Principal sponsors

Capital Region of Denmark
The Capital Region of Denmark runs and develops Denmark’s largest healthcare system. Besides this important task, our focus is on developing a Region for the next generation. To fulfil this goal, we protect the Region‘s groundwater from old polluted sites and help develop a climate-adapted Region across the borders of municipalities. The IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition is an opportunity for us to show the many water-competences in the Region, e.g., our skills in innovating new methods of removing soil contamination, our hospital wastewater treatment plants and some of the Region’s climate adaptation projects.


Grundfos pioneers solutions to the world’s water and climate challenges and improves quality of life for people. We develop, produce and sell pump solutions which help reduce water-related challenges. We create research and product development based solutions to meet growing demands for minimising the consumption of resources and emission of CO2. We provide expertise in energy- and water efficient solutions and systems for a wide range of applications, including water supply, water treatment and waste water, industries and buildings. An annual production of over 17 million units positions the Grundfos Group as one of the world’s largest pump manufacturers with 20,000 employees in 56 countries.

Platinum sponsors


Xylem (XYL) is a leading global water technology company committed to solving critical water and infrastructure challenges with innovation. Our 17,000 diverse employees delivered revenue of $5.2 billion in 2021. We are creating a more sustainable world by enabling our customers to optimize water and resource management, and helping communities in more than 150 countries become water-secure. Join us at

At Kamstrup, we believe no one should have to question their access to clean water. For over 15 years, we have partnered with water utilities worldwide to help them solve their challenges by delivering reliable, cost-effective ways to measure and manage water consumption. Our smart metering solutions empower utilities to reduce water loss and optimize operations. Whether one or a million, intelligence from our meters lights up the distribution networks that supply communities every day. Our sponsorship with the IWA grows from our shared belief that data and digital solutions are key to addressing the industry’s challenges and SDG targets.

Copenhagen Municipality
Copenhagen is a growing metropolitan with an ambitious approach to urban planning and green living. We will particularly focus on the development of industrial clusters, i.e. existing commercial areas that have a competitive advantage. This will be done by strengthening dialogue with the business community, and by building partnerships with both commercial and knowledge institutions. Our primary focus is on the Cleantech, Healthtech and the Creative clusters. We aim to work together with global metropolises, sharing solutions and inspiring efforts to realize the overarching goal on a more sustainable world by 2030. 

Gold sponsors

Per Aarsleff
Our expertise is to devise, plan and implement large-scale projects within infrastructure, No-Dig, climate change adaptation, the environment, energy and construction – from design to handing-over. Our point of departure is a strong position in Denmark and the Baltic Sea region, and we solve projects in most parts of the world.

Danish Water and Wastewater Association
DANVA’s members promote a stable, efficient, ethically sound water and sewer supply as well as helping to protect the Danish against the effects of climate change. Our goal is to be an efficient and expertly founded service organization for the members and a professionally and strategically competent service organization for stakeholders both at home and abroad. 

Liveable cities around the globe require proper sanitation, sewerage treatment and reliable clean water supplies. In COWI, we shape a future where people and societies grow and flourish. We co-create sustainable solutions within all aspects of water development and climate protection and advise our customers on environmentally sound water solutions.

AVK Valves
Every day, AVK solutions help deliver clean water and natural gas to millions of people in households and industries as well as efficient solutions for wastewater management and fire protection worldwide. Our reliable and long-lasting valves, hydrants and accessories contribute to network efficiency and reduction of water loss.

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Kemira is a global leader in sustainable chemical solutions for water intensive industries. With over 100 years of history and chemistry expertise, our products help our customers to improve their product quality, process and resource efficiency. Our focus is on pulp & paper, water treatment and energy industry.

Ramboll is a global architecture, engineering and consultancy company founded in Denmark in 1945. The 1000 consultants in Ramboll’s global water division create value for clients and society by converting challenges related to water and climate change into great opportunities and sustainable solutions. We call it: Bright ideas. Sustainable change.

EasyMining is an innovation company dedicated to closing nutrient cycles. We are owned by the Swedish environmental company Ragn-Sells. Our objective is to create new circular material flows in an efficient commercial way. We do this by inventing and implementing new technology that uses chemical solutions to recycle important materials.

