IWRA has members who span a range of professions and academic disciplines, either as companies, institutions or individuals. Members are committed to professional development and networking to sustain our water resources.​

As a member you are entitled to our:​


  • Water International (WI), the IWRA official peer-reviewed journal, releasing 8 issues per year online, on the topics of water management, governance and policy of all previous issues
  • IWRA Update quarterly newsletter, giving the latest information pertaining to members on member activities, events, publications, calls for papers and global water news
  • World Water Congress material, including articles, posters, presentations, Congress reports, and other material from past congresses
  • Special publications from thematic issues of WI: Routledge Special Issues as Books Series (SPIBS) and Policy Briefs


  • Inclusion in IWRA’s mail list server, IWRA member directory and social networks
  • Posting your member news on the IWRA website and newsletter, to inform the community on your activities. If interested, contact the Executive Office:


  • Special rates for all IWRA events, including World Water Congresses
  • Staying informed through automatically receiving announcements on upcoming events, such as webinars, seminars, conferences and meetings

IWRA Activities​

National and Regional Chapters

  • Regional chapters currently exist in China, India, Japan and Oceania. To get involved in these chapters, contact the Regional Chair, which can be found at
  • Upcoming chapters will be in South America, Mexico and Korea. More information coming soon.
  • If you are located in a country without a current IWRA regional or national chapter and you are keen to mobilize local water stakeholders, you can start your own chapter through a host organization in the region. 

If interested, contact the Executive Office:

Thematic Working Groups & Task Forces

  • The opportunity to apply to be part of our expert Thematic Working Groups (TWG) and Task Forces, to network within a specific discipline and contribute to international projects through IWRA.  Already IWRA has a Task Force working on Water Quality and another on Smart Water Management.  Upcoming topics for TWGs include:
    • Water Governance
    • Science-Policy Interface
    • Gender & Water


If you are interested to know more on these benefits or add new ones, please do not hesitate to contact IWRA’s Executive Office via email to

Membership categories:​

There are 5 types of individual memberships that are tailored to fit your specific needs.

1. Individual: Fellow

In order to become a Fellow Member you must be elected by the IWRA Executive Board.


2. Individual: Regular

Make a meaningful contribution to the water sector and further your knowledge and career by staying informed with IWRA’s journal Water International and our quarterly Newsletter highlighting recent developments in water research. Make announcements on the IWRA Website and Newsletter to inform other members of your expertise in the global water community. Network with other water professionals, institutions and corporations by utilizing the IWRA Member Directory and share activities and publications. Engage in professional networking by participating in our National and Regional Chapters, mail list servers, social networks and IWRA news updates. Benefit from further opportunities to take part in international programs and processes as representative of IWRA. IWRA regularly participates in international processes such as UN Water initiatives, the World Water Forum, etc., and we are always on the lookout to involve our members in them to contribute to important discussions and decisions.


3. Individual: Retiree

Continue your contribution to the international water community by participating in National and Regional Committees to promote sustainable water practices and implementation of scientific research. Maintain your networks by being included in the IWRA Member Directory and directly contacting other water professionals, institutions and corporations. Keep up to date on the latest water related news and research with our quarterly Newsletter and electronic copies of our journal Water International (printed option available). Follow your passion and represent IWRA by participating in international programs and processes to provide a more sustainable and comprehensive water sector for future generations.


4. Individual: Young

Professional (35 years and younger)
You graduated, now what? IWRA opens you up to a large network of corporations, institutions and individuals that are dedicated to solving the world’s water issues. Benefit from being included in the IWRA Member Directory, which will allow you to contact other members directly to get involved in the latest research and projects in the water sector. Discover the latest water research by receiving an electronic version of our journal Water International (printed option available) in addition to viewing the journal’s archives and previous issues to gain background information on diverse topics related to water. Participate in our National and Regional Chapters to establish leadership and change in your local water climate as well as benefit from social networks. Expand your experience by participating in international programs and processes that hold international recognition in the water sector. IWRA regularly takes part in important international processes such as UN Water initiatives, the World Water Forum, etc.


