Water Security for Sustainable Growth

IWA Water and Development Congress & Exhibition

Middle East and North Africa
Amman, Jordan

The Water and Development Congress & Exhibition brings together thought leaders and decision makers from within and outside the water sector to address the key issue of ‘Water Security for Sustainable Growth’. Organised by the International Water Association (IWA) in Jordan from 18 – 22 October, the Congress features a range of topics and a diverse set of viewpoints from global water leaders. Agenda setting Keynote Speakers will daily set the tone and address the key opportunities to finding solutions for global water challenges.

Today many developing nations are rapidly transforming into emerging economies. For many, the water, sanitation and wastewater services sector provides an opportunity to progress, invest and develop in areas beyond the water sector. To grasp this opportunity much work needs to be realised on a variety of fronts, including technology, regulation, science, education, and finance. The Congress aims to deliver greater synergies between academia, research and practice; by connecting diverse actors from across academia, industry, technology and policy, it aims to move from theory to implementation at scale.

The Water and Development Congress & Exhibition is the biennial global event on water solutions for developing and emerging countries. The Congress focus will be on key topics that catalyse transformational change and support transition to new ways of managing water resources and delivering water services.

UNESCO-IHE at the congress

UNESCO-IHE is actively involved in sessions and workshops. Download the overview of our activities here. Visiting staffmembers include Maria Kennedy, Maria Pascual, Selvi Pransiska, Klaas Schwartz, Peter van der Steen, Mireia Tutusaus Luque and Uta Wehn. 

UNESCO-IHE will be present with a booth in the exhibition space.