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WATER 2050

Water 2050: The Future is Now

Water will be the fundamental factor shaping economic growth in the decades up to 2050. But it starts now.

The IPCC’s 2014 assessment showed the effects of climate change are already hitting us through the water cycle. From our point of view at GWI, this means that, if we have any hope of adapting to these changes, it will have to involve a profound turn around in how we manage our water resources.

By 2050 our collective water challenge will be unlike anything the world has ever seen and it will run right across the entire supply chain from depleted ground sources through compromised consumer and business operations to wastewater treatment and reuse on an unprecedented scale.

It will also generate extraordinary opportunities for those with the right technology, partnership and financial solutions.

The Global Water Summit 2016 in Abu Dhabi is going to break new ground for the sustainability of water as a source of business and economic growth. We will bring together our distinct community: the people who lead the businesses that supply and use water and the stakeholders whose decisions influence the way those businesses are run.

Utility leaders, government ministers, CEOs of corporations and their customers need to come to terms with this basic fact of life: that the state of water in 2050 is going to depend on what we do to make the world of water better – now.

They’ll be doing that at the Global Water Summit 2016.

Join us for the Global Water Summit 2016 on 19-20 April at the Jumeirah Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi.

We will be asking you to imagine what the world of water will look like in 2050. What will we be leaving behind for the next generation?

The Global Water Summit 2016 is proudly sponsored by:


Champions For Industry

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Sponsors & Exhibitors


Events & Publishing Partner

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Agenda at a Glance






Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Top water leaders and senior management.
Take a look at GWS 2015 attendees.

A provisional agenda is now available to view.

  • Opening and closing plenaries
  • 45 Roundtables
  • Desalination Strand
  • Corporate Water Strand
  • Technology and Finance Strands
  • One-2-One Organised Networking
  • Site Visit
  • Gold, Silver & Bronze Sponsorship
  • Session Sponsorship
  • Bespoke Packages

Visit our Sponsorship homepage to find out more about sponsorship opportunities.

Sponsorships: Rachel Gardener
  +44 (0) 1865 204 208

  Global Water Intelligence, Media Analytics Ltd., Suite C, Kingsmead House, Oxpens Road, Oxford, OX1 1XX.

Global Water Summit Official Blog



  Etihad Towers, West Corniche, Al Khubeirah – أبو ظبي – United Arab Emirates

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