The Scottish Event Campus (SEC) in Glasgow will host the 2026 World Water Congress & Exhibition.
The bid, which was a collaborative effort of the venue, VisitScotland, Glasgow Convention Bureau, and its ambassadors in International Water Association (IWA) UK, aligns with the country’s ‘Hydro Nation’ policy agenda which recognises water not only as part of the Scotland’s national identity, but a contributor to its low carbon economy.
The team worked closely with UK water organisations, including British Water, Scottish Water, and the Water Industry Forum, demonstrating that collaboration is key.
“IWA is delighted to be able to partner with a city and venue that has sustainability at the very heart of its operations,” commented Dr Marie Whaley, Senior Vice President, International Water Association. “We are thrilled to be bringing our flagship event to the SEC Glasgow in 2026 and are confident Glasgow provides the ideal backdrop to foster relationships and drive discussions which support the global community in transitioning to sustainable water solutions that are robust and flexible in the face of global change pressures.”