About the Summit

Improving Energy Efficiency & Climate Resiliency

The World Water-Tech Innovation Summit returns to London in 2023, connecting water utility executives with the sector’s leading disruptors. An annual meeting place and catalyst for innovation, the summit will bring together the most forward-thinking water companies, regulators, engineering firms, technology giants, investors, and innovators to tackle the critical issues of the decade ahead.

From energy price volatility to prevalent weather extremes, global shocks are threatening water supply and distribution. Taking place on February 21-22, the summit will provide senior water leaders with a platform for high-level discussion covering the biggest challenges facing our water and wastewater systems.

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.

The summit will feature interactive panels, executive briefings, breakout roundtables and 1-1 meetings over two days of dialogue and deal-making. All summit sessions will be broadcast live to our international online audience and will be available to watch on demand for a month after the summit.

Who Will You Meet in 2023?

Key Themes

  • Resilience and Net Zero: Assessing Global Risks & Implementing Contingency Plans
  • Energy Uncertainty: Improving Energy Efficiency & Finding Renewable Sources
  • Extreme Weather: Adapting to Frequent Drought and Flooding Events
  • Non-Revenue Water: Utilising Predictive Technologies for Leakage Reduction
  • Drinking Water: Addressing the Growing PFAS Challenge & Improving Quality
  • Wastewater Systems: Treatment Challenges, Stormwater Management & Smart Sewers
  • Circular Economy: Investigating the Economic Case for Water Reuse & Resource Recovery
  • Regulatory Insights: Incentivising Collaboration, Innovation & Action
  • Financing Change: Driving Proactive Investment Activities

2023 Advisory Board

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 in September. 

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