The International Water Association is the network of water professionals striving for a world in which water is wisely, sustainably and equitably managed.

Drawing exceptional professionals from more than 140 countries, the membership of the International Water Association (IWA) brings together scientists, researchers, technology companies, water and wastewater utilities, and wider stakeholders involved in water management.

As the largest membership association for the global water sector, the Association was launched in its current identity in 2000, building on a 75-year heritage of connecting water professionals around the world. IWA is an international reference for the water and sanitation industry.

The IWA membership communities contribute and develop the IWA Agendas. Meet us at the IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition, the IWA Water and Development Congress & Exhibition and our Specialist Groups Conferences worldwide. IWA is science-driven and sets the agenda with the publication of 12 scientific journals and 40+ books per year by IWA Publishing.

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News

From the IWA network around the world.
June 4, 2024
As part of IWA’s mission to empower Young Water Professionals (YWPs) to contribute to sustainable water management, a new IWA Young Water Professionals (IWA Y...
June 4, 2024
The IWA UK Committee invites Young Water Professionals (YWPs) to participate in the thrilling “Race to Toronto, on the Road to Glasgow” competitio...
May 29, 2024
*from left to bottom right: Chelsea Hayward (Chair), Natasha Mumba (Vice-Chair), Claudia Prehn (Secretary), Ashton Mpofu (Strategic Advisory), Andrea Carranza M...
May 28, 2024
The International Water Association is pleased to announce the launch of IWA LeaP, IWA’s Leadership Programme for Young Water Professionals. This programm...

Blog Posts

Opinion and insights on the critical challenges facing the water sector.
May 31, 2024
As cities in low- and middle-income countries expand rapidly, sanitation infrastructure struggles to keep pace, with nearly 700 million people still lacking eve...
May 30, 2024
As cities in low- and middle-income countries expand rapidly, sanitation infrastructure struggles to keep pace, with nearly 700 million people still lacking eve...
As cities in low- and middle-income countries expand rapidly, sanitation infrastructure struggles to keep pace, with nearly 700 million people still lacking eve...
May 21, 2024
As cities in low- and middle-income countries expand rapidly, sanitation infrastructure struggles to keep pace, with nearly 700 million people still lacking eve...

IWA Thought Leadership

Recognised for their unique and significant long-term contributions to advancing water science and management

Agendas

Responding to global water challenges, IWA progressive agendas support sustainable urban and basin-related water solutions.
Skanderborg Forsyning

The Danish water utility Skanderborg Forsyning affirms that when it comes to water security in a changing climate, using nature-based solutions at the local level was never a question. Climate change projects are an opportunity to adapt using nature to deal with increased rainfalls and prevent the flooding of urban areas.

IWA Stories: Fionn Boyle

Fionn is a project engineer focused on smart water systems and a member of the Institute of Water in the UK. At Anglian Water Services, he serves on the Future Leaders board.
During the video, Fionn gives a snapshot of his journey so far in the water sector and the benefits it has afforded him.

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The Source Magazine

The latest from the International Water Association Magazine
June 24, 2024
Brought to you by Kemira Phosphorus has a crucial role in food production and fertilizer manufacturing but in wastewater it [...]
May 17, 2024
The Water Convention, co-organised by PUB and IWA, will be at the heart of Singapore International Water Week 2024, running [...]
April 30, 2024
I’m often asked ‘What are the biggest challenges in water – and how do we deal with them?’ As water [...]
April 30, 2024
With the UN SDG deadline of 2030 approaching fast, there is good reason to look beyond the core water supply [...]

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