3 - 5 June 2019

Industrial Water Leadership forum and Technology Exchange 2018

Learn from experts, and share your thoughts on the challenges in Industrial Water. You're invited to join other key players and thought-leaders who are shaping the future of water in China. From policy makers to regulators and engineers to technologists, and most importantly the end users themselves. Together we will hear their plans to meet the challenge laid down by the Water Ten.



3 June 2019 (first day of Aquatech China 2019)

09:30 - 14:00, including networking lunch
International Exhibition Center Shanghai


The IWLF is organised by Aquatech China, GWI, Ecolab, AWS
Co-organizer: China Water Risk


Registration for the Industrial Water Leaders Forum costs USD 120.


Industrial Water Stewardship, Value from Wastewater, and many more.

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Industrial Water Leadership forum: The Water Ten

In 2015 China’s State Council published the Water Pollution Prevention & Control Action Plan (“Water Ten”) – a plan to dramatically reduce water pollution and strengthen water management. 

With the 2017 deadline of several goals outlined in the Water Ten just passed, China is taking stock on its progress towards meeting these targets. 

What have been the key challenges in meeting these targets? Which kind of technologies are needed for solutions? What's new and what's next in water reuse?

This year marks the third time that the International Water Leader Forum (IWLF) is being organised alongside and in cooperation with the Aquatech China trade show.

The IWLF specifically focuses on the needs of industry. With strong legislation in favour of the environment, water management within the industry is seeking innovative solutions for the reduction of water use, purification, wastewater treatment, reuse etc.

IWLF 2019 aims to bring together professionals responsible for water use and international frontrunners of water technology, offering new insights and networking opportunities.

IWLF is jointly organised by GWI, a British company renowned for its market intelligence, and Aquatech China. Ecolab is the Founding Partner of IWLF.

In 2018, the IWLF was visited by 115+ high level delegates.


Main theme 2019: Adding value to industries through water

Industries in China are facing water challenges like never before due to stricter regulations on water usage and discharge. Industries might be heavily fined, closed down or sent to jail if they get their wastewater treatment wrong. But they are not wastewater treatment experts, and they don’t have spare capital to spend on expensive equipment. More and more industries are encouraged to seek the expertise of a third party, who could offer cost-saving solutions that could not only help them to meet the regulations, but also maximise water and energy efficiency, allowing them to focus on their core production business.

Can these challenges be turned into a positive opportunity for all parties? How could key players in the water sector add value to industries? Is “wastewater-as-a-service” going to be big in China? How can we close the gap between what is needed by end users and what can be offered by solution providers?


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