Conference in Numbers






The International Water Association (IWA) and its main partner AySA in Buenos Aires, supported by the Argentinian National Government, through the Under Secretary of Water Resources, Ministry of Government, Public Works and Household, 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.

With an expected number of 2000 participants, the IWA Water and Development Congress & Exhibition 2017 brings together a global audience of practitioners, utility managers, government officials, NGO representatives, technology providers, consultants and media.

The global event on water solutions.

Organised by the International Water Association, this is the global event on water solutions that brings together thought leaders, decision makers, leading researchers and business representatives from within and outside the water sector. Focusing on leading practice, innovation and solutions, the event provides new networking and business opportunities, and ensures maximum exposure between participants, exhibitors and sponsors. It connects you with the right people and the right solutions, fosters new collaborations and partnerships, and provides a platform for exhibitors and sponsors to raise their profile amongst leading water professionals and companies.

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. For companies looking to stand out as a leading brand, the Water and Development Congress & Exhibition offers a unique opportunity to profile your company and showcase your technical and service solutions amongst water professionals from over 90 countries.


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  • Political & social engagement in water issues.
  • Capacity building of water operators and professionals in the region.
  • Argentina National Water Plan: benchmark and international discussion & input, Aquarating.
  • Regional preparation and contribution towards 2018 World Water Forum.
  • Raising the issue of climate change adaptation to policy makers in the region.
  • Sustainable development goals (SDGs): how to reflect the commitment and contribution of governments, companies and institutions to the achievement of the SDGs.
  • Integrated management models to respond to all stakeholders related to the organisation (users, employees, suppliers and society as a whole) and ensure the continuity of results in the long term.
  • Inclusion as central factor of development: flexible modalities and innovation to address socio-economic problems and reach the universalisation of services.
  • Environmental management challenges: innovation in the disposal of waste or “by-products” of wastewater treatment.
  • Valorisation programmes and care of resources.
  • Water as a determinant factor in the culture and identity of population.


Bridging the space between industry, business, technology, innovation, practice and science to share knowledge and develop networks that will shape the water agenda for decades to come.


The event is promoted to a worldwide network of more than 50,000 water professionals through multiple digital channels and international, regional and local media partners.


All exhibitors can take advantage of unique, sponsorship and partnership opportunities, tailor-made to meet their needs and enable them to make an impact and play a leading role in an event.


All exhibitors can take advantage of unique networking facilities. These include matchmaking programmes for exhibitors, meet the delegations programmes, Business Forums and more.

Excellent Reputation

The International Water Association is a trusted professional association with an excellent reputation and track record for delivering high-profile international events around the world.

Lunch and Coffe

All Exhibitors will be located in the main Exhibition hall where all lunch and coffee breaks will be served. The hall will also host other social functions and receptions, enabling full integration between Exhibition and Conference.

Reserve a time slot to host a business forum

The Business Forums are a component of the Congress Programme and provide a series of sessions where delegates can interact with national delegations, commercial and non-commercial organizations to discuss and learn about the innovations and new developments (projects, services, research, challenges, and strategic direction) of single companies and countries. Sponsors and exhibitors of the Water and Development Congress & Exhibition can send an email to apply for session timeslots in the Business Forum programme.


In addition to stands the Exhibition features dedicated booths that conglomerate companies and organisations with a specific focus. The confirmed Pavilions at the IWA Water and Development Exhibition are: Netherlands Pavilion, Israel Pavilion, Africa Pavilion, China Pavilion, Argentina Pavilion and the IDA/ Aladyr Pavilion with a focus on desalination.