About IWA

The International Water Association is an open, yet ordered platform in which both innovators and adopters of new technologies and approaches can generate creative friction. It is a place for diffusion, benchmarking and evidence.

Innovative, solutions- and service-oriented, IWA works across a range of areas that contribute to the progression of water management worldwide. Transformation cannot take place on its own in a vacuum. Rather the ideas for solutions to these challenges will be fomented and rigorously debated among the IWA’s institutions and membership.

IWA Programmes establish change agendas on key themes for a water-wise world that contribute to sustainable development; these programmes are: Basins of the Future, Cities of the Future and Water and Sanitation Services. In shaping and furthering these agendas, IWA engages with a variety of individuals and organisations through initiatives, events and publications.

IWA programmes develop research and projects focused on solutions for water and wastewater management; organize world-class events that bring the latest science, technology and best practice to the water sector at large; place water on the global political agenda and to influence best practice in regulation and policy making; and achieve this via the IWA’s global membership. IWA members are situated in 140 countries worldwide, forming the largest international network of water professionals working towards a water wise world.