Why attend the Industrial Water Users Forum?

According to the United Nations, industry accounts for 22% of all global water withdrawals varying from 59% in high-income countries to 8% in low-income countries. For the first time, the IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition will host a dedicated forum for water in industries!
Through better water management, many industries can not only reduce their environmental impact and meet societal demands for clean water, but also improve process performance and ultimately reduce costs. Hence, investments in industrial water now seem to increase, and the paradigm of ‘Water Stewardship’ is gaining ground. The Forum for Industrial Water Users was formed to exchange ideas and approaches for industries to mitigate and overcome water-related challenges in a sustainable manner.

The participants in the Forum are expected to be Sustainability/EHS representatives from the food & beverage and other water-intensive industries; Retailers; Consumer organisations; Academics doing research on water administration and technological solutions; NGO’s; Consultants within water management and efficiency; Technology providers within water management and technical solutions.

Purpose and Programme Topics

As water is always seen in the local context, the Forum will present different approaches from across the globe. Core topics to be addressed at the Forum for Industrial Water Users will be:

  • Perspectives on Water Stewardship
  • Incentivizing Sustainability: From SDGs to Regulation
  • Sustainable Tools and Applications, including water efficiency and water reuse.


  • 1: Perspectives on Water Stewardship
  • 2A: Incentivizing Sustainability: From SDGs to Regulation
  • 2B: Sustainable Tools and Applications
  • 3: Table-top group discussions of issues pertaining to and associated with the panels earlier in the day

The Industrial Water Users Forum will be followed by a reception for all participants at the Danish pavilion sponsored by Ramboll.

Organised by:

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Get involved

*An IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition 2022 registration is compulsory for Forum attendees.

Location Guide

The Forum for Industrial Water Users will take place in Congress Hall A2, Room 2.

Helle Katrine Andersen

COO DANVA (Danish Water and Waste Water Association)

Utility Leaders Forum is targeted to CEOs and leaders of utilities. The forum will be open to a number of stakeholders.