MENU +
REGISTER TR EN ABOUT SPEAKERS PROGRAM REGISTER PRACTICAL INFO CONTACT
ISTANBUL INTERNATIONAL WATER FORUM

WATER & PEACE

The world is witnessing an unprecedented rise in the number of people fleeing wars and conflicts. Turkey being in the midst of this phenomenon, the 4th Istanbul International Water Forum (IIWF) will address the impacts of the current refugee crisis on water.

Within the wider context of “Water and Peace”, the 4th IIWF will discuss the subjects of urban water management, relief actions, financing mechanisms, legal aspects and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with a specific focus on the refugee issue. There will be ample exchange of experiences and success stories on the challenge of providing water and sanitation services to refugees among refugee hosting countries.

As a triennial event held one year prior to each World Water Forum, the 4th IIWF will aim to provide valuable remarks to the 8th World Water Forum, which will be held in Brazil in 2018.

3rd IIWF IN NUMBERS
3095
PARTICIPANTS
106
COUNTRIES
REPRESENTED
8
THEMATIC
SESSIONS
20
SIDE EVENTS
2
PLENARIES
121
SPEAKERS


AN
UNMISSIBLE
EVENT FOR
THE REGION

The Istanbul International Water Forum gathers the global water community every three years in Istanbul to discuss the hottest water-related subjects to the surrounding region, as well as the world. Focusing on regional water problems and sensitive subjects such as water security and legal aspects of water, the IIWF has welcomed over 10,000 participants to date from around the world. The IIWF is highly attended by policy-makers, local authorities, basin commissions, water administrations, researchers, academics, international organizations and NGOs.
  • 75% EUROPE
  • 17% ASIA
  •   5% AFRICA
  •   2% MIDDLE EAST
  •   1% NORTH AMERICA