IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition in Copenhagen
Water for smart liveable cities
Welcome to the global event for water professionals covering the entire water cycle! As the Congress rotates through cities and countries each event has an extra emphasis on issues of specific interest to the region. The upcoming edition taking place in Copenhagen will have as key focus the digital economy, smart and liveable cities, entrepreneurship and diffusion of innovation, climate change adaptation, community and customer engagement, and sustainability.
This edition of the IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition will engage stakeholders and key contacts within the conventional water sector and beyond. It will bring together core water sector groups, such as those focused on urban water and urban water services, as well as participants from industry and agriculture, architects and urban planners, soil and groundwater experts and hydrologists, social scientists, the ICT sector, the financial sector, and others. With a strong representation and contribution from Nordic and Baltic Sea countries, the IWA Congress & Exhibition is a vital opportunity to learn about the Nordic water challenges and solutions, including participation in technical site visits.
The programme includes six thematic tracks:
- WATER UTILITY MANAGEMENT
- WASTEWATER TREATMENT & RESOURCE RECOVERY
- DRINKING WATER & POTABLE REUSE
- CITY-SCALE PLANNING AND OPERATIONS
- COMMUNITIES,COMMUNICATION & PARTNERSHIPS
- WATER RESOURCES & LARGE SCALE WATER MANAGEMENT
UBC SCC co-chairs one of the sessions at the IWA Congress!
13 September 2022 at 13.30–15.00: Coordinated Management From Source To Sea - In The Baltic Sea And Other Basins
The session will explore how the Baltic Sea Region, equipped with strong governance networks and frameworks, facilitates cooperation towards reaching the SDGs 6 (on water) and 14 (on oceans). Find more information and agenda of the session.
The Workshop will share lessons from cooperation frameworks, multi-stakeholder partnerships and cross-sectoral approaches in the Baltic and other regions and discuss their relevance for global transboundary basins and seas. A brief summing-up with Workshop conclusions and recommendations will include a key message on source-to sea from Copenhagen to the UN 2023 Water Conference.