November 14, 2016

Tokyo 2018 First Announcement

Dear 20161013_0306Colleagues,

As chair of the IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition 2018, Tokyo, it is my honor to announce this congress. I sincerely hope that you will join us at the congress, and look forward to welcoming you and your colleagues in Tokyo in September 2018. We are sure that you can enjoy the congress by looking at the real challenges of Mega-city, showcase for innovative water technology and expanding network and business opportunity.

Prof. Hiroaki FURUMAI

Chair of Host Country Committee


screen-shot-2016-11-14-at-15-33-49Tokyo is one of the World’s truly global cities. Hundreds of years ago it was often referred to as a water city, and today the urban life of its citizens and most of its urban activities are still deeply connected with water. It is fitting that the IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition 2018 will shine a light on Tokyo the modern water city. We look forward to bringing the international water community together in Tokyo to share knowledge and learn from each other.Diane d’Arras, President, International Water Association


The Congress is held in a different city around the world every two years. In 2018, it will be held in Tokyo, Japan, and has previously graced the cities of Brisbane (2016) Lisbon (2014), Busan (2012), Montreal (2010), Vienna (2008), Beijing (2006), Marrakech (2004), Melbourne (2002), Berlin (2001) and Paris (2000).