IWRA is an international network of multidisciplinary experts on water resources. We are a non-profit, non-governmental, educational organisation established in 1971. IWRA provides a global, knowledge based forum for bridging disciplines and geographies by connecting professionals, students, individuals, corporations and institutions who are concerned with the sustainable use of the world’s water resources.
Consult the abstracts, full papers, posters and presentations of past IWRA congresses online
Global Water, a resource for development: Opportunities, challenges and constraints. In an increasingly complex world, water management is at a critical juncture at present. Even when it has to fulfil essential roles in promoting development, reducing poverty and conserving environment at the national and sub-national levels, water is often scarce, contested, polluted, mismanaged, misgoverned and poorly allocated.
The World Water Congress highlighted emerging drivers of water resources management including climate change; population growth, urban expansion and demographic changes; economic development; water quality degradation, and ecosystem water requirements including to mantain biodiversity.
The objective of the XIIIth World Water Congress was to enhance the world’s knowledge and raise global consciousness of the impact of global changes on water resources.