2018 Danube Water Conference

2 - 3 May 2018, Vienna, Austria

Photo credit: Astrid Knie/Vienna Water

The Danube Water Conference is the Danube Water Program’s flagship event, taking place in Vienna every May since 2013. Every year the focus is put on a different topic, ranging from “Smart Policies, Strong Utilities, Sustainable Services”, over “From Challenges to Opportunities”, and “The State of the Sector” to “Addressing the Double Challenge” and “Water Services for Development”. Over the years, the conference has evolved into a must-attend event for key water and sanitation sector and municipal government representatives from the Danube region, to discuss challenges and opportunities in the sector and ways to jointly achieve smart policies, strong utilities, and sustainable water services.

The 2018 Danube Water Conference on “Achieving sustainable water and sanitation for all: progress, challenges and future actions in the Danube Region” will be held on May 2-3, 2018 in Vienna, Austria. The 2018 Danube Water Conference is organized by the Danube Water Program (IAWD and World Bank) with funding from the Austrian Government. The conference will bring together more than 150 key sector representatives from entities such as national utility associations, the regional network of associations of local authorities, water and wastewater utilities, line ministries, regulatory authorities, the donor community and other international associations to discuss the progress, challenges and the required future actions to achieve sustainable water and sanitation services for all in the Danube region, along the foundation of smart policies and strong utilities.

In addition to the 2018 Danube Water Conference, a number of additional business meetings will take place on May 4th, which can be attended by invitation only.