After a break due to the pandemic, the IWA World Water Congress was held in Copenhagen from November 11 to 15 under the motto “Water for smart liveable cities”. Numerous GWP members and partners used the congress with adjoining exhibition as an opportunity for exchange with international operators and experts from all over the world.
“German Dinner” with top-class guests
In addition to the technical presentations focusing on sustainable plant operation and Water Smart Cities, the focus was also on the venue Copenhagen with numerous examples of innovative water management. Hotspots of climate adaptation and sustainable stormwater management could be visited during “Technical Tours”. On Monday evening, BDEW and DVGW invited to the “German Dinner” with high-profile guests such as the German Ambassador Pascal Hector, the acting IWA President Tom Mollenkopf and representatives of the Danish Ministry.
Meeting with Vietnamese Water and Sewerage Association (VWSA)
GWP members and Executive Director Julia Braune met for an exchange with representatives of the Vietnamese Water and Sewerage Association (VWSA), which had traveled to the country especially for this purpose. Together with the VWSA chairman Dr. Nguyen Ngoc Diep, a renewed intensification of the cooperation based on the six-year chamber and association partnership project with GWP was agreed upon.
Gala Dinner offers a worthy conclusion
The IWA Gala Dinner was a worthy conclusion to a week of intensive professional exchange. In an exuberant atmosphere and with many new contacts, it was once again evident that the water industry can look to the future with optimism thanks to global networking. The next chance for international networking via the IWA World Water Congress awaits in 2024 in Toronto/Canada – Save the date: August 11 to 15, 2024.