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October 20, 2019 - October 24, 2019

About IDA World Congress

The biennial IDA World Congress is a globally recognized event in the field of advanced water treatment specifically related to desalination and water reuse. In 2019, the World Congress is coming to Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) from 20-24 October and is graciously hosted by the Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) at the Dubai World Trade Center.  The flagship event returns to Dubai after its highly successful 2009 World Congress patronized by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

Dubai, amid preparation for the World Expo 2020, is the epitome of a modern city that recognizes the necessity of pioneering water technology.  The leaders of the water industry, both public and private will converge and connect to develop business opportunities, exchange ideas, share knowledge about cutting edge technologies, and their progress towards a sustainable future.  Attended by public and private sector leaders, researchers, and academics in the fields of desalination, water reuse, energy, environment and project finance, the Congress will consist of panel discussions, an exceptional technical program, an industry driven exhibition, training courses, unparalleled networking opportunities, and specialized workshops.

Each Congress brings its own nuance by virtue of its location but the 2019 event is also expanding its programming to include a series of forums dedicated to our IDA Affiliates.  The Majlis forums provide an opportunity for our affiliates to take a look into what is going on in the water sector in their respective region and showcase important game-changing projects or technologies that their members are involved in.  We feel that these forums will create a balanced big-picture view of issues and how they are being tackled at a regional and local level.

Also new to the Congress will be an exceptional two-day event, the IDA Leaders Summit,  held on October 20-21 in parallel with the Technical Program and IDA-Affiliate Majlis Forums. The IDA Leaders Summit will consist of a Leaders with Community session open to all conference delegates on the afternoon of Monday, October 21 and a Leaders with Leaders one-day, invitation only program Tuesday, 22 October. This is an exclusive opportunity to interact with peers from across the sector.


October 20, 2019
October 24, 2019
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IDA World Congress


Sheikh Zayed Rd – Dubai – Emiratos Árabes Unidos
Dubai, United Arab Emirates + Google Map
+971 4 332 1000