• Cities Utilities And Industries Leading Change Cities Utilities And Industries Leading Change
  • Water And Wastewater Processes And Treatments Water And Wastewater Processes And Treatments
  • Re-charting The Course Of Water Resources Re-charting The Course Of Water Resources
  • Enabling Progress Enabling Progress
  • Water Quality, Safety And Human Health Water Quality, Safety And Human Health

Saturday 8 October

09:00 - 09:45
Pre-Session
Coffee Break10:30 - 12:00
Pre-Session
Lunch13:30 - 15:00
Pre-Session
Coffee break15:30 - 17:00
Pre-Session
Room M5+M6 Organiser: Good Modelling Practices Task Group Chair: Gunter Langergraber, BOKU University Vienna, Austria
How to use Activated Sludge Models in Practice? There is an ample need for hands on practice of mathematical modelling of Activated Sludge plants. The two day modelling course provides detailed instruction on mathematical models, their structure and use in practice such as design, operation and control in activated sludge plants, and ample hands-on opportunity to use these models in a class-room setting. Target Audience: The following audiences interested in modelling wastewater treatment
  • Consultants
  • Plant managers or operators
  • water boards and academics
This training comes at extra cost and is separately accessible to non-delegates of the congress also. To register please follow the registration form for the congress and choose the training as an option
  • Delegate category
    Training fee*
  • IWA member
    €350
  • Non IWA member
    €400
  • IWA LIC member + Students
    €200
  • Non IWA LIC + Students
    €250
*The Fee includes morning coffee/ tea, lunch and materials. Participants are requested to bring their laptops. Read more about the training in the flyer If you have further questions about the content of the training, please contact Günter Langergraber at guenter.langergraber@boku.ac.at To register please follow the registration form for the congress and select this training. If you want to register for one of the Pre-Congress Trainings only, please click here to download and use the offline registration form. This training is subject to change or cancellation in case of limited registrations by mid-September.

2016-10-08 09:00:00 2016-10-08 09:45:00Australia/BrisbaneModelling Activated Sludge PlantsModelling Activated Sludge PlantsRoom M5+M6IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
 Organiser: Good Modelling Practices Task Group Chair: Gunter Langergraber, BOKU University Vienna, Austria
How to use Activated Sludge Models in Practice? There is an ample need for hands on practice of mathematical modelling of Activated Sludge plants. The two day modelling course provides detailed instruction on mathematical models, their structure and use in practice such as design, operation and control in activated sludge plants, and ample hands-on opportunity to use these models in a class-room setting. Target Audience: The following audiences interested in modelling wastewater treatment
  • Consultants
  • Plant managers or operators
  • water boards and academics
This training comes at extra cost and is separately accessible to non-delegates of the congress also. To register please follow the registration form for the congress and choose the training as an option
  • Delegate category
    Training fee*
  • IWA member
    €350
  • Non IWA member
    €400
  • IWA LIC member + Students
    €200
  • Non IWA LIC + Students
    €250
*The Fee includes morning coffee/ tea, lunch and materials. Participants are requested to bring their laptops. Read more about the training in the flyer If you have further questions about the content of the training, please contact Günter Langergraber at guenter.langergraber@boku.ac.at To register please follow the registration form for the congress and select this training. If you want to register for one of the Pre-Congress Trainings only, please click here to download and use the offline registration form. This training is subject to change or cancellation in case of limited registrations by mid-September.

2016-10-08 10:30:00 2016-10-08 12:00:00Australia/BrisbaneModelling Activated Sludge PlantsModelling Activated Sludge PlantsRoom M5+M6IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
 Organiser: Good Modelling Practices Task Group Chair: Gunter Langergraber, BOKU University Vienna, Austria
How to use Activated Sludge Models in Practice? There is an ample need for hands on practice of mathematical modelling of Activated Sludge plants. The two day modelling course provides detailed instruction on mathematical models, their structure and use in practice such as design, operation and control in activated sludge plants, and ample hands-on opportunity to use these models in a class-room setting. Target Audience: The following audiences interested in modelling wastewater treatment
  • Consultants
  • Plant managers or operators
  • water boards and academics
This training comes at extra cost and is separately accessible to non-delegates of the congress also. To register please follow the registration form for the congress and choose the training as an option
  • Delegate category
    Training fee*
  • IWA member
    €350
  • Non IWA member
    €400
  • IWA LIC member + Students
    €200
  • Non IWA LIC + Students
    €250
*The Fee includes morning coffee/ tea, lunch and materials. Participants are requested to bring their laptops. Read more about the training in the flyer If you have further questions about the content of the training, please contact Günter Langergraber at guenter.langergraber@boku.ac.at To register please follow the registration form for the congress and select this training. If you want to register for one of the Pre-Congress Trainings only, please click here to download and use the offline registration form. This training is subject to change or cancellation in case of limited registrations by mid-September.

2016-10-08 13:30:00 2016-10-08 15:00:00Australia/BrisbaneModelling Activated Sludge PlantsModelling Activated Sludge PlantsRoom M5+M6IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
 Organiser: Good Modelling Practices Task Group Chair: Gunter Langergraber, BOKU University Vienna, Austria
How to use Activated Sludge Models in Practice? There is an ample need for hands on practice of mathematical modelling of Activated Sludge plants. The two day modelling course provides detailed instruction on mathematical models, their structure and use in practice such as design, operation and control in activated sludge plants, and ample hands-on opportunity to use these models in a class-room setting. Target Audience: The following audiences interested in modelling wastewater treatment
  • Consultants
  • Plant managers or operators
  • water boards and academics
This training comes at extra cost and is separately accessible to non-delegates of the congress also. To register please follow the registration form for the congress and choose the training as an option
  • Delegate category
    Training fee*
  • IWA member
    €350
  • Non IWA member
    €400
  • IWA LIC member + Students
    €200
  • Non IWA LIC + Students
    €250
*The Fee includes morning coffee/ tea, lunch and materials. Participants are requested to bring their laptops. Read more about the training in the flyer If you have further questions about the content of the training, please contact Günter Langergraber at guenter.langergraber@boku.ac.at To register please follow the registration form for the congress and select this training. If you want to register for one of the Pre-Congress Trainings only, please click here to download and use the offline registration form. This training is subject to change or cancellation in case of limited registrations by mid-September.

2016-10-08 15:30:00 2016-10-08 17:00:00Australia/BrisbaneModelling Activated Sludge PlantsModelling Activated Sludge PlantsRoom M5+M6IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org

Sunday 9 October

08:30 - 10:30
Session 1
Coffee Break10:45 - 12:30
Session 2
Lunch13:45 - 15:30
Session 3
16:00 - 18:00
Opening Ceremony
Room M5+M6 Organiser: Good Modelling Practices Task Group Chair: Gunter Langergraber, BOKU University Vienna, Austria How to use Activated Sludge Models in Practice? There is an ample need for hands on practice of mathematical modelling of Activated Sludge plants. The two day modelling course provides detailed instruction on mathematical models, their structure and use in practice such as design, operation and control in activated sludge plants, and ample hands-on opportunity to use these models in a class-room setting. Target Audience: The following audiences interested in modelling wastewater treatment
  • Consultants
  • Plant managers or operators
  • water boards and academics
This training comes at extra cost and is separately accessible to non-delegates of the congress also. To register please follow the registration form for the congress and choose the training as an option
  • Delegate category
    Training fee*
  • IWA member
    €350
  • Non IWA member
    €400
  • IWA LIC member + Students
    €200
  • Non IWA LIC + Students
    €250
*The Fee includes morning coffee/ tea, lunch and materials. Participants are requested to bring their laptops. Read more about the training in the flyer If you have further questions about the content of the training, please contact Günter Langergraber at guenter.langergraber@boku.ac.at To register please follow the registration form for the congress and select this training. If you want to register for one of the Pre-Congress Trainings only, please click here to download and use the offline registration form. This training is subject to change or cancellation in case of limited registrations by mid-September.

2016-10-09 08:30:00 2016-10-09 10:30:00Australia/BrisbaneModelling Activated Sludge PlantsModelling Activated Sludge PlantsRoom M5+M6IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
 Organiser: Good Modelling Practices Task Group Chair: Gunter Langergraber, BOKU University Vienna, Austria How to use Activated Sludge Models in Practice? There is an ample need for hands on practice of mathematical modelling of Activated Sludge plants. The two day modelling course provides detailed instruction on mathematical models, their structure and use in practice such as design, operation and control in activated sludge plants, and ample hands-on opportunity to use these models in a class-room setting. Target Audience: The following audiences interested in modelling wastewater treatment
  • Consultants
  • Plant managers or operators
  • water boards and academics
This training comes at extra cost and is separately accessible to non-delegates of the congress also. To register please follow the registration form for the congress and choose the training as an option
  • Delegate category
    Training fee*
  • IWA member
    €350
  • Non IWA member
    €400
  • IWA LIC member + Students
    €200
  • Non IWA LIC + Students
    €250
*The Fee includes morning coffee/ tea, lunch and materials. Participants are requested to bring their laptops. Read more about the training in the flyer If you have further questions about the content of the training, please contact Günter Langergraber at guenter.langergraber@boku.ac.at To register please follow the registration form for the congress and select this training. If you want to register for one of the Pre-Congress Trainings only, please click here to download and use the offline registration form. This training is subject to change or cancellation in case of limited registrations by mid-September.

2016-10-09 10:45:00 2016-10-09 12:30:00Australia/BrisbaneModelling Activated Sludge PlantsModelling Activated Sludge PlantsRoom M5+M6IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
 Organiser: Good Modelling Practices Task Group Chair: Gunter Langergraber, BOKU University Vienna, Austria How to use Activated Sludge Models in Practice? There is an ample need for hands on practice of mathematical modelling of Activated Sludge plants. The two day modelling course provides detailed instruction on mathematical models, their structure and use in practice such as design, operation and control in activated sludge plants, and ample hands-on opportunity to use these models in a class-room setting. Target Audience: The following audiences interested in modelling wastewater treatment
  • Consultants
  • Plant managers or operators
  • water boards and academics
This training comes at extra cost and is separately accessible to non-delegates of the congress also. To register please follow the registration form for the congress and choose the training as an option
  • Delegate category
    Training fee*
  • IWA member
    €350
  • Non IWA member
    €400
  • IWA LIC member + Students
    €200
  • Non IWA LIC + Students
    €250
*The Fee includes morning coffee/ tea, lunch and materials. Participants are requested to bring their laptops. Read more about the training in the flyer If you have further questions about the content of the training, please contact Günter Langergraber at guenter.langergraber@boku.ac.at To register please follow the registration form for the congress and select this training. If you want to register for one of the Pre-Congress Trainings only, please click here to download and use the offline registration form. This training is subject to change or cancellation in case of limited registrations by mid-September.

2016-10-09 13:45:00 2016-10-09 15:30:00Australia/BrisbaneModelling Activated Sludge PlantsModelling Activated Sludge PlantsRoom M5+M6IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
 Start building your networks early at the Opening Ceremony and Welcome Reception.
You won’t want to miss the keynote speakers and welcome messages from various dignitaries who will open the
IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition. They will be accompanied by a special indigenous welcome to Brisbane. The Welcome Reception is a key opportunity to connect with other water sector professionals and discuss current trends, latest research, guiding strategies and leading practice in a relaxed and informal environment.

2016-10-09 16:00:00 2016-10-09 18:00:00Australia/BrisbaneOpening CeremonyOpening CeremonyRoom M5+M6IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Room M7+M8 

Climate change is aggravating the challenges that water and wastewater utilities face. At the same time the supply of water and the treatment of used water lead to substantial greenhouse gas emissions. This is largely due to water loss and inefficiencies in the urban water systems. WaCCliM, the Water and Wastewater Companies for Climate Mitigation Project, supports utilities on the path towards climate neutrality, while engaging with national governments and the international water and climate community.

In this training, experts on water and waste water technologies will be trained to become international Water, Climate and Energy (WEC) advisors.  WEC advisors support utilities to evaluate their greenhouse gas and energy performance based on their own data, and to implement improvement measures by following the steps of the WaCCliM international guideline. Via hands-on tutorials and group discussions, participants will learn to use the Energy performance and Carbon Emissions Assessment and Monitoring (ECAM) tool. This free open-source, web-based tool compares the specific utility results with known benchmarks so that inefficiencies can be highlighted, and decision makers may initiate measures to improve their performance and combat climate change.
Target audiences that can apply are:

  • Water professionals who aspire to become WEC advisors, advising and supporting in-country professionals, and training of technical utility staff
  • In-country water professionals (from Thailand, Mexico, Peru and Jordan) who aspire to become WEC advisors, supporting and training technical utility staff

Note: Members of the WaCCliM expert pool will have a first option to attend the training. But we are open for applications.

The Training comes at the following cost

  • Delegate category
    Training fee*
  • IWA member
    €70
  • Non IWA member
    €90

*The Fee includes morning coffee/ tea, lunch and materials. Participants are requested to bring their laptops.

Read more about the training in the flyer.

To apply send your C.V. to WaCCliM@iwahq.org for consideration.

This training is subject to change or cancellation in case of limited registrations by mid-September.


2016-10-09 08:30:00 2016-10-09 10:30:00Australia/BrisbaneAssessing Climate and Energy Performance of Water and Waste Water UtilitiesAssessing Climate and Energy Performance of Water and Waste Water UtilitiesRoom M7+M8IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
 

Climate change is aggravating the challenges that water and wastewater utilities face. At the same time the supply of water and the treatment of used water lead to substantial greenhouse gas emissions. This is largely due to water loss and inefficiencies in the urban water systems. WaCCliM, the Water and Wastewater Companies for Climate Mitigation Project, supports utilities on the path towards climate neutrality, while engaging with national governments and the international water and climate community.

In this training, experts on water and waste water technologies will be trained to become international Water, Climate and Energy (WEC) advisors.  WEC advisors support utilities to evaluate their greenhouse gas and energy performance based on their own data, and to implement improvement measures by following the steps of the WaCCliM international guideline. Via hands-on tutorials and group discussions, participants will learn to use the Energy performance and Carbon Emissions Assessment and Monitoring (ECAM) tool. This free open-source, web-based tool compares the specific utility results with known benchmarks so that inefficiencies can be highlighted, and decision makers may initiate measures to improve their performance and combat climate change.
Target audiences that can apply are:

  • Water professionals who aspire to become WEC advisors, advising and supporting in-country professionals, and training of technical utility staff
  • In-country water professionals (from Thailand, Mexico, Peru and Jordan) who aspire to become WEC advisors, supporting and training technical utility staff

Note: Members of the WaCCliM expert pool will have a first option to attend the training. But we are open for applications.

The Training comes at the following cost

  • Delegate category
    Training fee*
  • IWA member
    €70
  • Non IWA member
    €90

*The Fee includes morning coffee/ tea, lunch and materials. Participants are requested to bring their laptops.

Read more about the training in the flyer.

To apply send your C.V. to WaCCliM@iwahq.org for consideration.

This training is subject to change or cancellation in case of limited registrations by mid-September.


2016-10-09 10:45:00 2016-10-09 12:30:00Australia/BrisbaneAssessing Climate and Energy Performance of Water and Waste Water UtilitiesAssessing Climate and Energy Performance of Water and Waste Water UtilitiesRoom M7+M8IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
 

Climate change is aggravating the challenges that water and wastewater utilities face. At the same time the supply of water and the treatment of used water lead to substantial greenhouse gas emissions. This is largely due to water loss and inefficiencies in the urban water systems. WaCCliM, the Water and Wastewater Companies for Climate Mitigation Project, supports utilities on the path towards climate neutrality, while engaging with national governments and the international water and climate community.

In this training, experts on water and waste water technologies will be trained to become international Water, Climate and Energy (WEC) advisors.  WEC advisors support utilities to evaluate their greenhouse gas and energy performance based on their own data, and to implement improvement measures by following the steps of the WaCCliM international guideline. Via hands-on tutorials and group discussions, participants will learn to use the Energy performance and Carbon Emissions Assessment and Monitoring (ECAM) tool. This free open-source, web-based tool compares the specific utility results with known benchmarks so that inefficiencies can be highlighted, and decision makers may initiate measures to improve their performance and combat climate change.
Target audiences that can apply are:

  • Water professionals who aspire to become WEC advisors, advising and supporting in-country professionals, and training of technical utility staff
  • In-country water professionals (from Thailand, Mexico, Peru and Jordan) who aspire to become WEC advisors, supporting and training technical utility staff

Note: Members of the WaCCliM expert pool will have a first option to attend the training. But we are open for applications.

The Training comes at the following cost

  • Delegate category
    Training fee*
  • IWA member
    €70
  • Non IWA member
    €90

*The Fee includes morning coffee/ tea, lunch and materials. Participants are requested to bring their laptops.

Read more about the training in the flyer.

To apply send your C.V. to WaCCliM@iwahq.org for consideration.

This training is subject to change or cancellation in case of limited registrations by mid-September.


2016-10-09 13:45:00 2016-10-09 15:30:00Australia/BrisbaneAssessing Climate and Energy Performance of Water and Waste Water UtilitiesAssessing Climate and Energy Performance of Water and Waste Water UtilitiesRoom M7+M8IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Room P3
Room P4 

Organiser: ICEWaRM – International centre of Excellence in Water Resources Management Chair: Dr Tony Weber, Alluvium/ICE WaRM, Australia.

This training workshop is designed and delivered by leading Australian practitioners working on water resources modelling, including: Dr Tony Weber Alluvium Consulting, Dr Geoff PodgerCSIRO, Mr Pradeep Sharma MDBA, Mr Michel RaymondSeqwater. The various sessions in the day’s training will start with a brief introduction followed by case study work and worked examples, and end with a discussion and will have the following learning objectives.

1. Understand the range of contemporary river models available
2. Appreciate the strengths and limitations of river models
3. Find out how much you really need to know
4. See how you get the model you really need
5. Work out what you need – specialist staff, data, consultants
6. Learn how to assess model results

Target audience:

  • Water resources decision-makers, particularly in policy, technical and management roles.

This training comes at extra cost and is separately accessible to non-delegates of the congress also.

  • Delegate category
    Training fee*
  • IWA member
    €250
  • Non IWA member
    €360
  • IWA LIC member + Students
    €200
  • Non IWA LIC member + Students
    €290

*The Fee includes morning coffee/ tea, lunch and materials.

Read more about the training in the flyer and the programme

If you have further questions about the content of the training, please contact Trevor Pillar at tpillar@icewarm.com.au or through phone +61 448 944 545.

To register please follow the registration form for the congress and select this training. If you want to register for one of the Pre-Congress Trainings only, please click here to download and use the offline registration form.

This training is subject to change or cancellation in case of limited registrations by mid-September.


2016-10-09 08:30:00 2016-10-09 10:30:00Australia/BrisbaneRiver Modelling for Decision Makers River Modelling for Decision Makers Room P4IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
 

Organiser: ICEWaRM – International centre of Excellence in Water Resources Management Chair: Dr Tony Weber, Alluvium/ICE WaRM, Australia.

This training workshop is designed and delivered by leading Australian practitioners working on water resources modelling, including: Dr Tony Weber Alluvium Consulting, Dr Geoff PodgerCSIRO, Mr Pradeep Sharma MDBA, Mr Michel RaymondSeqwater. The various sessions in the day’s training will start with a brief introduction followed by case study work and worked examples, and end with a discussion and will have the following learning objectives.

1. Understand the range of contemporary river models available
2. Appreciate the strengths and limitations of river models
3. Find out how much you really need to know
4. See how you get the model you really need
5. Work out what you need – specialist staff, data, consultants
6. Learn how to assess model results

Target audience:

  • Water resources decision-makers, particularly in policy, technical and management roles.

This training comes at extra cost and is separately accessible to non-delegates of the congress also.

  • Delegate category
    Training fee*
  • IWA member
    €250
  • Non IWA member
    €360
  • IWA LIC member + Students
    €200
  • Non IWA LIC member + Students
    €290

*The Fee includes morning coffee/ tea, lunch and materials.

Read more about the training in the flyer and the programme

If you have further questions about the content of the training, please contact Trevor Pillar at tpillar@icewarm.com.au or through phone +61 448 944 545.

To register please follow the registration form for the congress and select this training. If you want to register for one of the Pre-Congress Trainings only, please click here to download and use the offline registration form.

This training is subject to change or cancellation in case of limited registrations by mid-September.


2016-10-09 10:45:00 2016-10-09 12:30:00Australia/BrisbaneRiver Modelling for Decision Makers River Modelling for Decision Makers Room P4IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
 

Organiser: ICEWaRM – International centre of Excellence in Water Resources Management Chair: Dr Tony Weber, Alluvium/ICE WaRM, Australia.

This training workshop is designed and delivered by leading Australian practitioners working on water resources modelling, including: Dr Tony Weber Alluvium Consulting, Dr Geoff PodgerCSIRO, Mr Pradeep Sharma MDBA, Mr Michel RaymondSeqwater. The various sessions in the day’s training will start with a brief introduction followed by case study work and worked examples, and end with a discussion and will have the following learning objectives.

1. Understand the range of contemporary river models available
2. Appreciate the strengths and limitations of river models
3. Find out how much you really need to know
4. See how you get the model you really need
5. Work out what you need – specialist staff, data, consultants
6. Learn how to assess model results

Target audience:

  • Water resources decision-makers, particularly in policy, technical and management roles.

This training comes at extra cost and is separately accessible to non-delegates of the congress also.

  • Delegate category
    Training fee*
  • IWA member
    €250
  • Non IWA member
    €360
  • IWA LIC member + Students
    €200
  • Non IWA LIC member + Students
    €290

*The Fee includes morning coffee/ tea, lunch and materials.

Read more about the training in the flyer and the programme

If you have further questions about the content of the training, please contact Trevor Pillar at tpillar@icewarm.com.au or through phone +61 448 944 545.

To register please follow the registration form for the congress and select this training. If you want to register for one of the Pre-Congress Trainings only, please click here to download and use the offline registration form.

This training is subject to change or cancellation in case of limited registrations by mid-September.


2016-10-09 13:45:00 2016-10-09 15:30:00Australia/BrisbaneRiver Modelling for Decision Makers River Modelling for Decision Makers Room P4IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Room P5 

Organisers: IWA Water Security and Safety Management Specialist Group

Chair: Bruno Nguyen, UNESCO International Hydrological Program, Paris – France

Contributor: Ilan Juran

How can water utilities get operational ready for crisis situation throug preparedness, Decision Support Tools, and Smart Water Systems?

In a context of global change, population growth, and increase of environmental risks, water utilities need to share experience and best practices in order to be best prepared against upcoming crisis situations, and to develop efficient resiliency for water services. Trainees will understand through practical cases and simulated exercise how they can be prepared and respond to extreme events, and how they can make use of the latest development in Smart Water Systems. Beyond the concepts and recommendations, special attention will also be given on how to improve mitigation and response by regularly practicing drills, and on the need for appropriate communication under stressed situations.

Target audience:

  • Engineers in charge of urban water services
  • Technicians in charge of urban water services
  • Decision-makers in charge of urban water services.
  • And Anyone who would want to know more about crisis management and Smart Systems.

This training comes at extra cost and is separately accessible to non-delegates of the congress also.

