The 16th IWA Leading Edge Conference on Water and Wastewater Technologies @ Edinburgh International Convention Center
Jun 10 – Jun 16 all-day

The 16th IWA Leading Edge Conference on Water and Wastewater Technologies

The IWA Leading Edge Conference on Water and Wastewater Technologies is designed to be the place where new ideas are introduced and the opportunity is provided to interact with the “best of the best”. This is the global conference where new insights into how pioneering science, technological innovation and leading practices shape the major transformation in water management that is underway.

IWA Leading Edge Conference on Water and Wastewater Technologies

The global event for water professionals.

The IWA Leading Edge Conference on Water and Wastewater Technologies is designed to be the place where new ideas are introduced and the opportunity is provided to interact with the “best of the best”. This is the global conference where new insights into how pioneering science, technological innovation and leading practices shape the major transformation in water management that is underway.

The LET conference is held in a different country every year. After unparalleled success in Amsterdam (2003), Singapore (2007 & 2009), Zurich (2008), Phoenix (2010), Amsterdam (2011), Brisbane (2012), Bordeaux (2013), Abu Dhabi (2014),Hong Kong (2015),  Jerez de la Frontera (2016), Florianópolis (2017) and Nanjing (2018) IWA is hosting its 16th Leading Edge Conference on Water and Wastewater Technologies in 2019 in Edinburgh, UK, which complements the approaches of urban water management between megacities, smaller towns and rural environments, driven by the diversity of climatic conditions and the natural and human environment.

The IWA Leading Edge Conference on Water and Wastewater Technologies Program

The LET 2019 taking place in Edinburgh, United Kingdom, will cover 8 programme topics:

Conference cycle: Aigua i món @ Aula de l'Aigua (Carrer de la Concepció, 14, Sabadell)
Jun 13 @ 18:00 – 19:00

This year 2019 the program has top-level speakers in the field of water. The Conseller de Territori i Sostenibilitat de la Generalitat de Catalunya (Minister of Territory and Sustainability of the Generalitat of Catalonia), Damià Calvet, will be in charge of presenting the inaugural lecture, which will focus on climate change and its impact on the guarantee of water supply in Catalonia.

Conference cycle: Aigua i món (Water & World)

The well-known TV3 meteorologist, Tomàs Molina, will star in the second paper this year, which will take place on Thursday 4 April in the morning, in this case at 11 am. His presentation will focus on the extreme weather phenomena, paying special attention to our country and the aggravation of these phenomena as a consequence of climate change.

Aigües de Sabadell will also address this edition one of the most important problems in the world: pollution of rivers, seas and oceans. And it will be done by two specialists in the field, such as Damià Barceló and Miquel Paraira. Barceló is the director of the Catalan Institute for Water Research (ICRA), as well as a renowned and renowned professor and researcher. Paraira is a scientist and director of Water Quality of Aigües de Barcelona Barcelona.

Finally, in the last presentation of the year, the journalist and writer from Sabadell, Plàcid Garcia-Planas, will be in charge of reviewing the history of our city, valuing water as an indispensable element from the point of view of industrial textile power as for the growth and dignity of the citizens themselves.

Damià Calvet, Conseller de Territori i Sostenibilitat de la Generalitat de Catalunya.

Friday 14 February. 18h. Aula de l’Aigua (Carrer de la Concepció, 14, Sabadell)

Remember that you can watch it live on this site.

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12th IWA International Conference on Water Reclamation and Reuse @ Mercure Hotel MOA Berlin
Jun 16 – Jun 20 all-day

12th IWA International Conference on Water Reclamation and Reuse

12th IWA International Conference on Water Reclamation and Reuse

Water stress, either caused by droughts, competing water uses or hydrological conditions is an important driver for an efficient water management by all water users. This applies to many regions across the world. Water reclamation and reuse – “Overcoming Water Stress by Water Reclamation and Reuse” – is the key strategy to cope with these problems. The 12th IWA International Conference on Water Reclamation and Reuse brings together experts from research and development, solution providers and application.


