XV World Aqua Congress
ABOUT XV WORLD AQUA CONGRESS 2021
Valuing Water (Beyond Pricing...Environmental, Social, and Cultural Value)
Aqua Foundation’s World Aqua Congress (Conference & Exhibition) brings together water, environment and related professionals from around the world and offers new insights into how cutting edge research, technological innovation and leading practices shape the major transformation in water management. The conference provides a unique opportunity to learn about the latest trends in best practices, innovative technologies and cutting edge research. Connecting experts from across water and environment sectors, it deliberates on challenges of delivering clean water to growing populations, keeping rivers and water bodies clean & healthy, best practices for ground water exploration and management, industrial water management, enhancing water use efficiency, impact of climate change, policies and regulations, and acknowledging champions of water & environment. Experts, practitioners, decision-makers, business innovators and young professionals from a range of sectors and countries network, exchange ideas, foster new thinking and develop solutions to the most pressing water-related challenges of today. We believe water is key to our future prosperity, and that together, we can achieve a water wise world. The Congress presents the collective knowledge and know-how through leading keynote speakers, tech-talks by industry leaders, research paper presentations, poster sessions, showcasing latest technologies in display areas, and open discussions.
The 2021 edition of World Aqua Congress aligns itself with theme of UN World Water Day. This year's theme is 'Valuing Water'. This focus will extend beyond issues of pricing to include the environmental, social, and cultural value people place on water. Water means different things to different people. In households, schools and workplaces, water can mean health, hygiene, dignity and productivity. In cultural, religious and spiritual places, water can mean a connection with creation, community and oneself. In natural spaces, water can mean peace, harmony and preservation. Today, water is under extreme threat from a growing population, increasing demands of agriculture and industry, and the worsening impacts of climate change. By recording - and celebrating - all the different ways water benefits our lives, we can value water properly and safeguard it effectively for everyone.
The conference is being organized along with exhibition on water technology. Various new technologies have emerged for efficient use of water, water management, waste water treatment, distribution, desalination, recycling, re-use etc., and exhibition provides a platform for display of these technologies.