15th International Specialised Conferences on Small Water and Wastewater Systems

Community Organizer: Small Water and Wastewater Systems

Water is life. Unfortunately, water scarcity increases in many regions, leaving billions of people worldwide with no appropriate access to it. During the conference, the whole water supply chain will be considered from water abstraction to treated wastewater disposal and reuse. Furthermore, resource oriented sanitation as a route to sustainable and ecologically sound sanitation will be discussed. The Conference will bring together researchers, engineers, environmentalists, policy makers and water practitioners from academia, industry, water utilities, public authorities and administration to exchange experience and know how. 300 delegates are expected to attend the conference, yet, the conference facilities can support many more.


  • Water resources management
  • Environmental management systems
  • Government laws
  • Decentralized domestic and industrial wastewater collection and treatment systems
  • Aerobic and anaerobic treatment
  • Low technology treatment systems
  • Resources oriented sanitation
  • Biofilm reactors
  • Sequencing batch reactor
  • Operation and monitoring of small wastewater treatment plants
  • Wastewater reclamation and reuse
  • Sludge management
  • Nutrient removal
  • Rain water harvesting and use
  • Environmental microbiology & population dynamics
  • Constructed wetland systems
  • Desalination
  • Risk assessment

Programme Committee

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