About the Summit

Building Climate Resilience in Water

Now in its 11th year, the World Water-Tech Innovation Summit has become a catalyst for innovation and an annual meeting place for the global water ecosystem. Utilities, regulators, engineering firms, technology giants, start-ups, and investors come together to share their experiences and identify future partners.

Held on February 22-23, the summit will combine a physical event in London with a smart virtual platform to connect our in-person attendees with international participants joining us online.  Through interactive panels, breakout roundtables and 1-1 meetings, the summit will bring together a bigger network than ever before for two days of dialogue and deal-making.

Through collaboration with the UK Department for International Trade, the World Water-Tech Innovation Summit attracts large delegations from Europe, Asia, North America, South America, the Middle East, Africa and Australasia who come to showcase best-in-class innovation and form lasting business partnerships.

By sharing best practice from around the globe and facilitating new connections and collaborations, the summit offers an invaluable platform for creating a greener, more resilient global water sector.

All content will be available to watch on demand for a month after the summit.

2022 Key Themes

An expert speaking faculty featuring water utility executives and the industry’s leading innovators will tackle the critical issues of 2022:

  • Addressing Global Water Challenges: Efficiency, Sustainability & Resilience
  • Net Zero Strategies: Scaling Carbon Neutral Water Technology
  • Drought Resilience: The Future of Water Transport, Desalination & Reuse
  • Flood Resilience: Merging Technology & Nature to Mitigate Extreme Weather Events
  • Policy Implications: Regulation as a Stepping Stone to Innovation
  • Drinking Water Quality: Digital Tools to Address Evolving Contamination Challenges
  • Open Data Platforms: Exploring the Value of Data Sharing & Barriers to Adoption
  • Green Financing: Designing New Finance Models to Accelerate Disruptive Innovation
  • Smart Sewers: Employing a Data-Driven Approach to Wastewater Management
  • Resource Recovery: Building a Circular Water Economy
  • Leak Forecasting & Reduction: Harnessing Predictive Technologies
  • Success through Failure: Fostering a Learning Culture

Rewatch the Action

Relive all the action from the 2021 World Water-Tech Innovation Summit, connecting the full innovation ecosystem across the water and wastewater sectors.

2022 Advisory Board

Who Will You Meet?

Charity Partner

The summit partners with FRANK Water, a UK charity which aims to encourage water security and alleviate water poverty by improving the way that people across the world understand and use water. Since 2005, FRANK Water has provided safe water, sanitation and hygiene training (WASH) to nearly 400,000 people across India and Nepal. In the UK, it encourages sustainable consumption of drinking water via its Refill schemes for events, restaurants and other public spaces.

World Water-Tech Series

Launched in London in 2012, World Water-Tech has established itself as an essential water forum for international stakeholders focused on advancing the commercialisation of advanced water and wastewater solutions. 

Its sister event World Water-Tech North America takes place annually in Los Angeles each October.

Rethink Events

Rethink summits are created by experts in the water, waste and agri-food tech industries to address the issues most crucial to investors and developers in these sectors. Through extensive research and our global network of industry advisors, we produce highly-focused, topical summits with hard-hitting agendas and featuring the industry’s most influential figures. The summits gather all the right people together in one room for powerful debate and networking opportunities to share ideas, find solutions and identify new business opportunities.

We are committed to providing the world-leading platforms for knowledge-sharing, debate and networking for business leaders, featuring the leading experts and gamechangers from across the global ecosystem. Our goal is to promote diversity and inclusion, with particular effort to phase out all-male speaker panels to ensure balanced representation and promotion of women in technology and business.

For more information about Rethink, visit rethinkevents.com