April 7-9, 2021

« Event cancelled – further information will follow »

EFFICIENT 2021 at Palais 2 l’Atlantique, Bordeaux, France

Efficient 2021 is the biennial conference of the IWA specialist group, the Efficient Urban Water Management.

Since 2001, this conference was successively organized in Madrid (Spain), Tenerife (Spain), Santiago (Chile), Jeju Island (Republic of Korea), Sydney (Australia), Dead Sea (Jordan), Paris (France), Cincinnati (USA), Bath (UK), and Manilla (Philippines).

In 2021, for its 2Oth anniversary, the conference will take place in Bordeaux (France), on April 7-9. It will gather urban water and wastewater professionals ready to share their expertise and to present solutions for the new challenges in urban water management.

The venue will host simultaneously the Efficient 2021 conference at the first floor and a large exhibition (about 150 exhibitors) at the basement. The attendants of the conference organized by IFTS, will get a free access to the exhibition organized simultaneously by CYCL’EAU.


Urban water professionals are facing unprecedented pressures. Customers demand ever-higher standards of water and sanitation services, regulators impose stricter directives, and shareholders seek better returns from massive infrastructure investments. On top of that, ecological pressures compel water managers to prioritize adaptability and sustainability. Faced with increasingly complex challenges, and growing threats like the 2020 covid-19 crisis, how can urban water and wastewater professionals continue to ensure efficiency ?

IFTS (Institute of Filtration and Separation Techniques) is the organizer of the conference. Since its creation in 1981, IFTS strongly developed its expertise in water, waste water treatment and reuse and is presently an actor in urban water management.