IWA Learn: Pre-Congress Trainings

Pre-Congress Training

These are technical trainings that are offered by IWA’s Members and or partners at Congress venue on the 8 and or 9 October. The trainings aim to enhance professional competence in the specific topic, hence improve abilities to perform professional tasks or functions. The trainings are offered at an additional cost, and require separate registration.

Date: 8 & 9 October 2016 (Two days)
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. The learner will gain an understanding of structure of the IWA Activated Sludge Models (ASMs) and get a hands-on opportunity to use these models.

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.

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.

For further questions about the content of the training, please contact Günter Langergraber.

To register for one of the Pre-Congress Trainings only, please download the offline registration form.

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

Date: 9 October 2016 (Full day)
Organiser: IWA

Climate change is aggravating the challenges that drinking 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 drinking water and waste water technologies will be trained to become international Water, Climate and Energy (WEC) advisors.  WEC advisors support utilities in evaluating 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 helps utilities identify opportunities to reduce GHG emissions and operating costs and can be a key decision support tool in the water sector fight against 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.

Learn more about the training and the programme. 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.

For 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 for one of the Pre-Congress Trainings only, please download the offline registration form.

Date: 9 October 2016 (Full day)
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 through 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 €70

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

For further questions about the content of the training, please contact Roland Liemberger.

To register for one of the Pre-Congress Trainings only, please download the offline registration form.

NRW Assessment and Management in Low and Middle Income Countries
Water Loss Specialist Group

Date: 9 October 2016 (Full day)
Chair:
Roland Liemberger, Miya, Austria
Contributors: Dr. Ronnie McKenzie, Chair WLSG, South Africa & Bambos Charalambous, Past Chair, WLSG, Cyprus, Tim Waldron, WLSG Past Chair, Australia

One of the major challenges facing water utilities is the high level of Non-Revenue Water (NRW). While the benefits of reducing NRW are well known, decades of effort have not delivered much improvement in low and middle income countries (LAMIC). While there are many explanations and excuses, much of the failure is due to underestimating the technical difficulties and complexity of NRW management, along with the potential benefits of taking action.

The participants will gain in-depth knowledge on NRW assessment, using the IWA methodology, and get a good overview of the available NRW reduction interventions. Finally, they will get an update on latest trends and developments in the use of performance based NRW management contracts.

In this interactive training, groups will work on a case study and participants are encouraged to bring their laptops or tablets.

Target audience: Those dealing with urban water supply in low and middle income countries; in particular:

  • water utility managers,
  • water sector key decision makers,
  • consultants and
  • representatives from funding agencies

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

Delegate category Training fee*
IWA member €160
Non IWA member €200
IWA LIC member + Students €110
Non IWA LIC + Students €150

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

Professional Development and Soft Skill Learning Sessions

These sessions are aimed at providing Guidance in career development, and or focus on development of competencies, with a particular focus of soft skills relevant for diverse audiences of water professionals. During this conference there will be sessions to: optimise your conference attendance, learn to network, gain leadership skills, gain understanding of career paths to take, learn how to publish your paper, how to influence the water sector with your story (writing a blog), how to bring your idea to the market, and how to engage in the water sector. To find these sessions visit the programme.

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