TOPICS

Throughout history, the first and foremost role of urban water management has been to safeguard human health and protect the environment. To achieve this, management and engineering practice always had a strong focus on treating water by removing pollutants through dissipative pathways. As we entering the era of the circular economy, a key challenge will be to re-envision the role of urban water management within the circular economy, moving beyond safeguarding human and environmental health, to become a more proactive economic force through the recovery of resources embedded in (i) drinking, (ii) municipal, (iii) industrial and (iv) agricultural wastewaters. The programme of the conference will focus on topics related to recovery of the plethora of resources that can be recovered from these waste streams:

  • Technologies for Resource Recovery
    • Emerging Technologies and Concepts
    • Nutrient Recovery and Reuse
    • Pilot Scale Demonstrations
    • Drinking/Process/Irrigation Water Production
  • Resource Recovery from Water
    • Metal Recovery
    • High Value Chemicals/Materials Recovery
    • Value Added Product Recovery
  • Governance and Regulation
    • Developing Regulations and Policies
    • Reaching Social Acceptance
  • Economic and Environmental Sustainability
    • Ecological Sanitation
    • SWOT and LCA Analyses of Resource Recovery Technologies
    • Energy from Waste
  • Resource Management
    • Integrated Resource Recovery
    • Circular Economy
    • Monetization and Financing of Resource Recovery