WWCE 2022: One year to go

Standing here in Copenhagen today, outside beautiful Tivoli, I am excited that there is just one year to go before we will all meet in this wonderful city.

When looking back at the past year and a half, it is for me and probably for all of us the strangest period we have ever experienced.

It is a time that has shed light on the importance of water and sanitation for all of us. We need water for handwashing, cleaning, and hygiene to stay safe. This demonstrates the importance of implementation of SDG 3: Good Health and Well-being, and SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation for all of us.

During the pandemic, we have taken huge steps towards new methods for monitoring diseases by monitoring wastewater. Research that would normally have taken years to carry out has provided us with important results in a very short time and it has become very clear to us how important the water sector is for public health.

When we meet in Copenhagen on 11-15 September 2022, we will exchange experiences and knowledge on how the water sector can deliver on some of the key agendas of our time, such as: reduction of C02-emissions, adaptation to climate change, building back better, the biodiversity crisis, and implementation of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

Organizing and funding the water sector are relevant topics worldwide, and we will only achieve our goals on water and sanitation for all, as well as the climate goals, if we share knowledge and work together. We will share best practice on technical solutions that enable us to contribute to achieving these goals. All of this is reflected in the Call for Content that is now open. The topics cover the key elements of our activities:

  • Water Utility Management
  • Wastewater and Resource Recovery
  • Drinking Water and Potable Reuse
  • City-scale Planning and Operations
  • Communities, Communication & Partnerships
  • Water Resources & Large-scale Water Management.

The Congress will have 19 parallel tracks with sessions and workshops in the Bella Center. At DANVA and IWA-Denmark (the Danish hosts) we – along with the rest of the Danish water sector – are also looking forward to showing all of you how we are implementing solutions in real life in Copenhagen and across the rest of Denmark. You can experience this if you take part in one of the many inspiring technical tours that we will be organizing for the delegates.

See you in Copenhagen next year!

 Danish Environment Minister Lea Wermelin looks forward to welcoming you in Copenhagen


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Carl-Emil Larsen

Since 2005, Mr. Larsen is in office as CEO of DANVA, the Danish Water and Wastewater Association. Mr. Carl-Emil LARSEN has extensive national and international experience on water issues. He has spent the last 25 years working on water and environmen... Read full biography