Throughout history, the first and foremost role of urban water management has been to safeguard human health and protect the environment. To achieve this, management and engineering practice always had a strong focus on treating water by removing pollutants through dissipative pathways. Modern urban water management must move beyond safeguarding human and environmental health, it must become a more proactive economic force through the recovery of resources embedded in (i) drinking, (ii) municipal, (iii) industrial and (iv) agricultural waste waters.
The conference program will focus on topics related to the recovery of the plethora of resources that can be retrieved from these waste streams:
- Pilot scale demonstration of innovative resource technologies
- Next generation resource recovery – breakthrough technologies and value added products
- Planning and implementation of next-generation resource recovery, waste water treatment and sanitation infrastructure – global perspectives
- Monetization, financing and policy-making to foster resource-recovery driven circular economies
- Cross sectoral links and value chains – enhancing sustainability for society
- Economic, legislative, and societal opportunities and barriers
Pre- and post-conference workshops
Besides the regular conference program, attendees are invited to join one or two of the accompanying workshops. On September 8, three different pre-conference workshops are offered:
- Towards circular cities
- Experience with strategy and implementation of resource recovery for water, creating new value chains and economics
- SuPER-W: Resource recovery from waste water: emerging technologies & concepts. This workshop focusses on the achievements of the 4-year Marie Curie ITN project SUPER-W on Sustainable Product, Energy and Resource Recovery.
On September 12 the IWARR concludes with
- the 6th Mixed Culture PHA Workshop and
- H2020 Water Innovations for sustainable impacts in industries and utilities (co-organized by EASME).
For further information and registration visit www.iwarr2019.org