  • Delegate category
    Training fee*
  • IWA member
    €55
  • Non IWA member
    €7

*The Fee includes materials, but no catering is provided. At the venue there are cafés and restaurants are close to venue.

If you have further questions about the content of the training, please contact Bruno Nguyen at nguyenbruno@free.fr / b.nguyen@unesco.org or Ilan Juran: ij293@nyu.edu

To register please follow the registration form for the congress and select this training. If you want to register for one of the Pre-Congress Trainings only, please click here to download and use the offline registration form.

This training is subject to change or cancellation in case of limited registrations by mid-September.


2016-10-09 08:30:00 2016-10-09 10:30:00Australia/BrisbaneCrisis Management at Water Utilities: Concept, Preparedness and Latest Technology Development in Decision Support System using Artificial IntelligenceCrisis Management at Water Utilities: Concept, Preparedness and Latest Technology Development in Decision Support System using Artificial IntelligenceRoom P5IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
 

Organisers: IWA Water Security and Safety Management Specialist Group

Chair: Bruno Nguyen, UNESCO International Hydrological Program, Paris – France

Contributor: Ilan Juran

How can water utilities get operational ready for crisis situation throug preparedness, Decision Support Tools, and Smart Water Systems?

In a context of global change, population growth, and increase of environmental risks, water utilities need to share experience and best practices in order to be best prepared against upcoming crisis situations, and to develop efficient resiliency for water services. Trainees will understand through practical cases and simulated exercise how they can be prepared and respond to extreme events, and how they can make use of the latest development in Smart Water Systems. Beyond the concepts and recommendations, special attention will also be given on how to improve mitigation and response by regularly practicing drills, and on the need for appropriate communication under stressed situations.

Target audience:

  • Engineers in charge of urban water services
  • Technicians in charge of urban water services
  • Decision-makers in charge of urban water services.
  • And Anyone who would want to know more about crisis management and Smart Systems.

This training comes at extra cost and is separately accessible to non-delegates of the congress also.

  • Delegate category
    Training fee*
  • IWA member
    €55
  • Non IWA member
    €7

*The Fee includes materials, but no catering is provided. At the venue there are cafés and restaurants are close to venue.

If you have further questions about the content of the training, please contact Bruno Nguyen at nguyenbruno@free.fr / b.nguyen@unesco.org or Ilan Juran: ij293@nyu.edu

To register please follow the registration form for the congress and select this training. If you want to register for one of the Pre-Congress Trainings only, please click here to download and use the offline registration form.

This training is subject to change or cancellation in case of limited registrations by mid-September.


2016-10-09 10:45:00 2016-10-09 12:30:00Australia/BrisbaneCrisis Management at Water Utilities: Concept, Preparedness and Latest Technology Development in Decision Support System using Artificial IntelligenceCrisis Management at Water Utilities: Concept, Preparedness and Latest Technology Development in Decision Support System using Artificial IntelligenceRoom P5IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
 

Organisers: IWA Water Security and Safety Management Specialist Group

Chair: Bruno Nguyen, UNESCO International Hydrological Program, Paris – France

Contributor: Ilan Juran

How can water utilities get operational ready for crisis situation throug preparedness, Decision Support Tools, and Smart Water Systems?

In a context of global change, population growth, and increase of environmental risks, water utilities need to share experience and best practices in order to be best prepared against upcoming crisis situations, and to develop efficient resiliency for water services. Trainees will understand through practical cases and simulated exercise how they can be prepared and respond to extreme events, and how they can make use of the latest development in Smart Water Systems. Beyond the concepts and recommendations, special attention will also be given on how to improve mitigation and response by regularly practicing drills, and on the need for appropriate communication under stressed situations.

Target audience:

  • Engineers in charge of urban water services
  • Technicians in charge of urban water services
  • Decision-makers in charge of urban water services.
  • And Anyone who would want to know more about crisis management and Smart Systems.

This training comes at extra cost and is separately accessible to non-delegates of the congress also.

  • Delegate category
    Training fee*
  • IWA member
    €55
  • Non IWA member
    €7

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2016-10-09 13:45:00 2016-10-09 15:30:00Australia/BrisbaneCrisis Management at Water Utilities: Concept, Preparedness and Latest Technology Development in Decision Support System using Artificial IntelligenceCrisis Management at Water Utilities: Concept, Preparedness and Latest Technology Development in Decision Support System using Artificial IntelligenceRoom P5IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Room M3+M4 Organiser: IWA HQ How can we make the most out attending the Congress?
Introduction to IWA, the network, its staff, connect, the source and then guide the participants through the programme booklet, followed by guiding the delegates to “Make the most out of the Congress” by getting IWA members to providing tips and tricks and share lessons learned. This session will teach participatns how to make a success of their attendance, and help them reach their goals for attending
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2016-10-09 13:45:00 2016-10-09 15:30:00Australia/BrisbaneMake the most out of the Congress: First time Attendees Make the most out of the Congress: First time Attendees Room M3+M4IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Room M3+M4 Organiser: IWA HQ How can we make the most out attending the Congress?
Introduction to IWA, the network, its staff, connect, the source and then guide the participants through the programme booklet, followed by guiding the delegates to “Make the most out of the Congress” by getting IWA members to providing tips and tricks and share lessons learned. This session will teach participatns how to make a success of their attendance, and help them reach their goals for attending
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2016-10-09 13:45:00 2016-10-09 15:30:00Australia/BrisbaneMake the most out of the Congress: First time Attendees Make the most out of the Congress: First time Attendees Room M3+M4IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Room P1 
2016-10-09 08:30:00 2016-10-09 10:30:00Australia/BrisbanePerformance-Based Contracts - PBCs for improving utilities efficiencyPerformance-Based Contracts - PBCs for improving utilities efficiencyRoom P1IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
 
2016-10-09 10:45:00 2016-10-09 12:30:00Australia/BrisbanePerformance-Based Contracts - PBCs for improving utilities efficiencyPerformance-Based Contracts - PBCs for improving utilities efficiencyRoom P1IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
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2016-10-09 08:30:00 2016-10-09 10:30:00Australia/BrisbaneNRW Assessment and Management in Low and Middle Income CountriesNRW Assessment and Management in Low and Middle Income CountriesRoom P2IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
 
2016-10-09 10:45:00 2016-10-09 12:30:00Australia/BrisbaneNRW Assessment and Management in Low and Middle Income CountriesNRW Assessment and Management in Low and Middle Income CountriesRoom P2IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
 
2016-10-09 13:45:00 2016-10-09 15:30:00Australia/BrisbaneNRW Assessment and Management in Low and Middle Income CountriesNRW Assessment and Management in Low and Middle Income CountriesRoom P2IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org

Monday 10 October

09:00 - 09:45
Keynote Plenary
Coffee Break10:30 - 12:00
Session 1
Lunch13:30 - 15:00
Session 2
Coffee Break15:30 - 17:00
Session 3
Break17:15 - 18:00
Keynote Plenary
Great Hall Q2 Keynote John Thwaites, Professorial Fellow, Sustainability Institute, Monash University, Australia on: The Sustainable Development Goals: an opportunity too good to miss!

Introduced by Paul Greenfield, Emeritus Professor and former President, University of Queensland, Brisbane

Moderator Tom Williams, Director of Operations, IWA, The Hague

Panel members:
Marie-Ange Debon, Group Senior Executive Vice-President, CEO International Division, Suez, France
Steve Leung, Senior Vice-President and President Emerging Markets, Xylem Inc., Singapore
Anders Buur Baekgaard, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, VCS, Denmark
Trevor Bishop, Ofwat, the Economic Regulator of the Water Sector in England and Wales, London, UK

2016-10-10 09:00:00 2016-10-10 09:45:00Australia/BrisbaneThe Sustainable Development Goals: An Opportunity Too Good to Miss - John ThwaitesThe Sustainable Development Goals: An Opportunity Too Good to Miss - John ThwaitesGreat Hall Q2IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Chair: Richard Tsang
10:30 Introduction
10:35 Dewatering Optimization With In-Line And Real-Time Measurement Of Polymer Dose: Results From Full-Scale Treatment Plants Banu Ormeci CA Carleton University
10:55 Carbon Footprint Analysis Of Biosolids Disposal In The United States Daniel Nolasco US NOLASCO y Asociados S. A
11:15 Future Proof Decentralised Sludge Recycling: Pyreg Bert Geraats NL Eliquo Water & Energy B.V.
11:35 Free Nitrous Acid Pre-treatment Enhances Degradation Of Anaerobically Digested Sludge In Post Aerobic Digestion Qilin Wang AU The University of Queensland
11:55 Closing summary

2016-10-10 10:30:00 2016-10-10 12:00:00Australia/BrisbaneBiosolidsBiosolidsGreat Hall Q2IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Chair: Guoren Xu, Harbin Institute of Technology, CN
13:30 Introduction
13:35 Influence Of Silver Nanoparticles On Nutrient Removal And Microbial Communities In SBR Process At Long-term Exposure , Yujie Feng , CN Harbin Institute of Technology
13:55 Effect Of Foam On Temperature Prediction And Heat Recovery Potential From Biological Wastewater Treatment, Eveline Volcke, BE Ghent University
14:15 Primary Treatment To Optimize Secondary Biological Processes And Anaerobic Digestion , Dang Ho , CA Trojan Technologies
14:35 Proliferation Of Legionella Pneumophila In Activated Sludge Systems: Stimulating Factors And Control Strategies , Regina Nogueira , DE Leibniz Universität Hannover
14:55 Closing summary

2016-10-10 13:30:00 2016-10-10 15:00:00Australia/BrisbaneActivated Sludge ProcessesActivated Sludge ProcessesGreat Hall Q2IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Chair: Roger Ben Aim, Ifts, FR
15:30 Introduction
15:35 Soluble Microbial Products (SMPs) In A Submerged Anaerobic Membrane Bioreactor (SAMBR) Under Transient Load Conditions , David Stuckey , SG NTU, Singapore
15:55 Cell Entrapment As An Effective Way To Reduce Fouling In Membrane Bioreactor , Chaipon Juntawang, US North Dakota State University
16:15 The Research Activities Behind The Australian Validation Guidelines Of Membrane Bioreactors Used For Water Recycling. ,Pierre Le-Clech , AU UNSW Australia
16:35 Can Bio-entrapped Marine Sediment Membrane Bioreactor Improve The Treatment Of High Saline Pharmaceutical Wastewater? , How Yong Ng , SG National University of Singapore
16:55 Closing summary

2016-10-10 15:30:00 2016-10-10 17:00:00Australia/BrisbaneMembrane BioreactorsMembrane BioreactorsGreat Hall Q2IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
 Keynote Barbara Frost, Chief Executive, WaterAid, London, UK on: Ending extreme poverty: what do the SDGs mean for access to water, sanitation and hygiene?

Introduced by Jaime Baptista, Principal Investigator, Laboratorio Nacional de Engenhería Civil (LNEC), Lisbon, Portugal

Moderator Mark Pascoe, Chief Executive Officer, International Water Centre, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Panel members:
Arlinda Ibrahimllari, Korça Water Works Utility Albania (Chair, IWA Young Water Professionals)
Hon. Mlungisi (Lulu) Johnson, Head, Portfolio Committee on Water and Sanitation, Parliament of the Republic of South Africa, Cape Town, South Africa
Rudolf Frauendorfer, Lead Urban Development Specialist, Asian Development Bank, Manila
Silver Mugisha, Managing Director, National Water and Sewerage Corporation, Kampala, Uganda
Marcus Howard, Director, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene section, DFAT, Canberra, Australia

2016-10-10 17:15:00 2016-10-10 18:00:00Australia/BrisbaneEnding Extreme Poverty, What Do the SDGs Mean for Access to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene? - Barbara FrostEnding Extreme Poverty, What Do the SDGs Mean for Access to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene? - Barbara FrostGreat Hall Q2IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Room M1Chair: Stuart White, Institute for Sustainable Futures, AU
10:30 Introduction
10:35 A Key Issue In Developing Constructed Wetland-Microbial Fuel Cell (CW-MFC): Is The Separator Necessity? , Yaqian Zhao , IE University College Dublin, Ireland
10:55 Inducing Biomass Granulation To Achieve Improved Settleability In Biological Nutrient Removal (BNR) Processes , Julian Sandino , US CH2M
11:15 Energy Efficiency At Belgian Demo Cases Within The EU-project R3water, Marjoleine Weemaes, BE Aquafin nv
11:35 Smouldering: A Revolutionary Approach To Sludge Management , Ilje Pikaar , AU The School of Civil Engineering, The University of Queensland
11:55 Closing summary

2016-10-10 10:30:00 2016-10-10 12:00:00Australia/BrisbaneTechnology for Energy EfficiencyTechnology for Energy EfficiencyRoom M1IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Chair: Nobert Jardin, Ruhrverband, DE
13:30 Introduction
13:35 From Wastewater To Bioenergy: Reaching Energy Self-sufficiency In WWTPs , Zouhayr Arbib , ES FCC aqualia
13:55 Rebuilding A WWTP Into A Circular Economy , Theis Gadegaard , DK Krüger A/S
14:15 Management Tool To Assess, Benchmark And Support Energy Efficiency Actions In More Than 800 WWTP , Nuno Brôco , PT AdP Serviços
14:35 Evaluating Environmental Performance Of Operational Strategies At WWTPs , Magnus Arnell , SE SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden
14:55 Closing summary

2016-10-10 13:30:00 2016-10-10 15:00:00Australia/BrisbaneEnergy Efficient Integrated Plant DesignEnergy Efficient Integrated Plant DesignRoom M1IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Chairs: Willy Verstraete (Ghent Univeristy, BE) and Olaf van der Kolk (Aquaminerals, NL)
Can carbon recovery from water become a model for the whole water sector?
Exploring academic, utility, and technology provider experiences and approaches to carbon recovery, this workshop looks at technical issues, but also social, economic, market and other external factors influencing the successful uptake of innovative solutions. The speakers Marc Caligaris (SUEZ, FR); Chris Hertle (GHD, AU), Paul Jensen (University of Queensland, AU); Xiaohu Dai (National Engineering Research Center for Urban Pollution Control, CN); Nuno Brôco (Águas de Portugal Serviços, PT) will highlight inspiring success stories of value retention beyond carbon to energy within the water sector. Their insights on the ‘roadmap’ ahead will set up an interactive discussion to identify ‘out of the box’ solutions.

2016-10-10 15:30:00 2016-10-10 17:00:00Australia/BrisbaneCarbon Recovery from WaterCarbon Recovery from WaterRoom M1IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Room M2Chair: Josef Klinger, TZW, DE
10:30 Introduction
10:35 Production Of Biostable And Taste & Odor Free Drinking Water - A Multi-barrier Concept Pilot Testing In Singapore , Louis Wiart , DE Xylem Services GmbH
10:55 Office Building Drinking Water Microbiome Characterization By DNA- And RNA-based Methods , Jenni Inkinen , FI Aalto University
11:15 Simulation Of NOM Events In Pilot Plant Evaluation Of DAF/Ozone/BAC For Drinking Water Treatment , Yaode Yan , AU Hunter H2O Holdings Pty Limited
11:35 Investigation Into The Potential For Introducing Granular Activated Carbon Treatment When Updating Purification Plants , Taro Watanabe , JP Yokohama Waterworks Bureau
11:55 Closing summary

2016-10-10 10:30:00 2016-10-10 12:00:00Australia/BrisbaneDrinking Water I: NanofiltrationDrinking Water I: NanofiltrationRoom M2IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Chair: Marco Sheurer, TZW, DE
13:30 Introduction
13:35 Rapid And Complete As(III) Oxidation In A Rapid Sand Filter Bed Jink Gude NL TU Delft
13:55 Optimizing Nitrification In Biological Rapid Sand Filters For Drinking Water Production Hans-Jørgen Albrechtsen DK Technical University of Denmark, DTU
14:15 Optimisation Of Conventional Groundwater Treatment Systems For Achieving less than 1 µg/L Effluent Arsenic Concentration: Tips And Tricks From The Netherlands Arslan Ahmad NL KWR Water Cycle Research Institute
14:35 An Integrated System Approach To Operating Australia's First Iron And Manganese Removal Biological Treatment Plant Eric Vanweydeveld AU Power and Water Corporation
14:55 Closing summary

2016-10-10 13:30:00 2016-10-10 15:00:00Australia/BrisbaneDrinking Water II: Physical ProcessesDrinking Water II: Physical ProcessesRoom M2IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Chair: Guoren Xu, Harbin Institute of Technology, CN
15:30 Introduction
15:35 A Nitrosamines Survey In Drinking Water Systems Around China , Chao Chen , CN Tsinghua University
15:55 Proposition Of A Water Treatment Plant Quality Index Basing On The Fuzzy Logic , Marcelo Libanio , BR Federal University of Minas Gerais
16:15 Autonomous Intake Selection Optimisation Model For A Dual Source Drinking Water Treatment Plant , Edoardo Bertone , AU Griffith University
16:35 THM And HAA Formation From NOM In Raw And Treated Surface Waters ,Dan Golea , UK Cranfield University
16:55 Closing summary

2016-10-10 15:30:00 2016-10-10 17:00:00Australia/BrisbaneDrinking Water III: Physical Biosolid TreatmentDrinking Water III: Physical Biosolid TreatmentRoom M2IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Room M3Chair: Ioannis Alexiou, Scientists International, UK
10:30 Introduction
10:35 An Interdisciplinary Approach To Identify Adaptation Strategies That Enhance Flood Resilience And Urban Liveability Briony Rogers AU Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities, Monash University
10:55 Cities: Survival Of The Resilient John Batten US Arcadis
11:15 Building A Flood Resilient Brisbane Mark Tinnion AU Brisbane City Council
11:35 Joint Efforts To Create The Waterproof Recipe For Climate Adaptation In An Existing Urban Area Gerda Hald DK VCS Denmark
11:55 Closing summary

2016-10-10 10:30:00 2016-10-10 12:00:00Australia/BrisbaneClimate Change: Adaptation and ResilienceClimate Change: Adaptation and ResilienceRoom M3IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Chair: Francisco Cubillo (Canal de Isabel II Gestión, ES)
How can alternative water resources enhance resilient planning and management ?
Resilience should be accurately defined and quantified. New solutions to guarantee an appropriate supply service and contingency management should be supported by specific goals for resilience and efficiency. Speakers will explore approaches for resilience from different points of view, and then the audience will be invited to participate in reaching a redefinition of the new opportunities to implement resilience assessments in planning and management practices. Presentations by Helena Alegre (LNEC, PT); Greg Claydon (Western Australian Government, AU); Francisco Cubillo (Canal de Isabel II Gestión, ES); Mary Anne Dickinson (Alliance for Water Efficiency, US); Patricia Gómez (Canal de Isabel II Gestión, ES); Mooyoung Han (Seoul National University, KR); Roland Liemberger (Miya, AT); Xiaochang C. Wang (Xi'an University of Architecture & Technology, CN); Stuart White (Institute for Sustainable Futures, AU).

2016-10-10 13:30:00 2016-10-10 15:00:00Australia/BrisbaneTargeting and Measuring Resilience in Water ServiceTargeting and Measuring Resilience in Water ServiceRoom M3IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Chair: Raül Glotzbach (IWA)
Flood and drought management across scales, what is the road to resilience ?
How are current planning practices and tools used to ensure drought resilient? Can they be improved? Drought is a critical issue for integrated water resources management. Decision Support Systems for drought planning and management give decision makers an effective, systematic means of assessing current and future drought conditions, developing mitigation and response options to minimize economic stress, environmental losses, and social hardship. The workshop includes presentions from Paul Belz (QUU, AU), Dr. Sutat Weesakul (HAII, TH), and David Dreverman (Murray-Darling Basin Authority, AU), discussing how current planning practices and tools are used to ensure drought resilient solutions. The workshop concludes with a discussion with the audience on improving drought management in the future.

