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World Congress on Water, Climate and Energy, Dublin, Ireland, 13-18 May 2012

The inaugural IWA World Congress on Water, Climate and Energy will explore the topics of resilient and sustainable cities with a focus on climate change adaptation and mitigation.

Theme: Building a Sustainable Global Future

Organised  by: International Water Association (IWA)


  • Utilities Asset Management
  • Environment and Ecology
  • Communications and Information
  • Climate Change
  • Economics, Policy & Sustainable Planning
  • Water, Agriculture and Food

Abstract deadline: 15 September 2011

For more information go to the conference web site:


September 9, 2011 at 1:52 pm 1 comment

IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition, Busan, Korea, 16-22 October 2012

Held every two years and organised by the International Water Association (IWA), the congress & exhibition attracts 5,000 water professionals from companies and institutions around the world.


  • Science and application of water treatment and management
  • Water, climate, food and energy
  • Cities of the future
  • Managing utilities and their assets
  • Securing new and traditional water resources for the future
  • Water, ecosystems and catchments
  • Water and health – microbiological and chemical

In Busan, IWA will organise a ‘Development Corner’, a dedicated space at the Congress to learn about water and sanitation issues and challenges in the developing world and how they are being actively addressed.


  • Proposals for platform and presentations, workshops and discussions: 1 September 2011
  • Submission of full papers: 31 May 2012
  • Presenters registration: 30 June 2012

Web site:

August 29, 2011 at 12:51 pm Leave a comment

Global Water Summit, Berlin, Germany, 18-19 April 2011

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international water meeting for executives from the water industry and water utilities/ministries focusing on opportunities in some 30 mostly emerging countries including India, Brazil, China, Viet Nam, Algeria, Mexico, Namibia, Peru, Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Uganda, Nigeria, Kenya and Angola.

Organised by: Global Water Intelligence and the International Desalination Association (IDA)

Theme: Focusing on performance

Highlights include the Global Water Awards Gala Dinner with speaker Kofi Annan and a concluding debate on the motion: “Is cost recovery pricing the best way to ensure the poor have access to good water services?”

Some keynotes and sessions of special interest are:

  • Michel Camdessus, Former Managing Director, International Monetary Fund – “Water and the public sector finanical crisis.”
  • Sanjay Bhatnagar, CEO of WaterHealth International – “A scalable for-profit approach to serving the poor.”
  • Djeevan Schiferli, Business Development Executive, Climate Change and Water Management, IBM – “The smart network revolution.”
  • Africa’s moment in water (session) – on the “dynamic new market” emerging in sub-Saharan Africa with contributions from Namibia, Uganda, Kenya and Senegal
  • New initiatives in private sector participation (session) with contributions from Nigeria, Oman and Botswana

Full information on the conference  web site:

April 12, 2011 at 10:19 pm Leave a comment

Arab Water Week, Amman, Jordan, 5-9 December 2010

Organised by: Arab Countries Water Utilities Association (ACWUA) and Lawrence & Husseini Consult

ACWUA expect more than 300 participants and delegations to attend the first Arab Water Week in Amman.

Focus: Cost Recovery at water and wastewater utilities: achievements, challenges and solutions

Main events:

  • ACWUA’s 1st International Conference (5-6 Dec)
  • The 1st Arab Water Trade Fair (5-7 Dec 2010)
  • Top Management 2 Days Training (8-9 Dec)

Conference key themes:

  • Cost recovery and utilities strategic planning
  • Best practices in cost recovery at utilities: an option or a must?
  • Cost recovery and tariff restructuring: any water left for the poor?
  • Sustainable utility management: cost recovery implementation and obstacles.

Conference web site:

September 2, 2010 at 2:11 pm Leave a comment

Electricity and Water Regulation: Next Generation Policies and Practices, IP3, USA, 03-14 October 2011 (6 CEUs)

In this training course participants will learn a number of advanced tools, techniques and models to regulate both public and private electric and water utilities that generate/source, transmit and distribute electricity/water services. Participants will acquire skills in increasing the effectiveness of resource acquisition, efficiency gains, environmental mandates, strategies to increase market confidence and implementing consumer protection programs.

Through presentations, case studies, simulated exercises and on-site meetings with leading electricity and water regulatory authorities and utilities, participants will gain new knowledge and skills and bring these to bear in developing their own plan of action for the management for regulatory commissions in their own countries.

Organised by: Institute for Public-Private Partnerships, Inc. (IP3)

Target group:

  • Commissioners, Directors and Key Staff of Regulatory Authorities, Agencies, and Commissions
  • Energy and Electricity and Water Ministry Officials
  • Directors and Key Managers of Public and Private Electric and Water Utilities
  • Staff of Bilateral and Multilateral International Organisations

Course outline:

  • Module I: Best Strategic Practices in Regulating Electric and Water Utilities
  • Module II: Resource Acquisition Issues in Electricity and Water
  • Module III: Water Utilities: Breakout Sessions
  • Module IV: Energy Utilities: Breakout Sessions
  • Module V: Accelerating Stakeholder Communication Strategies
  • Module VI: Site Visits to Electric and Water Regulatory Authorities
  • Module VII: Action Planning

Course fee: US $4,750 [includes laptop]

For more information and application form, go to the IP3 web site

July 22, 2010 at 7:13 am

IWA World Water Congress and Exhibition, Montréal, Canada, 19–24 September 2010

Organised by: International Water Association (IWA), Canadian Water and Wastewater Association (CWWA) and Canadian Association on Water Quality (CAWQ)

Principal sponsors: ITT Corporation, Suez Environnement, Veolia Water

IWA is expecting 3,000 delegates and 1,500 trade visitors to attend their biennial event.

Key topics:

  • Science and application of water management
  • Water, climate and energy
  • Cities of the future
  • Managing utilities and their assets
  • Securing new and traditional water resources for the future
  • Water, ecosystems and catchments
  • Water and health
  • Water and wastewater in developing countries.

For more information go to Congress website

January 20, 2010 at 10:39 am

International African Water and Sanitation Congress and Exhibition, Kampala, Uganda, 15-18 March 2010


Organised by: African Water Association (AfWA) and National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC), Uganda

Theme: Water and sanitation: what perspectives facing energy challenges and climate change

Technical Sessions

  • Partnership and contractualisation for a better water and sanitation service: financing, the WOP Initiative, approaches;
  • Prospects: sustainable service delivery, investment financing for the poor, strengthening capacity building and governance
  • Information and communication technology in water and sanitation management: research, networking and knowledge management for learning organisations; integration of research based, appropriate technologies, and knowledge, networking options/innovations to reduce climate change

Symposium on climate change and energy issues

More information

June 23, 2009 at 2:50 pm

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