The latest IWA videos

Reduce, reuse and replenish are the cornerstones of IWA’s water-wise world. By taking the right steps, we will move from a linear inefficient practice towards a cyclical and restorative process. IWA members and partners worldwide are the actors of this process. Watch and listen to them and their stories. View the entire IWA video collection.

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Digitalisation
May 29, 2020
The digital transformation presents new business opportunities for the water sector. Listen as Rik Thijssen, Manager of Business Development at Vitens, gives hi...
DigitalisationTechnology
May 26, 2020
One of the biggest concerns about the digital water transformation is privacy. How can utilities ensure that the customers data remains confidential? Who protec...
DigitalisationTechnology
May 22, 2020
The Marselisborg Wastewater Treatment Plant is not the typical WWTP you expect. It’s an old facility that cleans the wastewater generated by about 200, 00...
Digitalisation
May 14, 2020
The digitalisation of the water sector allows for improved management of water utilities as well as prompt communication with consumers. In her interview, Cecil...
Digitalisation
April 23, 2020
Ingmar Nopens has been a member of the IWA for the past 16 years, taking part in the activities of IWA Specialist Groups Benchmarking and Performance Assessment...
Digitalisation
April 3, 2020
Biju George is the Executive Vice President of Operations and Engineering at DC Water in the United States of America. Digital infrastructure is an essential pa...
Climate changeDevelopmentEnvironmentSDGs
March 21, 2020
Climate Change: A Threat To Attaining Sustainable Development from IWA on Vimeo. Urgent actions need to be taken in order to counter the effects of climate chan...
AfricaClimate change
March 20, 2020
Water industry transitions are at the core of Future Water Leaders insights. Jacob Amengor gives reflects about the needs of the water industry sustainable deve...

Cities of the Future

Water sensitive cities are great places to live, where innovation, social cohesion, creativity and culture flourish. To create sustainable water in cities, all stakeholders need to act to avoid the looming water crisis. The Cities of the Future agenda harnesses the power of the IWA network to co-create solutions and join efforts to manage a city’s many waters in a sustainable and resilient manner, an approach endorsed by the IWA Principles for Water Wise Cities.

Africa
February 28, 2020
Africa is going through a major transformation spacially in the water sector. Rapid urbanisation requires access to the latest technology and know-how of the wa...
June 11, 2019
IWA President, Diane d’Arras, jury of the FAMAE PRECIOUS WATER competition, unboxes the winner Hydrao shower head. The FAMAE Foundation launched the PRECI...
June 26, 2018
 You can join Abby Crisostomo at the Emerging Water Leaders Forum to discuss solutions to some of the big questions posed by the Keynotes of this Congress fo...
June 12, 2018
IWA member Prof. Satoshi Takizawa from Tokyo University talks about key points of the water sector in Japan. Join him at the #WorldWaterCongress in Tokyo, 16-21...
May 31, 2018
The Forum focuses on the resilience of water supply, drainage and wastewater systems in cities. It is a unique opportunity to learn about the Japanese experienc...
April 26, 2018
Jurg Keller, head of the Programme Committee team for the IWA #WorldWaterCongress, highlights the main themes that will be the focus of the sessions and discuss...
April 24, 2018
The digital economy, megacities, diffusion of innovation, disaster resilience and sustainability are the key focus of this years’ IWA World Water Congress...
March 9, 2018
The world is going through major transitions affecting the way in which we manage water, particularly in cities. IWA has a global outreach and in the IWA Congre...

Thought-Leadership

Agenda setting thought leadership from the most prominent figures within the water sector and beyond. Keynote speakers are the top specialists in their field and will provide the overarching narrative for the congress. Keynotes and supporting panels will frame the key discussions and topics that will be addressed during the week of the congress.

DevelopmentKeynotes
December 3, 2019
Utility management in emerging economies from IWA on Vimeo. Dr Silver Mugisha details the mixture of problems that utilities in emerging economies are facing. B...
DevelopmentGovernanceKeynotes
December 2, 2019
#DevelopmentCongress – How do we ensure the Human rights to water and Sanitation? from IWA on Vimeo. The opening of #DevelopmentCongress in Colombo, Sri L...
KeynotesMembership
September 22, 2018
Integrating nature processes into urban structures is essential for our future. The start of the #WorldWaterCongress in Tokyo Japan honoured IWA congress delega...
DevelopmentKeynotesSociety
December 14, 2017
President Kennedy set a bold goal: for men to walk in the moon by the end of the decade, in 1969 Neil Armstrong did. The #SDGs are bold goals we should also be ...
DevelopmentKeynotes
December 13, 2017
Prof. Benedito Braga, President of the World Water Council, was a keynote at the 2017 #DevelopmentCongress, where he stresses the need to increase our resilienc...
Climate changeKeynotesSociety
November 27, 2017
The renowned economist Jeffrey Sachs introduced 3Ts: Trade Resources; Transform Water for Safe Use; and Traits of crops resistant to drought; and 3Fs Finance, F...
DevelopmentKeynotes
November 27, 2017
Innovative financing mechanisms to meet SDG6 target from IWA on Vimeo. How can financial institutions help contribute to achieving the SDGs? Keynote address by ...
HealthKeynotes
November 27, 2017
Barbara Evans’ research has played a key role in developing effective strategies for securing safe access to water and sanitation, with a sustained attention ...
Asia-PacificKeynotesSociety
December 5, 2016
Honorable Prime Minister of Bhutan, Lyonchoen Tshering Tobgay from IWA on Vimeo. A water story in the first person by a surprise keynote at the IWA World Water ...
HealthKeynotes
December 5, 2016
The water microbiome and the biohealth of the planet by Joan Rose from IWA on Vimeo. “Water is Life, But Water Quality is Health” – The microbiome...
KeynotesUrbanisation
December 5, 2016
James Lynch is Deputy Director General, Pacific Department at Asian Development Bank (ADB), with more than twenty years of international experience in infrastru...
KeynotesSociety
December 5, 2016
John Thwaites elaborates on “How can water contribute to achieving the global Sustainable Development Goals?” Learn more: www.worldwatercongress.org...