IWA WWCE ’18: IWA WWCE ’18 : Keynote line up – visitors registration open

The CEOs and leaders on our speaker lineup represent some of the most inspiring and visionary figures in the water sector and beyond. Among them, firm voices leading Japan’s transition to low carbon, a biotech pioneer who has revolutionised water and wastewater treatment, a visionary driving the digitalisation of the water sector, and practitioners implementing better water futures on the ground.

Meet these speakers as well as hundreds of other speakers, 250+ top leading global water companies and network with thousands of global water professionals.

Check-out the draft programme overview and see the specialists in your field of expertise.


You can also inform for the last available stand spaces in the exhibition (contact us at info@iwa-exhibitions.com) or register as congress delegate

Looking forward to meeting you in Tokyo!

8 Keynote speakers

Yuriko Koike 

Governor of Tokyo, Japan

How is Tokyo dealing with the challenges of urban water scarcity and drinking water quality?






Toshio Koike 

Director, International Centre for Water Hazard and Risk Management (ICHARM), Japan

Which resilient solutions to floods, earthquakes and other water-related disasters induced by climate change? How policy frameworks for disaster risk reduction can be strengthened?





Silver Mugisha 

Chief Executive Officer, National Water and Sewerage Corporation, Kampala, Uganda






Claudia Sadoff 

Director General at International Water Management Institute (IWMI) 






Rebekah Eggers 

Global Water Leader, WW IoT, Energy, Environment & Utilities Business, IBM

The digitalisation of water is no longer optional, what will be the major impacts on water utilities?



Joint keynote address

Sudhir Murthy 

Innovations Chief, District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority, USA






Mark van Loosdrecht

Chair professor in Environmental Biotechnology, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands





The diffusion of innovation in the water sector remains a big challenge. What can we learn from technical innovations successfully adopted and adapted by water and sanitation practitioners?

Lars Therkildsen 

CEO, HOFOR, Copenhagen, Denmark

How do water, sanitation and energy services intertwine to achieve greater climate resilience?







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