SUEZ, a major player in environmental services for over 160 years, has supported local authorities and industries in managing the essential services of water and waste. SUEZ rely on the expertise and commitment of its 35,000 employees to offer high value-added and customized environmental solutions to all.

Coffee Break sponsors


DHI is a digitally enabled advisory company working within the entire water cycle, whether it’s protecting urban infrastructure from extreme weather, ensuring clean drinking water or improving water quality from city to river to ocean. We support our clients with our innovation – in any water environment, anywhere in the world.

For more than 50 years Danfoss has contributed globally to meeting the need for energy-efficient infrastructure, connected systems, and integrated renewable energy. Danfoss engineers a better tomorrow for the water and wastewater sector, with technology including quality application-optimized drives, pressure transmitters and switches.

NIRAS is an international, multidisciplinary consultancy company with more than 2,400 employees. We work within multiple areas from processing plants and construction over energy, water, environment, and infrastructure to third world aid and urban planning. We always strive to achieve the optimal solutions across disciplines with a focus on sustainability and digitalization.


Silhorko-Eurowater A/S – A Grundfos Company
Silhorko-Eurowater (EUROWATER) brings years of experience and specialised know-how within high-quality water treatment. EUROWATER supplies customers in a broad range of industries and application areas, including power-to-x, boiler water, process water, cooling water, rinse water, district heating, and drinking water. Today, EUROWATER is a part of the Grundfos Group.

ÅF/ Pöyry
AFRY provides clients across the globe with top-class engineering, technical advisory and management consultancy services for water. We accelerate the transition towards a sustainable society. We are 17,000 devoted experts in infrastructure, industry, energy and digitalization, creating sustainable solutions for generations to come. Making Future.

Eurofins is the world leader in food, environment and agroscience CRO services. We offer a portfolio of 200,000 analytical methods for evaluating the safety, identity, composition, origin and purity of biological substances. The Group objective is to provide its customers with high-quality services and accurate results on time.

Idrica is the leading international company specializing in water cycle management. Our unique value proposition is based on the efficiency and quality of our services and the GoAigua smart solution for the digital transformation of the sector.


Vewin is the national association of water companies in the Netherlands. The principal task of Vewin is to represent the interests of its members in The Hague and Brussels. Our aim is to establish and maintain favourable conditions for the continuous production of good drinking water.



Dedicated to sustainable development, Arup is a collective of designers, consultants and experts working globally. Founded to be humane and excellent, we collaborate with our clients and partners using imagination, technology, and rigour to shape a better world.


Mobile app sponsor

At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems. With approximately $14 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.

Our Partners

Danish Water and Wastewater Association
DANVA is a national association for more than 100 Danish Water and wastewater utilities. DANVA unites all water utilities involved in the daily supply of clean drinking water, wastewater management and flood prevention based on traditional and innovative methods for adapting to climate change. Members of DANVA are also actively engaged in climate change adaptation and mitigation. DANVA supports all water utilities involved in developing and implementing innovative water solutions for Denmark and the rest of the world. DANVA communicates about the value and impact of Danish water solutions that create better living conditions and contribute to growth in Denmark. DANVA is a long-term member of IWA and host of the Danish IWA national committee.

State of Green
State of Green is a not-for-profit, public-private partnership from Denmark founded in 2008 by the Danish government and four major business organisations. We seek to foster relations with international stakeholders interested in discussing their challenges and bring into play relevant Danish solutions that enable the green transition – including the water sector. As your one-point entry to more than 600 Danish businesses, governmental and academic institutions, experts and researchers, State of Green connects you with all leading Danish players working to drive the global transition to a sustainable, low-carbon, resource-efficient society. Whether it be within water management, climate adaptation, renewable energy, energy efficiency, waste management, circular economy or integrated urban solutions, we can match you with the partners and solutions you need. In short: If you are looking for inspiration, dialogue or partnership, State of Green welcomes you. Visit our website to learn more.

