We welcome all delegates to Kuala Lumpur for the IWA-ASPIRE Conference and Exhibition, which is a major regional event of water professionals, regulators and policy makers. I am fascinated with the theme of the Conference: “Breaking Boundaries – Developing a Better Future for Asia Pacific Regions”. As the Minister responsible for water, we constantly take into account the long-term development goals and strategies in the search for changes and innovative solutions to provide clean water for our people. Therefore, I find the Conference theme very timely and of vital importance for the water sector to discuss and to seriously consider future solutions as well as to set right priorities with regard to our water agenda. I am confident the Conference will provide excellent opportunities for experts, practitioners, researchers & industry specialists to interact, discover novel opportunities, to showcase and deliberate on the state of art solutions to address challenges to our water future especially as Malaysia continues its mission to decarbonise the national economy.(IWA).


On behalf of the Organising Committee of the IWA-ASPIRE 2017, we wish to extend a warm ‘Selamat Datang’ (Welcome) and invite you to join us in what is planned to be a truly exciting Conference. The Conference topics will revolve around the theme “Breaking Boundaries – Developing a Better Water Future for Asia Pacific Regions”. The focus will be on a range of water related topics, including current development and water management issues in the Asia Pacific Regions to strengthening the water sector, to overcoming the uphill challenges in sustainable water management and how to get it right for the coming decades. The conference will be held in Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre and is jointly organised by The Malaysian Water Association (MWA), Asia Pacific Group (ASPIRE) and The International Water Association (IWA).


Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre

Set in the heart of Kuala Lumpur’s Golden Triangle, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KL Convex) is a self-contained city within a city where it is surrounded by luxurious hotels, office skyscrapers, shopping malls and many other attractions. A place well known for holding industry-standard events all year through, KL Convex is equipped with some of the most advanced technologies available. Public transport is easily accessible especially with the light rail transit system (LRT) which stops right at the door step of Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC).