April 4, 2016

IWA Strategic Plan 2014-2018

A key aspect of turning the ‘Water Crisis’ into an opportunity is increasing the robustness, resilience and adaptive capacities of our water systems. This is achieved through investments in man-made and natural infrastructure – building on pioneering science, technological innovation and leading practices.

IWA’s Strategic intent is:

Connecting People: The IWA brings people of the highest caliber together to share knowledge, experience and know-how about the most pressing water challenges and innovative solutions;

Pioneering Science: The IWA contributes to water science and technology by stimulating leading edge science and inventions, and helping scientists connect to their peers, publish their latest findings and help others learn with them;

Innovating Technology: The IWA offers support and recognition to innovators in the world of water as technological innovations are key to changing the future of water;

Leading Practice: The IWA develops and promotes best practices and international frameworks and standards, supporting transitions to sustainable practices.

This is how we inspire change to achieve our common vision.


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