IWRA Congresses

IWRA organises and supports international water congresses and events related to advancing water resources knowledge, policy and management around the world. Please consult the menu items on top for more information about them.

World Water Congress

XVI World Water Congress in Cancun  

The next XVI World Water Congress will be held in Cancun, Mexico from 29 May to 3 June 2017 and hosted by the National Water Commission of Mexico (CONAGUA) and the National Association of Water and Sanitation Utilities (ANEAS).

XVI World Water Congress - Last Call for Awards Nominations

Crystal Drop Award and Ven Te Chow Memorial Lecture


IWRA is calling for nominations for the following distinguished awards, to be presented at the XVI World Water Congress in Cancun, May 2017. Nominations should be sent by e-mail to awards@iwra.org, before 10th January 2017.


Crystal Drop Award


The Crystal Drop Award is provided to organizations or individuals in recognition of their laudable contributions to the improvement of the world’s water situation. These contributions may be through a) path-breaking research on water issues; b) practice in water management or governance; c) knowledge transfer or dissemination and/or d) outstanding contributions not covered by the above.


A nomination for the Crystal Drop Award must include:


1. name of organization or person nominated


2. basic information on the candidate, including:


i. a short (up to 1,000 words) synopsis (for an organization) or curriculum vitae (for a person)

ii. a description of the most important contributions to be considered for nomination

iii. at least two letters of recommendation from persons other than the nominator

Special Sessions

In addition, if you want to organise a special session during the World Water Congress, please contact us at: office@iwra.org

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XV World Water Congress in Edinburgh  


The XV IWRA World Water Congress was held in Edinburgh, Scotland, from 25 to 29 May 2015, hosted by the Scottish Government. The Congress brought together experts from all over the world to exhange and debate on "Global Water, A Resource For Development: Opportunities, Challenges and Constraints".

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