- ABSTRACT DEADLINE: 12th Eastern European Young Water Professionals Conference : Water for All – Water for Nature, Reliable Water Supply, Wastewater Treatment
Dear colleagues – young professionals of the water sector, In May 2020 we organise our 12th Eastern European IWA YWP Conference for Young Water Professionals, this conference will take place in the pearl of the Baltic sea – Riga! For this conference, with a title Water for All – Water for Nature, Reliable Water Supply, Wastewater Treatment and Reuse we have prepared following program: • Two days will be dedicated to scientific presentations. This part of the conference will take place in the Riga Technical University. In 2020 we would like to give more opportunities for YWPs who would like to prepare an oral presentations. So the conference concept includes: two parallel sessions will run at the same time, one focusing on water management, another on water treatment technologies; however coffee breaks and lunch will take place in one common area to support networking between YWPs. Moreover, there will be long and short type of presentation: 10 minutes for a standard presentation and 3 minutes for a short presentation, this presentation can be completed by a poster (not must). We believe that in this way we help YWPs successfully apply for financial support, as for most of the countries a poster presentation is not sufficient reason to travel abroad. • An extended social program which will take part during the conference days: dinners, meetings, technical and cultural tours and more! The Organising Committee will help you to obtain a visa if it will be needed. As during the last years, we have a reduced registration fee for the young water professionals coming from low-income countries; additional reduction is foreseen for IWA members. Several workshops will be free of charge. “During the last 10 years we became a little IWA family…”, this comment I have heard so many times during our last conference in Budapest. And I would like to invite You to be part of it! Use this chance to join our international network of young water professionals. Hope to see you soon in Riga! Chair Organising Committee, Dr. Maryna Feierabend
- DEADLINE: Award/Grant – Volvo Environment Prize
Established in 1988 the Volvo Environment Prize has become one of the scientific world’s most respected environmental prizes. It is awarded for “Outstanding innovations or scientific discoveries which in broad terms fall within the environmental field”. Laureates represent all fields of environmental and sustainability studies and initiatives. It consists of a diploma, a glass sculpture and a cash award for SEK 1.5 million (approximately EUR 167 000 or USD 209 000).
- PAPER SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Water Loss 2020
The Shenzhen Water Group will host the biennial Water Loss Conference of the IWA’s Water Loss Specialist Group from June 7 – 10, 2020 in Shenzhen, China. The Water Loss Conference and Exhibition 2020 will be one of the world’s largest water loss conferences and is expected to attract over 600 participants from more than 50 countries. Many of the world’s leading experts in the field of Non Revenue Water Management will be present and will discuss the latest developments, strategies, techniques and applications of international best practices as well as successful case studies.
- NRW Assessment and Strategy Design
- Leak Detection
- Network Zoning and DMA Design
- Asset management
- Pressure Management
- Customer Metering
- Relevant IT Solutions
- Smart Water Networks
- Performance Based NRW Management Contracts
- Organizational and Institutional Issues
- Economics and Financing
- Water wise city and resilient water supply system
- Experiences from Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area
- DEADLINE: Award/Grant – Crafoord Prize (Bioscience)
The Crafoord Prize in astronomy and mathematics, biosciences, geosciences or polyarthritis research is awarded by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences annually according to a rotating scheme. The prize sum of SEK 4 million makes the Crafoord one of the world´s largest scientific prizes.
- PAPER SUBMISSION DEADLINE: IWA Conference Water in Industry 2020
Water of different qualities is used in a wide range of industrial processes. After usage, various substances will enter the water streams, generating the industrial wastewater whose characteristics may include recalcitrant organics, high salinity, heavy metals, extreme pH, high turbidity, etc. Nowadays, water in industry tends to form a recycling loop, as boosted by the regional water scarcity, strict policies on emission control, and arising public concerns as well. The tendency would increase the challenge of technical solutions and management tools. Hence, the IWA conference “Water in Industry 2020” is initiated to provide a knowledge sharing platform on new advances related to the water cycle in industry. The conference will take place in Nanjing, a vivid historical heritage of China, from 30 March to 2 April 2020.
- Pretreatment and post-treatment
- Zero liquid discharge
- Resource recovery
- Removal of recalcitrants and heavy metals
- Pre-membrane treatment
- Cooling water
- Smart management
- Water policies
- Water energy nexus
- Best practice examples
- DEADLINE: Award/Grant – Copley Medal (The Royal Society)
The Copley Medal is awarded for outstanding achievements in research of any branch of science. The award alternates between the physical and biological sciences (odd and even years respectively).
- BWRC and LEADERS Seminar Series – Vanessa Speight
Cities are facing new challenges, particularly influenced by climate change impacts and population growth, while the complexity of urban water systems increases. As individual households and multifamily/institutional/commercial water users install water saving technologies, such as greywater recycling and rainwater harvesting, total water usage and patterns of water demand are changing. The water quantity and water quality impacts of such sustainable water technology uptake could include increased water age in distribution systems, drinking water quality degradation, sewer blockages, and sewage quality degradation leading to taste, odour, and possibly hydrogen sulfide buildup. While many studies have evaluated individual decentralised technologies at small scales, it is also important to understand the implications of different models for and rates of technology uptake across cities so that utilities can proactively plan to provide sustainable water services into the future.
- Award/Grant – Nobel Prize in Chemistry
Chemistry was the most important science for Alfred Nobel’s own work. The development of his inventions as well as the industrial processes he employed were based upon chemical knowledge. Chemistry was the second prize area that Nobel mentioned in his will. In 1901 the very first Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to Jacobus H. van ‘t Hoff for his work on rates of reaction, chemical equilibrium, and osmotic pressure. In more recent years, the Chemistry Laureates have increased our understanding of chemical processes and their molecular basis, and have also contributed to many of the technological advancements we enjoy today. The Nobel Prize in Chemistry is awarded by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Stockholm, Sweden.