2016-10-10 15:30:00 2016-10-10 17:00:00Australia/BrisbaneDrought Resilient Water ManagementDrought Resilient Water ManagementRoom M3IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Room M4Chair: Guenter Hauber-Davidson, Water Group, AU
10:30 Introduction
10:35 The Climate Laboratory In Middelfart -- Urban Development By Climate Adaptation In Denmark Allan Bruus DK Middelfart Wastewater Utility
10:55 Beyond Benchmarking: A Water Sensitive Cities Index Chris Chesterfield AU Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities
11:15 The Location Choice Of Water Sensitive Urban Design Within A City: A Case Study Of Melbourne Martijn Kuller AU Monash University
11:35 Rainwater Harvesting In Australia For Water Supply And Urban Stream Restoration Benjamin Taylor AU CQUniversity
11:55 Closing summary

2016-10-10 10:30:00 2016-10-10 12:00:00Australia/BrisbaneTransition to Sustainable Cities of the Future ITransition to Sustainable Cities of the Future IRoom M4IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Chair: Guenter Hauber-Davidson, Water Group, AU
13:30 Introduction
13:35 Towards Water Sensitive Cities In Asia: An Interdisciplinary Journey Natalie Barron AU Monash University
13:55 Whether South-to-North Water Diversion Project Is A Sustainable Choice To Resolve Water Shortage In Northern China , Xiong Wei , CN Hohai University
14:15 An Economic Model To Identify The Economic And Lifestyle Benefits That Brisbane Derives From Its Creeks, River And Bay , Greg Tucker , AU Brisbane City Council
14:35 How Has Urban Metabolism Been Interpreted And Communicated? , Suzanne King , US FATHOM
14:55 Closing summary

2016-10-10 13:30:00 2016-10-10 15:00:00Australia/BrisbaneTransition to Sustainable Cities of the Future IITransition to Sustainable Cities of the Future IIRoom M4IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Chair: Rob Skinner, Monash University, AU
15:30 Introduction
15:35 Application Of Low Impact Stormwater Mitigation Techniques In Adapting To Climate Change Marla Maniquiz-Redillas KR
15:55 Urban Landscape Infrastructure Design In Water Sensitive Cities Taneha Kuzniecow Bacchin NL
16:15 Aura, The City Of Colour - Australia's Shining Example Of Widescale Integrated Water Cycle Management Tony Mcalister AU
16:35 A Selection Of Innovative Watercycle Management Projects In Brisbane Alan Hoban AU
16:55 Closing summary

2016-10-10 15:30:00 2016-10-10 17:00:00Australia/BrisbaneWater Sensitive Urban InfrastructuresWater Sensitive Urban InfrastructuresRoom M4IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Room M9Chair: Therese Flapper, ARUP, AU
10:30 Introduction
10:35 What Happened To Antibiotic Resistance Genes During Anaerobic Co-digestion Of Food Waste And Sewage Sludge Based On Microwave Pretreatment? Yuansong Wei CN Chinese academy of sciences
10:55 Multi-phase Distribution Of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) In The Songhua River, Northeastern China Fansheng Meng CN Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences
11:15 Pressure Assisted Forward Osmosis For Treating Reverse Osmosis Concentrate From Water Reclamation Plant Shahzad Jamil AU University of Technology Sydany
11:35 Beneficial Use Of Coal Seam Water For Agriculture In Queensland, Australia. David Monckton AU University of Queensland
11:55 Closing summary

2016-10-10 10:30:00 2016-10-10 12:00:00Australia/BrisbaneWater and Waste Management in AgroindustriesWater and Waste Management in AgroindustriesRoom M9IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Chair: Ioannis Alexiou, Scientists International, UK
13:30 Introduction
13:35 A Holistic Approach To Water Supply Network Operation - Using Desalination To Improve Cost Efficiency Amelia Jewell AU Seqwater
13:55 The Improvement Of The Supply Chain Performance Of The Société Wallonne Des Eaux Leads To Optimised Operational Cost Control Philippe Boury BE La Société wallonne des eaux
14:15 Benefits Of Implementing Water Safety Plans In A High Resource Setting Such As The Netherlands Ans Versteegh NL RIVM
14:35 Distribution Of Microbes Among Different Phases In An Unchlorinated Drinking Water Distribution System Gang Liu NL Delft University of Technology / Oasen DrinkWater
14:55 Closing summary

2016-10-10 13:30:00 2016-10-10 15:00:00Australia/BrisbaneAdvances in the Supply Chain, Environmental and Industrial Biotechnology IAdvances in the Supply Chain, Environmental and Industrial Biotechnology IRoom M9IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Chair: Ana Lahnam, Uiversity of BATH, UK
15:30 Introduction
15:35 Treatment Of Selenite-containing Wastewater With High Salinity By The Activated Sludge Process Satoshi Soda JP Osaka University
15:55 Assessing The Impact Of Water Treatments On Microbial Ecology In Pilot Drinking Water Distribution Systems Gang Liu NL Delft University of Technology / Oasen DrinkWater
16:15 Global Perspectives On Activated Sludge Community Composition Analyzed Using 16S RRNA Amplicon Sequencing Marta Nierychlo DK Aalborg University
16:35 Treatment Of Wastewater By Pond Technology Using Granular Sludge Rania Hamza CA University of Calgary
16:55 Closing summary

2016-10-10 15:30:00 2016-10-10 17:00:00Australia/BrisbaneAdvances in the Supply Chain, Environmental and Industrial Biotechnology IIAdvances in the Supply Chain, Environmental and Industrial Biotechnology IIRoom M9IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Room M0Chair: Stanley Liphdazi, WRC, ZM
10:30Introduction
10:35Comparison Of Struvite And Hydroxyapatite Precipitation For Phosphate Removal In Wastewater From Potato And Vegetable In Boudewijn Meesschaert BE KU Leuven
10:55Performance Of Anammox On Anaerobically Pre-treated Sewage: A Pilot Study On The Influence Of The Pretreatment Maxime Rattier AU The University of Queensland
11:15The Role Of Water In The Hydrogen Economy Frank Oesterholt NL KWR Watercycle Research Institute
11:35Macro-scale Urban Hydrological Performance Indicators Marguerite Renouf AU University of Queensland
11:55Closing summary

2016-10-10 10:30:00 2016-10-10 12:00:00Australia/BrisbaneResource EfficiencyResource EfficiencyRoom M0IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Chair: Jiangyong Hu, National University of Singapore, SG
13:30Introduction
13:35Evaluation Of Resource Recovery Potential From Industrial Wastewaters Bruce Jefferson UK Cranfield University
13:55 Coupling Of Mg0/Pd0 Mediated Reduction And Bacterial Oxidation For Detoxification Of Endosulfan Sumathi Suresh IN Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
14:15 Distribution Of Pharmaceutically Active Compounds In Clinical Wastewater From Hospital Effluent In Japan Takashi Azuma JP Osaka University of Pharmaceutical Sciences
14:35 Quantification Of Flame Retardants From Environmental Samples And Evaluation Of Its Effect On Zebrafish By Metabolomics Ryan De Sotto KR Korea University
14:55 Closing summary

2016-10-10 13:30:00 2016-10-10 15:00:00Australia/BrisbaneWater and Waste Management in Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals IWater and Waste Management in Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals IRoom M0IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Chair: Bruce Jefferson, Cranfield University, UK
15:30 Introduction
15:35 Accelerated Establishment Of Biocathode By Polarity Inversion For Efficient Degradation Of Nitrobenzene And Azo Dye AO7 , Hui Yun , CN Key Laboratory of Environmental Biotechnology, Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences
15:55 Optimization Of Cost By HRT For Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) Treating Antibiotic Production Wastewater , Dawei Yu , CN Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences
16:15 In-sewer Biotransformation Of Common Pharmaceuticals , Ludwika Nieradzik , AU The University of Queensland
16:35 Simulating Pesticides In Urban Runoff: Model Development And Evaluation , Ting Tang , BE Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)
16:55 Closing summary

2016-10-10 15:30:00 2016-10-10 17:00:00Australia/BrisbaneWater and Waste Management in Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals IIWater and Waste Management in Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals IIRoom M0IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Room P1Chair: Tsair-Fuh Lin, National Cheng Kung University, TW
10:30 Introduction
10:35 GISMOWA -- GIS Assisted Monitoring Of Drinking Water Quality Martin Rygaard DK Technical University of Denmark
10:55 Enhancing Biological Stability Of Drinking Water By Using Membrane Filtration As A Post-treatment Step Bert van der Wal NL Evides
11:15 Evaluating The Chemical Stability In Drinking Water Distribution System By Corrosivity And Precipitation Potential Baoyou Shi CN Chinese Academy of Sciences
11:35 High-Efficient And Green Phosphate Scavengers For Phosphorus-Starvation Antibacteria Jiaojie He CN State Key Laboratory of Urban Water Resource and Environment (SKLUWRE)
11:55 Closing summary

2016-10-10 10:30:00 2016-10-10 12:00:00Australia/BrisbaneDrinking Water Quality and Health Drinking Water Quality and Health Room P1IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Chair: Zdravka Do Quang, SUEZ, FR
13:30 Introduction
13:35 Formation Of Toxic Iodinated Moieties From Degradation Of Iodinated Contrast Media By Combination Of UV And Chlorinated , Sebastien Allard , AU Curtin University
13:55 Investigating Mechanism Underlying Removal Of Trichloramine With Super-powdered Activated Carbon , Miki Sakuma , JP National Institute of Technology, Kisarazu Colledge
14:15 Reframing Risk: A New Method For Identifying Improvement Through Control And Threat Analysis , Shona Fitzgerald , AU Sydney Water
14:35 Bow Tie Analysis In The Water Industry , Annalisa Contos , AU Atom Consulting
14:55 Closing summary

2016-10-10 13:30:00 2016-10-10 15:00:00Australia/BrisbaneDrinking Water & Chemical Risk Assessment Drinking Water & Chemical Risk Assessment Room P1IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Chair: Mi-Hyun Park, UMassAmherst, USA
15:30 Introduction
15:35 Toxic Cyanobacteria In Source Water: A Global Treatment Challenge , Arash Zamyadi , AU University of New South Wales
15:55 Monitoring, Predicting, Preventing And Controlling Of (toxic) Cyanobacteria Blooms In Lakes And Reservoirs , Lisa Brand , NL LG SONIC
16:15 Calibration & Validation Of Algal In Situ Fluorescence Probes For Source Monitoring Florence Choo AU UNSW Australia
16:35 A Pollution Source Assessment Tool For Sydney's Drinking Water Catchments , Ben Scott , AU WaterNSW
16:55 Closing summary

2016-10-10 15:30:00 2016-10-10 17:00:00Australia/Brisbane Diffuse Pollution and Cyanobacterial Blooms Diffuse Pollution and Cyanobacterial Blooms Room P1IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Room P2Chair: Alan Hoban, Bligh Tanner, Australia
Citizens Juries – can (and should) water professionals trust the community to make good water management decisions ?
Community wants, and many utilities are moving to ‘customer-led’ strategies. Some cities are using participatory democracy approaches such as citizens’ juries to make decisions about everything from capital budget programs to waste management strategies. How effective have these programs been? Should they be used in decision making about water planning? What impact does this have on the role of the water expert? The workshop will provide an overview of participatory decision making strategies; examine the shift to a customer focus in water utilities; consider benefits and challenges of applying these practices. Speakers include Professor Kelly Fielding (University of Queensland, AU).

2016-10-10 10:30:00 2016-10-10 12:00:00Australia/BrisbanePutting the community at the centre of decision makingPutting the community at the centre of decision makingRoom P2IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Chairs: Zoran Vojinovic (UNESCO-IHE) and Pritha Hariram (IWA)

How do we improve resilience to disaster for coastal regions?

Carefully planned and implemented adaptative risk management strategies are a valuable way of reducing disaster risk, while protecting socio-economic and environmental assets by using a holistic approach.In this workshop the knowledge and experiences gained from the PEARL project (Preparing for Extreme And Rare events in coastaL regions), will be shared and discussed. It will provide an opportunity for water managers across sectors (utilities, authorities, academia, technical experts) to discuss and explore strategies that can better contribute to build resilience to disastrous hydrometeorological events, such as floods. Discussion will include our experiences and findings from PEARL case studies (across the EU and outside).

There will be a panel discussion with Prof. Zoran Vojinovic (UNESCO-IHE, NL), Prof. Christos Makropoulos (NTUA, GR) and Dr. Sutat Weesakul (Hydro and Agro Informatics Institute, TH) followed by roundtable discussions. This workshop will 1) provide an opportunity to identify a common ground on the perception of extreme events to guide the planning and preparedness for such events; and 2) how resilience measures can be applied and be effective in coastal communities to address the cascading effects of floods.

We highly encourage you to register here, as space is limited.

Three copies of the book that describes the PEARL approach will be made available to the more interested participants.

Don’t forget to mark the date of the PEARL Knowledge base platform demonstration event which will happen on Tuesday, 11 October, 15.30-17.30, Room M8. This demonstration will be an opportunity to get inputs and feedback from experts to better assess the vulnerability of your city to floods and identify resilience measures. We kindly ask participants to bring their own laptop if possible. Registration is not required.

2016-10-10 13:30:00 2016-10-10 15:00:00Australia/BrisbaneBuilding climate resilience in coastal areas (PEARL)Building climate resilience in coastal areas (PEARL)Room P2IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Chair: Gertjan Medema (KWR, NL)
How does QMRA support water safety management? QMRA is embedded in the water guidelines of the WHO and of several countries. This workshop will review experiences with applying QMRA, discuss strengths and limitations, best practices and next steps to better support water safety management. To set the scene, Susan Petterson (Water & Health, AU), discusses lessons learned when applying QMRA from the WHO perspective; Jean Francois Loret (Suez, FR) discusses the utility perspective; and David Cunliffe (Department of Health, AU) addresses the regulatory perspective. Presentations are followed by a facilitated debate between utility and government professionals on how QMRA can be applied today, and to guide the future application and development of the WHO’s guidelines.

2016-10-10 15:30:00 2016-10-10 17:00:00Australia/BrisbaneQuantitative Microbiological Risk Assessment for Safe Water (Re)use Quantitative Microbiological Risk Assessment for Safe Water (Re)use Room P2IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Room P3Chair: Katerina Schilling, IAWD, AT
10:30 Introduction
10:35 Catchment Management: A Local And Global Challenge Cameron Wearing US Seqwater
10:55 Reporting On The Condition And Benefits Of Waterways To Drive Management Actions. James Udy AU Healthy Waterways
11:15 Finding The Right Balance: Science/policy/stakeholder Partnership To Provide Water For The Community And The Environment Andrew Mcdougall AU Department of Natural Resources and Mines
11:35Transforming Stony Creek: Delivering Livability In Melbourne Dan O'Halloran Au Alluvium
11:55 Closing summary

2016-10-10 10:30:00 2016-10-10 12:00:00Australia/BrisbaneIntegrated Water Resources Management-Governance AspectsIntegrated Water Resources Management-Governance AspectsRoom P3IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Chair: Shafick Adams, Water Research Commission, SA
13:30 Introduction
13:35 Norman Creek 2012-2031 Master Plan: From Planning To The Challenges Of Implementation. Greg Tucker AU Brisbane City Council
13:55 Joint Catchment Protection Knud Søndergaard DK Odense Municipality
14:15 Decision Support Tools For Integrated Water Resources Planning, Management And Operation Verno Jonker ZA Aurecon
14:35 A Catchment Perspective On Planning For Excess Recycled Water Release On The Gold Coast Anna Hollingsworth AU City of Gold Coast
14:55 Closing summary

2016-10-10 13:30:00 2016-10-10 15:00:00Australia/BrisbaneIntegrated Water Resources Management-Case StudiesIntegrated Water Resources Management-Case StudiesRoom P3IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Chair: Anik Bhaduri
15:30 Introduction
15:35 PSI Drentsche Aa: Pesticide Scene Investigation Theodorus Vlaar NL Watercompany Groningen
15:55 Characteristics Of Adsorption Of Cesium (Cs) In Solution Using Carbonized Rice Hull And Beech Sawdust Asa Miura JP University of Fukui
16:15 Understanding Pollutant Generation To Support Predictions Of Pollutant Hotspots In A Low Intensity Rainfall Climate Aisling O'Sullivan NZ University of Canterbury
16:35 Retention Of Metals In Various Components Of A Newly Constructed Root-channel Wetland (China) From Source Water Weidong Wang CN Chinese Academy of Sciences
16:55 Closing summary

2016-10-10 15:30:00 2016-10-10 17:00:00Australia/BrisbaneWater Quality RestorationWater Quality RestorationRoom P3IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Room P4Chair: Eveline Volcke
10:30 Introduction
10:35 Potential Use Of Fluorescence To Indicate Physicochemical Properties Of DOM In Water And Wastewater Treatment Systems Kang Xiao CN University of Chinese Academy of Sciences
11:15 Reagent-free Measurement Of Nitrate, Nitrite And COD In Waste Water Treatment Plants And In The Laboratory Frank Honold DE Xylem - WTW GmbH
11:35 Clean Water Monitoring (CWM) Project Pauline Perdaems CH SIG (Geneva Water)
11:55 Closing summary

2016-10-10 10:30:00 2016-10-10 12:00:00Australia/BrisbanePutting the community at the center of decision makingPutting the community at the center of decision makingRoom P4IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Chair: Enrique Cabrera - Rochera, ITA - Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, ES
13:30 Introduction
13:35 Water And Energy Integrated Planning And Capacity Building , Steven Kenway , AU The University of Queensland
13:55 Energy Implications Of The Millennium Drought On The Urban Water Cycles In Southeast Australian Cities , Steven Kenway , AU The University of Queensland
14:15 Reducing Energy Use For Water Supply To Urban China's High-rises , Kate Smith , CN Tsinghua University
14:35 Utilization Of Renewable Energy In Metropolitan Waterworks , Toshihiko Tanaka , JP Bureau of Waterworks, Tokyo Metropolitan Government
14:55 Closing summary

2016-10-10 13:30:00 2016-10-10 15:00:00Australia/Brisbane Water and Energy Nexus Water and Energy NexusRoom P4IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Chair: Richard Tsang, CDM Smith Inc., NL
15:30 Introduction
15:35 Effects Of Co-digestion On Biogas Quantity And Quality At An Australian Municipal WWTP Jennifer Dreyfus AU Allwater
15:55 Biogas Upgrading And Methanation Projects Facilitates An Energy Producing WWTP Dines Thornberg DK BIOFOS
16:15 Effects Of Biomass Addition On Organic Composition Of Supernatant In Sludge Digestion Process Ryoko Yamamoto-Ikemoto JP Graduate School of Natural Science & Technology, Kanazawa University
16:35 Core Fermentative-methanogenic Microbiota Of Biomethane Producing Systems Yu Tao UK Imperial College London
16:55 Closing summary

2016-10-10 15:30:00 2016-10-10 17:00:00Australia/BrisbaneBiogas, Co-digestion and Co-generationBiogas, Co-digestion and Co-generationRoom P4IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Room P5 Chair: Ignaz Worm Isle Utilities, UK
The Emerging Technologies & Innovation TAG-forum: Start-up tech companies specially selected to present cutting edge solutions for the topics ‘Water reuse to desalination’ & ‘Smart networks, making them work’. Chair: Ignaz Worm, Managing Director Isle Utilities Start up’s: Clear Water Science – Memfree: Removes pollutants from water, by Vivian Robinson; Emefcy - MABR: Produces electricity directly from the treatment of different types of wastewater, by Ely Cohen; Hydro-dis: Water disinfection technique that uses the electrocatalytic break down, by Mark Carey

2016-10-10 10:30:00 2016-10-10 12:00:00Australia/BrisbaneEmerging Technologies and InnovationEmerging Technologies and InnovationRoom P5IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Chair: Simon Bunn, Suez, NZ
13:30 Introduction
13:35 Making Australian Groundwater Data Accessible: The Value Of Collaboration Eloise Nation AU Bureau of Meteorology
13:55 Developing Water Accounts For Australia Using The United Nations System Of Environmental-Economic Accounting (SEEA) Mark Lound AU Australian Bureau of Statistics
14:15 Updating Australia's Atlas Of Groundwater Dependant Ecosystems Eloise Nation AU Bureau of Meteorology
14:35 Efforts Of System Optimization Of Information Systems In The Bureau Of Sewerage, Tokyo Metropolitan Government Kazunori Harada JP Tokyo Metropolitan Government
14:55 Closing summary

2016-10-10 13:30:00 2016-10-10 15:00:00Australia/BrisbaneData and Information TechnologyData and Information TechnologyRoom P5IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Chair: Peter Vanrolleghem, Université Laval, CA
15:30 Introduction
15:35 Two-phase Flow CFD Simulation Of Hydrodynamics Coupled With Biological Reactions In An Aerated Biological Reactor Javier Climent ES UNIVERSITAT JAUME I
15:55 Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics -- An Innovative Method For Solving Fluid Dynamics Problems In Urban Water Management Wolfgang Rauch AT University of Innsbruck/Unit of Environmental Engineering
16:15 DAnCE4Water - A Collaborative Decision Support Tool To Test Urban Water Management Strategies Christian Urich AU Monash Water for Liveability Centre, CRC for Water Sensitive Cities, Monash University
16:35 Integrated Water Distribution System Modelling: Two Case-studies From Poland Patryk Wójtowicz PL Wrocław University of Technology
16:55 Closing summary

2016-10-10 15:30:00 2016-10-10 17:00:00Australia/BrisbaneModelling and Systems AnalysisModelling and Systems AnalysisRoom P5IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Carreer Development Hub Organiser: International WaterCentre
Chair: Dr. Andre Taylor, International WaterCentre, Australia
How to drive positive change through building leadership capacity in the water sector?
Advancing integrated and innovative solutions in the water sector often involves managing complex or wicked problems. Driving positive change in the sector requires skilled leadership; leadership to influence change, build partnerships, anticipate and plan for change, and also to lead high-performing, cross-boundary and multidisciplinary teams. In this session, the International WaterCentre, with its reputation as a global leader in the design and delivery of leadership development products in the water sector, will provide practical guidance on how to build leadership capacity at an individual, team, organisational and/or regional level. Sign up by checking the box in the registration form.

2016-10-10 10:30:00 2016-10-10 12:00:00Australia/BrisbaneBuilding leadership in the water sectorBuilding leadership in the water sectorCarreer Development HubIWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
 Organiser: IWA and The Source magazine
Chair: James Workman The Source Magazine, US
You were trained to write dry, impersonal abstracts for a 3-person peer review panel. Now discover how to reach everyone else. This refreshingly practical workshop will show you how your ideas can draw an audience of tens of thousands. By the end you will grasp the need to create a narrative, write a catchy title, and hook readers on the first sentence, paragraph, and question at the heart of each story. You will be challenged and helped to complete and submit a concise, clear, and compelling blog to IWA for publication in the weeks following the Congress.

How to influence the Water sector With Your Story: Blog writing Organiser: IWA and The Source Magazine Chair: James Workman, The Source Magazine, USA
A practical learning session on how to communicate your ideas through blog writing. The participants will gain an understanding of the importance of creating a narrative and practically learn how to write a catchy title, and brilliant first paragraph of a blog. The participants will be challenged to finish and submit the blog to IWA for publishing during the weeks after the congress.

2016-10-10 13:30:00 2016-10-10 15:00:00Australia/BrisbaneThe Curious Power of Story: How to win friends, persuade heroes, and influence outcomes with narrativeThe Curious Power of Story: How to win friends, persuade heroes, and influence outcomes with narrativeCarreer Development HubIWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Sky Room Building resilience to drought and scarcity requires global leadership. We have an unprecedented opportunity to act on water scarcity and drought at the world’s first multi-stakeholder Water Scarcity & Drought Summit 2016. The Summit will engage and challenge 200 leaders from the private and the public sector including ministers, business leaders, scientists and civil society on new ways of collaboration between countries, industries and sectors to address water scarcity and drought.
2016-10-10 10:30:00 2016-10-10 12:00:00Australia/BrisbaneWater Scarcity and Drought SummitWater Scarcity and Drought SummitSky RoomIWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
 Building resilience to drought and scarcity requires global leadership. We have an unprecedented opportunity to act on water scarcity and drought at the world’s first multi-stakeholder Water Scarcity & Drought Summit 2016. The Summit will engage and challenge 200 leaders from the private and the public sector including ministers, business leaders, scientists and civil society on new ways of collaboration between countries, industries and sectors to address water scarcity and drought.
2016-10-10 13:30:00 2016-10-10 15:00:00Australia/BrisbaneWater Scarcity and Drought SummitWater Scarcity and Drought SummitSky RoomIWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
 Building resilience to drought and scarcity requires global leadership. We have an unprecedented opportunity to act on water scarcity and drought at the world’s first multi-stakeholder Water Scarcity & Drought Summit 2016. The Summit will engage and challenge 200 leaders from the private and the public sector including ministers, business leaders, scientists and civil society on new ways of collaboration between countries, industries and sectors to address water scarcity and drought.
2016-10-10 15:30:00 2016-10-10 17:00:00Australia/BrisbaneWater Scarcity and Drought SummitWater Scarcity and Drought SummitSky RoomIWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Room S1 OPENING PLENARY
10:15–10:50MC: Seamus Parker, Queensland Treasury Corporation, AU
The interdependence between regulatory functions and the relationship of regulators to service providers, governments and citizens, are of increasing importance in the context of resilient cities and water systems at large. This year leaders of regulatory authorities from all regions gather to progress in the implementation of the Lisbon Charter and build a strategy for its application in this context, contributing to better integrate public policy and regulation in the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals, UN 2016-2030. Following the welcome of the Master of Ceremony, the Forum will commence with words from Jaime Baptista (National Laboratory of Civil Engineering, PT) on the “Lisbon Charter: challenges, expectations and responsibilities for water regulators and other stakeholders”; and keynote presentation by Ron Ben-David (Essential Services Commission of Victoria, AU) on the “New framework for the water industry – changes towards resilience”.

SESSION 1
10:50 – 12:10Chair: David Cunliffe, South Australia Department of Health, AU
Decaying infrastructure and the duty to extend service provision, with rapidly evolving economies, demographics and health requirements are today’s main challenges for water, sanitation and wastewater treatment. Sound economic regulatory frameworks, enforcement regimes and better asset management practices are needed to encourage long-term infrastructure resilience keeping services running. This session will also explore the tools being used to deal with these challenges, e.g. financial, incentives for non-infrastructure solutions, tariff design and value sharing infrastructure investments. The session will commence with an inspirational speech by the Chairman and continue with presentations and roundtable discussions led by Maria Sonabel S. Anarna (Department of Health, PH); Alan Sutherland (Water Industry Commission for Scotland, UK); Dan Spiller (Seqwater, AU); Pranav S. Joshi (National Environment Agency, SG); concluding with an open plenary discussion and key messages for resilient cities and water systems at large.

