The International Water Resources Association (IWRA) is actively seeking proposals from potential hosts for its next World Water Congress either in 2025, 2026, or 2027. The Congress is more than just an event – it is a renowned platform for worldwide dialogue and partnerships on water resources. Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to engage with renowned researchers, policy practitioners, governmental officials, industry leaders and influence water resource discourse on a global scale.

Step forward and become a leader in the global water resources international community by hosting our congress!

Benefits of Hosting the World Water Congress?

The IWRA World Water Congress is a reputable global event that gathers researchers, decision-makers, water authorities, industry leaders, government officials, think-tanks, and other organisations to address critical water resource issues. By hosting this congress, your city and country can benefit in numerous ways:

1. Grow your reputation with global exposure:  
Gain unparalleled visibility within the water resources sector on a global scale, enhance your profile as a thought-leader in a key SDG field.

3. Strategic Collaboration:      
Facilitate collaborations within local and national water communities, fostering partnerships and innovation.

4. Economic Rewards: Stimulate economic growth and tourism through the presence of a diverse international delegation.

5. Global Leadership Showcase: Position your city and country as a global leader in water resources, emphasising capacities, research excellence, and policy relevance.

6. Worldwide Media Coverage: Leverage IWRA’s commitment to assisting hosts in mobilising media and press coverage.

7.  High-Level Engagement:  
Attract  distinguished speakers, award recipients, and high-level representatives, including global policy leaders.

8. Networking Opportunities: Provide a dynamic platform for face-to-face networking with the international water community.


STEP 1: Read the Terms of Reference Brochure

STEP 2: Submit an Expression of Interest (EoI)
Reviewed by IWRA’s Events Committee, with approved candidates requested to submit the full bid application

STEP 3: Submit full Application
Full bid should be submitted before the end of 2024

STEP 4: Review and Selection by IWRA Board

STEP 5: MOA Signing

STEP 6: Announcement of Winner


Expressions of Interest should be a maximum of 2 pages, stating:

  • The lead bidding organisation
  • Any additional partner hosts of the World Water Congress
  • Where the World Water Congress would be held
  • Preferred dates for hosting the World Water Congress
  • The motivation for hosting the Congress
  • The preferred main theme of the Congress
  • Who commits to pay the hosting fee
  • The institutional resources available to support the hosting of the Congress
  • Agreement with the basic terms of reference

Send the completed document to IWRA’s Executive Office via email, as soon as possible to:

Deadline for Full Bid Application: 31 December 2024

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