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AIWW conference preview: Innovative water system implementations


AIWW 2017 has identified the four main water challenges facing the cities, utilities and industries of tomorrow. These challenges are linked to concrete examples in all case sessions and solution workshops during the conference. The themes are:

  • Water Efficiency and Value
  • Water management and Resilience
  • Institutional transition and Governance
  • Featured: Innovative water system implementation

Technological innovations can have a profound and positive influence on water cycle management. Because of technological innovations, waste water will no longer be a redundant stream, but instead becomes a resource for entirely new products, leading to cleaner water and a reduction in energy consumption. (De)centralized water treatment technology will deal with micropollutants while recovering biogas, nutrients and raw materials from waste water and raw drinking water. Desalination technologies will continue to improve, including the energy component. Remote ICT and data solutions will develop further, and asset management using big data will support the development of innovative water systems.

These innovations will also be seen in resilient city designs, and new markets will be created on resource recovery materials, including new customer concepts. The water, waste and food nexus will play an important role in the creation of new water systems.

Case sessions

  • Sarphati Sanitation Award (Tuesday 11.00 – 12.30) 
  • Smart City & Water Resiliency (Tuesday 11.00 – 12.30) 
  • Handling Micro Pollutants (Wednesday 09.00 – 10.30)
  • Water Treatment Implementation: Drought and Desalination (Wednesday 11.00 – 12.30)
  • Deep Tunnels and Asset Management in Urban Sanitation & Stormwater Management (Wednesday 14.00 – 15.30)
  • New ICT & Data: Cybersecurity (Wednesday 14.00 - 15.30)

Solution workshops

  • New ICT & Data: Solutions in Water Management (Wednesday 09.00 – 10.30)
  • Water Treatment implementation (Wednesday 09.00 – 10.30)
  • Water cycle recovery and reuse implementation (Wednesday 11.00 – 12.30)
  • From Start-up to Scale-up: A Corporate Financing Perspective (Wednesday 11.00 – 12.30)
  • Handling Emerging Contaminants: new tools and techniques for detection and removal (Wednesday 14.00 – 15.30)

Be inspired by experts

  • Ger Baron, Chief Technology Officer Municipality of Amsterdam
  • Ricardo Cepeda Marquez, Director, Solid Waste Initiative Networks, C40 
  • Achim Ried, Chief engineer Treatment, Xylem
  • ... and many more!
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