October 19, 2018 Membership

Strategic Plan 2019-2024

The IWA Strategic Plan is available for download in the following languages:

A New Strategic Direction

Transformation cannot take place on its own in a vacuum. Rather the ideas for solutions to these challenges will be fomented and rigorously debated among the IWA’s institutions and membership. IWA will provide an open, yet ordered platform in which both innovators and adopters of new technologies and approaches can generate creative friction. It will be a place for diffusion, benchmarking and evidence. As more and more people see an increasingly daunting dry future of scarcity and stress, the IWA will grow ever more relevant as an exemplary oasis providing innovative solutions. We will continue to link the most promising developments and optimal solutions, sharing the best evidence and outcomes from around the world, seeking a broad community of engaged members while promoting and encouraging language, age and gender diversity.


This strategy learns from and builds upon the previous IWA Strategic Plan 2014-18. It has synthesised multiple consultations with IWA members, the Board of Directors, Strategic Council, Specialist Groups, Young Water Professionals and Governing Members, to whom it is presented for endorsement, and will be supported by the development of a full operational plan. All these processes have clarified and underlined how to stronger focus on IWA membership – the source of inspiration, knowledge and action throughout the association.


We will achieve for our members a stronger culture of service, and a unique value proposition through:

  • Professional Development programs;
  • Leadership Development, inside and outside the association;
  • Agenda setting programmatic work to generate pride in our membership;
  • Global networking opportunities for members to connect with people and ideas.


Please, check the print file document: IWA Strategic Plan 2019-2024