IWRA actively promotes the exchange of knowledge and experiences across countries and regions. The critical importance of local-base knowledge and experiences is strongly emphasised in our information exchange activities. The belief that sustainability requires interdisciplinary action and international cooperation is a driving force behind the Association.

IWRA has developed national or geographical chapters in China, India, Japan and Oceania to further implement its mission and focus its activities. These chapters allow for extensive regional networking among IWRA members.