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Embrace the Water – a Cities of the Future Conference

12 – 14 June, 2017 – Gothenburg, Sweden

The conference “Embrace the Water” aims at gathering urban planners and water professionals from around the globe in order to share experiences and projects on the opportunities and threats of water in modern, sustainable and innovative cities. The conference contributes to celebrating the Gothenburg 400 year’s jubilee, and to the IWA Cities of the Future programme.


  • International Water Association
  • Sustainable Waste and Water, City of Gothenburg
  • Technical Research Institute of Sweden
  • International Water Association
  • International Federation for Housing and Planning
  • Swedish Society for Town and Country Planning

Themes and Topics

  1. Water for an Attractive City
  2. Managing Uncertain Futures
  3. Regenerative Water Cities
  4. Engaged Community

Each theme will focus on innovations in practice that work, and new thinking in academia.

For more information of the Conference, click here.