The international Water Association

Water underpins every aspect of human and environmental existence. The severe water challenges facing the world today require an unprecedented global response. IWA members are situated in 140 countries worldwide, forming the largest international network of water professionals working towards a water wise world.

Innovative, solutions- and service- oriented, we work across a range of areas that contribute to the progression of water management worldwide. Transformation cannot take place on its own in a vacuum. Rather the ideas for solutions to these challenges will be fomented and rigorously debated among the IWA’s institutions and membership.

The International Water Association is an open, yet ordered platform in which both innovators and adopters of new technologies and approaches can generate creative friction. It is a place for diffusion, benchmarking and evidence.

Our programmes develop research and projects focused on solutions for water and wastewater management; we organise world-class events that bring the latest science, technology and best practice to the water sector at large; we work to place water on the global political agenda and to influence best practice in regulation and policy making; and we do this via the IWA’s global membership.

Learn more about the IWA Strategic Plan 2019-2024 (available for download in English, French, Chinese, Spanish, Japanese and Portuguese) to understand how we will achieve a stronger culture of service, and a unique value proposition for our members through:

  • Professional Development programs
  • Leadership Development, inside and outside the association
  • Agenda setting programmatic work to generate pride in our membership
  • Global networking opportunities for members to connect with people and ideas.

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IWA Offices & Contact Details

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IWA HEADQUARTERS


IWA
Export Building, 1st Floor
1 Clove Crescent
London E14 2BA
United Kingdom
Phone: +44 207 654 5500
Fax: +44 207 654 5555

Email: water@iwahq.org

GLOBAL OPERATIONS


IWA Global Office
Technology Innovation Center
No. 1 Xiankun Road
Jianye District
Nanjing 210019
China
Phone: +86 25 8222 6413

REGIONAL OFFICE


IWA India
520/155, Maruthi Towers
T.T. Krishnamachari Road
Alwarpet
Chennai – 600018
India
Phone: +91 637 473 8931

Our Vision
Towards a world in which water is wisely managed to satisfy the needs of human activities
and ecosystems in an equitable and sustainable way.

Our Mission
To inspire change and service IWA members, the community of professionals concerned with water, external organisation and opinion leaders in being the international reference and global source of knowledge, experience and leadership for sustainable urban and basin-related water solutions.

Our Strategy
Connecting People: We bring people of the highest caliber together to share knowledge, experience and know- how about the most pressing water challenges and innovative solutions.
Pioneering Science: We contribute to water science and technology by stimulating leading edge science and inventions, and helping scientists connect to their peers, publish their latest findings and help others learn with them.
Innovating Technology: We offer support and recognition to innovators in the world of water as technological innovations are key to changing the future of water.
Leading Practice: We develop and promote best practices and international frameworks and standards, supporting transitions to sustainable practices.

Our Values
Inclusive: we are inclusive and embrace the diversity of our membership and participants, bringing together people from around the world and from a wide range of professions who are concerned with the future of water.
Science & Practice-Based: we are scienceand practice-based, exploring the frontiers of science, technology and practice and bringing to life leadingedge, pragmatic and innovative solutions for urban and basin-wide water and sanitation challenges.
Service Oriented: we provide outstanding services that support and inspire our members, participants, partners and others and help them to be successful in realizing our common goals.
Excellence: we look for and promote excellence and leadership in all aspects of water management, in conducting our activities and delivering results.

Inspiring Change
This is how we inspire change to achieve our common vision.
Our  Strategic Plan  sets out the objectives that we have set out for the coming few years.

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Work with us

IWA has a worldwide staff of approximately 40, with headquarters in London (UK) and offices in Nanjing (China), and Chennai (India).

To stay up with the vacancies and job opportunities available at IWA follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. And if you would like to collaborate with us please send us an email.

