Rapid population growth, increasing urbanisation and the escalation of climate change impacts are among the factors meaning greater attention and action are needed on urban water management. Against this backdrop, the 2022 IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition was held from 11 to 15 September 2022 under the theme ‘water for smart liveable cities’.
The event, the most successful ever IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition, gathered 8,900 water professionals from utilities, academia, private companies, governments, and global organisations in Copenhagen, Denmark. There, water leaders discussed and presented innovative solutions to rethink urban water management to transform the cities of the future. The ‘Copenhagen Report’ captures the key activities and themes from the event.
The next edition of the IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition will be held in Toronto, Canada, 11-15 August 2024.
2023 will see the next edition of the IWA Water and Development Congress & Exhibition, to be held in Kigali, Rwanda, 10-14 December 2023. Learn more: waterdevelopmentcongress.org