IWA Global

Mission IWA

To inspire change and service IWA members, the community of professionals concerned with water, external organisation and opinion leaders in being the international reference and global source of knowledge, experience and leadership for sustainable urban and basin-related water solutions.

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 The International Water Association

Water underpins every aspect of human and environmental existence. The severe water challenges facing the world today require an unprecedented global response. IWA members and staff are situated in 130 countries worldwide, forming the largest international network of water professionals working towards a water wise world.

Innovative, solutions- and service- oriented, we work across a range of areas that contribute to the progression of water management worldwide. Our programmes develop research and projects focused on solutions for water and wastewater management; we organise world-class events that bring the latest science, technology and best practice to the water sector at large; we work to place water on the global political agenda and to influence best practice in regulation and policy making; and we provide services to IWA’s global membership.

Our Vision

Towards a world in which water is wisely managed to satisfy the needs of human activities and ecosystems in an equitable and sustainable way.

Our Strategy
Connecting People: We bring people of the highest caliber together to share knowledge, experience and know- how about the most pressing water challenges and innovative solutions.
Pioneering Science: We contribute to water science and technology by stimulating leading edge science and inventions, and helping scientists connect to their peers, publish their latest findings and help others learn with them.
Innovating Technology: We offer support and recognition to innovators in the world of water as technological innovations are key to changing the future of water.
Leading Practice: We develop and promote best practices and international frameworks and standards, supporting transitions to sustainable practices.

Our Values
Inclusive: we are inclusive and embrace the diversity of our membership and participants, bringing together people from around the world and from a wide range of professions who are concerned with the future of water.
Science & Practice-Based: we are scienceand practice-based, exploring the frontiers of science, technology and practice and bringing to life leadingedge, pragmatic and innovative solutions for urban and basin-wide water and sanitation challenges.
Service Oriented: we provide outstanding services that support and inspire our members, participants, partners and others and help them to be successful in realizing our common goals.
Excellence: we look for and promote excellence and leadership in all aspects of water management, in conducting our activities and delivering results.

The IWA has a team of around 60 people working

in a diverse and respectful multicultural environment. Our offices are situated in London, The Hague, Nairobi, Dakar, Bangkok, Beijing, Milwaukee and Singapore. Innovative, solutions and service oriented we work across a range of areas that contribute to achieving a water wise world.

Internships at the IWA

The IWA’s internship programme provides young water professionals with a unique opportunity to gain international experience in the water sector. The IWA places a lot of emphasis on ensuring that internships deliver personal and professional development for individual interns. We hope that this better prepares people for future roles within the water sector, while at the same time provides interns with opportunities to network and build up relationships with potential employers.


Regions and Contact Details

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Alliance House
12 Caxton Street
London SW1H 0QS
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 207 654 5500
Fax: +44 207 654 5555

Email: water@iwahq.org


Anna van Buerenplein 48, 11th floor
2595 DA Den Haag
The Netherlands
Telephone: +31 703 150 792
Fax: +31 703 477 005

Email: water@iwahq.org


IWA – Asia
758/293, 28th Floor
Water Ford Diamond Building
Soi Sukhumvit 30/1,
Sukhumvit Road,
Bangkok 10110
Email: ganesh.pangare@iwahq.org

China Regional Office
Room 421
18 Shuangqing Road
Haidian District
Beijing, 100085
Telephone: +86 10 62849589

Email: tao.li@iwahq.org

IWA – Africa
Mukoma Road
P.O. Box 68200-00200
Nairobi, Kenya
Tel: +254 20 2493561/65/70
Direct Line: +254 775 825 967
Cellphone: +254 719504022

Email: sarah.tibatemwa@iwahq.org

International Water Association
80 Toh Guan Road East
T3-03 The WaterHub
Singapore 608575

Email: ganesh.pangare@iwahq.org

IWA Sub-Regional Office West & Central Africa
Centre des Métiers de l’Eau de la Sénégalaise
Des Eaux à côté de l’échangeur de Hann-Route
du Front de Terre
Dakar, Sénégal

Email: CheikhTidiane.Fall@iwahq.org

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