  • Agricultural reuse
  • Industrial reuse
  • Urban reuse including landscape irrigation (non potable)
  • Groundwater recharge
  • Small-scale/decentralized systems
  • Potable reuse (surface water augmentation and groundwater recharge)
  • Direct potable reuse
  • Integrated reuse systems (industrial, urban, rural)
  • Reuse in developing countries
  • Operation, maintenance and service arrangements
  • Monitoring and compliance
  • Market acceptance of reuse solutions
  • Public perception, engagement, and acceptance
  • Risk management
  • Regulation and governance
  • Social and economic perspectives
  • Partnerships for reuse scheme development/ Industrial symbiosis
  • Case studies: from 0% up to 100% reuse
  • Extending the limits of traditional treatments
  • Developing risk assessment models: microbial and chemical components
  • Innovative treatment technologies and applications
  • New reuse concepts
  • Water, food, and energy nexus in reuse
  • Energy/ Nutrient recovery
  • Concentrate and residual management
  • Overcoming institutional and legal barriers
  • Integrating reuse in existing systems
  • Recent experiences in developing EU regulations

The capital city: Berlin

Berlin is a fascinatingly unique mix of history, zeitgeist and energy, a city combining great cultural diversity with an incomparable range of events and opportunities of sightseeing. The remnants of the Berlin Wall, the Holocaust Memorial, plus a new government quarter in Germany’s capital – all coining a cityscape where the traces of Germany’s more recent history are vividly evident.

Get your own impression of this vibrant city here.

Focusing on water, Berlin with its very narrow water cycle is a good example for water stress based on seasonal changes and the risk to develop towards permanent water stress due to climate change and urban growth. Besides the Berlin Water Company (BWB) a range of highly active water networks, e.g. German Water Partnership (GWP) and AQUANET and research institutions, e.g. Technical University of Berlin, IGB Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology among others are located here. As German capital, all important high level governmental institutions are represented in Berlin, e.g. the Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the German Environment Agency (UBA).

The Policy Conference of EUSEW 2019: From EmCompass To Power
Jun 19 @ 9:00 – 12:30

The Policy Conference of EUSEW 2019: From EmCompass To Power

The Policy Conference of EUSEW 2019 will be hosted in Brussels, Belgium. The event aims to raise awareness about the EU’s ongoing projects and their research thanks to an interactive and playful approach. Through quizz-like mobile apps and app-connected card games, the visitors will be able to learn more about environmental problematics such as energy saving and water conservation. They will also be invited to discuss further and explore solutions for sustainability.

EUSEW 2019

For many years now, the EU has put in a lot of efforts to raise citizen’s awareness about sustainability topics such as energy and water management. They also have developed different ways to shape citizen’s behavior to consume environmental ressources in a more sustainable manner. With the ongoing trend of digitalization, creating interactive digital approaches to stimulate citizens’ engagement in the sustainability field proves to be a fruitful area for research.

Indeed, the EU has developed several projects aiming to offer innovative technological solutions to empower citizens to living a more sustainable life. Among those projects, EmCompass, Sit4Energy and POWER, respectively works in the fields of energy saving, energy efficiency and water conservation, will be presenting their research and results’ analysis at the Policy Conference of EUSEW 2019.

9th International Water Association Membrane Technology Conference @ Centre de Congrès Pierre Baudis
Jun 23 – Jun 27 all-day

9th International Water Association Membrane Technology Conference

9th International Water Association Membrane Technology Conference


Different water applications for membranes and membrane processes

  • Drinking water treatment
  • Domestic wastewater treatment and reuse
  • Industrial wastewater treatment, recycling and reuse
  • Desalination and brine disposal
  • Produced water
  • Water for remote places
  • Water production at the point of use

Conventional and innovative membranes and pro- cesses for water, including

  • Hybrid membrane processes (membrane bioreactors, ozonation and membrane,…)
  • Membrane distillation and other membrane contactors
  • New membranes and module design
  • Novel configurations in membrane processes

Fundamentals of membrane processes for water treatment

  • Membrane fouling/scaling mechanisms, control and prevention
  • Process modeling and simulation
  • Membrane integrity and retention of emerging pollutants

Membranes in the water and energy nexus and for sustainability

  • Energy efficiency in water production and treatment
  • Water production by renewable energies
  • Resource recovery using membrane processes
  • Towards Zero liquid discharge
  • Life cycle analysis and environmental optimisation of membrane processes
International Young Water Professionals Conference 2019 @ Ryerson University
Jun 23 – Jun 27 all-day

