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Solutions for Future Water Security

Solving the interlinked challenges of urban water, energy and climate is critical for cities of the future to prosper. The IWA Water, Energy and Climate Conference 2014: Solutions for Future Water Security (IWA WEC) is an opportunity to bring together knowledge from across the globe to share experiences and information, enable collaboration and build new partnerships. The event, to be carried out May 21th to 23th in Mexico City, combines multiple technical sessions with workshops, panel debates, discussion groups, technical tours, Young Water Professional sessions and industry interaction. The event will bring together expertise from across the water cycle from research to practical application to policy and regulation.
Linkages between water and energy are seen as critical for economies and societies today and increasingly so in the future.  The urban water – energy nexus provides a major opportunity for cities and their utilities to lower energy use and costs, along with reducing their carbon footprint contributing to mitigating greenhouse gases. Concurrently, water security is being compromised by changes and variability in climate along with increasing urbanization and change in land use. These shifts are impacting the safety and security of water supplies to cities, industries and agricultural areas. With increasing extreme floods and droughts, cities need to adapt and reassess their approaches to water supplies and urban water storage and drainage. Industries need to work beyond their fenceline and assess water risks along their value chain, and farmers need to become more efficient in their water use to reduce their vulnerability. The combination of evolving technologies and adaptive management is needed to achieve water security in cities, industries and agriculture across entire catchments.
IWA WEC conference provides a platform for discussion of cutting edge solutions to the world’s water and energy issues, while also addressing approaches to sustainable and effective adaptation throughout the water sector. Hosting the IWA WEC Conference in Mexico City provides a unique opportunity to learn from exciting innovations in the region such as the 30 tank biodigester scheme currently being developed in the Valley Basin in Mexico City. The biodigester will treat sludge from wastewater and extract energy and fertilizer products for the region
The overarching goal of IWA’s WEC Conference is to identify, showcase and debate practical experiences and examples of how cities, industries and farmers can achieve Water – Energy neutrality, reduce their water related carbon footprint and improve their water security. The overall theme of the 2014 IWA WEC Conference is “Solutions for Future Water Security”.

Key Dates

Registration for the pre-conference workshop: "Aeration & Energy Optimisation – Current Theory & Practice" is now open!

Registration for the WEC Mexico Conference is now open!

The Advance Programme is available

To find out more about the Advance Programme, please click here.

Early Bird Registration
February 21st - April 28th, 2014
Submission of full papers
April 15th

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Marketing - Sponorship

Interested in sponsoring the Water, Energy and Climate Conference? There are a number of sponsorship opportunities to support this event, make sure your company gets exposure to a leading group of international experts in this field.

For information on marketing & sponsorship, contact:

Marketing - Sponsorship
Dr. Verónica Romero


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