Governance and Management

Alberto Biancardi
Alberto Biancardi
Regulator representative - Authority for Electricity Gas and Water, Italy
Amit Chanan
Amit Chanan
State Water Corporation, Australia, Vice-Chair
Arlinda Ibrahimllari
Arlinda Ibrahimllari
Chair IWA Emerging Water Leaders Steering Committee & Technical Director of the Sanitation Dept. - Korça Water Works Utility (UKKO) Albania
Bambos Charalambous
Bambos Charalambous
Hydrocontrol Ltd, Cyprus, Chair
Banu Örmeci
Banu Örmeci
Specialist Groups Representative - Carleton University, Canada
Benedicte Rulleau
Benedicte Rulleau
Irstea Bordeaux, Researcher
Bianca Nijhof
Bianca Nijhof
Netherlands Water Partnership (NWP), Managing Director
Bruno Tisserand
Bruno Tisserand
Economic & Legal Affairs Committee, EurEau Chair
Chee Meng Pang
Chee Meng Pang
Utility Segment Representative - PUB, Singapore
Corinne Trommsdorff
Corinne Trommsdorff
CEO and Founder of Water Cities (water-cities.org)
Douglas John Lumley
Douglas John Lumley
Utilities General Representative - Gryaab AB, Sweden
Ed McCormick
Ed McCormick
Specialist Groups Representative - McCormick Strategic Water Management, USA
Emma Weisbord
Emma Weisbord
IWA Emerging Water Leader & Digital Water Consultant
Glen Daigger
Glen Daigger
Professor of Engineering Practice, University of Michigan, IWA Board Member, IWA Past President
Guang-Hao Chen
Guang-Hao Chen
Individual Researchers Representative - Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China; IWA Journal Editor
Günter Langergraber
Günter Langergraber
Specialist Group Representative - Co-Chair of the Sub-committee for Specialist Groups, BOKU university, Austria
Guoren Xu
Guoren Xu
Harbin Institute of Technology, China, Secretary
Jacek Makinia
Jacek Makinia
Gdansk University of Technology, Poland, Secretary
Jeroen Langeveld
Jeroen Langeveld
Associate Professor, Delft University of Technology
Mr Jorge Durán
Mr Jorge Durán
Chemical Engineer & Consultant, Argentina
Jose Luis Inglese
Jose Luis Inglese
Aguas y Saneamientos Argentinos S.A., President
Jotham Ivan Sempewo
Jotham Ivan Sempewo
Lecturer, Makerere University, Uganda
Jörg E. Drewes
Jörg E. Drewes
Institute of Water and Environment, Technische Universität München, Germany, Chair
Julia Thogori Gathu
Julia Thogori Gathu
Other segments - LAMIC, Drilling for Life, Kenya
Kamal Laksiri
Kamal Laksiri
Ceylon Electricity Board, Project Director
Kazuya Naito
Kazuya Naito
Utilities General, Bureau of Waterworks, Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Japan
Lisa Bross
Lisa Bross
Head of R&D at Wasserversorgung Rheinessen-Pfalz GmbH
Liu Ye
Liu Ye
Associate Professor, University of Queensland
Mads Leth
Mads Leth
CEO, VCS Denmark (Administrerende Direktør hos VandCenter Syd)
Mari Asami
Mari Asami
Department of Environmental Health, National Institute of Public Health, NIPH, Chief Senior Researcher
Mathieu de Kervenoael
Mathieu de Kervenoael
Water & Waste Treatment Infrastructure - SVP, Head of Strategic Development & Marketing
Mr. Md. Abdullah P. Eng.
Mr. Md. Abdullah P. Eng.
P. Eng., Khulna Water Supply and Sewerage Authority
Melissa Meeker
Melissa Meeker
CEO, The Water Tower
Olaf van der Kolk
Olaf van der Kolk
Director, Aquaminerals, Netherlands
Pabel Antonio Cervantes Aviles
Pabel Antonio Cervantes Aviles
IWA Emerging Water Leader & Assistant Professor
Per Halkjær Nielsen
Per Halkjær Nielsen
Aalborg University, Denmark
Regina Gnirss
Regina Gnirss
Director of Kompetenzzentrum Wasser Berlin; R&D department, Berliner Wasserbetriebe
Rianna Gonzales
Rianna Gonzales
IWA Emerging Water Leader & Water Resources Agency, Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA), Trinidad & Tobago
