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 130 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, 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
Alliance House
12 Caxton Street
London SW1H 0QS
United Kingdom
Phone: +44 207 654 5500
Fax: +44 207 654 5555

 

Email: water@iwahq.org

GLOBAL OPERATIONS


IWA Global Office
Leeghwaterplein 45
2521 DB Den Haag
The Netherlands
Phone: +31 703 150 792

 

 

 

IWA Global Office
Technology Innovation Center
No. 1 Xiankun Road
Jiangye District
Nanjing 210019
China
Phone: +86 (0)25 8222 6204

REGIONAL OFFICE

IWA India
Ashtalakshmi Apartments
Flat No.8, No.12/67, Teachers Colony, Adyar
Chennai, 600020
Tamil Nadu
India
Phone: +91 637 473 89 31

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 50, with headquarters in London and offices in The Hague (Netherlands), Beijing and Nanjing (China), and Chennai (India).

 

Internships at the IWA

The IWA’s internship programme provides young water professionals with a unique opportunity to gain international experience in the water sector. The IWA places a lot of emphasis on ensuring that internships deliver personal and professional development for individual interns. We hope that this better prepares people for future roles within the water sector, while at the same time provides interns with opportunities to network and build up relationships with potential employers.

 

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
Anuj Kanwal
Anuj Kanwal
LAMIC Regulator Representative - Government of India
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
Chao Chen
Chao Chen
LAMIC Other Segments - Member of the Sub-committee for Specialist Groups, Tsinghua University, China
Chee Meng Pang
Chee Meng Pang
Utility Segment Representative - PUB, Singapore
Daniel Lambert
Daniel Lambert
Consultant representative - General, Australasia Water and Urban Renewal Leader, Arup, Australia
Daniel Nolasco
Daniel Nolasco
Strategic Council Chair - President Nolasco y Associados S.A., IWA Board Member
Douglas John Lumley
Douglas John Lumley
Utilities General Representative - Gryaab AB, Sweden
Ed McCormick
Ed McCormick
Specialist Groups Representative - McCormick Strategic Water Management, USA
Francisco Cubillo
Francisco Cubillo
Cluster Representative - IWA Fellow, Chairman of Alternative Resources Cluster, Canal de Isabel II, Spain
Gertjan Medema
Gertjan Medema
Specialist Groups Representative - KWR Watercycle Research Institute, The Netherlands
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
Jean-Luc Bertrand-Krajewski
Jean-Luc Bertrand-Krajewski
Specialist Group Representative, INSA Lyon, France
Jose Luis Inglese
Jose Luis Inglese
Aguas y Saneamientos Argentinos S.A., President
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
Kathryn Silvester
Kathryn Silvester
Sydney Water, Australia YWP Utility Segment Representative Strategic Council & IWA Emerging Water Leader
Kazuya Naito
Kazuya Naito
Utilities General, Bureau of Waterworks, Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Japan
Luke Dennis
Luke Dennis
IWA Emerging Water Leader & Northumbrian Water Ltd, United Kingdom & YWP Utility Segment Representative IWA Strategic Council
Mahmood Hakim Lutaaya
Mahmood Hakim Lutaaya
Utility - LAMIC, National Water and Sewerage Corporation, Uganda
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
Nicholas John Schofield
Nicholas John Schofield
Research Institute Representative, University of NSW/UNSW Global Water Institute, Australia
Per Halkjær Nielsen
Per Halkjær Nielsen
Aalborg University, Cluster Representative, Denmark
Peter Githinji Kahuthu
Peter Githinji Kahuthu
Nyeri Water and Sanitation Company Limited, Technical Services Division Head
Philippe Gislette
