Amsterdam International Water Week 2017

By 2050, 9 billion people are expected to inhabit the planet. Water scarcity on the one hand, and flood-proof cites on the other will become our main challenges. Amsterdam International Water Week 2017 presents a new approach that tackles these challenges head on. We are calling on cities, industry and international institutions to send us their water cases. These will be matched with the best, brightest and most innovative expertise, ideas and technology: from decision-makers to innovators, water experts to financial and government experts. Amsterdam International Water Week aims to bring together all the ingredients to take cases forward. Let's create real breakthroughs together!

Call for cases & solutions

Amsterdam International Water Week Conference is doing something new in 2017. Matching concrete international water cases to the right international experts and leaders allows us to be both practical and in-depth, and so achieve real breakthroughs in the transition to a circular and resilient water environment for high density living. The call for cases & solutions closes March 31st 2017. For more information on the call, click here.

AIWW 2017: the 4 main challenges

AIWW 2017 has identified the four main water challenges facing the cities and industries of tomorrow. These challenges are the binding principle in all cases, the indepth labs and other contributions.

1. Water efficiency and Value
Keywords: value chain, growth, water efficiency, water footprint, water stewardship, compliance, viable investments, economies of scale, FIIG, asset management, finance strategy and implementation, blue economy and resilient business models.

2. Water management and Resilience
Keywords: climate change & water resilient (urban) structures, collaborative and transformative adaptation, transition infrastructure and (re)designing with water, adaptive water allocation and resilient industries, infrastructure and utilities models.

3. Institutional transition and Governance
Keywords: resilient governance, institutional capacity, water partnerships, governance, partnering and transboundary dialogue.

4. Innovative water system implementations
Keywords: recovery of valuable materials like calcium pallets, bioplastics, alginate and fertilizers, energy and nutrients, ammonia from digestate, solid dry brine from desalination, alginate from granular sludge, management of micro pollutants, desalination, decentralized treatment.


RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre
Europaplein 22, 1078 GZ, Amsterdam

Contact details

Netherlands Water Partnership
+ 31 (0) 70 304 37 08


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