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

The 2019 IWA Water and Development Congress & Exhibition expects to bring together over 3,500 people, a global audience of practitioners, utility managers, academia, government officials, consultants and media.

Opening dates IWA Water and Development Exhibition 2019

Monday 5 August 2019
Tuesday 6 August 2019
Wednesday 7 August 2019

Focus areas of the IWA WDCE 2019:

Innovations in membrane technologies for desalination and water reuse.

Non-revenue water management with a focus on solutions and technologies for smart metering, pressure management, active leakage control.

Pipe infrastructure with a focus on asset renewal & replacement and application to emerging economies.

Business opportunities and models for the recovery of water, nutrients and energy from wastes.

Systems and technologies that promote effective industrial wastewater reuse in water scarce regions.

Smart utility network infrastructure to support smart cities in emerging economies.

Adaptation approaches to ensure urban resilience and sustainability, in response to global change pressures.


IWA Exhibition management/Match+
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Who will exhibit?

Exhibitors at the Water and Development Congress & Exhibition in Colombo will be:

  • Technology solution providers
  • Product manufacturers
  • Service providers
  • Water & Wastewater utilities
  • Knowledge & research institutes
  • Non-governmental organizations (NGOs)
  • Consultants
  • International organizations
  • International, regional and local trade media.
The exhibition will host several country pavilions and will have various thematic pavilions (e.g. cities, emerging technologies, desalination).

Photo Impression IWA WWCE18

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