The IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition is the global event for water professionals covering the entire water cycle. As the Congress rotates through cities and countries each event has an extra emphasis on issues of specific interest to the region. There will be a strong representation and contribution from Nordic and Baltic Sea countries, making the IWA Congress & Exhibition a vital opportunity to learn about the Nordic water challenges and solutions, including participation in technical site visits. The Congress & Exhibition is when IWA members in particular look forward to learning and sharing their knowledge. The 2020 Congress & Exhibition will be hosted by Denmark and all The Nordic Region countries. This region is a model for many of us in the way they manage to balance life and nature, to innovate, and to implement a sustainable economy. This is the spirit, the essence of the SDGs, and it is fitting that Copenhagen 2020 will be when IWA celebrates its 20thanniversary!