EFFICIENT 2019: Water Efficiency – Driving Sustainable Development

Metro Pacific Water and Maynilad host IWA Efficient Conference

These are challenging times for water utilities, and they are not about to get easier. Infrastructure capacity is hardly catching up with rapid urbanization. Visit any city in the Philippines—Cebu, Davao, Baguio—and you will be greeted by the same traffic congestion, pollution, and undisturbed construction that is dangerously similar to Metro Manila.

How can utilities achieve efficiency? The world’s best performing water utilities point to several answers: operational excellence, new technologies, continuous training, effective investments, and public engagement. But times are changing, and the best practices of the past will not bring us to where we want to be in the future. 

In 2019, the search for solutions to water efficiency is coming to Manila. The International Water Association (IWA)—the global network that is shaping the future of the water sector—will stage the 10th Specialist Conference on Efficient Urban Water Managementon January 13-16, 2019 in the Marriott Grand Ballroom at Resorts World, Pasay City, Philippines. 

The conference dubbed “Efficient 2019” will bring together the world’s leading experts, thought leaders and practitioners to tackle the challenges of efficient urban water management. Efficient 2019 is jointly hosted by industry leaders Maynilad Water Services, Inc. and Metro Pacific Water. Almost 350 attendees from 27 countries are expected to attend the Opening Ceremony on January 14 with the Philippine Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources Roy A. Cimatu and IWA President Diane d’Arras delivering the keynote speeches. 


Efficient 2019 is organized in partnership with Gold Sponsor, Ardurra International Pte. Ltd. The Welcome Cocktails are hosted by the Tourism Promotion Board Philippines. The Gala Dinner is hosted by Metro Pacific Investments Corporation. Our Silver Sponsors: Arcadis Philippines Inc. and JFE Engineering Corp. Our Bronze Sponsor: Asia Water Council – K-Water. Our Pavilion Partners: Aboitiz InfraCapital Inc. and Hitachi Asia Ltd. Our Minor Sponsors: Hitachi Zosen Corp., Marubeni Philippines Corp., PowerChina, Aveva and Rezatec. We’d also like to thank our institutional partners – the Asian Development Bank, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, and the Philippine Association of Water Districts. We also thank our Media Partners for their support to Efficient2019: AsianNgo, BusinessWorld, GineersNow, Global Water Intelligence, the Philippine Star and ANC: the ABS-CBN News Channel.

For more information on Efficient 2019, visit the website http://efficient2019.org/or email contactus@efficient2019.org


Water underpins every aspect of human and environmental existence. The severe water challenges facing the world today require an unprecedented global response. IWA members and staff are situated in more than 140 countries worldwide, forming the large... Read full biography