WDCE 2023 content proposal deadline is 30 April!

10 – 14 December 2023 | Kigali, Rwanda

There is still time to propose a paper for the upcoming 7th IWA Water and Development Congress & Exhibition. The submission deadline is approaching fast on 30 April 2023. Submit your content proposal by then and be part of the upcoming IWA Water and Development Congress & Exhibition! There you will be able to immerse yourself in a rich programme with a wide variety of workshops, seminars, plenary sessions, side events, award ceremonies, poster sessions, and a dedicated exhibition – all aimed at driving global water cooperation and solutions. This event provides a unique opportunity to help tackle challenges such as climate change and emerging health issues. The water sector plays a crucial role in shaping our future. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to be a part of the solution.


Event theme, tracks and topics

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.

The programme will provide a unique platform for water professionals to present and share their recent findings and insights. Key topics set to be discussed include:

  • 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

Details of the call for submissions for technical papers and workshops are available on the event website. The event programme will be built around five broad thematic tracks:

  •  Drinking water treatment and supply
  • Wastewater treatment and sanitation services
  • Integrated water management and planning
  • Utility management and operation
  • Governance and finance


Don’t miss the deadline

Remember: the deadline for submitting outline paper proposals is 30 April 2023. Check the programme topics, download a proposal template for a technical paper or a workshop, and submit proposals on the event website here. The Call for Submissions is available for download. waterdevelopmentcongress.org