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IHE Delft

6th International Symposium on Knowledge and Capacity for the Water Sector

Delft, The Netherlands // 27 May 2020 - 29 May 2020

Conference / Workshop

Despite great progress in extending water and sanitation services globally, our world is currently facing more, and more urgent, challenges around water security than ever before. We are still far from reaching the SDG 6 (and other water-related) goals on water supply and sanitation. The insecurity and risks associated with water scarcity, flooding, storm surges and sea-level rise are increasing. The combined forces of climate change and growing water demand propelled by economic growth could see the world tip from a predominantly water-abundant place, to one that is predominantly water-scarce by 2045. At the same time as the urgency increases, new investments and policies must navigate deeper regulatory, financial and political complexity and provide answers for a future that brings growing uncertainty.

In this 6th International Symposium on Knowledge and Capacity in the Water Sector, IHE Delft, the African Development Bank, the Asian Development Bank, OECD, the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, Cap-Net/UNDP, Deltares, the UNHABITAT/Global Water Operator Partnership Alliance, Rand Water and others will convene leaders in the water profession and beyond to explore what the future is likely to bring and how new developments in implementation science can help us to act by strengthening institutional capacity. By bringing together key stakeholders to consider the most pressing challenges and emerging solutions in the field, the Symposium aims to identify and improve upon the concepts, priorities, strategies and tools to develop institutional capacity and share knowledge at a global scale for addressing these challenges. The Symposium will help outline the core skills, knowledge and attitudes the world’s water professionals and the institutions will need, and to build clear commitment to identify and act on concrete multi-stakeholder actions.

The Symposium aims to build on the concepts of capacity development and move towards an implementation science. Though most countries now dispose of policies, laws and plans, their effective implementation remains the systemic challenge. Implementation science is commonly defined as the study of strategies and methods to promote the embedding into routine practice of interventions that have proven effective, with the aim of enhancing overall water security.

Language: english

Start of registration: 05 September 2019

Deadline for registration: 27 May 2020

Status: open for registration

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Contributed by Danubis on 05 September 2019

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@ Slovenia

Water Agency / Vodna Agencija

WEP EFFECT 2020 – International Festival of Educational Programs on Water Conservation

Rogaška Slatina, Slovenia // 29 May 2020 - 30 May 2020

Exhibition / Fair

Through many years of activities in the project Water Agent, we have developed genuine collaborations with many utility companies. We get to know and supplement their educational programs for raising awareness of children and the local population. In addition to printed documents – brochures, leaflets, games, there is also a lot of animated and video material. Everyone wants to provide the best information and programs to educate and raise awareness of their users. The goal is, as a rule, rational use of drinking water and reasonable sewage treatment.

In order to make these materials accessible and visible beyond the scope of their business, we have decided to organize the WEP EFFECT 2020 –  International Festival of Educational Programs on Water Conservation. The International Festival –  WEP EFFECT 2020 is scheduled as part of our activities at the European Sustainable Development Week  from May 29th  to 30th 2020 at the Rogaška Slatina Cultural center.

Applicants can be utility companies or public water and waste management companies. Contribution to the festival can be printed material (flyer, brochure, workbook) or audio-video material (feature film, animated film, music video), and ppt presentation. In terms of content, they need to be geared towards education and information on the importance of drinking water protection, rational consumption, wastewater treatment, cooking oil collection, etc. We invite you to present programs and materials on activities in 2018 and 2019. New ideas are also welcome.

The authors of the best-presented programs presented will be awarded prizes.

Instructions will be sent to anyone interested in the scope and format of the entries and the festival schedule. You can find more information at

For any additional clarification, we are happy to contact you at

Cost: from 55 Euro to 389 Euro (check the link)

Language: English

Start of registration: 01 February 2020

Deadline for registration: 20 May 2020

Status: closed for registration

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Contributed by Aleksandar Krstic on 09 March 2020

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IAWD and IWA SG on Diffuse Pollution and Eutrophication

4th Regional IWA Conference on Diffuse Pollution and Eutrophication

Vienna, Austria // 14 September 2020 - 17 September 2020

Conference / Workshop

The 4th Regional IWA Conference on Diffuse Pollution and Eutrophication will be held in Vienna, Austria. This conference is designed to be a platform for exchange on new trends an solutions in the context of diffuse pollution and eutrophication. The target audience are all stakeholders involved including researchers, practioners, consultants, policy makers and other interested parties.

The conference program is organized in cooperation with IWA Specialist Group Health Related Water Microbiology (HRWM) and the ICC Water and Health. This 4th edition of the Regional IWA Conference on Diffuse Pollution and Eutrophication is organized by IAWD, the International Association of Water Service Companies in the Danube River Catchment Area, in cooperation with the IWA Specialist Group on Diffuse Pollution and Eutrophication (IWA SG DP&E). The venue of the conference is the Campus of the TU Wien located in the heart of the City.

The Call for Content is now available!

Language: english

Start of registration: 15 April 2020

Deadline for registration: 14 September 2020

Status: open for registration

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Contributed by Danubis on 18 December 2019

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IWA International Strategic Asset Management Forum 2020

Holiday Inn Belgrade // 19 November 2020

Conference / Workshop

Cost: tbc

Language: English

By invitation only

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Contributed by Oliver Nachevski on 04 February 2020

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