International Young Water Professionals Conference 2019

The International Young Water Professionals Conference 2019 aims to empower young talent, like yourselves, to contribute to delivering the solutions for sustainable water management (IWA Vision). This conference is one of the vehicles in which we support young water professionals to develop themselves to be at the forefront of decision making. Besides a must attend event for career progression, you will have fun networking and building friendships with your passionate peers. Through the offering of technical paper sessions, topical workshops, soft skill learning sessions, networking opportunities and a career fair, the IYWPC will be the “Must Attend” event for young water professionals (YWPs), especially for those wishing to develop their career and progress further into the water sector.

International Young Water Professionals Conference 2019

The goal of the IWA International Young Water Professional Conference (IYWPC) is to provide tangible support to the empowerment of young talent in the water sector by connecting, developing and recognising emerging talent. The conference will provide a unique combination of programmatic content that will appeal to young academics, early career- as well as advancing water professionals from all disciplines and all types of organisations.

The 9th edition of this accessible and affordable conference for young professionals, starting and or working to develop a water career, is organised by and for young water professionals (YWPs), it will:

  • Provide a platform to exchange good practices and lessons learned, generate inter-disciplinary and inter-generational dialogue
  • Provide a platform for YWPs to network nationally, regionally and internationally
  • Provide ample professional updating and learning activities for YWPs from all disciplines and organisations (eg. Pre-conference support for Academic authors, workshop organisers, and attendees and onsite skill development Sessions).
  • Providing connections to the water sector (i.e. industry, research, government and NGOs) through developing career fairs
3rd International Conference on Smart Grid and Smart Cities @ University of California
Jun 25 – Jun 28 all-day

3rd International Conference on Smart Grid and Smart Cities

For the past few years, smart grids have been the main topic of fervent research and development at both industrial and academic level. The smart grid is envisaged to be the next generation electric grid for Smart Cities. It enables the smart integration of conventional power generation, renewable generation, distributed generation, energy storage, transmission, distribution and demand management. The benefits of smart grid include the enhanced reliability and resilience, higher intelligence and optimized control, decentralized operation, higher operational efficiency, more efficient demand management, and better power quality. However, all these prospected transformations also bring with them numerous challenges and opportunities.

3rd International Conference on Smart Grid and Smart Cities

Call for Papers

*Smart Sensors and Advanced Metering Infrastructure
*Power and Energy System Applications
(generation, transmission, distribution, markets, operations, planning)
*Impact of Smart Grid on Distributed Energy Resources
(electric cars, demand response, distributed generation, storage)
*Energy Management Systems
*Intelligent urbanism
*Smart city
*Platforms and technologies
*Smart city roadmap
*Environmental sustainability
*Heritage conservation
*Appropriate technology
*Social access
*Transit-oriented development
*Regional integration
*Human scale
*Institutional integrity

4th International Conference on Water Pollution and Treatment @ SAPIENZA University of Rome - Faculty of Architecture
Jul 16 – Jul 18 all-day

4th International Conference on Water Pollution and Treatment

2019 4th International Conference on Water Pollution and Treatment (ICWPT 2019) is the premier forum for the presentation of new advances and research results in the fields of theoretical, experimental, and applied Water Pollution and Treatment. The conference will bring together leading researchers, engineers and scientists in the domain of interest from around the world.

4th International Conference on Water Pollution and Treatment

Topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to:

Water Resources Planning and Management
Water pollution
Water resources integrated management
Water resources sustainable development
Water resources and Environmental Management in Mega deltas
GIS and remote sensing applications
Impacts of global and regional climate change
Instrumentation and measurement
Watershed assessment and monitoring
Water quality and protection
Trans-boundary Water Conflict and cooperation Issues
Artificial recharge and active management of aquifers
Groundwater contamination and protection
Integrated coastal aquifer management

Hydraulics and Water Infrastructure
Water distribution systems analysis
Water Demand/ Forecasting Water management, control and regulation
Erosion, scour and sediment transport
Maintenance and rehabilitation of hydraulic structures
Information Technology (IT) applications in Water Infrastructure
Hydraulic monitoring, modeling and simulation

