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Major International Water Event

Over 40 years, the World Water Congress has been held 16 times since 1973 in Africa, Asia, Europe, Oceania and the Americas.

First Visit to East Asia

From 29 November to 3 December 2021, IWRA’s XVII World Water Congress will visit Daegu, Korea where this global water event will be held for its first time in East Asia.

Ground-breaking Research & Leading Platform for Discussions

The World Water Congress has gained a reputation for presenting ground-breaking research focused on the delivery of practical solutions, while providing a distinguished forum for international scientific and policy debates about key water issues, globally.

International Water Community Expertise

This major event offers the opportunity to enhance knowledge with numerous, distinguished speakers and invitees as well as representatives of the IWRA, Daegu Metropolitan City, KWRA, K-water and Ministry of Environment and other influential international organisations, institutions, utilities, private businesses, etc.

Showcase opportunity

Seizing opportunities to promote researchers, universities, think tanks, decision-makers, water authorities, private companies and non-government organisations to a relevant and receptive water audience from Korea and all regions of the world.


Relationship building with both the national and international water communities at the forefront of water resource management.

Key milestone to the 9th World Water Forum

The XVII Congress constitutes a key milestone event in the road to the 9th World Water Forum in Dakar, Senegal, in 2021 with many preparatory meetings, invited delegates and synergy activities.