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2018 IWS Conference

IWS, the platform for ideas and innovation on the future of water, engages private and public sectors in four days of networking, dialogue and knowledge exchange through a dedicated conference and exhibition. The 2018 edition runs from January 15th to 18th at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.

The IWS conference brings together industry leaders from around the world to share their thinking, and insights in the water industry. This takes place through a combination of in-depth breakfast briefings, panel discussions and expert talks, with senior-level members of governments and key business leaders at the heart of all interaction. 

View 2017 programme speakers videos

2018 Topics

  • The role of smart software and monitoring systems in water provision 
  • The impact of big data on water management
  • Improving the reuse of water in water-scarce countries 
  • Developing more energy efficient desalination
  • GCC water and wastewater projects
There is a growing focus on making water more efficient, from the technologies used in desalination, through the way wastewater is treated and reused to the distribution networks that supply water to consumers. IWS will look at these trends and themes in 2018 and discuss in depth how digital tools enable water use to be better monitored and measured, enabling faster, informed decisions to be taken.





Co-located with

  • wfes
  • solar expo
  • energy efficiency
  • ecowaste