Forums are an important part of the Congress to get an in-depth understanding of current trends, latest research, guiding strategies and leading practices

SG Leaders Forum 2022

10 September 2022 | 09.00 – 15.00 

Empowering members and enhancing engagement
The SG Leaders Forum provides a unique face-to-face opportunity for IWA SG Leaders to communicate with one another and with the IWA Secretariat, discuss issues relating to IWA strategies, exchange experiences on SG management and member engagement, and connect with other IWA vehicles. It strengthens all IWA SGs, TGs, and Clusters and helps to improve how groups can better contribute to the water sector by working together.

* This Forum is a pre-congress event. Participants must be SG Leaders (Chair or member of the Management Committee of the Specialist Groups)

Groundwater Management

12 September 2022 | Full Day Event

The Capital Region of Denmark welcomes all groundwater-interested delegates to attend the Groundwater Forum. The Groundwater Forum aims to promote groundwater as a critical resource to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and, critically, safe drinking water for all. The Forum will provide examples from around the globe on the management of groundwater quantity and quality. In three sessions on groundwater topics such as management and cooperation around scarce resources and competing interests, quantifying groundwater sustainability and risk assessment on emerging pollutants will be presented and discussed.

13 September 2022 | 10.30 – 12.00  and 13.30 – 15:00

The Emerging Water Leaders Forum is an open platform for young and emerging water leaders to work with peers to start planning for the future of the water sector that they will lead.

The topic of this year’s Forum is Challenges in the Water Sector and how to make an impact as Young Water Professional. Participants are invited to discuss and design solutions among their peers to address big challenges. The Forum will be an opportunity to voice your ideas and perspectives as a young water professional and break complex issues down into smaller components. You will practise your problem-solving skills whilst developing answers to the questions posed by senior and experienced professionals.

Utility leaders forum

13 – 14  September 2022 | Full Day Event

The ULF will bring together over the course of two days some of the most prominent water utility leaders with the most impactful case studies to share experiences and knowledge. This will involve having open, interactive, and structured dialogue around some of the most critical issues facing utilities. Importantly, this will be structured in a format that will facilitate participation from all attendees.

The sessions will focus on:
– Integrated Urban Water Management and the New Societal Role of Utilities in Creating our Cities of the Future
– Accelerating Adoption of Innovation
– Evolving with Climate Change
– The Digital Utility

regulators forum

14 – 15  September 2022 | Time TBC

The International Water Regulators Forum (IWRF) is the international meeting of the global network of regulators of IWA. It gathers high level representatives of regulatory authorities and officials of agencies with regulatory and supervisory functions over the provision of water, sanitation, and wastewater treatment services.

*This Forum is an regulators-only event, except for its closing plenary.
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Business Forums

The Business Forums are a full component of the Technical Programme of the IWA #WorldWaterCpongress & Exhibition and provide a series of sessions where Sponsors & Exhibitors present their innovations and projects that contribute to shaping our water future.
Apart from delegates and exhibitor staff, trade visitors have also access to these Business Forum sessions.