Global Water Summit: Postponed to May 16th – 18th 2022

As you may already have realised, it is not going to be possible for us to host the Global Water Summit in 2021. We have once again taken the decision to postpone the Global Water Summit in Madrid until 16th – 18th May 2022. We are pleased to confirm that the Global Water Summit will still be held at the Novotel Madrid Center. 

You can check back here at any time to find the latest updates about the Global Water Summit 2022. 

What will happen to my booking?

All previously registered delegates will automatically be credited to the 2022 Global Water Summit taking place on 16th – 18th May in Madrid, at the Novotel Madrid Center 

You do not need to take any further action, your booking is still confirmed and we will update you with logistical information about your attendance at the Summit in 2022 closer to the time. 

I have already booked my room – how do I amend/transfer my booking?

All existing room bookings will automatically be transferred to the equivalent event dates and your new booking will be made for the same number of room nights. 

Day 0 of the conference will commence on 16th May 2022, with Day 1 on 17th May, and Day 2 on 18th May. 

If you did not book your hotel stay through the official GWS booking link, you will need to contact the hotel directly in order to amend your booking. If this is the case, please contact 

If you did book through the special delegate link, you do not need to take any further action unless you need to otherwise amend your booking, amend the duration of your stay, or request a hotel refund. If this is the case, please contact 

I have booked One-to-One networking meetings, what will happen to my confirmed meetings?

One-to-One meeting bookings will be reopened later in 2021You will be notified when the system reopens so that you can recommence booking your meetings. 

Travel arrangements and bookings

The GWS team are unable to assist with rescheduling existing travel arrangements with third parties. Our advice is to revert to booking agents and insurance companies who will have policies in place in response to the developments with COVID-19, according to official guidance.  

What if I am unable to attend now that the dates have changed? What is the refund policy?

We will be implementing a cooling off period and temporarily suspending refunds until 30th April 2021. Any cancellation requests received during this period will not be refunded until 1st May 2021 and will need to be confirmed. 

We will begin accepting refund requests from 1st May 2021, subject to a £120/$180 administration charge. Delegates who wish to cancel their registration will be eligible for refunds during this time period. In line with our standard pre-event cancellation policy, no refunds will be given within 30 days of the event, or after 18th April 2022. 

Substitution of registrants may be made at any time up to the start of the conference at no charge.