XVI World Water Congress in Cancun

The XVI World Water Congress was held in Cancun, Mexico from 29 May to 3 June 2017 and co-hosted by IWRA, the National Water Commission of Mexico (CONAGUA) and the National Association of Water and Sanitation Utilities (ANEAS). More info here.

Access the XVI World Water Congress Final Report by clicking here – Final Report (PDF version)

IWRA’s Cancun DeclarationA Call for Action to Bridge Science and Water Policy-Making for Sustainable Development, is also available here: IWRA_CANCUN DECLARATION_Final

Past congress – 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”. Click here for more details.

XIV World Water Congress in Porto-De-Galinhas, Brazil

Dates: 25-29 September, 2011
Theme: “Adaptive Water Management: Looking to the Future”
XIV World Water Congress website

XIII World Water Congress in Montpellier, France

Dates: 1-4 September, 2008
Theme: “Global Changes and Water Resources”
XIII World Water Congress website

XII World Water Congress in New Delhi, India

Dates: 22-25 November, 2005
Theme: “Water for Sustainable Development, Towards Innovative Solutions“

XI World Water Congress in Madrid, Spain

Dates: 5-9 October, 2003
Theme: “Water Resources Management in the 21st Century”

X World Water Congress in Melbourne, Australia

Dates: 12-16 Mars, 2000
Theme: “Sharing and Caring for Water”

IX World Water Congress in Montreal, Canada

Dates: 1-6 September, 1997
Theme: “Water Resources Outlook for the 21 st Century: Conflicts and Opportunities”

VIII World Water Congress in El Cairo, Egypt

Dates: 13-18 May, 1994
Theme: “Satisfying Future National and Global Water Demands”

VII World Water Congress in Rabat, Morocco

Dates: 13-18 May, 1991
Theme: “Water for Sustainable Development in the 21st Century”

VI World Water Congress in Ottawa, Canada

Dates: 29 May-3 June, 1988
Theme: “Water for World Development”

V World Water Congress in Brussels, Belgium

Dates: 9-15 June, 1985
Theme: “Water Resources for Rural Areas and their Communities”

IV World Water Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Dates: 5-9 September, 1982
Theme: “Water for Human Consumption: Man and his Environment”

III World Water Congress in Mexico City, Mexico

Date: 23 April, 1979
Theme: “Water for Human Survival”

II World Water Congress in New Delhi, India

Dates: 12-16 December, 1975
Theme: “Water for Human Needs”

I World Water Congress in Chicago, U.S.A.

Dates: 24-28 September, 1973
Theme: “Importance and Problems of Water in the Human Environment in Modern Times”