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December 01 - December 07
  • 01

    IWA Water and Development Congress & Exhibition 2019

    All day

    Sustainable solutions for emerging economies To achieve the 2030 Sustainable Development Goal 6 of ensuring the availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all, will require a massive effort by the water and sanitation practitioners, especially those in low and middle income countries. We are beyond a simple model of expanded investment in infrastructure, there are numerous challenges and they are linked in often complex ways. For example, progress in the sector is significantly hampered by an overall shortage of appropriately skilled people in the workforce. IWA has published a preliminary analysis from 15 countries in 2014. Developing and emerging economies have made efforts to cope with the challenges, training, establishing competency frameworks, organizational development and implementing institutional frameworks. This is only one issue for which the fifth Water and Development Congress & Exhibition in Colombo, SriLanka creates an opportunity to share, mutually reinforce and accelerate work in progress.

    16th International Specialised Conferences on Small Water and Wastewater Systems

    All day

    Water is essential for all life forms It is a fundamental resource necessary for socio-economic development and for ecological sustainability. Good quality water is becoming scarce due to population growth and associated residential and industrial development and pollution, particularly in towns and cities. It is timely that the sustainable management of water resources is widely discussed, noting that water can be recycled for an unlimited number of times after adequate treatment. The conference will have topics regarding small systems (decentralised systems) which serves less than 100,000 population equivalent. The conference will discuss and explore new and innovative methods of treatment, better understanding and assessment of resources and their supporting ecosystems, proper management for conservation and approaches to achieve the dual aim of economic development and ecological sustainability. The focus is on the necessary infrastructure to provide good quality water, in sufficient quantity, in the most sustainable manner.


    • Source separated decentralized wastewater treatment
    • Experiences from developing countries
    • The role of small scale systems in livability
    • Treatment innovations
    • Operation and maintenance in remote locations and Aboriginal communities
    • Governance ,Policy and regulation
    • Resource recovery
    • Education , Training and Certification
    • Behavior change
    • Decentralized wastewater collection and treatment systems
    • Low technology treatment systems
    • Ecological sanitation
    • Biofilm reactors
    • Sequencing batch reactor
    • Operation and monitoring of small wastewater treatment plant
    • Wastewater reclamation and reuse
    • Sludge management
    • Nutrient removal
    • Rainwater use
    • Environmental microbiology & population dynamics
    • Constructed wetland systems
    • De-salination
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