Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan,Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces


Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) is a thriving economy that is heavily investing in water to meet its growing water demand, sustainably. Over USD300 billion will be invested in GCC water sustainability projects between the period of 2012 – 2022, presenting vast business opportunities to leading regional and global providers of cutting-edge water technologies.

The 3rd International Water Summit will be one of the centerpieces of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week. As such, it will be joining forces with the World Future Energy Summit as well as the 2nd edition of the EcoWASTE exhibition and a number of sustainability and energy initiatives, attracting the world’s attention and forming a unique platform of global expertise.

IWS 2016vwill be held at ADNEC from 19-22 January and give you the unique opportunity to network and do business with global leaders, municipalities, utilities, contractors, consultants and top decision makers from the public and private sectors within the Middle East and around the globe.

Promoting global collaboration to address water scarcity issues in arid regions in the GCC and beyond, IWS will comprise of a four-day conference, an international exhibition and a range of co-hosted features and activities that aim to maximise knowledge-sharing, networking and business opportunities.

Topics for discussion in 2016

  • Water governance and policy
  • Water conservation and future water sustainability
  • GCC Strategic water sector forecasting and project investment
  • Energy efficient and clean technology desalination
  • Integrated water resource management
  • Understanding the challenge of improving water re-use and performance
  • Use of water in industry to improve sustainability
  • Water network efficiencies and SMART water technologies
  • Used water treatment and micro treatment plants
  • Use of water in commercial buildings
  • The nexus of water and energy in food

Knowledge Partner

  • IDA
  • acwua Logo

Supporting Organizations

  • weftec Logo
  • weftec Logo
  • GWP
  • AWS

Country Supporters

  • weftec Logo
  • british water
  • Italia
  • UbiFrance
  • BMWi
  • Meti

Charity Beneficiary

  • Just a Drop

Strategic Media Partner

  • CNBC

Official Media Partners

  • National Geographic
  • The National

Regional Broadcast Partner

  • Sky News

Official Water Publisher

  • GWI logo

Official Projects Intelligence Partner

  • Meed

Official Hotel Partner

  • Rotana  

Official Translator

  • Commanine


  • Besix

Industry Supporter

  • Coca-Cola