Water Treatment Technology
Wastewater reuse
Industrial water treatment
Sanitary drainage treatment
Computer applications in water treatment
Purification plants and networks
Environmental impact assessment
Energy use and efficiency

Agricultural issues
Irrigation and drainage technologies
Agricultural water pollution
Crop water consumption
Virtual water use
Energy consumption

5th International Congress on Water, Waste and Energy Management @ Université París 8
Jul 22 – Jul 24 all-day

5th International Congress on Water, Waste and Energy Management

The 5th International Congress on Water, Waste and Energy Management (WWEM-19) is organized by academics and researchers belonging to different scientific areas of the University Complutense of MadridUniversity Carlos III of MadridUniversity of Extremadura and University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria with the technical support of Sciknowledge European Conferences.

The event has the objective of creating an international forum for academics, researchers and scientists from worldwide to discuss worldwide results and proposals regarding to the soundest issues related to Water, Waste and Energy Management.

This event will include the participation of renowned keynote speakers, oral presentations, posters sessions and technical conferences related to the topics dealt with in the Scientific Program as well as an attractive social and cultural program.

All accepted papers will be published in the Abstract E-book of the Conference. Those communications considered of having enough quality can be further considered for publication in the International Conference Journals. At the authors’ choice, those works not suitable for publication in any of the congress journals will be published in the Extended Proceedings E-book of the International Congress.

The Conference will also have a space for companies and/or institutions to present their products, services, innovations and research results.

5th International Congress on Water, Waste and Energy Management

International Conference on Clean Water Air & Soil (CleanWAS 2019) @ University of Transport
Jul 26 – Jul 28 all-day

International Conference on Clean Water, Air & Soil (CleanWAS 2019)

International Conference on Clean Water Air & Soil (CleanWAS 2019) will be held between 26-28 July 2019 in University of Transport, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The former conference of CleanWAS, attracted about 100 attendees from all of the world.

CleanWAS is the conference organized every year since 2012 under The International Water, Air and Soil Conservation  society (INWASCON) with joint supports from International Islamic University Malaysia, Nankai University, Mahidol University, China University of Geosciences, Chulalongkorn University, Universiti kebangsaan Malaysia and Chiang Mai University.

The aim of CleanWAS 2019 is to provide productive opportunities for academics and practitioners from interdisciplinary fields of Environmental Sciences to meet, share and take away expertise and ideas in related disciplines. The conference will bring together leading researchers, engineers and academician in the domain of interest from around the globe. CleanWAS 2019 offers interdisciplinary themes of quality R&D topical developments from potential contributors and experts and provides an opportunity in bring in the new techniques and horizons that will contribute to clean environment.


Agriculture and Forestry
Biological Resources
Carbon Capture and Storage
Climate Change
Emission Sources
Energy Management
Environmental Health Issues
Environmental Monitoring
Environmental Science
Hazardous Substances
Human- Environment Interaction
Human Food Chain
Hydrology and Water Resources
Life Sciences
Natural Resources Management
Oceanograph y and Marine Sciences
Organic Environment Interactions
Pollution Prevention
Waste Management
Water & Wastewater Management

International Conference on Water, Informatics, Sustainability, and Environment 2019 @ Richcraft Hall, Carleton University
Aug 6 – Aug 8 all-day

International Conference on Water, Informatics, Sustainability, and Environment 2019

International Conference on Water, Informatics, Sustainability, and Environment 2019 is a three-day conference hosted at Carleton University, Ottawa on 7-9 August, 2019. The conference is co-organised by Ottawa Assembly of Knowledge and Science Target , in collaboration with local and international academic and professional bodies.

International Conference on Water, Informatics, Sustainability, and Environment 2019

The conference is centered around the themes of water, informatics, sustainability, and the environment; all of which relate to global warming and climate change. Together, conference attendees will draw linkages between these themes, and learn about cutting-edge research, technology and practice in these fields. Field-leading experts will deliver keynote talks, while focused themed sessions will offer the opportunity to delve deeper into specific issues and solutions.

We are excited to welcome a diverse cohort of roughly one-hundred researchers and experts from across the world, representing a variety of organisations including government bodies, academic institutions, and NGOs.


The recent IPCC report reminds us of the urgency of climate action. Specifically, the report states that we have just twelve years to avert a climate catastrophe, in which time we must ensure that the tipping point of 1.5 degrees Celsius, relative to pre-industrial levels, is not surpassed.

Many of us, as scientists and industry experts, will not be surprised by this latest warning. The spectre of irreversible climate change is clear for all to see. Take extreme weather events as an indicative case: there has been a noticeable uptick in the frequency and intensity of such events across the world. In the USA alone, we can observe the effects of climate change on both coasts. Devastating wildfires razed swathes of California, following an extensive and debilitating period of drought. Meanwhile, the East Coast of the United States is being hit one again by high winds, including Hurricane Michael, the strongest tropical cyclone to strike the continental US since 1992.

The global response at present is wholly inadequate. London, for example, exceeded its annual air pollution target within one month last year (2018), along with most EU countries. Canada missed the 1992 Rio target and the 2005 Kyoto benchmark, and is projected to miss 2020 and 2030 emissions targets by a wide margin.

In fact, the ‘global response’ itself is increasingly a contradiction in terms, as behemoths such as the United States withdraw from international climate Accords and Agreements under the whims of a climate sceptic White House. However, even before the incumbent government the US failed to ratify the Kyoto Protocol, which should remind us that a fragmented global response precipitated by great power isolationism is not without precedent.

Meanwhile, the effects of climate change and global warming are by no means equally distributed. Island nations and coastal areas from the Maldives through to Venice, and less economically developed regions, face an immediate threat and continuing plight. For citizens of these societies, climate change is not a future concern but an existential threat and immediate reality. The wounds inflicted by global warming are therefore not simply environmental and physical, but economic, social, and demographic.

We trust that iWISE2019 attendees grasp the urgency of our endeavors.


  • 2 full days of keynote talks and breakout sessions, showcasing innovative research and practice across the key themes, inviting discussion and debate
  • Technical workshops and themed sessions that equip you with skills and serve as an excellent networking opportunity
  • Dedicated day for the Ottawa Sustainability Tour taking you to themed locations around the National Capital Region
  • Copies of conference publications including a book of abstracts and contact details of all participants
  • Selected papers will be published in the International Journal of Environment and Sustainability [ISSN 1927-9566]
  • Digital and hard copies of conference publications including program, flyers, and book of abstracts will be distributed to all participant
24th World Energy Congress @ ADNEC
Sep 9 – Sep 12 all-day

What is the World Energy Congress?

With over 150 countries represented, it is the world’s largest and most influential energy event covering all aspects of the energy agenda. Running since 1924, the triennial World Energy Congress enables dialogue amongst Ministers, CEOs, policy-makers and industry practitioners on critical developments in the energy sector.

World Energy Council

World Energy Congress: 24th Edition

Hosted by the United Arab Emirates, the 24th edition of the World Energy Congress will be held from 9-12 September 2019. Following a successful international bid that was won by the UAE Ministry of Energy, the Congress in Abu Dhabi is envisioned to be the most successful edition since the event’s inception in 1924.

Find a detailed agenda of this 4-day congress by visiting

You can also register to the congress here:

WaterPro Conference @ Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
Sep 9 – Sep 11 all-day

WaterPro Conference

WaterPro is the annual conference of the National Rural Water Association. It is designed to bring together water and wastewater utility systems – large and small, municipal and rural – for sessions in operations, management, boardsmanship and governance.

A few numbers about the conference:

  • 1500+ attendees
  • 150+ exhibitors
  • 3 days

A Conference for Water Professionals

  • Utility Board Members
  • State Association Board Members
  • State Association staff
  • Utility Managers
  • Manufacturer representatives
  • Government representatives in the water sector
  • Lending institutions

The ticket cost US $ 580. You can find more information and register here:

AWT Annual Convention and Exposition @ Convention Center
Sep 11 – Sep 14 all-day

AWT Annual Convention and Exhibition

The AWT Annual Convention & Exposition gathers over 1,000 water treatment professionals and industry partners in order to exchange time, resources, strategies, solutions, and many more.

