Postponement of IWRA’s XVII World Water Congress (21-25 September 2020)!

New dates announced: 21st – 25th September 2020​

During the past few weeks, the organisers of the XVII World Water Congress (WWC) have been closely monitoring the development and implications of the COVID-19 outbreak.  Due to serious health concerns and newly imposed regional and international travel restrictions, IWRA and the Korean co-hosts have decided to postpone the XVII World Water Congress, previously scheduled for May 11-15 at EXCO in Daegu, South Korea, to the new dates of 21 – 25 September 2020, at the same venue.

Over the past 50 years, IWRA’s World Water Congresses have been held 16 times in locations around the world.  These congresses represent the world’s largest event linking water researchers and policy practitioners.  They provide a unique meeting place to address key water challenges and priorities, identify major global themes concerning the water agenda, and bridge the science and policy arenas for the development and implementation of well-informed decisions in the field of water.  For its 17th edition, the organisers are pleased to announce that this major international water event will now be held jointly with the Korea International Water Week (KIWW).

While we deeply regret any inconvenience this necessary change in dates may cause, the organisers strongly believe that postponing the joint events until September will ensure the best World Water Congress and KIWW programmes to date, while continuing to allow attendance by major water organisations, distinguished participants and delegates from around the world.

If you have already registered for WWC, your registration will be automatically transferred to the new dates.  If you are unable to attend the revised event in Korea in September, your registration fee will be fully refunded by contacting

Should you require any further information regarding these new dates, prior registrations to these events, or any other related matters, please do not hesitate to email us at

We look forward to welcoming you in Korea in September!

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