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In October 2016, more than 4,500 leaders gathered in Brisbane at the World Water Congress and Exhibition to share and discuss global water issues.

Connect to the world's leading water

With more than 4,500 water professionals gathered in one place, this was the right time to advocate for policies launch tools and spread the awareness needed to move towards a water-wise world. The 2016 World Water Congress and Exhibition 2016 set into motion distinct call-to-actions that will accelerate progress towards a water-wise world, through collaboration, planning and hard action.

Ger Bergkamp

IWA Executive Director

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7 Outcomes from the Congress

Launched DroughtAction:

The world’s first action-oriented agenda dedicated to building water scarcity and drought involving a broad set of actors from around the world.

Towards achieving SDG 6

Launched a manual on how service providers and regulators can realise the Human Right to Water and Sanitation, towards achievin

WaterStatistics.org launched

New global report shows huge variations in water use around the world: this is one of the many findings in the 12th edition of the International Statistics for Water Services.

New President of the IWA

Diane D’Arras took on role as new President of the International Water Association. She will be taking over for Helmut Kroiss.

17 Principles for Water-Wise Cities

IWA presented the Principles for Water-Wise Cities to help city leaders ensure access to safe water and sanitation, resilience to floods, droughts and much more.

Shared Global water trends

The International Water Association’s specialist group of experts shared three global water trends.

IWA’s Project Innovation Award

Winners of the International Water Association’s Project Innovation Award announced.