“Overcoming Water Stress by 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 is the key strategy to cope with these problems.
The thematic framework of the 12th IWA International Conference on Water Reclamation and Reuse will address the full range of topics related to water reclamation and reuse. The event brings together experts from research and development, solution providers and application. An intensive exchange is provided by the programme scheme: 3.5 days’ of oral/poster presentations, workshops and exhibition will be followed by one day of technical tours. It is innovation and solution focused by addressing water stress from three different perspectives:
Conference topics include implementing safe, innovative & cost-effective water reuse solutions for agriculture, urban environments and landscape irrigation, groundwater and potable reuse as well as integrated reuse systems and small-scale and/or decentralized systems. Operation, maintenance and service arrangements for water are also a major topic, including monitoring and compliance, market acceptance of reuse solutions, public perception, engagement, and acceptance as well as risk management, regulation and governance and social and economic perspectives. Furthermore, partnerships for reuse scheme development/ and industrial symbiosis are examined. Case studies show how water reuse can be brought from 0% up to 100%, how reuse bottlenecks can be resoved and how the limits of traditional water treatment can be extended. Technologies and methods include the development of risk assessment models, the handling of microbial and chemical components, innovative treatmet technologies and applications and the water, food and energy nexus in reuse.
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. Get your own impression of this vibrant city on the conference website. 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).