Call for papers: IWA Water and Development Congress & Exhibition

Sustainable solutions for emerging economies


The International Water Association (IWA) and its main partner in Buenos Aires, Argentina´s Ministry of Internal Affairs, Public Works and Housing - Secretary of Water Resources, through AySA 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.

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. The conference brings together a global audience of practitioners, utility managers, government officials, NGO representatives, technology providers, consultants and media, to showcase new science, technology and practical solutions that work in low- and middle-income countries at scale across the entire water cycle. With an over-arching theme of Sustainable Solutions for Emerging Economies, the 2017 Water and Development Congress & Exhibition will have a strong focus on Water and Wastewater Treatment Operations, Efficient Utilities and Water Wise Cities.

The IWA WDCE2017 will focus on:

  • 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: how to reflect the commitment and contribution of governments, companies and institutions to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Integrated management models to respond to all stakeholders related to the organization (users, employees, suppliers and society as a whole) and ensure the continuity of results in the long term.
  • Inclusion as a central factor of development: flexible modalities and innovation to address socio-economic problems and reach the universalization of services.
  • Environmental management challenges: innovation in the disposal of waste or “by-products” of wastewater treatment.
  • Valorization programs and care of the resources
  • Water as a determinant factor in the culture and identity of the population


For more information, download the "Call for Submissions"