and examples of implementation and cooperation towards the fulfilment of the SDGs.

Focusing on leading practice, innovation and solutions, the event provides new networking and business opportunities, and ensures maximum exposure between participants, exhibitors and sponsors. It connects you with the right people and the right solutions, fosters new collaborations and partnerships, and provides a platform for exhibitors and sponsors to raise their profile amongst leading water professionals and companies.

Host Country Committee


Anders Bækgaard

IWA Congress President, Vice chairman IWA Danish National Committee

© Photographer Rasmus Baaner //

Helle Katrine Andersen

Chair, IWA Danish National Committee/DANVA

Peter Steen Mikkelsen, IWA Danish National Committee/ DTU, Technical University of Denmark

Cecilie Buch Thomsen, State of Green

Lykke Leonardsen, City of Copenhagen

Karin Klitgaard, The Confederation of Danish Industry

Vibeke Borregaard, IWA Danish National Committee/The Danish Society for Wastewater Technology

John Buur Christiansen, BIOFOS (Wastewater Treatment Plant in Copenhagen)

Miriam Feilberg, DANVA, Dansih Water and Wastewater Association

Jørn Jespersen, Danish Association for Environmental Technology

Ilse Korsvang, Danish Water Technology Group

Brian Hansen, HOFOR, Greater Copenhagen Utility

Nadia Schou Vorndran Lund, YWPDK / DTU, Technical University of Denmark

Birgitte Skjøtt, secretary, IWA Danish National Committee/DANVA


The World Water Congress & Exhibition is a unique opportunity to network with the world’s best water professionals. Join selected opportunities to engage with specific communities of the IWA network. Welcome reception, selected dinners, special evening programmes, organised cocktails and gala dinner are but a few of the opportunities to engage and network. And if you are interested in sponsoring a specific event during our 6 day programme please send us an email to Join us shaping our water future!

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