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2017 #DevelopmentCongress – Connect the world to Water

Water professionals vision

Themes discussed at the #DevelopmentCongress

Water for People on comprehensive service delivery

Henk Ovink, Special Envoy for International Water Affairs, Kingdom of The Netherlands

Innovative financing mechanisms to meet SDG6 target

IWA Development Award for Water Research 2017 WINNER

Exhibition of sustainable solutions for water and sanitation

The development event for water professionals.

Water is one of the most critical issues facing the world today, with developing and emerging economies facing some of the biggest water challenges and representing some of the biggest opportunities to get our water future right.

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Leading voices and thought-leaders

Emerging Water Leaders

Leadership Forums

Opening Ceremony &
2017 IWA Development Awards

A dynamic and inspiring start to a week that will take participants on a journey through the state of the art in water knowledge and leadership for emerging economies. Inspiring change starts with thought leaders from across the world and the sector.

With the participation of...

Rogelio Frigerio
Minister of Interior Affairs, Public Works and Housing, Argentina

Pablo Bereciartua
Under Secretary of Water Resources, Ministry of Interior, Argentina

Henk Ovink
Special Envoy for International Water Affairs, Kingdom of The Netherlands

Jose Inglese
President, AYSA, Argentina

Agustin Aguerre
Manager of the Infrastructure and Environment Department, IDB

Faris A.R. Hasan Al-Sheikh
Director of Strategic Planning & Economic Services, OFID – OPEC Fund for International Development

Diane D’Arras
President, International Water Association

Kala Vairavamoorthy
Executive Director, International Water Association


Closing Ceremony

María Eugenia Vidal
Governor of Buenos Aires Province

Horacio Rodriguez Larreta
Head of Government (Mayor), Buenos Aires City

Pierre-Henri Guignard
French Ambassador to Argentina

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An Outstanding Water Destination

Showcase your company and solutions in front of over 2000 water professionals.

Inspiring change, together.

We partner with some of the water sector’s leading companies and organizations and work together for a better water future.

Our sponsors and partners benefit from a unique opportunity to connect and network with thought leaders from within and outside the water sector.

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