IWA Congress Talks: City Scale Planning and Operations

Programme Committee City Scale Planning and Operations

Target Audience

To those who are interested in attending the IWA #WorldWaterCongress & Exhibition in May 2021:
- Urban water managers
- Decision makers from water utilities
- Municipalities and city planners
- Water security consultants and advisors in the water sector
- Policy makers and regulators
- Professionals in water sector- Governmental and non-governmental organizations
- Students


The 2021 World Water Congress & Exhibition in Copenhagen, Denmark is designed to bring together water professionals from academia, utilities, industry, government, regulators and NGOs and also engage the water-consuming industry, agriculture, architects and urban planners, hydrologists and soil and groundwater experts, social sciences, ICT-sector, the financial sector and others. The Congress is by nature a global forum for discussion. The programme is divided into six themes, this session is related to Theme 4, City Scale Planning and Operations.

Cities all over the world are facing similar challenges in terms of climate change, increased urbanisation, pressure on resources and rising demands for liveable cities. The main topic of discussion of this at the IWA World Water Congress and Exhibition is theme four: City Scale planning and operations.

Learning Objectives

Session moderators will introduce key components of the City planning and operations programme for IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition 2021.

The purpose of this online session is to highlight how we are planning and managing for digital and water wise cities in the North and South.

You will feel inspired to be an active player in shaping the future of water and attend the IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition 2021.


International Water Association


  • Karsten Arnbjerg-Nielsen Professor, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
  • Dragan Savic Chief Executive Officer, KWR Water Research Institute, Netherlands and Professor of Hydroinformatics, the University of Exeter, United Kingdom
  • Torkil Jønch Clausen Chair, Action Platform for Source-to-Sea Management, Sweden
  • Nadia Schou Vorndran Lund Consultant, Envidan and Member of Board, YWP Denmark, Denmark
  • Cathy Qing Hu Director, SUSTech Engineering Innovation Center, China
  • Briony Rogers Associate Professor, Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities, Monash University
  • Branko Kerkez Associate Professor University of Michigan, United States
  • Chuck Hansen Chairman, Hansen Analytics, United States
  • Nilo Nascimiento Professor, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil