Conference Themes

The following topics are provided only as guidance on the wide range of topics that may be cover at the conference. The Scientific Committee welcomes abstracts, which fit within one of the topics shown below:

Theme I: Drinking Water Supply Systems

  • Low Cost Technologies for Rural Drinking Water Supply
  • River Bank Filtration (RBF)
  • Groundwater Management
  • Aquifer and Seawater Intrusion; and Contamination of Fresh Water Resources
  • Advanced Oxidation
  • Plant Operation and Maintenance
  • Energy Efficiency in Water Supply Systems
  • Water Distribution Modeling and leak detection

Theme II: Sustainable Wastewater Treatment Systems

  • Sustainable Technologies for Sewage Treatment in Rural Villages & Small Communities
  • Upgrading of Wastewater Treatment Plants
  • Innovative and low-cost Technologies for Wastewater Treatment Facilities
  • Membrane Application
  • Operation and Maintenance

Theme III: Innovative Technologies for Industrial Wastewater Treatment

  • Industrial Waste Management Strategies
  • Hazardous and Industrial Wastewater Treatment
  • Advanced treatment, total recycling and reuse of wastewater
  • Waste-to-Energy Concepts

Theme IV: Advanced Sea Water Desalination Technologies

  • Desalination Technologies and Fundamentals
  • RO Desalination System  – Design and Costs
  • Advanced Desalination Plant Design and Operations
  • Ultra-filtration, Nano-filtration Membranes
  • Desalination Plant Performance Analysis and Optimization
  • Design and Operation of Small Desalination Plants

Theme V: Wastewater Reuse and Sludge Application

  • Appropriate Wastewater Treatment Technologies
  • Environmental Impact, Health and Safety
  • Soil Carrying Capacity and Wastewater Reuse
  • Crops and Wastewater Reuse
  • Sludge Treatment and Energy
  • Risk Management of Sludge Reuse
  • GHG #184d7euction, Energy Recovery and CDM Application

Theme VI: Stormwater Management

  • Stormwater and Climate Change Adaptation
  • Stormwater Warning and Risk Adaptation
  • Stormwater Protection-Product and Process
  • Stormwater Risk Modeling and Forecasting
  • Urban Flood Modeling
  • Risk Assessment and Recovery
  • Innovative Approaches and Emergency Preparedness
  • Case Studies

Theme VII: Climate Change Adaptation

  • Climate Change & Water issues
  • Climate Change & Coastal Management
  • Adapting Agriculture to Climate Change: Implications for Food, Production and Food Security
  • Tools and Methods for Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Assessments
  • Case Studies & Lesson Learnt

Theme VIII: Capacity Development and Environmental Awareness

  • Institutional analysis for best Operation & Maintenance practices
  • Integrated Water Resources Management
  • Benchmarking for Water and Wastewater Utilities
  • Finance & Management (Setting up Management Information Systems)