2016-10-10 10:30:00 2016-10-10 12:00:00Australia/Brisbane3rd International Water Regulators Forum - Public Policy And Regulation For Resilient Water Systems3rd International Water Regulators Forum - Public Policy And Regulation For Resilient Water SystemsRoom S1IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
 Balancing resilience while ensuring affordable services
Chair: Darryl Day Northern Territory Water Directorate, AU
Mitigation measures and environmental regulations are increasing costs and challenging sustainable, reliable services, as well as public trust. Connecting regulations for drinking water and sanitation, and those for environmental safeguarding of water sources is needed, but building resilience cannot become an obstacle to the progressive realization of these human rights. The session commences with Hon. Mlungisi Johnson (Chairperson of Portfolio Committee on Water and Sanitation, Parliament of the Republic of South Africa, SA), and continue with presentations and roundtable discussions led by David Johnston (Queensland Treasury Corporation, AU); Richard Khaldi (OFWAT, UK); Alberto Biancardi (AEEGSI, IT and WAREG); Peter Njaggah (WASREB, KE); concluding with an open plenary discussion.

2016-10-10 13:30:00 2016-10-10 15:00:00Australia/Brisbane3rd International Water Regulators Forum - Public Policy And Regulation For Resilient Water Systems3rd International Water Regulators Forum - Public Policy And Regulation For Resilient Water SystemsRoom S1IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
 SESSION 3
15:30 – 16:50Chair: Jaime Baptista, National Laboratory of Civil Engineering, PT
Adapting to continuous pressures requires appropriate institutional arrangements at different scales and across governance levels. A new set of flexible capacities, multi-stakeholder planning, risk management and engagement tools are needed. This session will review different approaches taken at various governance levels to build resilience in their systems, the gaps and the opportunities with other sectors and stakeholders. The session will commence with an inspirational speech by Paulo Marcelo (ERSAR, PT) and continue with presentations and roundtable discussions led by Kelvin Chitumbo (NWASCO, ZM and ESAWAS); Kevin Parks (Alberta Energy Regulator, CA); Kazuhisa Matsuda (Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, JP); Zelmira Mackova (Ministry of Agriculture, CZ); concluding with an open plenary discussion and key messages for resilient cities and water systems at large.

CLOSING PLENARY
16:50 – 17:00Chair: Carolina Latorre, IWA, CL
The Forum will finalize in a closing panel discussion with the programme committee members Darryl Day (Northern Territory Water Directorate, AU), Trevor Bishop (OFWAT, UK), David Cunliffe (South Australia Department of Health, AU) and Seamus Parker (Queensland Treasury Corporation, AU).

2016-10-10 15:30:00 2016-10-10 17:00:00Australia/Brisbane3rd International Water Regulators Forum - Public Policy And Regulation For Resilient Water Systems3rd International Water Regulators Forum - Public Policy And Regulation For Resilient Water SystemsRoom S1IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org

Tuesday 11 October

09:00 - 09:45
Keynote Plenary
Coffee Break10:30 - 12:00
Session 1
Lunch13:30 - 15:00
Session 2
Coffee Break15:30 - 17:00
Session 3
Break17:15 - 18:00
Oxford Debate
20:00 - 00:00
Brisbane Night
Great Hall Q2 Introduction by Jonathan McKeown, Chief Executive, Australian Water Association

Keynote James P. Lynch, Deputy Director General, Pacific Regional Department, Asian Development Bank, Manila, Philippines on: Managing Water Security in a Rapidly Urbanising Environment

Moderators: Corinne Trommsdorff, IWA, and Rob Skinner, Professor, Monash University, and Director and CEO, Monash Water and Liveability, Monash University, Australia

Panel members:
Mark Fletcher, Global Water Leader, Arup, UK
Junbiao (David) Ji, Vice-President, Poten, China
Mr Babacar Mbengue, first deputy-Mayor of the city of Dakar, Sénégal
Trine Staussgaard Munk, Project Manager, Ramboll, Copenhagen, Denmark
Peter Ng Joo Hee, CEO Public Utilities Board, Singapore

2016-10-11 09:00:00 2016-10-11 09:45:00Australia/BrisbaneManaging Water Security in a Rapidly Urbanising Environment - James P. LynchManaging Water Security in a Rapidly Urbanising Environment - James P. LynchGreat Hall Q2IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Chair: Mark van Loosdrecht, TU Delft, NL
10:30 Introduction
10:35 Mainstream Deammonification With AnitaMox Process Hannah Lockie FR Veolia
10:55 Mainstream Deammonification At The Western Treatment Plant Janelle Watson AU Melbourne Water Corporation
11:15 Systems With Anammox For Mainstream Wastewater Treatment; Pilot Scale Studies Elzbieta Plaza SE Royal Institute of Technology
11:35 Full-scale Mainstream Deammonification For Sustainable Nitrogen Removal And Energy Optimization In Wastewater Treatment Julian Sandino US CH2M
11:55 Closing summary

2016-10-11 10:30:00 2016-10-11 12:00:00Australia/BrisbaneBiological Treatment I: Mainstream AmxBiological Treatment I: Mainstream AmxGreat Hall Q2IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Chair: Per Halkjær Nielsen, Aalborg University, DK
13:30 Introduction
13:35 Bioelectrochemical Nitrogen Removal As A Polishing Mechanism For Domestic Wastewater Treated Effluents Elisa Sander AU AWMC/UQ
13:55 Evaluation Of The Microalgae-based Activated Sludge (MAAS) Process For Municipal Wastewater Treatment On Pilot Scale Sebastian SchwedeSE Mälardalen University
14:15 Methane Anaerobic Oxidation Coupled To Sulfate Reduction By Consortium Enrichment From Anaerobic Sludge Lin Li CN Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences,CAS
14:35 Assessment Of Wastewater Treatment And Energy Recovery Through Cultivation Of Microalgae Ignacio De Godos ES FCC aqualia
14:55 Closing summary

2016-10-11 13:30:00 2016-10-11 15:00:00Australia/BrisbaneBiological Treatment II: Novel Biological Treatment Concepts Biological Treatment II: Novel Biological Treatment Concepts Great Hall Q2IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Chair: Per Halkjær Nielsen, Aalborg University, DK
15:30 Introduction
15:35 Effect Of SBR Feeding Strategy And Feed Composition On AGS Stability In The Treatment Of A Simulated Textile Wastewater Rita Franca PT Instituto Superior Técnico, ULisboa
15:55 Treatment Of A Chemical Industry Wastewater Aiming At Reuse By Integrating Biofilm And Membrane Separation Processes Joao Bassin BR Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
16:15 Biological Technologies For High-strength Wastewater Treatment Rania Hamza CA The University of Calgary
16:35 Two-Phase Partitioning Bioreactors Applied To Colour Removal From Real Textile Wastewater Maria Concetta Tomei IT Water Research Institute CNR
16:55 Closing summary

2016-10-11 15:30:00 2016-10-11 17:00:00Australia/BrisbaneBiological Treatment III: Biotreatment of Textile/Chemical WWBiological Treatment III: Biotreatment of Textile/Chemical WWGreat Hall Q2IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
 Special address by H.E. the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bhutan

OXFORD Debate on Potable Reuse
Introduced by: Jörg E. Drewes
, Chair, IWA water reuse specialist group

Moderator: Robert Bos, Senior Advisor, IWA

Debaters:

PRO
- Singapore
- Pritha Hariram, IWA (tbc)
- YWP

AGAINST
- Hongmei Wu, Chairman, Scinor, China
- Rick Warner water reuse expert WEF (tbc)
- Australia Mark Pascoe to be consulted

2016-10-11 17:15:00 2016-10-11 18:00:00Australia/BrisbaneOpening Statement: H.E. Lyonchen Tshering Tobgay (Prime Minster of Bhutan, BT) | Oxford Debate: Re-use of Wastewater as a Drinking Water Source: Technically Feasible but Socially Unacceptable? Opening Statement: H.E. Lyonchen Tshering Tobgay (Prime Minster of Bhutan, BT) | Oxford Debate: Re-use of Wastewater as a Drinking Water Source: Technically Feasible but Socially Unacceptable? Great Hall Q2IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
 Enjoy an evening of art, food and networking set in Brisbane’s Queensland Gallery of Modern Art Precinct.
The Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) is a single institution located across two adjacent river-side buildings in the Cultural Precinct at Brisbane’s South Bank.
After your time at QAGOMA enjoy a light dinner at one of South Bank’s restaurants. You will have a number of options to choose from on the night.

2016-10-11 20:00:00 2016-10-11 00:00:00Australia/BrisbaneEnjoy an evening of art, food and networking set in Brisbane’s Queensland Gallery of Modern Art Precinct.Enjoy an evening of art, food and networking set in Brisbane’s Queensland Gallery of Modern Art Precinct.Great Hall Q2IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Room M1Chair: Arash Zamyadi, Unsw, AU
10:30 Introduction
10:35 Novel Process For Removal Of Phosphorus Based On Crystallization-filtration Using Limestone Material Hyangyoun Chang KR University of Science and Technology
10:55 Performance And Sustainability Of Urban Waste Water Treatment Plants In Four Countries Of The Danube River Basin Marion Colonerus LU European Court of Auditors
11:15 Removal Of Anthropogenic Chemicals In Selected Waste Stabilisation Ponds In Western Australia Yolanta Gruchlik AU Curtin University
11:35 Large-scale Ozonation For Advanced Treatment Of Municipal Wastewater - Design And Dimensioning Christopher Keysers DE Wasserverband Eifel-Rur
11:55 Closing summary

2016-10-11 10:30:00 2016-10-11 12:00:00Australia/BrisbaneAlternative WWT ConceptsAlternative WWT ConceptsRoom M1IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Chair: Ioannis Alexiou, Scientists International, UK
13:30 Introduction
13:35 Demonstrating Organic Contaminant Removal In An Ozone-based Water Reuse Process At Full Scale Karl Linden US University of Colorado Boulder
13:55 Water Reuse By An OMBR-RO System: Trace Organic Contaminant Removal And Salinity Build-up Mitigation Long Nghiem AU University of Wollongong
14:15 Hybrid Ceramic Membrane Bioreactor Combined With Nanofiltration (CMBR-NF) For Wastewater Reclamation Feiyun Sun CN Harbin Institute of Technology Shenzhen Graduate School
14:35 Separating Grey- And Blackwater; A Necessary Approach For Urban Water Reuse? -- The Example Of SEMIZENTRAL Johanna Tolksdorf DE Technische Universität Darmstadt
14:55 Closing summary

2016-10-11 13:30:00 2016-10-11 15:00:00Australia/BrisbaneWastewater ReclamationWastewater ReclamationRoom M1IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Chair: Guenter Hauber-Davidson, Water Group, AU
15:30 Introduction
15:35 Integrated Forward Osmosis -- Low Pressure Reverse Osmosis System: A Novel Approach Towards Direct Potable Reuse Rodrigo Valladares Linares SA King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
15:55 Treatment of high strength polyester wastewater containing dioxane in combination with grey water via integrated system Mohamed Saad EG Egypt-Japan University of science and technology (EJUST)
16:15 Direct Membrane Filtration Of Municipal Wastewater With Ultrafiltration And Reverse Osmosis Membranes Haruka Takeuchi JP Kyoto University
16:35 An Investigation Of Membrane Dissolved-ozone Flotation (MDOF) Process For Tertiary Wastewater Treatment Xin Jin CN Xi'an University of Architecture and Technology
16:55 Closing summary

2016-10-11 15:30:00 2016-10-11 17:00:00Australia/BrisbaneWater ReuseWater ReuseRoom M1IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Room M2Chair: Chao Chen, Tsinghua University, CN
10:30 Introduction
10:35 Potential Pathogenic Bacterial Communities & Their Resistance Towards Disinfectant In Chloraminated Distribution System Bal Krishna Kc AU Western Sydney University
10:55 Novel Method For Estimation Of RNA Virus Inactivation Utilizing Platinum-containing Compounds Jason Torrey JP University of Tokyo
11:15 Application Of UV-CLEDs For Water Disinfection: E. Coli, MS2 Phage, B. Subtilis Spore Joon-Wun Kang KR Yonsei University
11:35 Reactivity Of Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria (ARB) With Chemical Oxidants And Their Persistence In Natural Environment Julie Glady-Croue AU Curtin University
11:55 Closing summary

2016-10-11 10:30:00 2016-10-11 12:00:00Australia/BrisbaneDisinfectionDisinfectionRoom M2IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Chair: Shang-Lien Lo, National Taiwan University, TW
13:30Introduction
13:35Decentralized Greywater Treatment System Based On Combined Adsorption And Electrochemical Oxidation Elisabet Andres Garcia AU AWMC - University of Queensland
13:55 AOP Using UV-LEDs With Novel Immobilized Doped TiO2 Photocatalysts Wolfgang Uhl NO Norwegian Insitute for Water Research (NIVA)
14:15 Persulfate Oxidation Of Phenol Activated By Polymer Coated Nano-sized Zero-valent Iron Inseong Hwang KR Pusan National University
14:35 Evaluating Impact Of Large-scale Ozonation On Receiving Water's Biocenosis Ira Brueckner DE Waterboard Eifel-Rur (WVER)
14:55 Closing summary

2016-10-11 13:30:00 2016-10-11 15:00:00Australia/BrisbaneAdvanced Oxidation ProcessesAdvanced Oxidation ProcessesRoom M2IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Chair: Karl Linden, University of Colorado Boulder, US
15:30 Introduction
15:35 Economically-feasible Removal Of 1,4-dioxane By VUV Irradiation With Limited Disinfection By-product Formation Wataru Sugita JP Hokkaido University
15:55 Integrated Experimental And Theoretical Approach For Predicting Transformation Products In Advanced Oxidation Processes Daisuke Minakata US Michigan Technological University
16:15 Monitoring Of OH Radical Scavenging Factor To Determine The Optimal Operating Conditions For The UV/H2O2 Process Joon-Wun Kang KR Yonsei University
16:35 Intimate Coupling Of Visible-light-responsive Photocatalysis And Biodegradation For Degrading Phenol Shuangshi Dong CN Jilin University, Northeast Normal University
16:55 Closing summary

2016-10-11 15:30:00 2016-10-11 17:00:00Australia/BrisbanePhoto-catalytic Advanced OxidationPhoto-catalytic Advanced OxidationRoom M2IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Room M3Chair: Melissa Meeker, WateReuse Association, USA
Is water regulation or technology the bottleneck to water reuse for agriculture?
Recent fears for health security have led to strict regulations and high water quality requirements for water reuse in agriculture. This has imposed the use of costly treatment processes in order to treat effluents to high standards, only to be returned to a lower quality environment. The challenges created by these regulations, and by the costs associated with the required technologies, have sometimes resulted in the direct use of wastewater on agricultural land, jeopardizing human and environment health. With a focus on the key steps needed to facilitate water reuse in agriculture, workshop speakers include Melissa Meeker (WateReuse Association, USA); Jörg Drewes (TUMunchen, DE), Peter Donaghy (Queensland Urban Utility, AU) , Stanley Liphadzu (Water Research Commission, ZA). The workshop will also include an interactive panel discussion with the audience.

2016-10-11 10:30:00 2016-10-11 12:00:00Australia/BrisbaneWater reuse for sustainable agriculture, regulation and technologyWater reuse for sustainable agriculture, regulation and technologyRoom M3IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Chairs: Joan Rose (Michigan State University, US) and Simon Funge-Smith (FAO)
How do we improve the water sector’s relationship with aquatic biodiversity?
The transformation and losses of aquatic biodiversity, particularly fisheries, in historic water developments have often been harmful. There are also innovative and sensitive approaches, both in engineering and management, which capture benefits and sustain ecosystem services. As the relationship between water management and other users matures, the economic drivers for water development are increasingly balanced by the realization that ecosystem services and biodiversity can be supported at reasonable cost. Examples of this can be seen around the world, but in developing countries, where inland waters are important sources of food security and are home to important biodiversity, dialogue may rapidly reach an impasse. Does it have to be like this? Are there no solutions? This workshop will explore the challenges and hear how we can arrive at solutions. Presentations from Angela H. Arthington (Australian Rivers Institute, AU), Ian Cowx (University of Hull, UK), John Riddiford (John Riddiford & Associates, AU), Matt Verbyla (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, FR), Diane d’Arras (Water Europe for Suez, FR)

2016-10-11 13:30:00 2016-10-11 15:00:00Australia/BrisbaneConflicts and Collaborations - a water industry-FAO dialogue on water, fisheries and biodiversityConflicts and Collaborations - a water industry-FAO dialogue on water, fisheries and biodiversityRoom M3IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Chair: Scott Haskins (CH2M, AU)
Can asset management be applied globally with success?
Participants from all regions of the globe, including developed and emerging economies, will participate in a dialogue that reflects on their own context in relation to other regions, and to gain a more comprehensive awareness of asset management. The workshop will engage asset management leaders, primarily from IWA’s Strategic Asset Management Specialist Group, in a review and discussion with workshop participants, on the status, issues, strengths and opportunities, and future directions surrounding asset management. This will highlight, compare and contrast similarities and differences globally. All levels of asset management maturity will be engaged. Presentations by Helena Alegre (LNEC, PT); Takayuki Sawai (JWWA, JP); Jeff Leighton (Portland Water, US); Paul Plowman (Sydney Water, AU); Peter Cheung (Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul, BR)

2016-10-11 15:30:00 2016-10-11 17:00:00Australia/BrisbaneAsset Management Leading Practices and Issues Asset Management Leading Practices and Issues Room M3IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Room M4Chair: Francisco Cubillo, Canal de Isabel II Gestion S.A., ES
10:30 Introduction
10:35 Efficiency Benchmarking Of Australian And New Zealand Water Utilities Junayd Hollis AU Third Horizon Consulting Partners
10:55 EBC's Regional Benchmarking Hubs: Removing Barriers In Establishing Improvement Programmes For Water Services Peter Dane NL EBC Foundation
11:15 Benchmarking Water Processes Done Right Manu De Backer BE University Ghent, University of Antwerp
11:35 Water And Energy Efficiency In Water Supply Systems - A Cross Relation Analysis From A Collaborative Project Helena Alegre PT National Laboratory for Civil Engineering
11:55 Closing summary

2016-10-11 10:30:00 2016-10-11 12:00:00Australia/BrisbaneUtilities and EconomicsUtilities and EconomicsRoom M4IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Chair: Bruno Nguyen, UNESCO
13:30 Introduction
13:35 Development Of Quantitative Evaluation Model For Disaster Resilience Of Water Distribution System Nagahisa Hirayama JP National Institute for Environmental Studies
13:55 Quantifying Water Availability -- Preparing For The Future Bruce Rhodes AU Melbourne Water
14:15 Comparison Of Alternative Groundwater Desalinating Technologies For Remote Communities Based On Resilience Modelling Keng Han Tng AT University of New South Wales
14:35 A Risk-based And Adaptive Approach For The Management And Regulation Of Wet Weather Overflows Catherine Port AU Sydney Water
14:55 Closing summary

2016-10-11 13:30:00 2016-10-11 15:00:00Australia/BrisbaneClimate Change: Adaptation and ResilienceClimate Change: Adaptation and ResilienceRoom M4IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Chair: Robert Bos (Senior Advisor, IWA)
Applying human rights to water and sanitation has proved challenging. Effective service provision relies upon collective actions by interdependent stakeholders; climate change, migration and economic growth will not make this task easier. We will review the practicalities of progressive implementation of these Human Rights incorporating the affordability criteria. Presentations by Amanda Loeffen (WaterLex, Switzerland); Bruno Tisserand (EurEau, BE); Pascale Guiffant (SUEZ, FR); and panel discussion with Richard Khaldi (OFWAT, UK); Alberto Biancardi (Aeegsi, IT); Gerard Payen (AquaFed, FR); Hon. Mlungisi Johnson (Member of Parliament, SA); Maria Sonabel Anarna (Department of Health, PH).

2016-10-11 15:30:00 2016-10-11 17:00:00Australia/BrisbaneWater, Human Rights and the Affordability Conumdrum Water, Human Rights and the Affordability Conumdrum Room M4IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Room M9Chair: Mitch Laginestra, GHD, AU
10:30 Introduction
10:35 Water Contamination By Hydraulic Fracturing Chemicals: Implications For Water Treatment & Reuse William Stringfellow US University of the Pacific
10:55 Biochemical In Situ Analysis Of The Oil Contaminated Subsurface Water At Different Depths Sun Yujiao CN College of Water Sciences Beijing Normal University
11:15 Evaluation Of COD Cr Removal By Pilot-scale O3 And H2O2 O3 Oxidation Processes From RO Brine Of Petrochemical Wastewater Jiane Zuo CN School of Environment, Tsinghua University
11:35 The Economic Pre-treatment Of Coal Mine Drainage Water With Caustic And Ozone Brace Boyden AU CNF & Associates
11:55 Closing summary

2016-10-11 10:30:00 2016-10-11 12:00:00Australia/BrisbaneWater and Waste Management in Energy and PetrochemicalsWater and Waste Management in Energy and PetrochemicalsRoom M9IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Chair: Roland Liemberger, Miya, PH
13:30 Introduction
13:35 Data-Driven Long-Term Failure Prediction For Reticulation Water Main Bang Zhang AU NICTA
13:55 Analysis Of Energy Consumption Of Water Distribution And Supply System Based On Digital Residential Map Data Yasuhiro Arai JP Tokyo Metropolitan University
14:15 Key Findings Of A 2-year Pilot Distribution System Investigation Rolando Fabris AU Australian Water Quality Centre, SA Water Corporation
14:35 Dealing With The Complex Interrelation Of Intermittent Supply And Water Losses Bambos Charalambous CY J2C Water
14:55 Closing summary

2016-10-11 13:30:00 2016-10-11 15:00:00Australia/BrisbaneReticulations and Distribution SystemsReticulations and Distribution SystemsRoom M9IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Chair: Petrus Dane, EBC Foundation, NL
15:30 Introduction
15:35 A Critical Comparison Of Methods For Benchmarking Energy Performance In WWTPs Miguel Mauricio Iglesias ES Universidade de Santiago de Compostela
15:55 Demand Forecasting Using Support Vector Machine And Pump Scheduling Optimization Using Genetic Algorithm Jeewon Seo KR University of Seoul
16:15 Utility Survival In An Environment Of Mandated Conservation Joe Flynn US FATHOM
16:35 Decision-making Support Tool For Water Management In Cities Based In Eco-efficiency Desirée Marín ES CETaqua, Water Technology Center
16:55 Closing summary

2016-10-11 15:30:00 2016-10-11 17:00:00Australia/BrisbaneUtilities and Benchmarking Utilities and Benchmarking Room M9IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Room M0Chair: Chris Hertle, GHD, AU
10:30 Introduction
10:35 Leak-before-break In Cast Iron Mains: A Failure Analysis Of A Catastrophic Pipe Burst On Harris Street, Sydney Rui Jiang AU Monash University
10:55 Development Of A Simulation System For Water Failure Rate In The Event Of Large Earthquakes - A Tool For Optimizing Wate Tsutomu Shioda JP Bureau of Waterworks, Tokyo Metropolitan Government
11:15 Introducing A Methodology For Water Pipe Condition Assessment Using Dimensional Analysis Method Savalan Pour Akbarkhiavi AU Swinburne University of Technology
11:35 Toilet Revolution: From Waste To Resource Mooyoung Han KR Seoul National University
11:55 Closing summary

2016-10-11 10:30:00 2016-10-11 12:00:00Australia/BrisbaneUrban Water Infrastructure RehabilitationUrban Water Infrastructure RehabilitationRoom M0IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Chair: Santino Diberardino, LNEG, PT
13:30 Introduction
13:35 Manganese Greensand Solution Stability And Comparison Of Activation Methods For Acid Mine Drainage Treatment John Outram AU Queensland University of Technology
13:55 Metagenomic Analysis Of Granular Sludge From A Full-scale UASB Reactor Treating Brewery Wastewater Abimbola Enitan ZA Durban University of Technology
14:15 Failure Of Classical Enumeration Methods To Detect Some Escherichia Coli Populations Min Jin CN Tianjin institute of health and environmental medicine
14:35 Novel Bio-electrochemical Process For Water Recycling And Sulfur/metals Recovery From Mining Wastewater Guillermo Pozo AU Advanced Water Management Centre,The University of Queensland
14:55 Closing summary

2016-10-11 13:30:00 2016-10-11 15:00:00Australia/BrisbaneWater and Waste Management in Food IndustriesWater and Waste Management in Food IndustriesRoom M0IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Chair: Tom Williams, IWA
What are the main challenges and solutions for utilities to combat climate change and improve energy performance?
Globally, the impacts of climate change pose an increasing burden to how water and wastewater utilities maintain the security of their supply and the operational performance of its infrastructure. Whilst there are a number of opportunities for improvement, challenges such as lack of awareness, and limited access to financing for low-carbon, climate-resilient infrastructures, remain. These problems persist in developed and developing countries, with a need for holistic strategies and closer dialogue and collaboration amongst the different stakeholders of government, utility and finance sectors. The session will provide examples of successful projects in Mexico by Australia the United States. Representatives from water utilities, industrial sector, regulators and development partners will discuss and debate the bottlenecks and opportunities to realize the demand for low carbon, climate resilient infrastructure for drinking water, sanitation and wastewater services.

2016-10-11 15:30:00 2016-10-11 17:00:00Australia/BrisbanePathways to Decarbonizing the Water SectorPathways to Decarbonizing the Water SectorRoom M0IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Room P1Chair: Frederic Leusch, Griffith University, AU
10:30 Introduction
10:35 Source Tracking Of Nitrification And Urease Inhibitors In The Aquatic Environment Marco Scheurer DE DVGW Water Technology Center
10:55 Budge Of Phosphorus And Heavy Metals In Shahe Reservoir, A Heavily Loaded Shallow Reservoir In Beijing City Hong Zhang CN Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences
11:15 Micropollutant Reduction Strategy At The Scale Of An Urban Area: The « Micropollutant Project » Of Bordeaux Metropolis. Zdravka Doquang FR Lyonnaise des Eaux
11:35 Water Cycle In Euro-Mediterranean Hotels And Resorts: From Water Management Practices To Neglected Water Quality Issues Giulianna Ferrero NL UNESCO - IHE
11:55 Closing summary

2016-10-11 10:30:00 2016-10-11 12:00:00Australia/BrisbaneMicropollutantsMicropollutantsRoom P1IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Chair: Josef Klinger, TZW, DE
13:30 Introduction
13:35 Removal Of Diclofenac By Chlorella Vulgaris Sarah Zydorczyk DE University Duisburg-Essen
13:55 Enhancing Sulfamethoxazole Biodegradation In Wastewater Treatment By Bioaugmentation With Achromobacter Denitrificans Yen Nguyen PT New University of Lisbon,
14:15 Biodegradation Of Atenolol By An Enriched Nitrifying Sludge Yifeng Xu AU Advanced Water Management Centre/The University of Queensland
14:35 Feasibility Study Of Using A SPAC/PAC-UF Hybrid System For Emerging Organic Pollutants Removal In A Source Water Jiangyong Hu SG National University of Singapore
14:55 Closing summary

2016-10-11 13:30:00 2016-10-11 15:00:00Australia/BrisbaneMicropollutant Treatment Technologies IMicropollutant Treatment Technologies IRoom P1IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Chair: Josef Klinger, TZW, DE
15:30 Introduction
15:35 Biological + PAC Compact System For Micropollutants Removal From Pharmaceutical Wastewater Alexandre Gali Serra ES Cetaqua, Water Technology Centre
15:55 Phthalic Acid Ester Removal In Conventional Activated Sludge, SBR And UASB Based Sewage Treatment Plants In India Khalid Gani IN Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India
16:15 Change In Mutagenicity Of ICM Iopamidol During Chlorination: Estimating TPs Inducing Toxicity By MS/MS And QSAR Analyse Takashi Kondo JP Hokkaido University
16:35 Pharmaceutically Active Compounds Removal In Sequential Batch Reactor (SBR) And SBR Followed By Nanofiltration Chun-Hai Wei SA King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
16:55 Closing summary

2016-10-11 15:30:00 2016-10-11 17:00:00Australia/BrisbaneMicropollutant Treatment Technologies IIMicropollutant Treatment Technologies IIRoom P1IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Room P2Chair: Teodor Popa, Romanian Water Association, RO
10:30 Introduction
10:35 Forfaiting, An Output-Based Component For Sustainable Water Finance, Karl Rudolph DE IEEM gGmbH - Institute of Environmental Engineering and Management at the Witten/Herdecke University
10:55 Logan Water Alliance -- The Value Of Public And Private Sector Collaboration In A Local Government Water Business, Christian Truscott AU Downer Australia Pty Ltd
11:15 "The Regulation On The European Countries And The CPLP. Comparisons And The Opinions Of Municipalities" Octavio Almeida PT Open University - Lisbon - Portugal
11:35 Financial Issues Facing Tokyo Sewerage And Initiatives Towards The Stabilized Business Management Shimpei Endo JP Tokyo Metropolitan Government
11:55 Closing summary

2016-10-11 10:30:00 2016-10-11 12:00:00Australia/BrisbaneRegulation-FinanceRegulation-FinanceRoom P2IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Chair: Ed Smeets, Edmadi BV, NL
13:30 Introduction
13:35 Water Markets -- Re-charting The Course Of Water Resources Alister Walsh AU Waterfind Australia
13:55 The Urban Water Security Index: Conceptualisation And Pilot Of A New Index Huijuan Wu SG National University of Singapore
14:15 Demonstrating And Monetizing The Multiple Benefits From Using Sustainable Drainage Richard Ashley UK University of Sheffield
14:35 For A Sustainable Water Management -Investment Planning And Financial Planning On Waterworks Takayuki Takahashi JP Bureau of Waterworks, Tokyo Metropolitan Government
14:55 Closing summary

2016-10-11 13:30:00 2016-10-11 15:00:00Australia/BrisbaneWater-FinanceWater-FinanceRoom P2IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Chair: Olivier Lefevbre (National University of Singapore, SG)
What is the future for reverse osmosis in direct potable reuse?
Increasing water scarcity is driving the debate on water reuse. We are witnessing a slow paradigm shift from indirect to direct potable water reuse (DPR), where highly purified recycled water is introduced directly into a drinking water system. A key treatment in potable reuse schemes is reverse osmosis (RO) to minimize the risk from chemical and microbial contaminants. This is an expensive treatment process, and generates a brine requiring proper disposal, limit the use of RO or DPR in certain locations. This panel discussion will look at ‘out of the box’ ideas and discuss ways to ensure virtually fail-safe treatment for microbial and chemical hazards via multiple, redundant barriers not involving RO. The format is a moderated panel discussion by experts in potable reuse, who have been involved in evaluating and practicing RO-free potable water reuse schemes. Presentatons from Shane Snyder (University of Arizona, US), Josef Lahnsteiner (WABAG, AT), Stuart Khan (The University of New South Wales, AU), Shane Trussell (Trussell Tech, US) and Jörg Drewes (Technical University of Munich, DE)

2016-10-11 15:30:00 2016-10-11 17:00:00Australia/BrisbaneReverse Osmosis in Direct Potable ReuseReverse Osmosis in Direct Potable ReuseRoom P2IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Room P3Chair: John Riddiford, John Riddiford & Associates, AU
10:30 Introduction
10:35 An evidence based approach to a national climate change adaptation policy for water - implementation and progress. Trevor Bishop UK United Kingdom Environment Agency
10:55 Managing the worst drought in 100 years for London and the SE England - lessons for the future in an unstable climate Trevor Bishop UK United Kingdom Environment Agency
11:15 Dry And Wet Spell Durations Of Daily Rainfall Analysis For Jeddah City, Western Saudi Arabia Ali Subyani SA King Abdulaziz University
11:35 Strategies To Address The Impacts Of Climate Change On Water Resources -- Lessons From Western Australia Greg Claydon AU Department of Water, Western Australia
11:55 Closing summary

2016-10-11 10:30:00 2016-10-11 12:00:00Australia/BrisbaneClimate Change, Floods and Droughts on Watershed Scale IClimate Change, Floods and Droughts on Watershed Scale IRoom P3IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Chair: John Riddiford, John Riddiford & Associates, AU
13:30 Introduction
13:35 Adapting To A Changing Climate - A Best Practice Guidline For The Australian Water Industry Nicola Nelson AU WaterNSW
13:55 Adapting To A Changing Climate - A Best Practice Guidline For The Australian Water Industry Nicola Nelson AU WaterNSW
14:15 Adaptive Management Of Water Supplies And Dams Richard Priman AU Department of Enegry and Water Supply
14:35 How To Manage Flood Risk And Prepare The Country For Flood? Krzysztof Kutek PL Arcadis
14:55 Closing summary

2016-10-11 13:30:00 2016-10-11 15:00:00Australia/BrisbaneClimate Change, Floods and Droughts on Watershed Scale IIClimate Change, Floods and Droughts on Watershed Scale IIRoom P3IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
 Chair: Jamie Baptista, LNEC, PT
15:30 Introduction
15:35 Sustainable Management Of Water Sources For Remote Community Water Supply In The Northern Territory, Australia
Len Griffiths AU Power and Water Corporation
15:55 Balancing Financial And Social Objectives In Water Provisioning: Pro-poor Services In Two Kenyan Water Utilities
Klaas Schwartz NL UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education
16:15 Tightening Sewage Discharge Standards In Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plants: Does It Increase Sustainability?
Xu Wang CN Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences
16:35 Circular Economy And Restoration Of Water Cycle: Two Tools Towards Water Sustainability
Jose Gleason MX University of Guadalajara
16:55 Closing summary

2016-10-11 15:30:00 2016-10-11 17:00:00Australia/BrisbaneRegulation-Governance / SustainabilityRegulation-Governance / SustainabilityRoom P3IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Room P4Chair: Willy Verstraete, Ghent University, BE
10:30 Introduction
10:35 Enhanced Elemental Sulfur Recovery By Efficient Regulation Of Denitrifying Sulfide Oxidization Bacterial Community Aijie Wang CN Harbin Institute of Technology
10:55 Feasibility Of The Power-to-protein Concept In The Circular Economy Of The City Of Amsterdam Frank Oesterholt NL KWR Watercycle Research Institute
11:15A Novel Strategy For Extended Cultivation Of Polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) Accumulating Mixed Microbial Culture (MMC) Qinxue Wen CN Harbin Institute of Technology
11:35 Electrodialysis For Resource Recovery From Wastewater: Technical Analysis Emma Thompson Brewster AU Advanced Water Management Centre, UQ
11:55 Closing summary

2016-10-11 10:30:00 2016-10-11 12:00:00Australia/BrisbaneResource Recovery IResource Recovery IRoom P4IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Chair: Willy Verstraete, Ghent University, BE
13:30 Introduction
13:35 Identification And Treatment By Adsorption On Biomaterials Of Platinum Based Antineoplastic Waste Streams Karel Folens BE Universiteit Gent
13:55 Decentralised Nutrient Recovery From Urine Without Added Power Or Chemicals Stefano Freguia AU University of Queensland
14:15 Enabling Extractive Nutrient Recovery - A Sustainable Nutrient Management Approach For A Circular Economy Julian Sandino US CH2M
14:35 The Transition Towards Urban Recovery Wastewater Systems In Northern Europe -- Experiences From Pilot Demonstrations Marinette Hagman DE Hamburger Stadtentwässerung AöR
14:55 Closing summary

2016-10-11 13:30:00 2016-10-11 15:00:00Australia/BrisbaneResource Recovery IIResource Recovery IIRoom P4IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Chair: Mooyoung Han, Seoul National University, KR 15:30 Introduction
15:35 Stormwater Harvesting And Reuse Systems In Brisbane Adrian Crocetti AU Brisbane City Council
15:55 Implications And Opportunities For Rainwater Harvesting, Optimizing The Urban Water Cycle Sandra Ungerson CA AloPluvia
16:15 Using Water From Fog And Moisture: A Solution To Deal With Migration From Rural To Urban Areas Zahra Elmi IR Sistan and Baluchestan Water and Waste Water Company
16:35 A Case Study For An Integrated Systems Approach To Low-Cost Water Resource Utilization In Rural, Tanzania Onita Basu CA Carleton University
16:55 Closing summary

2016-10-11 15:30:00 2016-10-11 17:00:00Australia/BrisbaneRainwater harvestingRainwater harvestingRoom P4IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Room P5 Chair: Ignaz Worm Isle Utilities, UK
Start-up tech companies specially selected to present cutting edge solutions for the topics ‘Water reuse to desalination’ & ‘Smart networks, making them work’. Utilities Start up’s: LG Sonic: Algae control devices, by Lisa Brand; Metaflush: A valveless toilet flushing system, by Tony Lake; Geointeractive: Rapid 3D Photomapping, by Robert Lee

2016-10-11 10:30:00 2016-10-11 12:00:00Australia/BrisbaneSESSION - Emerging Technologies and InnovationSESSION - Emerging Technologies and InnovationRoom P5IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Lecturer: Mooyoung Han, Seoul National University, KR
How can the RAIN CITY help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals?
Floods, droughts, water shortages, all are related to rainwater. Appropriate Rainwater Harvesting and Management (RWHM) can mitigate many water management challenges. This is at the heart of the Rain City, where all citizens understand the benefits of rainwater, and laws and regulations support collecting rainwater instead of allowing it to drain away. Based on social consensus, and bringing together technology and economics, the Rain City will help achieve the SDGS. Mooyoung Han (Seoul National University, KR), known as Dr. Rain, gives a master lecture based on 15 years research, practice and case studies on multi-purpose RWHM, and how it can assist politicians, researchers and practitioners find solutions for SDG 6 and SDG 11

2016-10-11 13:30:00 2016-10-11 15:00:00Australia/BrisbaneRainwater Harvesting and ManagementRainwater Harvesting and ManagementRoom P5IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Carreer Development Hub Organiser: IWA and IWA publishing
Chair: Michelle Herbert IWA Publishing, United Kingdom
How can we empower our future reviewers to ensure that everyone has an opportunity to publish their work?
The objective of this session is to give novice reviewers guidance and help on how to review manuscripts. In this session, Michelle Herbert (IWA Publishing, UK) and Jo Burgess (WRC, SA) will assist you in understanding what is expected when taking on the role of reviewer. Participants will receive a manuscript to review ahead of the session, and will be able to compare their review with reviewer feedback from IWA Publishing. Participants will also receive notes prepared by Gustaf Olsson (Distinguished Fellow, SE) on how he approaches manuscript reviewing.

2016-10-11 10:30:00 2016-10-11 12:00:00Australia/BrisbaneTo publish you must review: A how to discussionTo publish you must review: A how to discussionCarreer Development HubIWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
 Organiser: IWA members
Publishing is evolving rapidly. Whilst quality publication is highly synonymous with the pulse of academic accomplishments, it also sets the scholarly measures in academia as well as being indicative for an institution’s progress in research. This shift may provoke a new form of academia by not only demonstrating unique and original achievements in particular research areas but also to determine new publishing models to redefine the credence of academic publications.
This learning session provides an instantaneous outlook of publishing as ways to communicating research findings and transferring knowledge based on scientific scholarly writing. The session targets Young water professionals, academia, academic institution representatives.

2016-10-11 13:30:00 2016-10-11 15:00:00Australia/BrisbaneThe Art of Scientific Publishing for ScholarsThe Art of Scientific Publishing for ScholarsCarreer Development HubIWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Room S1 Part 1: Launch of the Principles for Water Wise Cities - Invitation only
Cities for urban stakeholders to develop a shared progressive water vision. This will underpin the collaborative action of local governments, urban professionals, and individuals actively engaged and finding solutions for sustainably managing all waters of the city. Applying the Principles contributes in many ways to the local implementation of the SDGs, the COP agreement, and the New Urban Agenda. Dr. Ger Bergkamp (IWA Executive Director) will open the Forum and launch the Principles, followed by a welcome message from Councillor David McLachlon of the Brisbane City Council. The Councillor will share Brisbane’s inspiring city water story, followed by other cities on their urban water journey. 12:15 – 13:15 Lunch in the Exhibition Hall at the Cities Pavilion to Celebrate the Launch of the Principles for Water Wise Cities / Rob Skinner, IWA Chair of the Cities of the Future Programme, will give a speech on the context of this initiative

2016-10-11 10:30:00 2016-10-11 12:00:00Australia/BrisbaneCity Leaders ForumCity Leaders ForumRoom S1IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
 Part 2: City Leaders Retreat - invitation only
The afternoon session will be fully interactive, giving cities the opportunity to learn from each other on how to best tackle water challenges and seize the opportunities water offers. The exchange will focus first on the water security challenges for cities - health, floods, droughts. We will than move the discussion to another set of challenges related to liveable, efficient, low carbon cities contributing to global targets and the cities attractiveness.

2016-10-11 13:30:00 2016-10-11 15:00:00Australia/BrisbaneCity Leaders ForumCity Leaders ForumRoom S1IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
 Part 3: City Leaders Retreat - invitation only
The afternoon session will be fully interactive, giving cities the opportunity to learn from each other on how to best tackle water challenges and seize the opportunities water offers. The exchange will focus first on the water security challenges for cities - health, floods, droughts. We will than move the discussion to another set of challenges related to liveable, efficient, low carbon cities contributing to global targets and the cities attractiveness.

2016-10-11 15:30:00 2016-10-11 17:00:00Australia/BrisbaneCity Leaders ForumCity Leaders ForumRoom S1IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Sky Room Tuesday 9:00-15:00.
Invitation only. More information:
http://www.iwa-network.org/event/world-water-congress-exhibition-2016/utility-leaders-forum/


2016-10-11 10:30:00 2016-10-11 12:00:00Australia/BrisbaneUtility Leaders ForumUtility Leaders ForumSky RoomIWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
 Tuesday 9:00-15:00.
Invitation only. More information:
http://www.iwa-network.org/event/world-water-congress-exhibition-2016/utility-leaders-forum/


2016-10-11 13:30:00 2016-10-11 15:00:00Australia/BrisbaneUtility Leaders ForumUtility Leaders ForumSky RoomIWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
 Chairs: Norhayati Binti Abdullah, UTM, Malaysia & Arlinda Ibrahimllari, UKKO, Albania
What actions should we take to achieve a water wise world?
In this open platform young professionals aged 35 and under will be challenged with the task to continue to build an action agenda. Building on previously defined key visions – Water sector proactively influences policy, Innovative and adaptive water sector, a resilient and sustainable water sector, Healthy collaboration between research and industry and Customer & Community are at forefront of decision making – the roundtable discussions are aimed at developing a solution, three actions (1) for academia (2) for industry and (3) for themselves and the key competencies needed to make it happen. In plenary this will be presented and discussed with both audience and senior professionals - Diane D’Arraz (SUEZ Water Europe, France), Bruno Nguyen (UNESCO - IHP) Simon Griffiths (Who gives a crap Australia), Paul Bowen (WEF, USA), Szilvia Szalóki (HEA, Hungary)

2016-10-11 15:30:00 2016-10-11 17:00:00Australia/BrisbaneEmerging Water Leaders ForumEmerging Water Leaders ForumSky RoomIWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org

Wednesday 12 October

09:00 - 09:45
Keynote Plenary
Coffee Break10:30 - 12:00
Session 1
Lunch13:30 - 15:00
Session 2
Coffee Break15:30 - 17:00
Session 3
Break17:15 - 18:00
Plenary Debate
20:00 - 00:00
Brisbane Night
Great Hall Q2 Keynote Eva Abal, Associate Professor and Director, Sustainable Water, Global Change Institute, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia on: A voice for our waterways: solutions to shape our water future
Introduced by Marion Savill, Chair, IWA Specialist Group on Health-related Water Microbiology, and IWA New Zealand Board Member, Christchurch, New Zealand

Moderator Ganesh Pangare, Regional Director, IWA Asia-Pacific, Bangkok, Thailand

Panel members:
David Parker, Deputy Secretary, Agriculture and Water Ministry, Australia
Katerina Schilling, Coordinator, Knowledge Management and Capacity Building, IAWD, Vienna, Austria
Christian Severin, Program manager, Lead for the International Waters focal area, Global Environment Facility, Washington DC, USA
Mark Smith, Director, Global Water Programme, IUCN

2016-10-12 09:00:00 2016-10-12 09:45:00Australia/BrisbaneSolutions to Shape Our Water Future: a Voice for Our Waterways - Eva AbalSolutions to Shape Our Water Future: a Voice for Our Waterways - Eva AbalGreat Hall Q2IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Chair: Jurg Keller, University of Queensland, AU
10:30 Introduction
10:35 Biological Nutrient Removal In A Continuous Biofilm Process Torgeir Saltnes NO Hias IKS
10:55 A New Concept For Mainstream Deammonification In MBBRs -- From Lab Studies To Full Scale Evaluation Maria Piculell SE Veolia Water Technologies, AnoxKaldnes
11:15 State-of-the-art Non-destructive Biofilm Characterization Techniques In Membrane Systems Johannes Vrouwenvelder SA King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
11:35 Operation Of Membrane Aerated Biofilm Reactor For The Complete Secondary Treatment Of Municipal Wastewater Eoin Syron IE Oxymem Ltd
11:55 Closing summary

2016-10-12 10:30:00 2016-10-12 12:00:00Australia/BrisbaneBiofilm ProcessesBiofilm ProcessesGreat Hall Q2IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Chair: Eveline Volcke, Ghent University, BE
13:30 Introduction
13:35 Modelling Of Methane Production In A Sewer System Keshab Sharma AU Advanced Water Management Centre, The University of Queensland
13:55 Quantification Of Greenhouse Gases Emissions From Reusing Sewage Sludge Ying-Chu Chen TW National Taipei University
14:15 Characterization Of Nitric Oxide And Nitrous Oxide Emissions From A Full-scale Activated Sludge A2/O Process Ximao Lin CN Tongji University
14:35 Sludge Drying Lagoon - A Potential Significant Methane Source In Wastewater Treatment Plants Zhiguo Yuan AU The University of Queensland
14:55 Closing summary

2016-10-12 13:30:00 2016-10-12 15:00:00Australia/BrisbaneGHG Emissions from WWTPGHG Emissions from WWTPGreat Hall Q2IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Chair: Glen Daigger, Universitiy of Michigan, US
15:30 Introduction
15:35 Electrical Stimulation Enhanced Denitrification Of Nitrite-dependent Anaerobic Methane-oxidizing Bacteria Xia Huang CN State Key Joint Laboratory of Environment Simulation and Pollution Control
15:55 Methanogenesis Process Stimulated By Short-term Exposure To Graphene During Anaerobic Digestion Tian Tian CN Dalian University of Technology
16:15 Environmental Compliance And Biohydrogen Production By Anaerobic Co-digestion Of Glycerin And Whey In An AnSBBR Giovanna Lovato BR Instituto Mauá de Tecnologia - Escola de Engenharia Mauá
16:35 Decomposition Of Sewage Sludge And Control Of Phosphorus Release By Sulphate Reduction Ryoko Yamamoto-Ikemoto JP Kanazawa University
16:55 Closing summary

2016-10-12 15:30:00 2016-10-12 17:00:00Australia/BrisbaneAnaerobic ProcessesAnaerobic ProcessesGreat Hall Q2IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
 Introduced by Enrique Cabrera, Professor, Technical University, Valencia, Spain

Keynote: Ben Schouten, Professor, Department of Industrial Design, Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands on: Participative societies creating new challenges for the water sector.
Moderator: Jamie Workman, Editor “The Source”
followed by an interactive session with the audience.

2016-10-12 17:15:00 2016-10-12 18:00:00Australia/BrisbaneParticipative Societies Creating New Challenges for the Water Sector - Ben SchoutenParticipative Societies Creating New Challenges for the Water Sector - Ben SchoutenGreat Hall Q2IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
 
2016-10-12 20:00:00 2016-10-12 00:00:00Australia/BrisbaneProject Innovation Awards & Global Awards CeremonyProject Innovation Awards & Global Awards CeremonyGreat Hall Q2IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Room M1Chair: Aijie Wang, Chinese Academy of Sciences CN
10:30 Introduction
10:35 Transcriptomics And Quantitative Proteomics Reveal Metabolic Networks Of Hydrogen-producing Bacterium Defeng Xing CN Harbin Institute of Technology
10:55 The Use Of RT-PCR Techniques Of E.coli And Enterococci For Fast Detection Of Fecal Pollution In Drinking Water. Gerhard Wubbels NL WLN
11:15 Wastewater Nitrogen Budgets Can Be Resolved By Complementary Functional Gene And Physicochemical Methods Alea Rose AU Charles Darwin University
11:35 Metagenomic Profiling Of Antibiotic Resistance Genes And Mobile Genetic Elements In A Full-scale WWTP Jianhua Guo AU AWMC, The University of Queensland
11:55Closing summary

2016-10-12 10:30:00 2016-10-12 12:00:00Australia/BrisbaneMetagenomics of Water Systems Metagenomics of Water Systems Room M1IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Chair: Per Nielsen (Aalborg University, DK)
Can microbiological methods transform the water industry?
Microbiological methods are making the leap from the laboratory into the real world of wastewater and water treatment. As DNA sequencing costs decline, the water industry faces demand for greater efficiency and reliability. There has never been a better time to bring together researchers and practitioners working in this field. The IWA BioCluster award winners Mads Albertsen (Aalborg University, DK) and Holger Daims (University of Vienna, AT) will give two talks: Mads Albertsen: "The impact of DNA sequencing on water engineering: past, present and future”, Holger Daims: "Complete Nitrification by One Organism: The Discovery and Characterization of Comammox” and Tom Curtis (University of Newcastle, UK), head of MEWE, will also participate in a discussion about future possibilities and the technical and cultural barriers faced by researchers and practitioners.

2016-10-12 13:30:00 2016-10-12 15:00:00Australia/BrisbaneApplying molecular tools in the real worldApplying molecular tools in the real worldRoom M1IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Chair: Tao Li, IWA
15:30 Introduction
15:35 Encapsulation Of Bacterial Degraders And Nanoscale Zero-valent Iron In Alginate For Remediation Eakalak Khan US North Dakota State University
15:55 Enhanced Anaerobic Digestion Using Nano-zero Valent Iron (NZVI) To Achieve High Efficient Energy Recovery Yayi Wang CN Tongji University
16:15 Identifying, Counting And Reducing Residual Superfine Powdered Activated Carbon Particles At 1 G/L In Treated Water Yoshihiko Matsui JP Hokkaido University
16:35 Removal of trihalomethanes from drinking water by modified nano-zeolite Mohammad Reza Mirbaloochzehi IR sistan and baloochestan water and waste water co.
16:55 Closing summary

2016-10-12 15:30:00 2016-10-12 17:00:00Australia/BrisbaneNanotechnology/ Nanomaterial Applications Nanotechnology/ Nanomaterial Applications Room M1IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Room M2Chair: Reynald Bonnard, Suez, FR
10:30Introduction
10:35 Efficient Adsorption Of PFOS And F53B From Chrome Plating Wastewater And Their Subsequent Degradation In The Regeneration Process Shubo Deng CN Tsinghua University
10:55 Enhancing Adsorptive Removal Of Radioactive Iodide By Low-dose Chlorine And Superfine Powdered Activated Carbon Yoshihiko Matsui JP Hokkaido University
11:15 Encapsulation Of Fe3O4 Nanoparticles In Porous Materials For Removal Of Arsenic From Water Karel Folens BE Ghent University
11:35 Suitable Characteristic Numbers To Test Granular Activated Carbons For The Removal Of Pharmaceuticals Frank Benstoem DE RWTH Aachen University
11:55 Closing summary

2016-10-12 10:30:00 2016-10-12 12:00:00Australia/BrisbaneAdsorptionAdsorptionRoom M2IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Chair: Tao Li, IWA
13:30 Introduction
13:35 Application Of Carbon Nanotubes Adsorption And Ultrafiltration For The Removal Of Metolachlor From Aqueous Solution Małgorzata Szlachta PL Wrocław University of Technology
13:55 Low Waste Solutions For The MIEX® Ion Exchange Treatment Process Antony Gibson AU Ixom
14:15 Metal-organic frameworks: potential application in wastewater treatment Chong-Chen Wang CN Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture
14:35 Removal Of Anionic Pollutants By Nano Iron-based Magnetic Hydrogel For Water Purification With Adsorbent Regeneration Baile Wu CN The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
14:55 Closing summary

2016-10-12 13:30:00 2016-10-12 15:00:00Australia/BrisbaneIon ExchangeIon ExchangeRoom M2IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Chair: Xia Huang, Tsinghua University, CN
15:30 Introduction
15:35 The Synthesis, Characterization And Industrialization Of Novel Reverse Osmosis Membrane Using Aquaporin Inside Technology Lunliang Zhang CN Poten Environmental Groupn
15:55 Using ACH To Control Irreversible Membrane Fouling By Neutraliz

2016-10-12 15:30:00 2016-10-12 17:00:00Australia/BrisbaneMembrane ProcessesMembrane ProcessesRoom M2IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Room M3Chair: Guenter Langergraber (BOKU University, AT)
How do Sanitation Safety Plans help deliver a sustainable water future?
Growing populations and increasing urbanisation make investing in sanitation, to reduce pollution of rivers and other water bodies, a priority. Darryl Jackson (WHO consultant, AU) introduces the SSP concept; Joan Rose (Michigan State University, USA) presents the Global Water Pathogens Project (GWPP) and the links to SSP; Susan Petterson and David Cunliffe (Health Australia, AU) present the Australian risk management approach; Gertjan Medema (TU Delft, NL) presents case studies from developing contexts drawing on scientific evidence within the GWPP; and Thor Axel Stenstrom (Durban University of Technology, SA) presents practical considerations for SSP in a resource limited context. A panel discussion on practical experiences implementing SSP completes the program. Results of the workshop will be published in Sustainable Sanitation Practice.

2016-10-12 10:30:00 2016-10-12 12:00:00Australia/BrisbaneWHO Sanitation Safety Planning, from concept to implementationWHO Sanitation Safety Planning, from concept to implementationRoom M3IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Chair: Neil McIntyre (The University of Queensland, AU)
What can the water sector learn and resource industries learn from each other?
Water is an essential medium to the resources industry and its management has become a strategic part of resource extraction. For oil, gas and mining industries effective water management is important not only due to increasingly stringent regulatory requirements but also as it allows more hydrocarbons or minerals to be extracted. Indeed, these sectors are amongst the fastest growing markets for water treatment technologies. This workshop will showcase experiences, innovative solutions and progressive water management practices, beyond operational results and efficiency, including improved community acceptance. Presentations by Phil Tuckett (SUEZ, AU); Ross Carruthers (Queensland Government, AU); David Post (CSIRO, AU) & Patrick McKelvey (Shell, AU); and a panel discussion where they will be joined by Kevin Parks (Alberta Energy Regulator, CA).

2016-10-12 13:30:00 2016-10-12 15:00:00Australia/BrisbaneWater's strategic role in the resources industryWater's strategic role in the resources industryRoom M3IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Chair: Enrique Cabrera (Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, ES)
Is benchmarking a carrot for utilities or a stick for regulators?
Efficiency improvement is one of the main focuses of the entrepreneurial world. Driven by competition, it greatly impacts growth and ultimately the survival of any company. With natural monopolies dominating the water sector, demands for efficiency are nevertheless of increasing relevance as consumers take a more proactive role demanding that their payments reflect efficient costs. Benchmarking has been presented as one of the most relevant tools for the improvement of water services. But is it an effective tool for operational improvement or is it hindering efficiency with additional regulatory intervention? An Oxford Debate-style session with perspectives from Bruno Tisserand (EurEau, BE); Magalhães Miguel (CRA, MZ); Kelvin Chitumbo (NWASCO, ZM); Brian Carrick (Queensland Treasury Corporation, AU); and Rob Fearon (Queensland Water Directorate, AU).

2016-10-12 15:30:00 2016-10-12 17:00:00Australia/BrisbaneThe Purpose of Benchmarking: Operational Improvement, Regulatory Intervantion or both?The Purpose of Benchmarking: Operational Improvement, Regulatory Intervantion or both?Room M3IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Room M4Chair: Helena Alegre, Lnec, PT
10:30 Introduction
10:35 Business Case Development For Critical Civil Assets David Marlow AU WISER Analysis
10:55 Shanghai Water Supply Security Risk And Vulnerability Assessment Songchuan Fang CN Mott MacDonald
11:15 Dynamic Asset Management: Asset Management Evolution With Smart Network Didier Sinapah FR SUEZ
11:35 Achieving Capital Efficiency From Pipe Condition Research Project David Zhang AU Sydney Water Corporation
11:55 Closing summary

2016-10-12 10:30:00 2016-10-12 12:00:00Australia/BrisbaneAsset Management IAsset Management IRoom M4IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Chair: Helena Alegre, Lnec, PT
13:30 Introduction
13:35 The Optimal Renewal Planning Of Multi-regional Water Supply Pipelines Using Dynamic Programming Kibum Kim KR University of Seoul
13:55 Decentralized Treatment Impacts On Dissolved Oxygen And Sulfide Concentrations In Sanitary Sewers Adam Shypanski AU University of Queensland
14:15 Sustainability Index For Progress In Municipal Water And Wastewater Services Annika Malm SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden
14:35 Australian-made Technology Renews Sydney's Oldest Sewers John Monro AU Sydney Water
14:55 Closing summary

2016-10-12 13:30:00 2016-10-12 15:00:00Australia/BrisbaneAsset Management IIAsset Management IIRoom M4IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Chair: Kari Elisabeth Fagernaes, Oslo Water and Wastewater Works, NO
15:30 Introduction
15:35 The Influence Of Elicitation Method On Customer Preferences For Water And Wastewater Services Rebecca Sayles UK Cranfield University
15:55 Transforming The Water Utility Customer Experience Using Human Centred Design Michael Storey AU Sydney Water
16:15 Think H2O! - An Educational Partnership To Raise Students' Awareness Of The Water Challenges Kenneth Persson SE Sydvatten
16:35 Networks Vs. Hierarchy -- Barriers And Stakeholder Networks In The Urban Water-energy Planning Process Lisa Scholten NL Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
16:55 Closing summary

2016-10-12 15:30:00 2016-10-12 17:00:00Australia/BrisbaneCustomer Management and CommunicationCustomer Management and CommunicationRoom M4IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Room M9Chair: Ioannis Alexiou, Scientists International, UK
10:30 Introduction
10:35 Fouling Phenomena And Filtration Surface Property Changes Of TFC And CNT Blended CA Forward Osmosis For Oil Recovery Mohiuddin Khan US Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
10:55 A Novel Pilot-scale Stacked Microbial Fuel Cell For Power Generation Enhancement And Its Performance Analysis Xia Huang CN Tsinghua University
11:15 Increased Carboxylate Production In High-rate Activated A-sludge By Forward Osmosis Thickening Cristina Cagnetta BE Ghent University
11:35 Novel Kits For Determination Of Sulphate And Iron Reductive Bacterias In Water Hassan Masoudi IR Khorasan Razavi rural water and waste water
11:55 Closing summary

2016-10-12 10:30:00 2016-10-12 12:00:00Australia/BrisbaneWater and Industrial Innovation - Pollution ControlWater and Industrial Innovation - Pollution ControlRoom M9IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Chair: Jean-Luc Bertrand-Krajewski, DEEP, FR
13:30 Introduction
13:35 Influencing Water Use: Using Behavioural Science To Manage Household Water Demand Sarah Kneebone AU Monash University
13:55 The Experience Of Implementing IWA's Water Balance In Iran Hamidreza Tashauoei IR National Water and Wastewater Engineering Company (NWWEC)
14:15 Water For Life - Securing Water For South East Queensland Karen Campisano AU Seqwater
14:35 Evaluating Runoff Treatment Efficacy Of Three Lightweight Media For Suspended Raingardens Lokesh Padhye NZ The University of Auckland
14:55 Closing summary

2016-10-12 13:30:00 2016-10-12 15:00:00Australia/BrisbaneWater Management and Urban Planning IWater Management and Urban Planning IRoom M9IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Chair: Daniel Lambert, Arup, AU
15:30 Introduction
15:35 Development Of Integrated Management System For Efficient Operation Of First Flush Treatment System For Urban RiverDongil Seo KR Chungnam National University
15:55 Integrated Hydrological Modelling System For Managing Water Resources In Australia Under Changing Climate Amgad Elmahdi AU Bureau of Meteorology
16:15 Water Scarcity And Affordability In Urban Water Pricing: A Case Study Of Chile Guillermo Donoso CL Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
16:35 From Masterplanning Towards Political Agreement Trine Stausgaard Munk DK Rambøll
16:55 Closing summary

2016-10-12 15:30:00 2016-10-12 17:00:00Australia/BrisbaneWater Management and Urban Planning IIWater Management and Urban Planning IIRoom M9IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Room M0Chair: Jean-Luc Bertrand-Krajewski, DEEP, FR
10:30 Introduction
10:35 Towards Optimized And Reconstructable Sampling Inspection Of Pipe Integrity For Improved Efficiency Of NDT Lei Shi AU University of Technology, Sydney
10:55 Model Based Predictive Control Of Ferrous Dosing To Reduce Odour And Corrosion In Sewers: Modelling And Field Validation Guangming Jiang AU The University of Queensland
11:15 Determining Factors Controlling Sewer Corrosion Using Long-term Well Controlled Laboratory Based Studies. Philip Bond AU University of Queensland
11:35 The Role Of Greater Copenhagen Utility In Implimenting The City's Cloudburst Management Plan Julie Ziersen DK HOFOR, Greater Copenhagen Utility
11:55 Closing summary

2016-10-12 10:30:00 2016-10-12 12:00:00Australia/BrisbaneUrban Drainage and SewerageUrban Drainage and SewerageRoom M0IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Chair: Santino Diberardino, LNEG, PT
13:30 Introduction
13:35 Using Open Innovation To Address The Challenge Of Water Treatment Residue At Rand Water Mogan Padayachee ZA Rand Water
13:55 South Africa's Water Research, Development, And Innovation (RDI) Roadmap: 2015-2025 Jo Burgess ZA Water Research Commission
14:15 Thin-Film Composite Forward Osmosis Membranes Of Thin-Film Layers On Novel Hydrophilic Substrates For Desalination Xinyu Zhang CN State Key Laboratory of Urban Water Resource and Environment, Harbin Institute of Technology
14:35 Sustainability In Industry: Making It Real Cheryl Davis US CKD Consulting
14:55 Closing summary

2016-10-12 13:30:00 2016-10-12 15:00:00Australia/BrisbaneWater and Industrial Innovation - Recovery and ReuseWater and Industrial Innovation - Recovery and ReuseRoom M0IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Chair: Rod Naylor, Veolia, AU
15:30 Introduction
15:35 A More Adaptable Tech For Renewable Energy Powered RO With Hydraulic Driven Pump And Energy Recovery Integrated Device Ronghui Zhu CN Beijing Sino-Mira Envir. & Energy Ltd.,&Beijing scinor water technology co.,LTD.
15:55 The research on properties of aerobic granular sludge and analysis of microbial community in GSBR Xiao Wang CN Harbin Institute of Technology
16:15 Targeted Loss Reduction For Water Supply Systems To Achieve Savings In Water Resources Eddy Renaud FR IRSTEA
16:35 Multi-objective Optimization Of A Self-recirculation A/O-MBR: A Numerical Study Of DO Distribution And Membrane Scouring Min Yang CN Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences
16:55 Closing summary

2016-10-12 15:30:00 2016-10-12 17:00:00Australia/BrisbaneWater and Industrial Innovation - Efficiency ImprovementWater and Industrial Innovation - Efficiency ImprovementRoom M0IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Room P1Chair: Jamie Baptista, LNEC, PT
10:30 Introduction
10:35 Increased Water Use Efficiency: ¿Does It Lead To Increased Water Productivity? Guillermo Donoso CL Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
10:55 Water Availability, Allocation And Use In Australia -- A National Water Account Perspective Wijedasa Alankarage AU Bureau of Meteorology, Australia
11:15 Understanding Water Resources In Murray--Darling Basin Better Using The Bureau Of Meteorology's National Water Account Alankarage Wijedasa AU Bureau of Meteorology
11:35 Integrated Wastewater System Modelling: A New Approach For The Development Of Long Term Integrated Plans For Wet Weather Gerda Hald DK VCS Denmark
11:55 Closing summary

2016-10-12 10:30:00 2016-10-12 12:00:00Australia/BrisbaneRegulation-Future PlanningRegulation-Future PlanningRoom P1IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Chair: Trine Stausgaard Munk (Ramboll, DK)
Can workforce diversity deliver the vision for cities of the future?
Cities are the future for humanity and by 2050 some 3 billion additional people will be living in urban areas. To be fit for this urbanised future, the water sector needs to recruit and train the skilled workers capable of delivering the future vision for cities. Diversity in professional skills, background, age, gender, culture will enhance the water sector’s ability to provide robust and innovative solutions for the water wise, liveable cities of tomorrow. Diane D’arras (SUEZ, FR) and Sue Murphy (Water Corporation of Western Australia, AU) will discuss and invite debate on the challenges and solutions to providing the workforce of tomorrow and overcoming the diversity drought. Participants will be key to identifying actions needed for success.

2016-10-12 13:30:00 2016-10-12 15:00:00Australia/BrisbaneThe Workforce of Tomorrow, a Global ResponsibilityThe Workforce of Tomorrow, a Global ResponsibilityRoom P1IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Chair: Lucia Cade, Seaford, AU
15:30 Introduction
15:35 Alliancing To Drive Operational Efficiency And Provide A Great Customer Experience - The Adelaide Services Alliance Annelise Avril AU Allwater
15:55 The Role Of State Water Departments In Supporting Successful Community Managed Water Services In Three Indian States Urmila Brighu IN Cranfield University
16:15 Engaging Communities In Management Of Stormwater Pollution: Building Awareness Through Effective Communication Angela Dean AU The University of Queensland
16:35 What Influences Public Responses To Potable Water Reuse And How Can We Promote Greater Acceptance? Kelly Fielding AU The University of Queensland
16:55 Closing summary

2016-10-12 15:30:00 2016-10-12 17:00:00Australia/BrisbaneCustomer ExperienceCustomer ExperienceRoom P1IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Room P2Chair: David Lamy (Suez, AU)
Will going digital transform the water operations ?
The workshop is introduced by Renald Gallis Thinxtra, AU) on the transformation of water operations through key enabling connectivity for water metering; Andreas Weingartner (S::can, AT) discusses innovative sensors for on-line water quality monitoring and early warning systems; a presentation from Zdravka Doquang (Suez, FR) will explore smart water distribution networks and how data analytics has become a key driver for new products and solutions. This is followed by a leading Australian utility showcasing how they are adapting to this rapid change in technology, the opportunities to improve operations, and services to their customers. Michael Storey (Sydney Water, AU) will then discuss how Sydney Water is creating a digitally connected utility. David Lamy (Suez, AU) will moderate the session and lead a final panel discussion focused on sharing feedback and identifying a vision for the future.

2016-10-12 10:30:00 2016-10-12 12:00:00Australia/BrisbaneSmart plants, smart network: Water operations go digitalSmart plants, smart network: Water operations go digitalRoom P2IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Chair: Kari Elisabeth Fagernaes (Oslo Water and Sewage Works, NO)
How can our communications toolkit help in a crisis?
Communications, marketing, consumer behaviour and partnerships are vital to the future of the water sector. Parts of the industry have embraced new engagement methods and communication tools, but there are lessons to be learned and best practice to be determined. We will explore the resources and tools available, effective uses of new technologies and the power of social media. Groups will discuss different tools and allow participants to share experiences. Attendees will then be put into a fictional crisis, review the crisis from every communication angle, from speechwriters, online communities, media and even the research engineer. Workshop speakers include Greg Kail (American Water Works Association, US); Dennis Mwanza (Sustainable Water and Sanitation for Africa, KE); Sandra Hall (The University of Queensland, AU); and Helen Stratton (Griffith University, AU).

2016-10-12 13:30:00 2016-10-12 15:00:00Australia/BrisbaneCommunications in a Crisis SituationCommunications in a Crisis SituationRoom P2IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Chairs: Eve Rodrigues (Water Services Association of Australia, AU) and Peter Prevos (Coliban Water, AU)
How can digital engagement benefit Water Cities of the Future?
Finding new ways to engage with customers, and developing strategies for effective ICT and social media use, is critical for water service providers. This workshop opens with three talks on utilizing digital tools to engage customers and deliver a better experience. Dr Silver Mugisha (National Water and Sewerage Corporation, UG) discusses social media and other digital tools to provide an immediate customer response to service delivery problems; Pheona Smoczynska (Yarra Valley Water, AU) addresses the changing service and communication needs of customers; Tim Davis (WaterAid, AU) discusses using customers to provide water quality data through mobile phones. Attendees will then join working groups on how to identify the right digital tools for the right job to provide better service.

2016-10-12 15:30:00 2016-10-12 17:00:00Australia/BrisbaneDigital Interactions for the Customer Centric Utility Digital Interactions for the Customer Centric Utility Room P2IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Room P3Chair: Jörg E. Drewes (Technical University of Munich, DE)
Is Direct Potable Reuse the future for recycled water?
Growing water scarcity, drought and other environmental challenges are fueling an intense debate on reusing wastewater for drinking water. Indirect potable reuse (IPR) has been the main approach adopted so far, but that is being challenged by direct potable reuse (DPR), where recycled water is fed directly into the raw water supply. From Namibia to the USA, Australia to South Africa, DPR is either already happening or being considered. this workshop will present the state-of-the-art of the prospects of DPR from the point of view of reliability and safety. Jörg Drewes (TU Munich, DE) presents on the feasibility of DPR in California, USA; Shane Trussell (Trussell Technologies, US) on lessons learned from a demonstration-scale facility in San Diego; Frederic Leusch (Griffith University, AU) on the potential adverse human health risks; David Cunliffe (South Australia Department of Health, AU) on developing global DPR guidelines.

2016-10-12 10:30:00 2016-10-12 12:00:00Australia/BrisbaneThe future of Direct Potable Water ReuseThe future of Direct Potable Water ReuseRoom P3IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Chairs: Marion Savill (Affrodable Water, NZ) and Zdravka Doquang (Suez, FR)
What can 12 years of WSP implementation tell us about coping with Extreme Events?
Looking at achievements from both a microbial and a practical treatment plant implementation perspective, how can WSPs help with Extreme Events and what kind of issues will WSP’s need to address in the future? Jennifer De France (WHO) presents on the achievements of WSP's in large and small water supplies; using case studies from France and Spain; Jean-François Loret (Suez, FR) discusses benefits to operational performance and how they have been achieved; Paul Byleveld (New South Wales Department of Heath, AU) looks at emerging future trends and how WSP’s assist with Climate Change; Kenneth Persson (Sydvattern AB, SE) explores the long-term impact of climate change on raw water resources quality and on drinking water plant operation. A panel discussion ends the session.

2016-10-12 13:30:00 2016-10-12 15:00:00Australia/BrisbaneWater Safety Plans, a Lifeline for Climate Change and Extreme EventsWater Safety Plans, a Lifeline for Climate Change and Extreme EventsRoom P3IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Chair: Aynul Kabir, Bureau of Meteorology, AU
What can 12 years of WSP implementation tell us about coping with Extreme Events?
Looking at achievements from both a microbial and a practical treatment plant implementation perspective, how can WSPs help with Extreme Events and what kind of issues will WSP’s need to address in the future? Jennifer De France (WHO) presents on the achievements of WSP's in large and small water supplies; using case studies from France and Spain; Jean-François Loret (Suez, FR) discusses benefits to operational performance and how they have been achieved; Paul Byleveld (New South Wales Department of Heath, AU) looks at emerging future trends and how WSP’s assist with Climate Change; Kenneth Persson (Sydvattern AB, SE) explores the long-term impact of climate change on raw water resources quality and on drinking water plant operation. A panel discussion ends the session.

2016-10-12 15:30:00 2016-10-12 17:00:00Australia/BrisbaneSoil Aquifer Treatment in Wastewater ReclamationSoil Aquifer Treatment in Wastewater ReclamationRoom P3IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Room P4Chair: Shafick Adams, Water Research Commission, ZA
15:30 Introduction
15:35 Managing Australia's Largest Groundwater Resource Craig Walton AU Department of Natural Resources and Mines
15:55 Safe Drinking Water Abstraction And Nature Management At Winksele-Belgium: The Story Of A Happy Marriage Under Pressure Tom Diez BE De Watergroep
16:15 Requirements And Efficiency Of Agricultural Nitrogen Reduction Measures In The Federal State Of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Ralf Kunkel DE Research Centre Jülich
16:35 Near-well Subsurface Water Treatment For A Sustainable And Reliable Drinking Water Supply Alexander Vandenbohede BE De Watergroep
16:55 Closing summary

2016-10-12 10:30:00 2016-10-12 12:00:00Australia/BrisbaneGroundwater management IGroundwater management IRoom P4IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Chair: Shafick Adams, Water Research Commission, ZA
10:30 Introduction
10:35 Meeting Melbourne's Growing Demand For Water Using Aquifer Storage And Recovery. Matthew Hudson AU City West Water
10:55 The Economic And Operational Potential Of Subsurface Water Solutions For Freshwater Management Gerard Van Den Berg NL KWR Watercycle Research Institute
11:15 The Legacy Of Sugar And Salt - A Success Story In Managing Bundaberg's Coastal Aquifers Camille Jendra AU Water Services
11:35 Economics Of Aquifer Storage And Recovery In Comparison To Its Alternatives In Korea Jae-Ho Choi KR Dong-A University
11:55 Closing summary

2016-10-12 13:30:00 2016-10-12 15:00:00Australia/BrisbaneGroundwater management II: ASR ApplicationsGroundwater management II: ASR ApplicationsRoom P4IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Chair: Emilio Gabbrielli (IDA)
Is Australia a model for delivering climate independent water infrastructure?
During the Millennium Drought, between 1997 and 2009, South-Eastern Australia suffered its greatest rainfall deficit since the start of the 20th Century. The rush to secure water supply led to substantial fast-track investment in seawater desalination and wastewater reuse facilities in parallel with measures to reduce consumption. Dr. Matt Hardy (Bureau of Meteorology, AU), Sue Murphy (Water Corporation of Western Australia, AU) and Christopher Gasson (GWI, UK) discuss the impact of climate change and approaches to develop alternate water sources, particularly desalination and water reuse. Ian Law (IBL Solutions, AU) and Dr Alistair Grinham (University of Queensland, AU) discuss in more detail the delivery of Australian facilities and marine environmental impact.

2016-10-12 15:30:00 2016-10-12 17:00:00Australia/BrisbaneWater in the driest continent, new sources when climate is changingWater in the driest continent, new sources when climate is changingRoom P4IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Room P5 Chair: Ignaz Worm Isle Utilities, UK
Start-up tech companies specially selected to present cutting edge solutions for the topics ‘Water reuse to desalination’ & ‘Smart networks, making them work’. Start up’s: Liquid Integrity Sensors: Provides a solution to detect leaks in large liquid storage facilities, by Kelly Keates; RedEye: Is the first purpose built cloud and mobile engineering drawing management solution, by Gavin Tye; UVS Trenchless Technology: Develops, supplies and services reliable equipment used for condition assessment of pipeline networks and water resources, by Darren Burrowes

2016-10-12 10:30:00 2016-10-12 12:00:00Australia/BrisbaneFORUM - Emerging Technologies and InnovationFORUM - Emerging Technologies and InnovationRoom P5IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Chair: Randolf Webb, Xylem, US
How can smart technology cut GHG emissions and energy costs in the wastewater sector?
Chronic underinvestment in wastewater infrastructure has resulted in inefficient and fragile infrastructure that wastes energy, generates significant greenhouse gas emissions, and routinely fails. Xylem’s latest research – Powering the Wastewater Renaissance – shows that through smart technology investments the wastewater sector can cut its electricity-related greenhouse gas emissions by 50% and save nearly $40 billion. This workshop intends to collate a multi-stakeholder roundtable discussion – with representatives from utilities, regulators, financiers, and technology providers – to further explore the opportunity, the challenges, and the potential solutions and next steps. Presentations and case studies will set the scene, group discussions will explore potentially solutions, and a panel discussion will close the session. In addition, a summary report will be provided to all participants. The workshop includes presentations by Aleksandra Lazic (Xylem, SE), Steven Kenway (University of Queensland, AU), Roelof Kruize (Waternet, NL), among others.

2016-10-12 13:30:00 2016-10-12 15:00:00Australia/BrisbanePowering the wastewater Renaissance: the Path to Cutting Emissions and Saving Billions in WW SectorPowering the wastewater Renaissance: the Path to Cutting Emissions and Saving Billions in WW SectorRoom P5IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Lecturer: Mark van Loosdrrecht, TU Delft, NL and Damien Batstone, University of Queensland, AU
How are granular sludge systems changing the face of watewater management?
Granules are large, self-supporting biofilms that form under engineered conditions in aerobic and anaerobic systems. Due to the large amounts of biomass that can be accumulated as granules, they can substantially reduce footprints of wastewater treatment units. High-rate anaerobic granular sludge systems have been extensively used in industrial wastewater treatment systems since the late 60s, but following development in the 90s, domestic aerobic granular sludge systems, such as the Nereda process, have enabled low footprint domestic wastewater treatment systems. This master lecture presents common concepts, design principles, and research and development directions for aerobic and anaerobic granular systems that will assist utility and design engineers, researchers, planning, operators in their work.

2016-10-12 15:30:00 2016-10-12 17:00:00Australia/BrisbaneGranular Systems (Anaerobic and Aerobic)Granular Systems (Anaerobic and Aerobic)Room P5IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Carreer Development Hub Organiser: International WaterCentre
Chair: Dr. Andre Taylor International WaterCentre, Australia
How to drive positive change through building leadership capacity in the water sector?
Advancing integrated and innovative solutions in the water sector often involves managing complex or wicked problems. Driving positive change in the sector requires skilled leadership; leadership to influence change, build partnerships, anticipate and plan for change, and also to lead high-performing, cross-boundary and multidisciplinary teams. In this session, the International WaterCentre, with its reputation as a global leader in the design and delivery of leadership development products in the water sector, will provide practical guidance on how to build leadership capacity at an individual, team, organisational and/or regional level.
Note: This is a repetition from the session on Monday.

2016-10-12 10:30:00 2016-10-12 12:00:00Australia/BrisbaneBuilding leadership in the water sectorBuilding leadership in the water sectorCarreer Development HubIWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
 Organiser: IWA members
Chair: Simon Griffith Who Gives A Crap, AU
You have developed a technology, a method, an idea, and you wish that this idea becomes a real life practice. You need a complete different set of skills to bring your idea to the market. This session will use a real life case to demonstrate the participants the steps they should take to bring their ideas to the market.

2016-10-12 13:30:00 2016-10-12 15:00:00Australia/BrisbaneHow to Bring your idea to the MarketHow to Bring your idea to the MarketCarreer Development HubIWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
 Organiser: IWA and Deltares
Chair: Simone de Kleermaeker, Deltares, The Netherlands
Given the uncertainties about the future, what constitutes a sustainable water management plan?
Water management is increasingly challenged by pressures from stresses such as population growth, potential sea level rise and climate change. Exploring adaptation pathways for the future provides indispensable decision making support in achieving sustainable water management in a changing environment.
Sustainable Delta is a serious game that informs and enables communities, stakeholders, elected officials and the general public to better understand water systems and their related restoration and protection measures. It teaches players the importance of negotiation in decision making as well as how to make smarter investment decisions given an uncertain future. Two teams of participants will develop and implement a Sustainable Water Management Plan for the coming 100 years in a fictional setting. number of participants is limited to 20 (first-come, first-served).

2016-10-12 15:30:00 2016-10-12 17:00:00Australia/BrisbaneSustainable Delta Game – Adaptation PathwaysSustainable Delta Game – Adaptation PathwaysCarreer Development HubIWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Sky Room Chair: Dr. Ger Bergkamp International Water Association
What are the potential pathways towards strengthening and maintaining resilience within basins?
The first session of the Forum will focus on innovative approaches that are being applied within basins and how these are building resilience. This session will align with the keynote from the congress plenary which will precede the Basin Leaders Forum. The discussions will kick off with an introduction to the Basin Leaders Forum by Prof. Paul Greenfield (Emeritus professor, University of Queensland). Afterwards a panel discussion with Prof. James E. Ball (Vice-President, International Association for Hydro- Environment Engineering and Research), Dr. Paul Bowen (Director of Sustainability, Coca-Cola Company) and Dr. Christian H. Severin (Senior Environmental Specialist, Global Environment Facility) will reflect on how basins can move beyond ‘engineering resilience’ towards a more dynamic system. Next, a roundtable session facilitated by Dr. John Riddiford, Chair, IWA Watershed and River Basin Management Specialist Group will focus on experiences including tools, approaches and case studies highlighting how to achieve resilience now and in the future.

2016-10-12 10:30:00 2016-10-12 12:00:00Australia/BrisbaneBasin Leaders ForumBasin Leaders ForumSky RoomIWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
 Chair: Dr. Ganesh Pangare International Water Association
How can long term engagement and investment within a basin be sustained?
The second session of the Forum will reflect on transformational actions that have supported development in basins along with obstacles and how they were addressed. Dr. Sanjay Pahuja (Senior Water Resources Specialist, World Bank) will give the keynote on ‘Too Many Good Intentions? A Common Roadblock to Sustaining Engagements and Investments in River Basins’. This will be followed by a panel discussion with H.E. Yue Zhongming (Commissioner, Yellow River Conservancy Commission), James Purtill (Director-General, Department of Natural Resources and Mines, Queensland Government) and Prof. Jane Doolan (Professorial Fellow in Natural Resource Governance, University of Canberra). Next, participants will be invited to join the roundtable discussions facilitated by Dr. John Dore, Senior Water Resources Specialist, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) focusing around specific basin timelines and sharing experiences including challenges of water management across a basin, how they were overcome and how this has affected different stakeholders (especially cities and industries).

2016-10-12 13:30:00 2016-10-12 15:00:00Australia/BrisbaneBasin Leaders ForumBasin Leaders ForumSky RoomIWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
 The complexities of how water impacts and influences sustainable development requires an integrated approach across different basin and city related systems; critical to this is the working relationship between key stakeholders including national and local governments, service providers, water resource managers and regulators. A team from the Sydney-based Institute for Sustainable Futures opens the forum with a session reflecting on the Australian experience of drought, focusing on partnerships for water efficiency and policy. An interview-style panel will examine the critical lessons learned on the way in which key stakeholders in the Australian sector responded to the Millennium drought. This is followed by a panel discussion with representatives of the Leaders Forums: Cities, Utilities, Regulators and Basins. The outcome will inform how partnerships between these different stakeholders can be facilitated at a local, national and international level.
2016-10-12 15:30:00 2016-10-12 17:00:00Australia/BrisbaneJoint Regulators, Basins, Utilities and Cities ForumJoint Regulators, Basins, Utilities and Cities ForumSky RoomIWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Room S1 Utility Leadership; the Missing Link for Water Technology Innovation

PLEASE NOTE 10:30-12:30

In the last decade there has been strong insurgence with innovation in the water technology sector. This has been driven by declining water resources, population growth, the need to use more polluted sources in the urban environment and to have more environmentally friendly technology. Despite these strong drivers to achieve our ‘cities of the future’ very minimal technology adoption has taken place. Effective technology is the strongest contributor to creating an environmentally sustainable water infrastructure.

Technology creation and adoption is a long difficult process. This crosses along the development process and the demonstration testing to proof that the technology performs to expectations. Despite the active involvement of professors, consultants and technology companies, the utility is the ultimate decision maker. It is the utility that decides the technologies fate or adoption. Yet it is the utilities that are least involved in this process.

Utilities face the challenge of often being bound into politics, procurement rules that drive low cost selection and the fear that a new technology is not proven and will fail. There are a few select utilities in the world that over come these obstacles to embrace new technology to ensure that they have sufficient water supply and quality delivered in a sustainable manner. This session will bring forward what critical change is needed to bring innovation forward.

PROGRAMME:
10:30-10:35 Welcome Remarks
Diane D'Arras, President Elect, IWA

10:35-11:00 Opening/Introduction
John Batten, Global Cities Director & Global Director of Water, Arcadis
Jonathan Clement, CEO PWN - Utility Leadership, the Missing Link for Water Utility Innovation

11:00-12:30 Panel Discussion
Sudhir Murthy, DC Water, USA
Roelof Kruize, CEO Waternet, Water Company of Amsterdam
Sue Murphy, CEO Water Corp
Frank Rogalla, CTO, Aquila, Spain
Rob Renner, Director WRF

Attendance by invitation only. If you have any questions please contact Pritha Hariram.

2016-10-12 10:30:00 2016-10-12 12:00:00Australia/BrisbaneUtilities of the Future ForumUtilities of the Future ForumRoom S1IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
 Organiser: Randolf Webb Xylem, US
The session will provide participants with a deep insight into the professional life in various segments in the water sector through dynamic interaction with the senior leaders on the panel. Starting with round table discussions the participants will determine the questions that will be asked to the Senior leaders in the panel. These senior leaders are chosen by IWA’s young water professionals, and come from academia, industry, policy and practice.

2016-10-12 15:30:00 2016-10-12 17:00:00Australia/BrisbaneWater career opportunities and developmentWater career opportunities and developmentRoom S1IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org

Thursday 13 October

09:00 - 09:45
Keynote Plenary
Coffee Break10:30 - 12:00
Session 1
Lunch13:30 - 15:00
Session 2
15:30 - 17:00
Closing Ceremony
20:00 - 00:00
Gala Evening
Great Hall Q2 Keynote Professor Joan Rose, Michican State University, USA on: Can the Water Microbiome Save the Biohealth of the Planet?

Introduced by Tom Mollenkopf, IWA Senior Vice-President and Board Member

Moderator Darryl Day, Managing Director, ICE WaRM, and Chair, IWA National Committee, Australia

Panel members:
Professor Frederic Leusch, Griffith University, Australia
Jennifer Defrance, Technical Officer, Drinking Water Quality, WHO, Geneva
Mads Albertsen (YWP), post-doc, Aalborg University, Denmark
Rose Kaggwa, Director Business and Scientific Services, National Water and Sewerage Corporation, Uganda

2016-10-13 09:00:00 2016-10-13 09:45:00Australia/BrisbaneCan the Water Microbiome Save the Biohealth of the Planet? - Joan RoseCan the Water Microbiome Save the Biohealth of the Planet? - Joan RoseGreat Hall Q2IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Chair: Harro Bode, DE
10:30Introduction
10:35Full-scale Modeling Explaining Large Spatial Variations Of Nitrous Oxide Fluxes In A Step-feed Plug-flow Wastewater Treatment Reactor Bing-Jie Ni AU The University of Queensland
10:55A Model-based Analysis Of Operating Conditions To Minimise Methane Stripping From An Anaerobic Digester Effluent Miguel Mauricio-Iglesias ES Universidade de Santiago de Compostela
11:15Potential Of 2-pathway Models For Describing The Combined Effect Of DO And Nitrite On The N2O Production By AOB Haoran Duan FR LISBP-INSA
11:35A New Approach To Simultaneous Ammonium And Dissolved Methane Removal From Anaerobic Digestion Liquor Xueming Chen AU The University of Queensland
11:55Closing summary

2016-10-13 10:30:00 2016-10-13 12:00:00Australia/BrisbaneModelling Wastewater ProcessesModelling Wastewater ProcessesGreat Hall Q2IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Chair: Maria João Benoliel, EPAL, PT
13:30 Introduction
13:35 The Importance Of Flow Behaviour In Spiral Wound Membrane Systems Szilard Bucs SA King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
13:55 Full-scale Verification Of A Dynamic Plant-wide Model Incorporating Minerals Precipitation Christian Kazadi Mbamba AU The University of Queensland
14:15 Operational Implementation Of Soft Sensor Model In The Process Control Of A Surface Water Treatment Mark Schaap NL Water Company Groningen
14:35 A Study On Prediction Method For Ozone Dosage And Residual Ozone Concentration In Advanced Ozone Water Treatment Jinseok Hyung KR University of Seoul
14:55 Closing summary

2016-10-13 13:30:00 2016-10-13 15:00:00Australia/BrisbaneModelling Drinking Water SystemModelling Drinking Water SystemGreat Hall Q2IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
 
2016-10-13 15:30:00 2016-10-13 17:00:00Australia/BrisbaneFellows Panel / YWP PanelFellows Panel / YWP PanelGreat Hall Q2IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
 A truly fantastic evening is in store at the IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition Gala Evening. Taking place in the Plaza Ballroom of the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, the Gala Evening is the highlight of the social calendar.
In true IWA style the conference dinner promises to be a night of spectacular entertainment accompanied by fine food and wine.

2016-10-13 20:00:00 2016-10-13 00:00:00Australia/BrisbaneA truly fantastic evening is in store at the IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition Gala EveningA truly fantastic evening is in store at the IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition Gala EveningGreat Hall Q2IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Room M1Chair: Steven Kenway, University of Queensland, AU
10:30 Introduction
10:35 Coupling Plant-wide Process Models With Overall Energy Use- And Production-accounting Imre Takacs FR Dynamita
10:55 Energy Cost Savings For Households And Utilities Via Water Demand Management -- New Options For Efficient Cities Amanda Binks AU The University of Queensland
11:15 Stable Partial Nitrification Under Mainstream Conditions Through NOB Inhibition Angeles Val del Rio ES University of Santiago de Compostela
11:35 Energy And Nutrient Factory At Amersfoort WWTP In The Netherlands Bert Geraats AU Blue Horizon Solutions
11:55 Closing summary

2016-10-13 10:30:00 2016-10-13 12:00:00Australia/BrisbaneWater-Energy-Carbon Connections in The Urban Water EnvironmentWater-Energy-Carbon Connections in The Urban Water EnvironmentRoom M1IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Chair: Bambos Charalambous (Hydrocontrol Ltd, CY)
Can container-stored water be the solution to consumers’ intermittent supply?
Transitioning from Intermittent Water Supply (IWS) to 24 hours per day 7 days per week is one of the most difficult conundrums for water utilities. This workshop addresses the many challenges involved, and will explore the bottlenecks entailed in this transition. Bambos Charalambous, will set the scene presenting the deeply rooted “beliefs” about IWS and the need for a paradigm shift; Roland Liemberger (MIYA, AT) will outline a way forward in transitioning from IWS to 24/7. Ronnie McKenzie (WRP, SA) discusses South Africa's currrent problems caused by prolonged drought, and the ongoing efforts to avoid IWS conditions; Chrysi Laspidou (University of Thessaly, GR) will highlight policies and how the water-energy-land use-climate Nexus is influencing Intermittent Water Supply.

2016-10-13 13:30:00 2016-10-13 15:00:00Australia/BrisbaneIntermittent Water Supply: The Challenge of Transitioning to 24x7 Intermittent Water Supply: The Challenge of Transitioning to 24x7 Room M1IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Room M2Chair: Victor Verbeek, Toray Membrane, AU
10:30Introduction
10:35Vacuum Membrane Distillation (VMD) With Crystallizer For Mineral Recovery From Hypersaline Reverse Osmosis Concentrate Saravanamuthu Vigneswaran AU University Tehcnology Sydney
10:55 Faradaic Reactions In Batch-mode Capacitive Deionization Di He AU University of New South Wales
11:15 Fouling Prevention And Cleaning Strategies In Submerged Vacuum Membrane Distillation And Crystallization Helen Julian AU University of New South Wales
11:35 Treatment Of RO Brine From CSG-produced Water Using Graphene/PVDF Flat-sheet Membrane Distillation Hokyong Shon AU University of Technology Sydney
11:55 Closing summary

2016-10-13 10:30:00 2016-10-13 12:00:00Australia/BrisbaneSeawater Desalination Seawater Desalination Room M2IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Chair: Victor Verbeek, Toray Membrane, AU
13:30 Introduction
13:35 Solar-powered Reverse Osmosis:a Near-future Milestone To Achieve Sustainable Water Production In The UAE Hassan Arafat AE Masdar Institute of Science and Technology
13:55 Development Of A SWRO-PRO Hybrid Desalination System: Pilot Plant Investigations Yong Gyun Park KR GS E&
14:15 Assessing Bacterial Growth In Seawater Reverse Osmosis Systems: A New Method For Measuring Bacterial ATP. Almotasembelleh Abushaban NL UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education
14:35 An Experimental Investigation Of A Low Temperature Thermal Pump For Reverse Osmosis Desalination Jack Nihill AU RMIT
14:55 Closing summary

2016-10-13 13:30:00 2016-10-13 15:00:00Australia/BrisbaneNovel Desalination TechnologiesNovel Desalination TechnologiesRoom M2IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Room M3Chair: Kuruvilla Mathew (Murdoch University, AU)
Is decentralisation the only way that universal access to sanitation is possible?
The Sustainable Development Goals have set us a target of universal access to sanitation by 2030. This is a critically important part of the overall sustainability agenda, and impacts on the health and wellbeing for entire populations. Building the infrastructure for this will be an enormous challenge, but decentralised systems can play a major role in achieving this goal. The workshop will share the experiences from different parts of the world, including India, China and Australia, and discuss the role of decentralised systems in the future. Different case studies will be introduced by Marcus Starkl (BOKU University, AT); Guoren Xu (Harbin Institute of Technology, CN); and Cynthia Mitchell (University of Technology Sydney, AU).

2016-10-13 10:30:00 2016-10-13 12:00:00Australia/BrisbaneIs The Future Decentralised?Is The Future Decentralised?Room M3IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Chair: Glen Daigger (IWA)
How can utilities initiate a paradigm shift to implement best practice and innovation? In a world where utilities are faced with demands for improved efficiency against a backdrop of challenges to water supply and sanitation caused by growing populations, rapid urbanisation and increasing water scarcity in all global regions, there is a need to cooperate to overcome the challenges. We will demonstrate how leading utilities have implemented close co-operation on all levels in their organisations. In this workshop we will discuss new solutions and trends in water management and share experiences. Examples are utilities working together to increase energy efficiency, to handle the seismic shift from wastewater treatment to resource recovery, or new solutions for climate change adaptation that improves urban liveability while managing storm water. Speakers include Amit Pramanik (WE&RF, USA), Guihe Tao (PUB, SG), Colin Chapman (Urban Utilities, AUS) and Anders Bækgaard (VCS DK).

2016-10-13 13:30:00 2016-10-13 15:00:00Australia/BrisbaneUtilities sharing knowledge on sustainable urban water management Utilities sharing knowledge on sustainable urban water management Room M3IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Room M4Chair: Jill Fagan (Water Services Association of Australia, AU)
How can we capture the value from calling liveable cities to action?
Water wise cities that are more liveable, sustainable and resilient have become a major global sustainability issue. The purpose of this workshop is to share novel ideas about how the water sector and water professionals can contribute to more liveable cities. In addition, attention will also be given to what other people and professions should be involved? And how do we engage with them? The session will be highly interactive, with a range of speakers from inside and outside the industry that will inform, inspire, and challenge the audience. Presentations by Jamie Wart (CRC Water Sensitive Cities, AU); John Batten (Arcadis, US); Stuart Waters (Twyfords Consulting, AU).

2016-10-13 10:30:00 2016-10-13 12:00:00Australia/BrisbaneBringing liveable cities to life IBringing liveable cities to life IRoom M4IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Chair: Jill Fagan (Water Services Association of Australia, AU)
How can we capture the value from calling liveable cities to action?
Water wise cities that are more liveable, sustainable and resilient have become a major global sustainability issue. The purpose of this workshop is to share novel ideas about how the water sector and water professionals can contribute to more liveable cities. In addition, attention will also be given to what other people and professions should be involved? And how do we engage with them? The session will be highly interactive, with a range of speakers from inside and outside the industry that will inform, inspire, and challenge the audience. Presentations by Jamie Wart (CRC Water Sensitive Cities, AU); John Batten (Arcadis, US); Stuart Waters (Twyfords Consulting, AU).

2016-10-13 13:30:00 2016-10-13 15:00:00Australia/BrisbaneBringing liveable cities to life: Capturing the Value, from planning to action! IIBringing liveable cities to life: Capturing the Value, from planning to action! IIRoom M4IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Room M9Chair: John Bridgeman (University of Birmingham, UK)
What are the future demands for desinfection in developing and developed countries?
Disinfection is required in treating multiple kinds of water and in addressing multiple water quality issues all over the world. The panelists and audience will discuss the future demands for disinfection in developing and developed countries. This includes facility, reagent, practice, regulation and research, under the condition of multiple demands for disinfection during drinking water supply, wastewater and reclaimed water treatment. The workshop invites four speakers to share their opinions and knowledge on disinfection: Joe Jacangelo (MWH/John Hopkins University, US), Shane Trussell (Trussell Technologies, US), Joan Rose (Michigan State University, US), Chao Chen (Tsinghua University, CN).

2016-10-13 10:30:00 2016-10-13 12:00:00Australia/BrisbaneMeeting the Multiple Requirements for Disinfection Meeting the Multiple Requirements for Disinfection Room M9IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Chair: Lee-hyung Kim (Kongju National University, KP)
What are the next innovations to improve Water Quality Management and prevent eutrophication? Raising awareness of current significant diffuse pollution issues amongst the international community, and encouraging discussion on the latest research, is vital to improving water quality management. The workshop will explore cutting-edge technology for monitoring and modeling diffuse pollution; diffuse pollution impacts on urban land use, agricultural and coastal areas; advance water quality management approaches dealing with diffuse pollution; and innovative solutions and policy development, resulting in the reduction of diffuse pollution and eutrophication. The workshop will have contributions from Brian D'Arcy (Abertay University, UK); Michael K. Stenstrom (University of California, US); Ana Deletic (Monash University, AU); and Lee-Hyung Kim (Kongju National University, KR).

2016-10-13 13:30:00 2016-10-13 15:00:00Australia/BrisbaneLow impact strategies to manage diffuse pollution and improve water qualityLow impact strategies to manage diffuse pollution and improve water qualityRoom M9IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Room M0Chair: Matsui Yoshihiko (Hokkaido University, JP)
Can the water sector prepare and respond to large scale disasters?
Over the last decade we have witnessed numerous natural disasters around the world, including huge earthquakes that have caused catastrophic damage during, and immediately following, the quake itself, as well as secondary damage in the following weeks and months. Water and sanitation are vital components of any large-scale humanitarian and reconstruction responses. This workshop will highlight lessons learned from recent experience and showcase prparedness planning for a large-scale disaster from various points of view. Presentations by Sangam Shrestha (Asian Institute of Technology, TH); Yang-Long WU (Chinese Taiwan Water Works Association, TW); Ozeki Gen (Bureau of Waterworks Tokyo Metropolitan Government, JP), followed by a group discussion and audience participation.

2016-10-13 10:30:00 2016-10-13 12:00:00Australia/BrisbaneNatural Disasters and Emergency PreparednessNatural Disasters and Emergency PreparednessRoom M0IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Chair: Pierre Le Clech (UNSW, AU)
Which water technologies are suitable in humanitarian crises?
Many water and wastewater treatment processes have now reached technological maturity, but implementation in disaster zones or developing countries remains challenging. It is therefore critical to asses the limitations of implementation, and develop systems more suitable and resilient in highly challenging environments. During the workshop audience members will have the opportunity to interact with the panellists, consider future activities and discuss the multi-disciplinary challenges of providing water and sanitation in disaster zones. Bruno Nguyen, (UNESCO-IHP), provides an overview from IWA’s Water Security and Safety Management Specialist Group. Gavin Blakey (Engineers without Borders, AU) reports on his Cambodian experience. Rhett Butler (Skyjuice Foundation, AU), and Franz Frechen (Kassel University, DE) share experiences from the development of gravity-fed microporous membrane modules. Roger Ben Aim (FTS, FR) on opportunities for renewable energy systems for desalination of brackish waters.

2016-10-13 13:30:00 2016-10-13 15:00:00Australia/BrisbaneAppropriate technologies for disasters and humanitarian crisesAppropriate technologies for disasters and humanitarian crisesRoom M0IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Room P1Chair: Tobias Barnard, University fo Johannesburg, ZA
10:30 Introduction
10:35 How Safe Is Safe? –Advanced Risk Management For Indirect Potable Reuse Using Soil Aquifer Treatment - Sadahiko Itoh JP Kyoto University
10:55 Understanding Pathogen Concentrations In Sewage To Inform Reuse Treatment Goals, Rebecca Ives US Michigan State University
11:15 Cryptosporidium Removal And Inactivation Across The Wastewater Treatment Train: Recycled Water Fit For Purpose Brendon King AU SA WATER
11:35 New Tools For Quantification And Detection Of Rotavirus In Untreated Sewage Nicholas Kiulia US Michigan State University
11:55 Closing summary

2016-10-13 10:30:00 2016-10-13 12:00:00Australia/BrisbaneAssessment, Impacts and Controls of Microbial Pathogens in Wastewater Treatment Systems and Reuse Schemes IAssessment, Impacts and Controls of Microbial Pathogens in Wastewater Treatment Systems and Reuse Schemes IRoom P1IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Chair: Tobias Barnard , University fo Johannesburg, ZA
13:30 Introduction
13:35 Wastewater Ponds -- Effective Treatment Technology For The Future, Today Louise Weaver NZ Institute of Environmental Science & Research (ESR)
13:55 Virus-Particle Associations In Full-scale UASB Reactors And Waste Stabilization Ponds Matthew Verbyla US Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of South Florida
14:15 Infectious Risk Assessment Of Reclaimed Water By UF Membrane Treatment Process Focusing Attention On Norovirus Nobuhito Yasui JP National Research and Development Agency Public Works Research Institute
14:35 Validation And Monitoring Of Reverse Osmosis Membrane For Virus Removal: The Current Challenge In Water Reuse Marie-Laure Pype AU The University of Queensland
14:55 Closing summary

2016-10-13 13:30:00 2016-10-13 15:00:00Australia/BrisbaneAssessment, Impacts and Controls of Microbial Pathogens in Wastewater Treatment Systems and Reuse Schemes IIAssessment, Impacts and Controls of Microbial Pathogens in Wastewater Treatment Systems and Reuse Schemes IIRoom P1IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Room P2Chair: Cheryl Davis (CKD Consulting, US)
How can water/wastewater utilities build diverse workforces that are prepared to meet their responsibilities to customers and the environment?
Skilled, prepared employees do not happen by accident. This workshop will explore the diverse components that ensure workforce sustainability, followed by five different experiences across three continents. The session is going to include presentations on candidate development (Nora Hanke , EWSETA- ZA); staff development, with a focus on diversity (Anne Farquhar, Yarra Valley Water-Australia; and Bhakti Devi, Sydney Water-AU); and technical training (Elisabeta Poci, Shukalb- AL and Joel Solikume from PHWC - NG). Workshop participants will divide into three workgroups (candidate development, staff development, and technical training) to discuss their programs in this areas, challenges and lessons learned, and how IWA can help them move forward together.

2016-10-13 10:30:00 2016-10-13 12:00:00Australia/BrisbaneMind the Gap: Building a Prepared, Diverse WorkforceMind the Gap: Building a Prepared, Diverse WorkforceRoom P2IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Room P3Chair: Gerard van den Berg (KWR, NL)
How do we accelerate the development, uptake and implementation of self-sufficient water systems?
Climate change and urban population growth negatively affect freshwater availability. Self-sufficient water systems increase the resilience of industries, agriculture and drinking water supply, but initiating a breakthrough of such systems is difficult. This workshop starts with five pitches by Paul Jeffrey (Cranfield University, UK) on the human, natural and technological dimensions of water management; Christos Makropoulos (NTUA, GR) on knowledge sharing; Klaasjan Raat (KWR, NL) on uptake of ASR by the greenhouse industry; Seunghak Lee (KIST, KR) on drivers to initiate large scale ASR demonstrations, and Petra Ross (Arcadis, NL) on valorisation of water innovations. The following discussion focuses on strategies for large-scale market uptake of subsurface water solutions to promote self-sufficient water systems.

2016-10-13 10:30:00 2016-10-13 12:00:00Australia/BrisbaneSustainable Water SolutionsSustainable Water SolutionsRoom P3IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Chair: Stuart Bunn (Griffith University, AU)
How do ecosystem services and risk management tools help deliver the SDGs?
Healthy water-related ecosystems and adequate water quality are essential for livelihoods and human health, mostly in areas of low socio-economic development. Wetlands and water quality are interlinked: wetlands can be at risk from poor water quality but can also be vital to improve it. We explore interlinkages and risk management tools to ensure both ecosystem services and human health in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, particularly on ambient water quality, wastewater treatment and protecting and restoring water-related ecosystems. Paul Glennie (UNEP-DHI Partnership, AU) and Bushra Nishat (IWA) will make presentations. Stuart Bunn (Griffith University, AU); Simon FungeSmith (FAO); Brian D’Arcy (Abertay University, UK); Mike Ronan and Fernanda Adame (Queensland Government, AU) participate in a panel discussion.

2016-10-13 13:30:00 2016-10-13 15:00:00Australia/BrisbaneProtecting Wetland Ecosystem Services from Water Quality RisksProtecting Wetland Ecosystem Services from Water Quality RisksRoom P3IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Room P4Chair: Don Alcock, Water Secure Innovations, AU
What do effective behaviour change campaigns look like and what are the fundamental steps for designing an effective campaign?
There is growing emphasis on effective customer and community engagement to foster sustainable behavior change. Many water utilities and service providers recognize the need to go beyond tradition forms of communication. Important issues relating to demand management, water security and alternative water sources demand sophisticated education campaigns, and genuine engagement with the community, policy makers and elected representatives. The session will explore how the water sector is performing in its communication and engagement with customers and the community. There are short case study presentations by the experienced panelists, Lucia Cade, Chair, Water Secure Innovations, AU, Melissa Meeker – CEO, Water Environment and Research Foundation, AU and Catherine Ferrari – ‎General Manager Customer and Community, Water Corporation, AU followed by a question and answer session with the audience.

2016-10-13 10:30:00 2016-10-13 12:00:00Australia/BrisbaneNot waiting for a crisis: Drawing lessons from effective behaviour change communication in practiceNot waiting for a crisis: Drawing lessons from effective behaviour change communication in practiceRoom P4IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Chair: Kenneth Thompson (CH2M, US)
How do we Reduce Non-Revenue Water and Energy Costs for Utilities?
It has been estimated that the average amount of non-revenue water for utilities worldwide is around 30%, which impacts the cost of service and overall water resources management. Non-revenue water can be associated with pipeline breaks, old leaking infrastructure, water theft, poor metering techniques, and operations such as distribution system flushing, fire demand. Eighty percent of the non-labor cost of water is associated with energy for treatment and pumping, creating a very strong link between water and energy. This highlights the importance of reducing water loss for utilities located in dry and wet climates because of the impact on their overall cost of service. The purpose for the workshop will be to highlight the latest approaches to reducing non-revenue water. Presentations from Amir Peleg (Takadu, IL), and Attila Stahlut (Queensland Urban Utility, AU), Keith Hilson (i2o, UK), Raju Dharani and Aed MacPhaidin (Queensland Urban Utilities, AU), Russell Considine (Itron, AU)

2016-10-13 13:30:00 2016-10-13 15:00:00Australia/BrisbaneReducing Non-Revenue Water and Energy Costs for UtilitiesReducing Non-Revenue Water and Energy Costs for UtilitiesRoom P4IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Room P5Lecturer: Stefan Kools, KWR, NL
Should we be worried about emerging contaminants?
Emerging contaminants, the threats they pose and how to deal with them are not fully understood. The lecture will highlight state-of-the-art knowledge on the subject and present some examples of prioritisation efforts on chemicals in the environment. Solutions-focused, we will focus on possible technological and non-technological abatement options throughout the chemical life cycle to improve water quality. The removal efficiencies are presented from gathered information, for example made available by the Watershare tool AbetES. The data and various abatement options will be discussed with the audience, based on the existing assessments regarding their efficiencies to improve water quality and their potential for implementation. This Master lecture will be of particular interest to water quality managers.

2016-10-13 10:30:00 2016-10-13 12:00:00Australia/BrisbaneAbatement options for Mixtures of Emerging ContaminantsAbatement options for Mixtures of Emerging ContaminantsRoom P5IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Chair: Dr Piet Filet (QUT Business School, AU)
What is a Charrette and how can it make planning more effective?
Solutions to complex water issues require diverse views from across disciplines and communities to identify key actions. A planning charrette enables this collaborative approach. This workshop highlights 4 charrette approaches: James Davidson and Sam Bowstead (South East Queensland WaterFutures, AU) look at combined flood and drought options for Brisbane; Dr Briony Rogers (Monash University, AU) discusses a shared vision for a water sensitive Melbourne; Dr Assela Pathirana (UNSECO-IHE, NL) investigates climate adaptation for water supply of Ho-Chi-Minh City; and Prof Jeroen Rijke (UNESCO-IHE, NL) looks at the implementation of measures for a Water Sensitive Rotterdam. Small groups will question how each derived their results; a panel will describe how the charrettes advanced their solutions, highlighting the range in effectiveness of the approach.

2016-10-13 13:30:00 2016-10-13 15:00:00Australia/BrisbaneAddressing Complexity in Water through Design ThinkingAddressing Complexity in Water through Design ThinkingRoom P5IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Carreer Development Hub Organisers: Water Research
Chairs: Gilles Jonker, Elsevier, NL
How to write a great research paper, and get it accepted by a good journal? Knowing the best way of structuring your paper when writing it, and the most appropriate journal to send it to, really helps in getting your paper accepted. Also understanding how editors and publishers think and what they expect, and knowing how the peer review process works, is invaluable insight into the publishing process. After attending this workshop, participants will have a clear idea of the steps needed to be taken before starting to write a paper. They will also be able to plan writing manuscripts using the logical step sequence – not the sequence in which the paper will be read. Authors are also made aware of what aspects of their papers Editors and Publishers look at critically, and to ensure that in taking care of these areas, their papers are much more likely to be accepted. Dealing with referees’ comments and the art of polite rebuttal are also described such that these can be used to improve the submitted paper suitably. Sensitive areas such as publishing ethics, plagiarism, duplicate publishing, etc. are also clearly explained such that participants have a clear understanding of what is allowed, and what is not permitted. These insights into the publishing process will enable the participants to be more confident as an author in the world of science publishing, and will help them get their papers published more easily.

2016-10-13 10:30:00 2016-10-13 12:00:00Australia/BrisbaneWater Research Publishing Learning SessionWater Research Publishing Learning SessionCarreer Development HubIWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
 Organisers: IWA, Seqwater, Engagement Plus
Chairs: Robert Goedecke Seqwater, AU, Michelle Feenan Engagement Plus, AU
To shape the future of the water sector, we must look to develop solutions which are adaptable to the changing environment. This requires collaboration, leadership, and extensive stakeholder engagement throughout decision making processes. Stakeholder engagement is not an easy skill to develop. Further, it is recognised that this skill is becoming increasingly important in all aspects of the water sector. Experts in Stakeholder Engagement will provide you with insights into their profession, while Seqwater’s Water Security Program will be used as a practical exercise for delegates to learn how to map stakeholder influence and interest as well as develop the engagement goal that will help drive the stakeholder engagement process.

2016-10-13 13:30:00 2016-10-13 15:00:00Australia/BrisbaneHow to Engage Stakeholders in the Water Sector?How to Engage Stakeholders in the Water Sector?Carreer Development HubIWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Sky Room The Forum brings together 100 top researchers and technology innovation leaders to discuss and identify shared research agendas, and effective application pathways to accelerate innovation and achieve better solutions for sustainable water management. Welcomed by Helmut Kroiss (IWA President), introduced by Glen Daigger (Michigan Univ., US), the forum starts with a keynote presentation from Mark van Loosdrecht (TU Delft, NL), followed by presentations on key research needs from service providers and utility leaders by Carlos Campos (SUEZ, FR), city leaders by Rob Skinner (Monash University, AU), regulators by Trevor Bishop (Environment Agency, UK) and basin leaders by John Riddiford (John Riddiford & Associates, AU). The session takes into account the research needs identified from other Leaders Forums. Attendees will be fully engaged in the process of identifying top research priorities, and developing the innovation agenda through a panel discussion after the presentations.
2016-10-13 10:30:00 2016-10-13 12:00:00Australia/BrisbaneScience and Technology Leaders ForumScience and Technology Leaders ForumSky RoomIWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
 Session two focuses on global science and technology collaborations. In order to reach an effective collaboration and application avenues, critical analysis of what works / doesn’t work for water research collaboration, and how we will need to adapt and change in the future will be shared through a panel discussion including: Dean Amhaus (The Water Council, US); Shaun Cox (Water Research Australia Limited, AU); Stephanie Rinck-Pfeiffer (GWRC, CA); Cora Uijterlinde (STOWA, NL), Xiaochang Wang (Xi’an University of Architecture and Technology, CN). Small group discussions will look at how to move further with top research priorities within the IWA’s work, what potential new initiatives might be established in the future, and the roadmaps ahead. Forum will be closed by Diane D’arras (IWA’s President elect).
2016-10-13 13:30:00 2016-10-13 15:00:00Australia/BrisbaneScience and Technology Leaders ForumScience and Technology Leaders ForumSky RoomIWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Room S1Chair: Christobel Ferguson, DPI Water, AU
10:30 Introduction
10:35 Towards The Development Of An Automated ATP Measuring Platform To Monitor Microbial Quality Of Drinking Water Hans-Jørgen Albrechtsen DK Technical University of Denmark
10:55 Prevalence Of Free-Living Amoeba And Associated Amoeba Resistant Bacteria In Two Farming Communities In South Africa Clarissa Kruger ZA University of Johannesburg
11:15 Water Quality Risk Management Strategies For Remote Operations Kathy Northcott AU Veolia Australia-New Zealand
11:35 Applying QMRAcatch In A River-floodplain Area For Estimating Sustainable Virus Reductions To Produce Safe Drinking Water Andreas Farnleitner AT TU Wien
11:55 Closing summary

2016-10-13 10:30:00 2016-10-13 12:00:00Australia/BrisbanePathogen Occurence Sources at the Watershed Scale IPathogen Occurence Sources at the Watershed Scale IRoom S1IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org
Chair: Christobel Ferguson, DPI Water, AU
13:30 Introduction
13:35 Understanding Fecal Pollution Sources At The Watershed Scale Using Microbial Source (MST) Tracking To Enhance Stewardshi Matthew Flood US Michigan State University
13:55 Global Modelling Of Cryptosporidium In Surface Water Gertjan Medema NL KWR Watercycle Research Institute
14:15 Single Step 11 Gene M-PCR For The Detection Of Diarrhoeagenic E. Coli In Clinical And Environmental Water Sources In South Africa Kousar Hoorzook ZA University of Johannesburg
14:35 Hydrogenomics: New Approach To Determine Microbiological Quality In The Water Cycle Gertjan Medema NL KWR Watercycle Research Institute
14:55 Closing summary

2016-10-13 13:30:00 2016-10-13 15:00:00Australia/BrisbanePathogen Occurence Sources at the Watershed Scale IIPathogen Occurence Sources at the Watershed Scale IIRoom S1IWAwwce2016programme@iwahq.org

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