Shaitan Singh
Shaitan Singh
Superintending Engineer (PHED Rajasthan), BE (Civil), MBA (PM)
Stéphanie Rinck-Pfeiffer
Stéphanie Rinck-Pfeiffer
Global Water Research Coalition, The Netherlands GWRC Representative
Trevor James Bishop
Trevor James Bishop
Regulator General, Ofwat, UK
Ulf Jeppsson
Ulf Jeppsson
Specialist Groups Representative - Co-Chair of the Sub-committee for Specialist Groups, Lund University, Sweden
Walter Kling
Walter Kling
Vienna Water, Austria, Utility Segment Representative
Yvonne Magawa
Yvonne Magawa
Project Manager, ESAWAS, Zambia
Kalanithy Vairavamoorthy
Kalanithy Vairavamoorthy
IWA Executive Director
Tao Li
Tao Li
IWA Intelligence Director
Keith Robertson
Keith Robertson
Global Operations Director
Hong Li
Hong Li
Asia and Oceania Director
Satkunam Murugathas
Satkunam Murugathas
Finance Director
Varghese Babu
Varghese Babu
IT & Digital Transformation Director
Keith Hayward
Keith Hayward
Marketing & Communications Director
Daniela Bemfica
Daniela Bemfica
Strategic Programmes & Engagement Director
Kizito Masinde
Kizito Masinde
Global Events and Awards Director
Asif Uddin
Asif Uddin
Senior Business Intelligence Officer
Barbara Thompson
Barbara Thompson
Membership Development Manager
Benedetta Sala
Benedetta Sala
Communications Officer
Carlos Diaz
Carlos Diaz
Strategic Programmes & Engagement Manager
Chenhao (William) Xie
Chenhao (William) Xie
IWA Regional Officer
Chunyang (Sophie) Su
Chunyang (Sophie) Su
Intelligence Senior Officer | China
Clyde Moore
Clyde Moore
Senior Corporate Account Membership Officer – Commercial Relationships
Dan Wang
Dan Wang
China Regional Manager
Erin Jordan
Erin Jordan
Strategic Programmes Officer
Isabela Espindola
Isabela Espindola
Membership Engagement Officer (Capacity development)
Jing (Crystal) Fan
Jing (Crystal) Fan
HR & Operations Manager | China
Martina Haughton
Martina Haughton
HR & Office Manager
Mengqi Ding
Mengqi Ding
Finance & Operations Officer
Rachna Sarkari
Rachna Sarkari
Membership Engagement Officer (Specialist Groups)
Samira Akoudad
Samira Akoudad
Events Manager
Samuel Asante
Samuel Asante
Member Data Officer
Sara Muradi
Sara Muradi
Executive Assistant to the ED
Samuela Guida
Samuela Guida
Strategic Programmes and Engagement Manager
Sealand Sun
Sealand Sun
Global Events Officer
Siyka Radilova
Siyka Radilova
Senior Project Officer - Diversity, Equality and Inclusion
Suresh Kumar Rohilla
Suresh Kumar Rohilla
Programme Lead
Téa Lobjanidze
Téa Lobjanidze
Marketing Officer
William Cappuyns
William Cappuyns
Membership Engagement Officer (Regulation & Utilities)

Past IWA presidents

Diane D’Arras
Diane D’Arras
IWA Board Member and IWA Past President
Piet Odendaal
Piet Odendaal
Former Executive Director, Water Research Commission; IWA Past President
Vincent Bath
Vincent Bath
Former CEO Rand Water, IWA Past President
Norihito Tambo
Norihito Tambo
Professor Emeritus, Holkkaido University, Japan; IWA Past President
Michael Rouse
Michael Rouse
Independent International Advisor at Michael J Rouse, UK; IWA Past President
László Somlyódy
László Somlyódy
Professor Emeritus, Budapest University of Technology & Economics; IWA Past President
David Garman
David Garman
University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, USA, Co-Chair (Distinguished Fellow); IWA Past President
Glen Daigger
Glen Daigger
Professor of Engineering Practice, University of Michigan, IWA Board Member, IWA Past President
Helmut Kroiss
Helmut Kroiss
Professor Emeritus Vienna University of Technology, IWA Board Member, IWA Immediate Past President, Chair Nominations Committee