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Digital World Water Congress

Join IWA’s first fully virtual World Water Congress! 

The IWA Digital World Water Congress is a major virtual event which aims to bring together global stakeholders from across the industry. Attendees of the event will include scientists, academics, water professionals, utilities, regulators and engineers.

The Digital World Water Congress is being held across 8 days, from 24 May – 4 June (with rest days on 26 May and 31 May). In the first week, the congress will run from 11:00 to 15:00 GMT, in the second week, from 12:00 to 16:00 GMT.


Six overarching themes define the programme of the Digital Congress.

Themes sponsored by Ramboll


The event will host a number of plenary sessions with keynote speakers from industry, as well as dozens of presentations from industry experts. Click here to find out more about the programme. There will also be a poster hall, featuring 400+ presentations from industry experts, including Q&As from each author.

Plenary session sponsored by Xylem


The event will also host the prestigious IWA Awards. The first four awards mentioned below will be announced during the opening ceremony, while the membership awards will be announced at the start of week two during a plenary session. Each winner will receive an official certificate and will be invited to give a short speech to inspire and motivate the audience. IWA will recognise outstanding professionals within the following categories:

Networking and Other Activities

The event includes opportunities to network with like-minded professionals, either via 1-1 chats, or through larger group conversations. The platform offers smart networking features, which allow attendees to quickly find other attendees based on shared interests, areas of work, or geographical background. Other social activities included in the programme are the Water Industry Quiz, the showcasing of the Water Industry Film Shorts contest and more.


We partner with some of the water sector’s leading companies and organizations and work together for a better water future. Our sponsors benefit from a unique opportunity to connect with thought leaders from within and outside the water sector.

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IWA members receive a range of benefits, including networking, contributing to our work programmes, discounted journals, the latest news and updates, and much more.