The International Water Conference (IWC) is an educational conference, founded with an emphasis on commercial free discussions on technology. The IWC presents the latest in scientific advances and practical applications in the field, cutting across a wide range of industries, technologies and functional areas.
IWC brings together end users, researchers, practicing engineers, managers, educators, suppliers and contractors. It focuses on advancing new developments in the treatment, use and reuse of water for industrial and other engineering purposes.
The technical sessions typically cover current issues in water treatment, such as:
- Produced Water;
- FRAC water treatment;
- Desalination Principles & Approaches;
- Mine Water Treatment;
- Steam Generation;
- Process Water Preparation; and
- Cooling and Process Water.
Technical Sessions apply to a broad range of industries including (but not limited to): automotive, chemical, microelectronics, paper production, primary metals, semi-conductor production, and utilities.
Typical attendees include: utility supervisors, R&D personnel, engineers, water chemists, power plant operators, business development managers, operations managers, plant managers and facility supervisors, academic research directors/professors and graduate students.
IWC Merit Award
Each year, the IWC presents the Annual Merit Award to honor individuals in the field of industrial water technology. This award is presented during the Opening Ceremonies of the Conference to an individual selected from a list of nominees recommended by the Advisory Council and the IWC Executive Committee.