IWA Water and Development Congress & Exhibition 2023

Local Organizer: IWA


The International Water Association is pleased to announce that the next edition of the Water and Development Congress & Exhibition will take place on 10-14 December 2023 in Kigali, Rwanda and that details of the call for submissions are now available.

With an overarching theme of water, sanitation, and climate resilience – keys to a water-wise future, the 2023 edition will present solutions spanning water and sanitation services, the role of water in urban areas, the links between cities and basins, and the opportunities to achieve climate resilience.

Huge investments are being directed towards water and sanitation infrastructure, particularly in the Global South, and the event will encourage participants to share knowledge on innovations in science and practice, highlighting the opportunities of securing new and effective solutions in water and sanitation policy, technology, and management.

The Water and Development Congress & Exhibition 2023 will deliver a comprehensive programme focused on the water-related needs of low- and middle-income countries, and the Call for Submissions is now available. Check the submission requirements, download the relevant template, and you can submit your proposal online from 15 February onwards. The deadline for proposals is 30 April 2023. More information is available on waterdevelopmentcongress.org.

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  • Circular Economy
  • Climate smart approaches to water and sanitation
  • Digital transformation
  • Intermittent Water Supply and the quest for 24/7
  • Inclusive Urban Sanitation
  • Inclusiveness and equality
  • Innovation in technology and policy
  • Nature-based solutions in supply, sanitation, and stormwater
  • Partnerships and multi-stakeholder collaboration
  • Water and sanitation safety plans