IWA Water Development Congress & Exhibition, Rwanda, 10-14 December 2023

The 2023 International Water Association’s (‘IWA’) Water and Development Congress & Exhibition is taking place from 10th-14th December 2023 in Kigali, Rwanda.  The theme is “Water, sanitation, and climate resilience – keys to a water-wise future” and is the seventh in IWA’s Congress series focusing on water and development issues.  This event aims to present solutions across the areas of water and sanitation services, the role of water in urban areas, the links between cities and basins, and opportunities to achieve climate resilience.

Representing the WISE CDT are postgraduate researcher Juliana Marcal (Cohort 5, Bath), who is presenting a poster on a spatial analysis of water security inequalities in Mexico city.  Prof Jan Hofman, WISE Co-Investigator, and Co-Director of the University of Bath’s Water Innovation and Research Centre, is running a workshop on water security with Juliana’s industrial supervisor, Dr Blanca Antizar of Isle Utilities.  Our CDT Director, Prof Raziyeh Farmani, Professor of Water Engineering in the University of Exeter’s Centre for Water Systems, is also taking part.  Raziyeh is chairing IWAs Intermittent Water Supply Specialist Group’s Management meeting and the Distribution System Assessment and Performance Technical Session.  The Centre for Water Systems also has three oral paper presentations.