Future of Water and Wastewater Management to be Shaped at IWE Istanbul Water Expo 2016

Bringing together the players of the water and wastewater treatment technologies industry, IWE Istanbul Water Expo; as the first and only specialized trade event of the industry continues to contribute effectively to the sustainable water and wastewater management projects in Turkey and the region. This year, the exhibition will be supported by Republic of Turkey Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs, Republic of Turkey Ministry of Environment and Urbanization, General Directorate of State Hydraulic Works, Ilbank, Union of Municipalities of Turkey, Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, Istanbul Water and Sewage Administration, Izmir Chamber of Commerce and KOSGEB.

At IWE Istanbul Water Expo 2016 which will be held at Istanbul Expo Center – Turkey between 1-3 September 2016, the exhibitors will have the opportunity to showcase their latest solutions and products, meet with decision makers in the industry, enter new markets and gain new investment opportunities.The conference, which will be held alongside the exhibition, has become “the international meeting point for the region which encompasses Balkans, Middle East, Africa and CIS countries”, will contribute to the development and globalization of the sector and increasing public awareness about ‘water’ in our country where water resources are limited.

EUF International Trade Fairs, an ITE Turkey group company, organizing leading trade fairs for the leading industries in Turkey, will be organizing IWE Istanbul Water Expo – 2nd Istanbul Water and Wastewater Treatment Technologies Exhibition and Conference at Istanbul Expo Center on 1 – 3 September 2016. IWE Istanbul Water Expo will bring together the latest technologies and developments in sustainable utilization of water resources, water management, water and wastewater treatment and reuse of wastewater on the same platform .

Tülin Bozkurt Bulut – Director of IWE Istanbul Water Expo, Turkey’s first and only specialized exhibition for the water and wastewater technologies industry: “We’ll be organizing IWE Istanbul Water Expo, the first and only specialized B2B event in water and wastewater technologies industry in Turkey, for the second time from 1 -3 September 2016. The exhibition aims to become a regional meeting point for the industry where all technological innovations, equipment, products and services for the water and wastewater industries will be showcased. The latest developments will be discussed by academics and representatives from public and private sector enterprises at the conference held concurrently with the exhibition.”

“Turkey’s new wastewater treatment facilities are on the way”
As per the Wastewater Treatment Action Plan – 2023 of the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization, the total number of wastewater treatment facilities, which was 653 in 2015, will be 2154 by 2023 with the addition of 1501 new facilities. 1418 of these facilities will be newly constructed while 83 of them are existing treatment facilities that will be rehabilitated. Accordingly, the total investment for wastewater treatment facilities for the period of 2015 – 2023 will be 37 billion 52 million TRY. About the issue, Bulut said: “We know that due to rapid population increase, industrialization, water consumption and global warming, water resources are being depleted rapidly in our country. All these planned investments are vital to ensure sustainable wastewater management and to ensure that our country meets certain environmental standards fully. We believe that for all these new investments to be made, IWE Istanbul Water Expo is the ideal meeting point for private and public sector organizations and companies, investor companies and decision makers”.

“We must take immediate action for water security”
IWE Istanbul Water Expo Exhibition Director Tülin Bozkurt Bulut: “According to the “Sustainable Development Goals” report of World Bank, “water security” ranks as number one in the global risk rankings. The report foresees 40% decrease in the usable water amounts until 2030 and 15% increase in global water consumption with the world population expected to reach 9 billion by 2050. According to the same report, 2,4 billion people across the world use untreated water, and 700 million people don’t have access to clean water. And in the coming years, GDP of countries that don’t have access to “usable water” is expected to decrease by over 7%” .

Targeting an intense international participation, IWE Istanbul Water Expo will bring together decision makers from the government, water and sewerage administrations, municipalities, investment and industrial companies and set the direction of the water and wastewater technologies industry and continue to offer new business opportunities to sector’s professionals via the commercial platform it creates.