International Water Association (IWA)

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1990-09-07 Buenos Aires Argentina


Founded by merger of H-XC1379 - International Association on Water Quality (IAWQ) and H-XB2807 - International Water Services Association (IWSA).


Bring together people from across the water profession to deliver equitable and sustainable water solutions for our world.


2030 | Sao Paulo, Brazil – World Water Congress & Exhibition
2028 | Kuching, Malaysia – World Water Congress & Exhibition
2026 | Glasgow, UK – World Water Congress & Exhibition
2025-10-21 | Kyoto, Japan – International Conference on Sludge Management
2025-03-16 | Cape Town, South Africa – International Conference on Water Reclamation and Reuse
2024-08-11 | Toronto, ON Canada – World Water Congress & Exhibition

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Governing Assembly; Board of Directors; Executive Management; Strategic Council. Young Water Professionals (IWA YWPs); Clusters; Task Groups. Regional groups (6): E-XE0467 - American Water Works Association (AWWA); Danube and the Black Sea Region; D-XE3669 - European Federation of National Associations of Water and Waste Water Services (EurEau); D-XD1049 - Inter-American Association of Sanitary and Environmental Engineering; E-XE0468 - IWA Asia Pacific Region Grouping (IWA-ASPIRE).


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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 6: Clean Water and SanitationGOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure



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