Must-Visit Water Environmental Events

Are you in the environmental sustainability industry and looking for a forward-focused, intensive and up to date conference on water? You are in good company. Over the next two years there will be a number of important summits being held all over the world. Each will discuss topics that pertain to the continued search for a solution to the global water crisis.

Here are five such events to keep an eye on.

1. World Water Congress

World Water Congress

This is an event that is more than just a standard conference.. It is a summit that draws people from all over the world to discuss how the world’s water can be better sustained and used responsibly. For their 15th annual event, it will be held by the International Water Resources Association in Edinburgh, Scotland. There is no word yet on the program, as it is not being held until 2015. But if you go to any international water conference in 2015, this will be the one to be at.

When and Where: May 25 – 29, 2015; Edinburgh, Scotland. Thought there is still much time ahead, they have already announced travel and venue information on the official website, so bookmark a site like and keep your eye open for good accomodation options.

2. ND Water Quality Monitoring Conference

ND Water Quality Monitoring Conference

It isn’t just sustainability and availability that are of concern when it comes to water. So is the quality of that water. This conference is about better monitoring that quality, and addressing any issues that crop up as a result of poor levels of hygiene and safety. It will be held at Bismark State College in North Dakota. Check their website in the coming months for further information.

When and Where: March 4 – 6, 2014; Bismark State College in North Dakota. Have a look at the hotel information here.

3. IWA Water, Energy and Climate Conference

IWA Water, Energy and Climate Conference

A wider conference looking at water, energy and climate, this year they are looking at urban areas and potential future city centers. Mainly, what they will need in order to prosper, dealing first with the problems of resource availability within the regions. Key themes will be urban water, policy and finance for energy and carbon neutrality, planning and infrastructure for the water sector, and optimizing water cycle management.

When and Where: May 21 – 23, 2014; Mexico City, Mexico

4. World Congress of Environmental and Resource Economists

World Congress of Environmental and Resource Economists

Do you have a paper that you feel would make a winning lecture? You have until January 15, 2014 to submit it for the 5th World Congress and Environmental and Resource Economists. Taking place in Istanbul, Turkey, they are looking for empirical and theoretical papers on any natural resource or environmental economics issues.

When and Where: June 28 – July 2, 2014; Istanbul, Turkey. The congress is hosted by Istanbul Technical University.

5. International Water Conference

International Water Conference

This conference has become well known for being a well rounded event centered on the water sustainability industry. This year they are spreading out over several topics. These will include wastewater and recycling, produced water, FRAC water treatment, desalination principles and practices, mine water treatment, steam generation, process water preparation, and cooling and processing water. They are taking abstracts for papers until March. On their website you will find a list of topics they suggest. But technically you can submit a paper on anything within the realm of water sustainability or global usage/availability issues.

When and Where: November 16 – 20, 2014; San Antonio, Texas.

Do you know of any good water conferences in 2014 or 2015? We would love to hear about them, so let us know in the comments.

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