Welcome to the media room

IWA events are a unique opportunity to leverage your visibility worldwide

The IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition is an agenda-setting gathering of water experts, both insiders in the water business and thought leaders from outside the sector, who address global water challenges. Keynote speakers are the top specialists in their field. They will frame the critical debates facing the water sector; workshops, technical sessions and business forums will showcase the latest science and best practices delivering solutions to the water crisis. Join the experts of the sector and share with your colleagues, friends and professional network.

Media Highlights of the Week

11 September – Experience a cloudburst tunnel and Denmark’s largest wastewater treatment plant: Join the site visits around Copenhagen on Sunday 11 September from 12.00 – 15.30 via mhm@stateofgreen.com by 8 September. More information in the attached media programme.

12 September, 9:45-10:15 – Media Briefing with High Level Participants
Media Room (Meeting Room 17), First Floor, Bella Center
Press & Media are welcome to join us in the Media Room of the Bella Center (Congress Venue) for an opportunity to hear from and interview high-level attendees on the theme of water for smart liveable cities and the IWA high-level summit on the SDGs. The Media Briefing will include Danish Environment Minister Lea Wermelin, IWA President Tom Mollenkopf and Grundfos COO Ulrik Gernow. View the floor plan. The event is open and no registration is required, for more information contact benedetta.sala@iwahq.org or mhm@stateofgreen.com

12 September – Join our informal drinks and networking reception by the canals of Copenhagen: Sign up for an evening of networking at Kayak Bar on 12 September from 20.00 – 22.00. The reception is by invitation only, forward requests to Magnus H. Mernild, Head of Press & Communications, State of Green mhm@stateofgreen.com

Our Media Partners

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WWCE 2022 Media Accreditation

Journalists and editorial staff representing media outlets who are interested in covering the World Water Congress & Exhibition must complete this form and submit it together with a valid press card or an official coverage request from the journalist’s media outlet signed by the supervisor. Further details regarding attendance will be provided following accreditation. Valid photo ID (passport, driving license, etc.) will need to be presented at the event prior to entry. Spaces are subject to availability.
Online accreditation has closed on 5 September. After this date, press & media will be accredited directly on-site. We highly recommend to still submit the information through the online form so that we can check the eligibility and information provided. For any media questions contact IWA’s Communications Officer benedetta.sala@iwahq.org

WWCE 2022 Downloadable Content

Download the provided material to spread the word about this industry-leading event to your network. Promote your participation on social media:


Link the provided assets to www.worldwatercongress.org
Use the official congress hashtags #WorldWaterCongress #iwacongress

Practical Information

Services On Site

A fully staffed press room is available for use by accredited journalists. Here, you can receive assistance with interview requests, work in a quiet environment and obtain information on scheduled press events.

Remote Services

Our on-site communications team is happy to facilitate Skype, TV and Radio interviews with key experts at the World Water Congress.

IWA Connect

The Platform for the leading Water Professional worldwide. Come share your expertise and find water management solutions across the world. IWA Specialist Groups participation is exclusive to IWA Members – so become one to access exclusive knowledge and help shape our water future.

Social Media

The IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition provides a number of social media platforms via which you may connect to remain up to speed on events, updates, and virtual discussions. Connect now to discover stories and potential interviewees.
Follow the IWA on Facebook or LinkedIn and @iwahq on Twitter to receive updates in advance and during the conference week.

Previous Congress Report

Tokyo Report: 2018 IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition

Under the theme “Resilience and sustainability – From science to practice and policy” the 2018 IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition gathered nearly 10,000 water professionals from utilities, academia, private companies, governments, and global organisations in Tokyo, Japan.

From 16 to 21 September 2018, as part of the largest ever IWA Congress and Exhibition, these leaders discussed and presented innovative solutions to global challenges that would bring transformative change to the most vital resource on earth: water.


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Media Contact


Keith Hayward
Marketing and Communications Director, IWA