Water IDEAS 2018 International Conference on Efficient Management of Water Loss, Energy and Demand and on Smart Water Distribution Systems

IWA Water IDEAS 2018 – Bologna

17-19 October 2018 –  in collaboration with IWA and H2O Fair

*Proposed Program (Please note all details are subject to change).

Where | When

IWA WaterIDEAS 2018 is held in cooperation and conjunction with ACCADUEO www.accadueo.com during H2O Fair in Bologna (17 – 19 October 2018) – the international exhibition of technologies for treatment and distribution of drinking water and wastewater treatment and follows a series of successful conferences of IWA, including WaterLossEurope Conference in Ferrara in May 2012 and WaterIDEAS in Bologna in 2014 and 2016.


The Water utilities have old infrastructure to meet water demand, stringent environmental targets and increasing regulatory requirements. At the same time the utilities have to improve their operational efficiency and reduce the volume of non-revenue water.

Aim of the Conference

IWA WaterIDEAS 2018 is intended to present and discuss the latest developments, strategies, techniques and applications of international best practices in Innovative Water Networks Management.

Conference contents

The conference will include a number of keynote presentations by selected international experts dealing with any smart water related topics (Smart water networks, Innovative data driven technologies, Water Loss, Energy and Demand in Water Distribution Systems, AMR etc.). The aim is to provide a comprehensive program of the highest quality, reflecting a wide range of international experiences.

Workshops and Learning Modules

IWA WaterIDEAS 2018 will also host:


Why attend the Water IDEAS 2018 Conference?

  • Learn about the latest developments on the themes: smart water, efficiency, quality and leakage management
  • Discuss how smart water networks can help you save water and energy
  • Assess how ICT can bring to integrated management of water systems
  • Measure the benefits of smart meters, pressure management and other advanced technologies to reduce losses and energy consumption
  • Learning and sharing experiences with case studies of international
  • Determine how to support the smart water sector

Terms of Participation

The Participation to all sessions is free but seats availability is limited. Reservations will be processed on “first come, first served” basis. The terms of participation and the registration form will be available at: Registration


WaterIDEAS2018 Conference Program


* Proposed Program (Please note all details are subject to change).