Danish Export Association
With us, you become part of a strong export community and a network of more than 600 B2B export companies that, like you, have ambitions for growth and success on the international stage. You meet your network colleagues as you travel together at international trade fairs and delegation trips, where you meet potential customers and create new relationships that boost sales. At activities and education in Denmark, you gain new knowledge, hands-on tools and contacts that help you contribute to the development of your business. Sparring with your contacts with us challenges you and provides input that you can use in your everyday life. Our member companies have 49 percent more exports and operate in more export markets than comparable Danish export companies. The Danish Export Association’s members help develop the association through the following: General Assembly, Board of Directors, Executive Advisory Board, Advisory Board in all customer segmented networks.

Danish National Committee for IWA
The Danish IWA National Committee represents the Danish Governing member of IWA, and consists of water utilities, private companies, universities, organisations and local, regional and national authorities. The purpose of the Danish IWA National Committee is to promote research and development in the water sector and look out for Danish interests in IWA. The National Committee appoints Danish representatives for IWA’s governing bodies and specialist groups and stimulates Danish participation in IWA conferences and workshops, promote Danish contribution to IWA publications and disseminate knowledge in Denmark on global development and agendas. The National Committee also allocates funding for YWP travel grants for IWA congresses and conferences. Together with a united Danish water sector, we are happy to host the IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition 2020 in Copenhagen! 

Technical University of Denmark
DTU develops technology for people and helps to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. We have an international, inclusive, and informal working environment – and campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland. DTU Sustain is one of Europe’s largest university departments specializing in environmental and resource engineering. We develop new sustainable technologies, methods and solutions, and disseminate this knowledge to society and future generations of engineers. DTU Sustain is an active IWA University Member and institutional partner in the IWA WWC&E. We contribute both to the IWA Programme Committee, the IWA Joint Organising Committee, the IWA Danish National Committee and the National Host Country Committee, and we support the IWA Young Water Professionals Denmark community. DTU Skylab is DTU’s living lab for innovation and entrepreneurship. We foster an ambitious open community, where students, researchers and corporate partners meet to solve real-world challenges. We are a cross-disciplinary learning environment used by various institutes at DTU and also host many extra-curricular events and programmes – including the Next Generation Water Action initiative featured at the conference.

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Confederation of Danish Industries
The Confederation of Danish Industry (DI) is Denmark’s largest, most representative and most influential business and employers’ organisation, covering most business sectors in Denmark.
In the water sector we organize the utilities, producers of technologies and consulting engineers – and we have recently established a dedicated association, DI Water, among some of our most prominent members to promote the water interests nationally as well as abroad.
DI and DI Water work for regulation in Denmark end EU that creates an innovative end cost-effective water sector that delivers high quality and reliable water and wastewater services. We help our members accelerating export of water technology and services with the ambition to double the Danish water technology export by 2030.
In general, DI
provides its members with numerous other services and a variety of relevant networks and negotiation of collective agreements. Every day, DI helps Danish companies turn global opportunities into successful business results – locally, nationally and internationally.

Wonderful Copenhagen
Wonderful Copenhagen is a self-employed fund, founded in 1992, with its own board of directors. The Wonderful Copenhagen Foundation receives annual basic funding from the Ministry of Business, which Wonderful Copenhagen is significantly gearing with the organization’s several hundred co-financing cooperative relationships. It is the metropolitan region’s official tourism organization and aims, on a non-profit basis, to promote and develop business and holiday tourism for the benefit of non-profit interests. Wonderful Copenhagen is working to create sustainable tourism development and brings together hundreds of public and private partners. The efforts are targeted at attracting congresses, meetings, events, cruise guests, new air routes and international marketing of the capital as well as the development of metropolitan tourism, cultural tourism, new markets and new knowledge. Based in the capital, Wonderful Copenhagen handles both regional, cross-regional and nationwide tasks. 

3VAND is a strategic collaboration between the leading water utilities in Denmark – situated in the three biggest cities in Denmark: Aarhus Vand (Aarhus), Vandcenter Syd (Odense), Hofor and Biofos (both Copenhagen). 3VAND is a water ambassador, presenting and showcasing water and wastewater facilities and creating networks abroad, focusing on the Danish water model to promote the export of Danish water technology. In cooperation with other players, 3VAND develops an international knowledge and innovation network to demonstrate new technology resulting in solutions of a high quality and, in the long term, lower consumer prices.

Supporting Entities