Current information on Covid-19/Corona-Virus

As an industry association with an international focus and with numerous contacts and activities abroad, we take the developments around the new coronavirus (Covid-19) very seriously. Many of our members’ employees regularly travel abroad for business in China and East and Southeast Asia as well as in other regions where cases of infection have now occurred – including Central Europe. We wish you all the very best of health in your business, with as few restrictions as possible.

If you are staying in a “risk area” declared by the WHO or in a country for which the Federal Foreign Office has issued travel and partial travel warnings due to the corona virus, we recommend that, also out of consideration for other members, you refrain from participating in our events in person during the following two weeks and instead make use of the possibility of online participation.

We are currently investigating how we can offer digital participation to all GWP members who are unable to attend GWP events due to these precautions or their organisations’ travel policies. Our staff members will be happy to inform you about the possibilities. The same applies if you have been exposed to an increased risk of infection in any other way.

As of 16 March 2020 GWP will switch most of its operations to home office. In doing so, we also hope to contribute to the containment of the virus.

This will not affect our daily business. You can reach all GWP staff via their official email-address. In urgent cases you can reach the secretariat via  +49 30 300199-1220.

You can find all email-contact info here.


IFAT 2020 postponed to September

As it was announced on 12 March, Messe München has postponed IFAT 2020 due to the effects of the corona virus. It will now take place in the week from 7 to 11 September 2020.

German Water Partnership will maintain its joint booth at the trade fair as planned and will continue to offer the full range of co-exhibitors, presentations and delegation visits at the fair and at other events as  part of the IFAT supporting programme in September. The GWP Networking Event at our joint booth will take place on 10 September. In order to bridge the time until the fair, we are also planning a digital exhibition on our website from the end of April.

We are in constant contact with the organisers of IFAT and will keep you informed about further news via our website and social media. In the meantime, our project manager Hanna Sand will be available to answer all your questions about the GWP exhibition at IFAT 2020.

Hanna Sand | Phone: +49 30 300199-1229 | Mail:

The postponement of the fair poses great challenges for all participants. Thanks to our many years of experience in foreign trade and trade fair business abroad, with often difficult general conditions, we are well prepared for such a case. The entire German Water Partnership team is working intensely to make German Water Partnership at IFAT a complete success in September. Despite the postponement, we are looking forward to an exciting trade fair.


We will keep you informed about all news concerning our activities in connection with the coronavirus via our website and by e-mail.