Philippe Gislette
Degremont, France, Other Segments
Randolf Webb
Randolf Webb
Xylem Inc. USA, YWP Other Segments on Strategic Council & IWA Emerging Water Leader
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
Roger Ben Aim
Roger Ben Aim
IFTS, France
Semira Kasimati Vathi
Semira Kasimati Vathi
LAMIC Consultant Segment Representative - Member of the Sub-committee for Specialist Groups, Valu Add Management Services, Albania
Stéphanie Rinck-Pfeiffer
Stéphanie Rinck-Pfeiffer
Global Water Research Coalition, The Netherlands GWRC Representative
Stuart White
Stuart White
Specialist Group Representative - Member of the Sub-committee for Specialist Groups, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Trevor James Bishop
Trevor James Bishop
Regulator General, Ofwat, UK
Trine Munk
Trine Munk
Rambøll, Denmark YWP Consultant Segment Representative, IWA Emerging Water Leader
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
Olaf van der Kolk
Olaf van der Kolk
Cluster representative - Aquaminerals, Netherlands
Kalanithy Vairavamoorthy
Kalanithy Vairavamoorthy
IWA Executive Director
Tao Li
Tao Li
China Regional Director
Keith Robertson
Keith Robertson
Global Operations Director
Joao Grilo
Joao Grilo
Global Events & Awards Director
Hong Li
Hong Li
Science, Practice & Policy Director
Satkunam Murugathas
Satkunam Murugathas
Finance Director
Rui Veras
Rui Veras
Marketing & Communications Director (Interim)
Varghese Babu
Varghese Babu
Director of IT & Digital Transformation
Ana Carrasco
Ana Carrasco
Executive Assistant
Bi Fen Lee
Bi Fen Lee
Membership Officer
Brenda Ampomah-Ankrah
Brenda Ampomah-Ankrah
Project Officer, Africa Regional Office
Carolina Latorre
Carolina Latorre
Senior Officer
Caterina Marinetti
Caterina Marinetti
Leadership Engagement Officer
Corinne Trommsdorff
Corinne Trommsdorff
Cities of the Future, Engagement Manager & Deputy to Operations Director
Crystal (Jing) Fan
Crystal (Jing) Fan
HR & Operation Manager
Dan Wang
Dan Wang
Regional Senior Officer, Greater China Office
Erin Jordan
Erin Jordan
Marketing and Communications Intern
Eva Estevan
Eva Estevan
Global Events Manager
Hanno Führen
Hanno Führen
Strategic Programmes Officer
Hong Li
Hong Li
Science, Practice & Policy Director
Janice Killion
Janice Killion
Membership Officer
Joao Grilo
Joao Grilo
Global Events & Awards Director
Julia Jiang
Julia Jiang
Global Events & Professional Development Officer
Mariam Abu
Mariam Abu
Global Awards and Events Officer
Meenu Puri
Meenu Puri
Membership Officer
Mengqi Ding
Mengqi Ding
Finance & Operations Officer
Kalanithy Vairavamoorthy
Kalanithy Vairavamoorthy
IWA Executive Director
Kambiri Cox
Kambiri Cox
Specialist Groups Officer
Katharine Cross
Katharine Cross
Strategic Programmes Manager
Keith Hayward
Keith Hayward
Publisher, Member Publications & Communications
Keith Robertson
Keith Robertson
Global Operations Director
Kirsten de Vette
Kirsten de Vette
Leadership Engagement Manager
Kizito Masinde
Kizito Masinde
Consultant Strategic Programmes
Laura Halonen
Laura Halonen
Membership Officer
Luke Somerwill
Luke Somerwill
Specialist Groups Officer
Oihana Garcia-Chevillotte
Oihana Garcia-Chevillotte
Corporate and Governing Membership Officer
Rui Veras
Rui Veras
Marketing & Communications Director (Interim)
Chunyang (Sophie) Su
Chunyang (Sophie) Su
Programme Officer, IWA Nanjing Regional Office
Satkunam Murugathas
Satkunam Murugathas
Finance Director
Sumaira Omer
Sumaira Omer
Supporting Officer
Tao Li
Tao Li
China Regional Director
Ulrike Kelm
Ulrike Kelm
Communications Manager
Varghese Babu
Varghese Babu
Director of IT & Digital Transformation
Yanyan Sun
Yanyan Sun
Manager, Membership Development

Past IWA presidents

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