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About the Summit

Sustainability. Scalability. Service.

The 2020 World Water-Tech Innovation Summit is where water utilities from all over the globe come to find solutions to today’s challenges of digitisation, security, energy recovery and new water resources.

Held in central London on February 25-26, 2020, this is the place to meet start-ups, tech giants, operators and investors.

The summit brings together 250+ 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.

In 2019 we also hosted an interactive business workshop focused on the question: How can we realistically work towards the ambitious target of zero leakage by 2030? This was followed in the evening by the World Water-Tech Thames River Cruise. Open to all delegates, this informal networking event featured a water-themed quiz and Classic British ‘Pub Grub’.

Senior industry decision makers attended from 40 countries:
Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Malaysia, Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Peru, Portugal, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Turkey, United Kingdom, Uruguay, USA and Venezuela

Senior strategic and innovation leaders attended from:

The sold-out exhibition area:


  • Policy, Regulation & Technology: Examining the successful regulatory drivers that facilitate technology adoption

  • Digital Customer Experience: Deploying technology to deepen customer engagement and catalyse savings or efficiencies

  • Transformative Acquisitions: Exploring the critical success factors for creating value via acquisition

  • Rethinking Desalination: Is Desal 2.0 on our doorstep?

  • The Analytics of Things: Harnessing digital solutions to become more intelligent and predictive

  • Investments with Impact: Assessing the Deals of the Year over 2018 and looking ahead to 2019

  • Water, Energy, Waste: Building a smarter loop and addressing the future of sustainable wastewater

  • Circular Industry: Implementing and diversifying water reuse solutions among end users

  • Mega Cities, Mega Challenges: Problem solving some of the biggest water challenges on the planet

  • Open Source Water Hubs: How could we share technology and data around the world?

World Water-Tech Innovation Summit 2018 Attracted 200 Delegates from 22 Countries





Advisory Board

World Water-Tech

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 in partnership with WaterTAP Ontario, and takes place each fall in Toronto, Canada.

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