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 September 13, 2018

Bureau of Waterworks
 Bureau of Sewerage

The International Water Association World Water Congress and Exhibition

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government is pleased to announce that the International Water Association (IWA) World Water Congress and Exhibition will be held in Tokyo in September as follows.

The IWA World Water Congress and Exhibition brings together water professionals in industry, academia and government from across the world to share knowledge on the latest trends and cutting-edge technologies to solve the water issues we face around the globe. This will be the first IWA World Water Congress hosted in Japan.

At the Congress, Tokyo will proudly showcase world-class waterworks and sewerage technologies and initiatives the city has long fostered, as well as promote both domestically and worldwide the appeal of Tokyo as the host city of the 2019 Rugby World Cup and Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020.

Organizers and Supporters

  • Organizer:
    International Water Association
  • Domestic Preparations:
    Host Country Committee (President: Governor of Tokyo)
  • Members:
    Director General of Bureau of Waterworks, Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Director General of Bureau of Sewerage, Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Executive Director of the Japan Water Works Association (Public Corporation), Director General of the Japan Sewage Works Association (Public Corporation), President of the Japan Society on Water Environment (Public Corporation), related government ministries, academic institutions and industry entities, etc.


From September 16 (Sunday) to September 21 (Friday), 2018


Tokyo Big Sight (3-11-1 Ariake, Koto-ku, Tokyo)


Please see the following links:

*Information in attached document is as of September 12, 2018. Please note that the program is subject to change.
*Japanese-English simultaneous interpretation is planned for certain portions of the program such as the opening ceremony and keynote speeches.


Registration will be on the day at the venue.

Keynote speech by Yuriko Koike, Governor of Tokyo is scheduled (on Monday, 17 September, from 9:30 a.m. to 9:50 a.m. in the International Conference Room on the 7th floor)
The title of her speech is “For a Sustainable Urban Water Cycle”.
*Delegate registration is required for attendance.


Planning and Coordination Section, General Affairs Division, Bureau of Waterworks

Finance Section, General Affairs Division, Bureau of Sewerage