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World Congress on Water, Climate and Energy, Dublin, Ireland, 13-18 May 2012

The inaugural IWA World Congress on Water, Climate and Energy will explore the topics of resilient and sustainable cities with a focus on climate change adaptation and mitigation.

Theme: Building a Sustainable Global Future

Organised  by: International Water Association (IWA)


  • Utilities Asset Management
  • Environment and Ecology
  • Communications and Information
  • Climate Change
  • Economics, Policy & Sustainable Planning
  • Water, Agriculture and Food

Abstract deadline: 15 September 2011

For more information go to the conference web site:


September 9, 2011 at 1:52 pm 1 comment

IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition, Busan, Korea, 16-22 October 2012

Held every two years and organised by the International Water Association (IWA), the congress & exhibition attracts 5,000 water professionals from companies and institutions around the world.


  • Science and application of water treatment and management
  • Water, climate, food and energy
  • Cities of the future
  • Managing utilities and their assets
  • Securing new and traditional water resources for the future
  • Water, ecosystems and catchments
  • Water and health – microbiological and chemical

In Busan, IWA will organise a ‘Development Corner’, a dedicated space at the Congress to learn about water and sanitation issues and challenges in the developing world and how they are being actively addressed.


  • Proposals for platform and presentations, workshops and discussions: 1 September 2011
  • Submission of full papers: 31 May 2012
  • Presenters registration: 30 June 2012

Web site:

August 29, 2011 at 12:51 pm Leave a comment

WaterMicro 2011: 16th International Symposium on Health-Related Water Microbiology, Rotorua, New Zealand, 18-23 September 2011

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Organised by: International Water Association (IWA), Affordable Water, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA), Institute of Environmental Science (ESR), Agricultural Research (AgResearch), Ministry for the Environment (MfE), Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF), and Agriculture Research

Topics include:

  • water pollution and diseases
  • microbial source tracking
  • catchment protection
  • biofilm studies
  • water and sanitation in developing countries
  • climate change and water quality
  • recreational water and health
  • epidemiology of waterborne diseases
  • microbial risk assessment
  • microbial quality of shellfish growing areas
  • applications of nanotechnology
  • water and energy
  • zoonoses

Abstract deadlines: oral presentations – 30 April 2011 ; poster presentations – 30 June 2011

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December 3, 2010 at 1:18 pm Leave a comment

Stabilisation Ponds 2011: 9th IWA Specialist Conference on Waste Stabilisation Ponds, Adelaide, Australia, 01-03 August 2011

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Organised by: IWA Specialist Group on Waste Stabilisation Ponds and the Australian Water Association

This conference will focus on techniques for the delivery of the maximum volumes of clean, environmentally safe, treated waste water for amenity and agricultural purposes, using minimal energy inputs and having low maintenance requirements.


  • Performance of WSP
  • Biology
  • WSP applications for smaller communities
  • WSP and sustainability issues – carbon, energy reduction – bio energy production
  • Public health microbiology
  • WSP case studies
  • WSPs and their integration with other treatment technologies

Conference web

December 3, 2010 at 10:56 am Leave a comment

SSS 4 WATER: Small Sustainable Solutions for Water, Venice, Italy, 18-22 April 2011

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This International Water Association (IWA) specialised event is hosted and organised by the Venice Water Authority in collaboration with the School of Chemical Engineering for Wastewater Treatment and Renewable Resources.

It combines 3 conferences:

  • 10th Specialized Conference on Small Water and Wastewater Treatment Systems (SWWS)
  • 4th Specialized Conference on Decentralized Water and Wastewater International Network (DEWSIN)
  • 3th Specialized Conference on Resources Oriented Sanitation (EcoSan)

Paper submission deadline: 15 December 2010

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December 3, 2010 at 10:40 am 1 comment

Microbes in Wastewater & Waste Treatment, Bioremediation and Energy Production, BITS Campus, Goa, India, 24-27 January 2011

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This IWA specialized conference is being organised by: Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) – Pilani, Goa campus, India and Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA), France.


Microbes in:

  • Wastewater treatment
  • Biofilm
  • Anaerobic digestion
  • Composting
  • Microbes for energy production and Microbial Fuel Cells
  • Microbes for enzyme production and Biorefineries
  • Adaptation and stress response
  • Biomonitoring
  • Stable isotope probing,
  • In-situ activity assessment
  • Molecular fingerprinting
  • Airborne microbes
  • Bioaugmentation
  • Bioremediation
  • Ecological engineering of environment processes

Read the tentative programme

Conference web

December 3, 2010 at 10:14 am Leave a comment

2nd IWA Development Congress & Exhibition, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 21–24 November 2011

Organised by: International Water Association (IWA) and Malaysian Water Association (MWA)

The Congress will “focus on workable approaches for the global water sector in low and middle income countries, from challenges to service delivery, through technological innovation, to implementation and delivery. The aim is to develop and help set the research and practice agenda for water and sanitation services internationally”.

Main themes:

  • Urban water supply service provision
  • Urban sanitation and wastewater service provision
  • Managing, planning and financing urban water and sanitation services
  • Social dimensions

Web site:

December 2, 2010 at 9:36 pm Leave a comment

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