Over three days of conference, attendees will be learning, growing, and finding inspiration. Attendees are equipped with a year’s worth of support in their daily responsibilities as leaders in the industry.

AWT’s Annual Convention and Exposition continues to grow each year, yet it still remains the perfect size for professionals in our industry. With over 1,200 attendees, the meeting provides plenty of opportunities to increase business connections and resources, while it maintains its exclusive focus on industrial water treatment.

If you need more information, visit

Covenant of Mayors Webinar: How to Engage Citizens in Local Climate Action with Online Tools
Sep 11 @ 14:30 – 16:00

Covenant of Mayors Webinar: How to Engage Citizens in Local Climate Action with Online Tools

POWER H2020 was given the opportunity to hold a webinar at the Covenant of Mayors with our colleagues from Change the Future to introduce the POWER project to many communities.

The webinar aims to give municipalities an insight into citizen participation on adaptation and sustainability issues through online tools. In particular, we will discuss Digital Social Platforms (DSPs) and for this purpose present the POWER platform through the activities of Leicester City, UK, and the Change the Future platform through the example of Worms, Germany. The advantages and challenges of using DSPs will be highlighted and the possibilities of DSPs to achieve adaptation and sustainability goals will be discussed.


5’: Welcome and introduction

10’: Environmental digital social platforms (DSPs) for citizen engagement

20’: Leicester City’s POWER Water Community

20’: City of Worms presenting the Change The Future platform

10’: Reaching adaptation and sustainability goals through DSPs with a focus on advantages and challenges

25’: Q&A session


  • Selma Mergner, Climate Protection Manager, City of Worms, Germany
  • Alexander Cameron, Flood Risk Engineer, Leicester City Council, UK
  • Madlie Le Bihan, Project Manager, Climate Alliance, Germany
  • Nina Stiehr, Project Manager, Climate Alliance, Germany

You can find more information and register for free here:

Final Project Management Board meeting @ Portuguese Institute for Sport and Youth (IPDJ)
Sep 16 – Sep 17 all-day
One Water Summit
Sep 18 – Sep 20 all-day

One Water Summit

Join hundreds of top water leaders in Austin for One Water Summit 2019. It is the premier national conference focused on sustainable, integrated, and inclusive approaches to managing water, our most precious natural resource. Expect inspiring plenary sessions, skills-building institutes, interactive workshops, mobile tours, and unparalleled networking opportunities during this One Water Summit 2019.

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To get more information about the summit, please visit

Regional Water Loss Conference – Romania
Sep 22 – Sep 24 all-day

Regional Water Loss Conference – Romania

The Southeast Europe Regional Conference Water Loss  2019 is intended to present and discuss the latest developments, strategies, techniques and applications of international best practices in Non-Revenue Water Management.

The Conference is the beginning of a series of regional IWA water loss events complementing the successful biannual global water loss conferences like “Water Loss 2018” that was held in Cape Town, South Africa, in May 2018 with more than 500 participants from 50 different countries from around the world.


Water Loss  2019 was brought to Southeast Europe to address the pressing need for improved water utility efficiency in this part of the world. The Conference will be part of a series of events organised by Romanian Water Association within Danube – Eastern Europe Regional Water Forum.

The proposed themes are:

  • Leak Detection
  • Smart Water Networks
  • Non-Revenue Water Management
  • Relevant IT Solutions
  • Pressure Management
  • Performance Based NRW Management Contracts
  • Water Utilities Internal Reform for Reduce the NRW
  • Regulatory Aspects – Study Cases and Best Practices
  • Economics and Financing
  • NRW Assessment and Strategy Design
  • Training and Capacity Building
  • Customer Metering
  • Network Zoning and DMA Design
  • Organizational and Institutional Issues
11th IWA EE YWP Conference: Water for All, Water for Nature, Reliable Water Supply, Wastewater, Treatment and Reuse
Oct 1 – Oct 5 all-day

11th IWA EE YWP Conference: Water for All, Water for Nature, Reliable Water Supply, Wastewater, Treatment and Reuse

11th Eastern European Young Water Professionals Conference

For this conference, with a title Water for All – Water for Nature, Reliable Water Supply, Wastewater Treatment and Reuse we have prepared following program:

