Welcome Message

Welcome Message from IWA Regional Committee of Hong Kong, China (IWA-HK)

On behalf of the International Water Association Regional Committee of Hong Kong, China (IWA-HK), we cordially invite you to join us in the IWA-ASPIRE Conference and Exhibition 2019 to be held in Hong Kong from 31st October to 2nd November 2019.  The main theme of the Conference is “Smart Solutions for Water Resilience” and we will explore and deliberate on state-of-the-art solutions including green and water resilient infrastructure for addressing the challenges posed by climate change.  

As a council member of the IWA Asia-Pacific Regional Group (IWA-ASPIRE), IWA-HK is honoured to organise this event.  IWA-ASPIRE plays an important role in promoting communications and collaborations within the Asia-Pacific region since its establishment in 2004.  The IWA-ASPIRE Conference and Exhibition is the biennial flagship event of the ASPIRE Group and provides an excellent platform for water professionals, practitioners and academia from across the international community to share the best practice, acquire new knowledge and get inspired on water-related subjects.

The 3-day conference and exhibition will feature keynote addresses by renowned speakers specially invited to share with us their valuable experience.  Water professionals worldwide will be invited to submit and present their papers in the parallel sessions, with each of these sessions centred on particular themes related to water supplies, wastewater and stormwater management, etc.  Alongside events such as technical visits to our prominent waterworks and wastewater treatment infrastructures and networking events will be arranged to let you build up personal relationships and business linkages among the profession. 

Join us in Hong Kong for meeting more than hundreds of distinguished experts, specialists and thought leaders from the industry, governments, utilities, regulators, academia and research organisations.  Opportunities are also provided in the Exhibition for leading companies in the water industry to display their latest technologies and products.  We are confident that this is an excellent opportunity to interact, discover, showcase and deliberate the latest technologies, policies and applications as well as solutions for various challenges in the industry.

Hong Kong is a metropolitan and information hub- customized with vibrant lifestyle, beautiful scenery, and mixed cultures from the east and west.  The conference and exhibition takes place at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre which is located at the heart of the city centre with world class meeting and convention facilities and proven record of hosting international conferences.   

The IWA-HK, together with our co-organisers, the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management, Hong Kong Branch (CIWEM HK), the Water Supplies Department and Drainage Services Department of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) of the People’s Republic of China sincerely invite you to join the IWA-ASPIRE Conference and Exhibition 2019. 

See you in Hong Kong.


Mr Chung-leung WONG
Chairman, IWA-HK

Mr Kwok-wah, Kelvin LO
Vice Chairman, IWA-HK

(Mr Chung-leung WONG, Chairman, IWA-HK and Mr Ka-hung, Edwin TONG, former Vice Chairman, IWA-HK)