Netherlands: International water experts will meet at the IWA Water and Development Congress & Exhibition in Colombo, Sri Lanka, from 1st to 5th December 2019, to progress solutions and the uptake of innovation needed to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with the dedicated water goal SDG6 by 2030.
Developing and emerging economies face the greatest threats to their water security. In these countries, increasing water scarcity and deteriorating water quality are critical issues. Global changes such as rapid urbanization and climate change amplify these concerns. The need for safe treatment of wastewater is fundamental to the well-being of societies, economies, and the environment. In a globalized and connected world, such issues cannot be dealt with separately but must be tackled together.
“With 2.1 billion people globally still lacking access to safely managed water supplies and 4.5 billion without safe sanitation, there is an urgent need to accelerate the diffusion of knowledge, innovation
It is in response to these needs and opportunities that more than 3000 water experts from around the world will meet in Colombo, Sri Lanka in December this year. The IWA Water and Development Congress & Exhibition series focuses on the transition to new ways of managing water resources and delivering water services in emerging economies. This 2019 edition, organized by IWA together with the host country Sri Lanka and the National Water Supply & Drainage Board, deals in particular with drinking water treatment supply, faecal sludge and wastewater treatment for resource recovery, urban and city water services, integrated water management solutions at city and basin scale, and cross-cutting areas that contribute to the achievement of dedicated water goal SDG 6.
“We need to transition to a circular economy approach, where we try to reuse water as many times as possible and where we endeavor to generate value from the waste streams, particularly energy and nutrients,” says Kala Vairavamoorthy, Executive Director of the IWA.
The IWA Water and Development Congress & Exhibition in Asia In the Asia Pacific region, home to
Over the years, the Indonesian government has established several ongoing clean-up efforts as a clean river would bring countless benefits to the ecosystem, economies
In Asian countries, as with emerging economies in general, there is an urgent need to accelerate diffusion of innovation and uptake of sustainable water solutions, products
The 2019 IWA Water and Development Congress & Exhibition in Colombo, Sri Lanka The IWA Water and Development Congress & Exhibition is the international biennial water event with a special focus on developing and emerging economies – countries with some of the most significant water challenges now and in the future. The 2019
The International Water Association will hold the 6th edition of the IWA Water and Development Congress & Exhibition in Colombo, Sri Lanka, from 1-5 December 2019.
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