The international Microbiology ISSM 2020 Conference

The International Society for Subsurface Microbiology (ISSM) is made up of microbiologists, ecologists, geoscientists, and other researchers around the world fascinated by the various aspects of subsurface microbiology, a rapidly expanding field that focuses on microbial life below the surface of the earth.


Water Science for Impact International Conference

This large international and multidiscipinary water conference is convened within the framework of the WUR 100 years centennial celebrations, and is jointly organised by WUR, Deltares, KWR Watercycle Research Institute, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) and the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL).


16th IWA World Congress on Anaerobic Digestion

The theme of the 16th issue of the AD conference is “Accelerating natural cycles with anaerobic digestion.” We accelerate natural cycles from small to large scale on sewage, sludge, manure or agrowaste. We increasingly treat industrial wastewater anaerobically, and these engineered digestion systems allow recovery of energy and resources including


WSSP and extreme weather conference

Extreme weather events, causing floods, droughts, can have major implications for the performance of water and wastewater infrastructure and services, and the availability of good quality water. Related to sanitation, post-flood areas show a significant occurrence of water-related infectious diseases.


4th Amsterdam International Waterweek

The Amsterdam International Water Week (AIWW) is the platform bringing together leaders from government, the private sector, academics and society all over the world; together we will explore a new era of Sustainable Development Goals that represent a global process of resiliency, optimal resource efficiency and transition to circular economies.


6th Pool and Spa Conference

The 6th International Conference on Swimming Pool and Spa will continue the focus on health, safety and quality of swimming pools and spas with oral, flash and poster presentations during a four day conference. The conference is designed to be the place where new ideas are introduced and the opportunity is provided to interact with the “best of the best”. For those who are looking to introduce new ideas and concepts,…..


IWC International Water Conferences

IWC International Water Conferences is the foundation of the Royal NetherlandsWater Network (KNW) which organizes international conferences on behalf of KNW. Since 1984 the foundation has organized a large number of international conferences focussing on topics such as drinking water, wastewater and water management.

IWC Conferences organises international conferences for professionals in the water sector for business opportunities and networking. We make it possible for anyone involved in the sector to plan and hold a successful international event in the Netherlands. IWC is about meeting, exchanging experiences and sharing best practices among watersector professionals. IWC activities encourage and support the international network of watersector professionals in order to develop solutions for resilient cities and circular economy and to emphasize the importance of the Dutch watersector.

We organise conferences for members of KNW and other water professionals around the world. This involves bringing experts, stakeholders, and other interested parties together to facilitate knowledge exchange in the water sector, and between water professionals.

One of the main events we organize is the biennial Amsterdam International Water Week. We work together with different international water associations to plan and run this internationally recognised event. Water professionals from the Netherlands and from all ove the world are given the opportunity to present their work at Aquatech Amsterdam RAI.

In addition, we also offer our 30 years of experience to others in the water sector who are planning specialised conferences and events. We help water professionals in the Netherlands organise conferences or workshops as well as take care of the logistics, such as accommodations and registration. We can also take on a part of the financial risk after approval of the budget and fee. This allows water professionals to concentrate on the scientific content. Our experience in the industry and constant drive for innovation ensures every conference we run is a success, and helps to advance the water sector.

IWC Board Members

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Monique Bekkenutte

Executive director of the Dutch Water Association
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Prof.dr. Jan Peter van der Hoek

Delft University of Technology

Prof. dr. Johannes Boonstra


Ir. Hans Aalderink


Prof. dr. ir. Luuk Rietveld

Delft University of Technology

Prof. dr. Annemarie van Wezel

KWR Watercycle Research Institute

Erik Roesink

NX Filtration

Prof. dr. ir. Huub Rijnaarts

Wageningen University & Research / LeAF
TU Delft