5. Individual: Full-Time Student

Looking to get your foot in the door in the international water community? Benefit from free IWRA membership in addition to student discounts to IWRA activities and events. Gain experience by attending IWRA events, joining National and Regional Chapters, and participating in international processes (UN Water initiatives, the World Water Forum, etc.). Network with our other members by being included and having access to our IWRA Membership Directory. Learn from our diverse group of water professionals encompassing all topics related to water. From water technology to water governance, water quality to water security, water policy to hydrology and onwards, IWRA publishes articles in our journal Water International as well as all materials related to our international event, the World Water Congress, for you to view and expand your knowledge of global water issues.

NOTE: Student members do not have voting rights. If you would like to influence IWRA’s direction and contribute to its decision making process, we invite you to consider joining as a one of the other above individual categories as a full member.


Stay connected and informed of the best practices in the water sector by receiving our journal Water International for all your institutional employees.

Gain international exposure by designating one delegate to represent your institution at prestigious IWRA events including the World Water Congress.

Network with other institutions, corporations and individuals in order to collaborate on sustainable projects.

You can participate in our National and Regional Chapters to work towards common goals and to form trustworthy partnerships in the global water community.

Promote your institutional development goals by having the opportunity to represent IWRA in international programs and processes.

IWRA takes part in UN Water initiatives, the World Water Forum, etc. and always looks to get members involved.

Highlight your corporation’s contributions to the water family by engaging in professional networking.
Benefit from commercial representation by designating a delegate to promote and represent your corporation at IWRA events.
In addition to making announcements on the IWRA Website and Newsletter, your corporation can stay in the know on the latest water related research in our journal Water International as well as archives from previous volumes and issues.
You can also give up to 5 corporate member employees discounts to IWRA activities and events.
Further promote your interests by seizing the opportunities to participate in international programs and processes as representatives of IWRA.
IWRA takes part in UN Water initiatives, the World Water Forum and many other events that help to shape the world’s water discourse.

Membership structure & fees:​

Membership CategoryDeveloped Country  Developing Country  
Corporation$ 1.500,00$ 4.000,00$ 176,00$ 1.500,00$ 4.000,00$ 176,00
Institution$ 500,00$ 1335,00$ 176,00$ 500,00$ 1335,00$ 176,00
Individual: Fellow$ 100,00$ 265,00$ 77,00$ 60,00$ 150,00$ 55,00
Individual: Regular$ 125,00$ 335,00$ 77,00$ 75,00$ 185,00$ 55,00
Individual: Retiree$ 65,00$ 175,00$ 77,00$ 40,00$ 100,00$ 55,00
Individual: Young Professional$ 65,00$ 175,00$ 77,00$ 40,00$ 100,00$ 55,00
Individual: Full-time Student$ 0,00$ 77,00$ 0,00$ 55,00

All figures are in USD. If you have any related queries please contact the Executive Office at

Important Note:
Individual Fellow membership is a special honorary status which must be approved by the IWRA Board
Individual Young Professional membership is a regular member who is 35 years of age or younger
Individual Full-Time Student has the same benefits as a regular member but has no voting rights.

Unsure if you should register as “developed” or “developing”?

This list is based on the UNDP, Human Development Index (HDI) 2018 classification. HDI high and very high income countries are considered as developed by IWRA and medium and low income countries are considered as developing.

Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Grenada, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Korea (Republic Of), Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Liechtenstein (Principality Of), Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia (The Former Yugoslav Republic Of), Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova (Republic Of), Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman (Sultanate Of), Palau, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russian Federation, Saint Kitts And Nevis, Saint Lucian, Saint Vincent And The Grenadines, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Tonga (Kingdom Of), Trinidad And Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic Of).
Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia (Plurinational State Of), Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cabo Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Congo (Democratic Republic Of The), Djibouti, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Ivory Coast, Iraq, Kenya, Kiribati, Kyrgyzstan, Laos (Lao People’s Democratic Republic), Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Micronesia (Federated States Of), Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Guernesey, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestinian Territory, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Rwanda, Sao Tome And Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Tanzania (United Republic Of), Timor-Leste, Togo, Uganda, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Myanmar, Eswatini (Kingdom Of), South Sudan, West Bank and Gaza.



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