The year ahead: 5 dates for the 2022 calendar

Monday, 20 December 2021

What does 2022 have in store for the world of water? Aquatech Online looks at five events and dates in the diary.

World Water Day - March 22

Making the invisible visible.

That is the calling of this year's World Water Day on March 22 that will bring attention to our invisible water, namely groundwater.

“Groundwater may be out of sight, but it must not be out of mind.”

Out of sight, under our feet, groundwater is a hidden jewel that supports all of us and is often forgotten about.

As the effects of climate change get worse, groundwater will become more and more critical, so it is vital that we work together to sustainably manage this precious resource.

As World Water Day puts it: “Groundwater may be out of sight, but it must not be out of mind.”

Aquatech China - June 8 - 10

With China’s economy improving rapidly and registering impressive growth, production facilities are running tight schedules to respond to the global demand for Chinese made products and parts.

The 2022 Aquatech China will focus on process, drinking and wastewater in Asia.

Held at the National Exhibition and Convention Centre in Shanghai, the event will feature the Industrial Water Leaders Forum.

Discussions will address how best to facilitate the interchange of information, ideas, and opportunities as well as bring together some of the most important thought-leaders who are shaping the future of water in China.

Plus, we are happy to invite you to participate in a hybrid seminar again next year co-organised with the China-Europe Water Platform, our leading consortium partner, the China Italy Chamber of Commerce and the China IP SME Helpdesk for Aquatech China 2022.

Find out more about Aquatech China and sign up to keep up to date on the latest news around the event this year.

Aquatech Mexico - September 6 - 8

That's right, not one but two Aquatech events in 2022!

We are delighted to welcome you to the sixth edition of Aquatech Mexico. In what is more than an exhibition, Aquatech Mexico this year will draw attending on the developing trends, solutions and challenges the water sector faces.

Mexico faces a massive challenge when it comes to water. The Water Plan predicts that in 2030, a total of 91 billion cubic metres of water will be needed but only 68 billion cubic metres will be available.

On top of that, only 47 per cent of wastewater is either treated or reused in Mexico due to outdated infrastructure.

With those challenges in mind, the event will help showcase the opportunity for business in Mexico - the second-largest economy in Latin America.

Join us for three action-packed days that will provide the platform to make profitable business relationships, exchange ideas and learn all about opportunities in this specific region for water technology.

“Only 47 per cent of wastewater is either treated or reused in Mexico due to outdated infrastructure.”

The 2022 show will be held in the Centro Citibanamex, Mexico City. This means that all activities including the congress, GreenExpo and Intersolar will be on the same floor. A great advantage to our visitors!

Find out more about Aquatech Mexico this year, who will be exhibiting and how to get your ticket.

The IDA World Congress - October 9 - 13

The International Desalination Associations (IDA) returns to Sydney, Australia this year to the International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney).

This year's theme is Charting Resilient Water Solutions to secure a sustainable future. The conference will address what is needed to progress toward resilient processes, technologies, and communities.

The IDA will host the IDA Leader Summit, bringing toward the industries experts and thought leaders to discuss how they can secure a sustainable future.

Over the five days, you will be able to attend talks, seminars and walk the exhibitor's halls to see the latest innovations in desalination technology and get a better understanding of where the industry is heading, such as the recent development in subsea desalination.

COP 27 - November 7 - 18

For the first time, the Conference of the Parties (COP) 26 in Glasgow featured a dedicated water pavilion.

The Water & Climate Pavilion was a multimedia pavilion located in the Blue Zone that made use of digital platforms and tools to optimise virtual interactions.

Water experts have been engaging with climate leaders for decades but due to the events of the global COVID-19 pandemic, COP 26 decided now more than ever it was time to address the importance of integrated climate, water, and development solutions.

COP 27 will be held in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt. The Water & Climate Pavilion represents an opportunity for all water-related stakeholders to signal a strong, collective commitment to improving and enhancing national climate plans and ambitions to work across sectors to contribute transformative ideas, solutions and resources.

With the majority of the world’s water being used outside of public service supply, particularly in energy, agriculture, and industry, the pavilion will be critical and timely.

It will help to engage those who are involved in setting mitigation and adaptation priorities and commitments articulated in national climate plans.

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