April 17, 2017

Call for Papers: Water and Development Congress & Exhibition 2017

Deadline: 12th of June 2017

IWA’s Water and Development Congress series aims to catalyse transformational change and support transition to new ways of managing water resources and delivering water services. The Congress is explicitly solutions-focused, its performance indicators include the level of effective networking, knowledge exchange and the generation of new ideas shared by the participants.

Participants to the IWA’s Water and Development Congress can expect to leave the conference with new ideas and be inspired to take these back and share them with their colleagues or apply them in their own areas of work.

IWA is inviting proposals for events and sessions (scientific sessions, interactive workshops, training events, regional fora), and abstracts of scientific/technical/policy papers related to the themes and topics listed below. Please submit your proposals/abstracts using the buttons below. Lear more: http://www.waterdevelopmentcongress.org/call-for-submissions/

Should you feel you have a contribution to make that addresses the questions posed above but not listed among the topics, should you have any other suggestions for the programme and/or any further questions, then please be in touch with the organizers via wdce2017programme@iwahq.org


1. Efficient Utilities as Drivers for Sustainable Development

2. Operation and Maintenance of Water and Sanitation Systems for a “Replenished” Water and Social Environment

3. Integrating Water in City Planning and Design

4. Connecting Basins and the Cities/Towns that depend on them – the Interface between Custodians and Users

5. Water Policies, Regulations and Multi-stakeholder Collaboration

The organizers are looking for:

  • New, viable business models
  • New, emerging and evolving best practices
  • Experiences of successfully taking pilots to full scale
  • Capacity development with sustained results
  • Large scale investment models
  • Low-cost, low-energy technologies
  • Successful reform programmes