2019 Danube Water Conference

20 - 21 May 2019, 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 2019 Danube Water Conference on “Achieving resilience in water and wastewater utilities in the Danube Region” will be held on May 20-21 (with business meetings on May 22), 2019 in Vienna, Austria. The 2019 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 senior water sector representatives from more than 15 countries to discuss the progress, challenges and the required future actions to achieve resilient water and sanitation services for all in the Danube region. It will look at how an efficient, well-performing and capacitated sector not only results in the delivery of good quality services but also in a sector that is inherently more resilient to future shocks. The conference will not only focus on the water and sanitation services side but (through some sessions) will also encourage participants to consider the wider water resources sector in their operations.

In addition to the 2019 Danube Water Conference, a number of additional business meetings will take place on May 22nd, which can be attended by invitation only.

In principle, the Danube Water Conference is an invitation only event, but external stakeholders are still invited to register for participation (confirmation of registrations will depend on availability of tickets). To attend the 2019 Danube Water Conference, please register using the Conference registration form. Please note that participants without personal invitation have to pay a registration fee of 250€.

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