CANCELLED: 11th IWA Efficient Urban Water Management Conference

Local Organizer: IFTS
Community Organizer: , Event supported by ASTEE the national correspondent of IWA in France

Urban water professionals are facing unprecedented pressures. Customers demand ever-higher standards of water and sanitation services, regulators impose stricter directives, and shareholders seek better returns from massive infrastructure investments. On top of that, ecological pressures compel water managers to prioritize adaptability and sustainability. Faced with increasingly complex challenges, and growing threats like the 2020 covid-19 crisis, how can urban water and wastewater professionals continue to ensure efficiency?

In its continuous search for solutions, the International Water Association (IWA) Specialist Group for Efficient Urban Water Management will bring the 11th biennial IWA Efficient Conference to Bordeaux, France, in association with IFTS (Institut de la Filtration et des Techniques Séparatives – ).

On 7-9 April 2021, the conference will bring together a high-calibre urban water and wastewater professionals to reflect on shared challenges and to promote efficient solutions. A simultaneous exhibition will feature some of the most innovative technologies from around the world.


  • Policies, legislation & Public involvement
  • Planning & Implementation
  • Best management practices
  • Benchmarking & Innovation for better efficiency
  • Measurement of efficiency programs
  • Water efficiency labelling
  • Non-revenue water, leakage and pressure management
  • Climate change and drought adaptation
  • Water and energy nexus
  • Water recycling, reuse, efficient wastewater & Sludge treatment
  • Urban drainage & Stormwater
  • Efficiency of bulk supply systems
  • Water security & Crisis management
  • Water & Health
  • Water management in riparian cities with tidal issues
  • Regenerative relationship between natural systems and human communities in agriculture

Programme Committee

Name Affiliation Country
Stuart White
Chair of the IWA Specialist Group Efficient Urban Water Management (EUWM), University of Sydney, Australia
Alain Dupuy
ENSEGID University of Bordeaux France
Roger Ben Aïm
Jean-François Berthoumieu
Water and Climate Cluster France
Bambos Charalambous
Hydroconsult, Chair Intermittent Water Supply IWA SG, IWA F Cyprus
Ricardo Cobacho
University of Valencia, Secretary of EUWM Spain
Mary-Ann Dickinson
Alliance for Water Efficiency, Past Chair of EUWM United States Of America
Stuart Hamilton
Water Loss expert, IWA F United Kingdom
Roland Liemberger
Consultant, IWA F Austria
Bruno Nguyen
W-SMART, Chair Water Security & Safety Management IWA SG, IWA F France