Welcome to the press room

Water security is considered one of the most significant threats to human wellbeing, economic stability and environmental sustainability. The significant water challenges being faced around the world have made sustainable water management a priority for global leaders.

The IWA Water and Development Congress and Exhibition is an agenda-setting meeting of water professionals, both water industry insiders and thought leaders from outside the sector, that addresses global development water challenges. Keynote speakers are the top specialists in their field, they will frame the critical debates facing the water sector; workshops, technical sessions and business forums will showcase the latest science and best practices delivering solutions to the water crisis.

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Media Accreditation: Deadline 10 November 2017

Media accreditation is now open please apply in advance by emailing a scan of your press pass or letter from your editor to marta.jimenez@iwahq.org or paul.bell@iwahq.org. All registered media will receive a confirmation e-mail.

Media passes for the Congress and Exhibition will be available for collection at the venue.

When collecting your media pass for the conference you will be required to present the following supporting documents:

  • The letter of confirmation issued by the conference organisers;
  • An official national press card; OR
  • Photo ID and an official letter signed by their publisher, editor or news director stating your role at the Water and Development Congress & Exhibition;

Unsigned letters will not be accepted. Freelance media are required to provide an indication of the news organisation or publication engaging their services.
Applicants who submitted their applications for media accreditation prior to the deadline will be notified on their application status within ten working days of submission.

On-site registration

On-site registrants should bring both a letter of assignment and a valid press card to the onsite registration desk.

Alternatively, contact:
Paul Bell (English)
Media Manager
International Water Association
Mob. +31 6 4660 7771

Marta Jimenez (Spanish and English)
Communications Officer
International Water Association
Mob. +31 6 3193 4081

Practical Information

Services On Site

A fully staffed press room is available for use by accredited journalists. Here, you can receive assistance with interview requests, work in a quiet environment and obtain information on scheduled press events.

Remote Services

Our on-site communications team is happy to facilitate Skype, TV and Radio interviews with key experts at the World Water Congress. All press releases and news coming out of the week will be published on this page.

Online Campaigns

Check our online campaigns about the congress. Highlighting the different component of the Congress & Exhibition to our network. If you are looking for a specific issue please use the Online Programme to get an overview of the themes that will be discussed during the week. Browse events by theme, topic, type and date.

Social Media

The IWA Water and Development Congress & Exhibition has a number of social media channels through which you can connect to help stay abreast of events, updates and virtual discussions on the topics you cover. Connect now to uncover stories and find potential interviewees.
Follow @iwahq on Twitter to receive updates in advance and during the week.
Or connect with the IWA on Facebook or LinkedIn . Check #waterwise and tweet using #DevelopmentCongress

Media Contacts

Paul Bell
Communications Director
Mob. +31 6 4660 7771

Marta Jimenez
Communications Officer
Mob. +31 6 3193 4081

Rui Veras
Communications Officer
Mob. +31 6 29 05 55 22

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