About the Summit

Developing Resilient Water Systems for a Sustainable Future

The World Water-Tech Innovation Summit is where water utility leaders, start-ups, technology giants, engineers and investors from all over the globe came to find solutions to today’s challenges of digitisation, security, energy recovery and new water resources.

Held in central London on February 23-24, 2021, this is the place to meet start-ups, tech giants, operators and investors.

The summit brings together 300+ water leaders for two days of collaboration, dialogue and deal-making. Networking is made easy, including advance connections with speakers and delegates via a 1:1 meeting system and a dedicated networking hub throughout the summit.

Each year the World Water-Tech Innovation Summit is produced in partnership with the UK Department for International Trade and 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.

Who Will You Meet?

Leading industry experts attended in 2020, including:


Where are Delegates From?

In 2020, senior industry decision makers attended from 30 countries:

Albania, Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kuwait, Mexico, Netherlands, Nigeria, Peru, Poland, Portugal, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, and USA:

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 a meeting place for international stakeholders focused on advancing the commercialisation of advanced water and wastewater solutions.  Based on the outstanding success of the first two summits, World Water-Tech North America was launched. Find out more 

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