Conference in Numbers






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.

Leading voices and thought-leaders

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Benedito Braga
President of the World Water Council


Dhesigen Naidoo
CEO, Water Research Commission, South Africa


Guangzhe Chen
Senior Director, Water Global Practice, World Bank Group

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Léo Heller
UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation

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Pablo Bereciartua
Argentina’s Under Secretary for Water Resources


Eleanor Allen
CEO, Water for People


Henk Ovink
Special Envoy on Water, Netherlands

Opening Ceremony

Buenos Aires, Gral. San Martin water treatment plant, Palermo

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 sector and the world.

Can Argentina’s water plan be a model to other emerging economies? What are the key developments needed to deliver water and sanitation to the planet’s populations? How do we implement it?

Join us Monday, 13 November 2017

Leaderships Forums

An Outstanding Water Destination

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

The International Water Association (IWA) and its main partner in Buenos Aires, Argentina´s Ministry of Internal Affairs, Public Works and Housing – Secretary of Water Resources, through AySA and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), are proud to announce that the next edition of the IWA Water and Development Congress & Exhibition (IWA WDCE2017) will take place from 13 to 16 November 2017 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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.

The venue

The IWA Water and Development Congress & Exhibition 2017 will be held in the General San Martin Plant in Buenos Aires, Argentina

The 2015 edition

The Water and Development Congress & Exhibition 2017 is possible with the support of…


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