  • We will start with several practical workshops, preliminary topics: modelling course, new measurements technics and instruments for monitoring of WWTP, new process solutions and calculations, but also workshops to improve your soft skills: how to publish, how to apply, how to present. This practical part will take 2 days (1 -2 October 2019), you will have an opportunity to select and apply for one or several workshops. You will receive an IWA advanced training certificate. We hope that more YWPs from utilities will be attracted by this special practical training session of the event.
  • Two following days (3 -4 October 2019) will be dedicated to scientific presentations. This part of the conference will take place in Masarykova Kolej Conference Center. Also this year we would like to give more opportunities for YWPs who would like to prepare an oral presentations. So we follow the concept: two parallel sessions will run at the same time, one focusing on water management, another on water treatment technologies; however coffee breaks and lunch will take place in one common area to support networking between YWPs. Moreover, there will be long and short type of presentation: 10 minutes for a standard presentation and 3 minutes for a short presentation, this presentation can be completed by a poster (not must). We believe that in this way we help YWPs successfully apply for financial support, as for most of the countries a poster presentation is not sufficient reason to travel abroad.
  • University Challenge – learning in competition (NEW in 2019).
  • An extended social program which will take part during the conference days: dinners, meetings, technical and cultural tours and more.


  • Tendencies in water and wastewater qualities
  • Innovative sampling and monitoring strategies
  • New technologies in water and wastewater treatment
  • Overcoming inappropriate influent C:N:P ratios through cost-effective wastewater treatment technologies
  • Adaptation specialties of technologies successfully applied in other regions
  • Specialties of industrial wastewater treatment
  • Mathematical modelling, simulation studies
  • Issues and challenges in water loss management
  • Energy efficiency
  • Impacts of climate change
  • Lake ecosystems
  • Flood hazard and risk
  • Otherwater related topics
Water and Society 2019 @ Tryp Valencia Oceanic Hotel
Oct 2 – Oct 4 all-day

Water and Society 2019 Conference

The Water and Society 2019 Conference is to be reconvened in 2019 following the success of the previous meetings, the first of which was held in Las Vegas in 2011, followed by a meeting in 2013 in the New Forest, UK, home to the Wessex Institute; La Coruna, Spain (2015) and Seville, Spain (2017).

Water and Society 2019

Over the centuries, civilisations have relied on the availability of clean and inexpensive water. This can no longer be taken for granted as the need for water continues to increase due to the pressure from growing global population demanding higher living standards. Agriculture and industry, major users of water, are at the same time those that contribute to its contamination. Water distribution networks in urban areas, as well as soiled water collection systems, present serious problems in response to a growing population as well as the need to maintain ageing infrastructures.

Many technologically feasible solutions, such as desalination or pumping systems are energy demanding but, as costs rise, the techniques currently developed may need to be re-assessed. The Conference will address the interaction between water and energy systems.

This meeting will encourage trans-disciplinary communication on issues related to the nature of water, and its use and exploitation by society. The conference is motivated by the need to bridge the gap between the broad spectrum of social political sciences and humanistic disciplines and specialists in physical sciences, biology, environmental sciences and health, among others.

The socio-political implications of a world short of clean, easily available water are enormous. It will lead to realignments in international politics and the emergence of new centres of power in the world.

Policy makers need to be educated and advised on developing policies and regulations that will support the water systems of tomorrow. The role of society and its involvement with water is paramount. To meet the future demands for water, new standards, new training and additional support roles will best be delivered by those knowledgeable of the new technologies and direction of the industry.

The intention of the Water and Society series of conferences is to review these issues, as well as the more technical aspects of water resources management and quality, to help put forward policies and legislation that will lead to improved solutions for all.

The papers selected for presentation and included in the Conference book are permanently stored in the WIT eLibrary where they are permanently available to the international scientific community (

Conference Topics

The following list covers some of the topics to be presented at Water and Society 2019. Papers on other subjects related to the objectives of the conference are also welcome.

  • Water resources management
  • Water as a human right
  • Water quality
  • Water resources contamination
  • Water, sanitation and health
  • Water and disaster management
  • Policy and legislation
  • Future water demands
  • Irrigation management
  • Water management
  • Urban water management
  • Management of catchments
  • Groundwater management and conservation
  • Agribusiness

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