NORDIWA 2017 Conference Programme

Topics for NORDIWA 2017

The Programme Committee has chosen the following topics for NORDIWA 2017. The actual sessions will be developed based on the abstracts submitted.

New approaches to Wastewater treatment – Plants, Processes and Circular Economy

  • Advanced control and new processes, Sharing knowledge algee in wastewater treatment plants
  • Circular economy – removal and recovery of nitrogen, phosphorus and other resources
  • Energy efficient, energy neutral and energy recovery from wastewater treatment plants
  • Efficient upstream work and treatment of pharmaceuticals, microplastics and micropollutants
  • Challenges and opportunities with small wastewater treatment plants (below 2.000 PE)

The need for an integrated approach to the sewage system

  • Strategic decisions for sewage systems and wastewater treatment. Working and planning processes in different countries, including elements to be considered such as environment and value of private property
  • Quality and performance of sewage systems: Life time expectancy, systems and routines to guarantee high quality installation and maintenance work, renewal and no-dig solutions
  • Relations between water utilities and property owners. Responsibilities to reduce leakage and inflows
  • Strategies and measures to reduce overflow, including combined sewer overflow (CSO).
  • Integrated management and use of radar systems and weather prongoses
  • Infiltration-inflow detection and management
  • New modelling techniques for supporting operational and planning decisions

Adapting to consequences of a changing climate

  • Climate change adaptation that contributes to urban liveabllity
  • Planning and design of multifunctional stormwater solutions such as combined playgrounds and stormwater reservoirs.
  • Cross-sectoral cooperation between city planners and water companies
  • Strategies and measures for sustainable urban drainage systems and stormwater management, implementation of cloudburst management plans, including expectations from property owners on flood protection and reduced run off.
  • Managing pollutants in stormwater. Focus on new approaches to reduce emissions of dissolved pollutans (the handling of sludge/sediment from stormwater treatment)needs more attention

Managing our wastewater systems

  • Asset management
  • Benchmarking systems in the Nordic region
  • Long-term capacity development, recruitment and building stronger organisations
  • Sharing and exporting knowledge

Cooperating to improve water management around the Baltic Sea

  • How are we doing on implementation of the EUWater Framework Directive and the EU Urban Wastewater Treatment Directive and the EU Floods Directive?
  • How far are we from reaching HELCOM and OSPAR targets?
  • Different measures to improve ecological status and reduce eutrophication around the Baltic Sea
  • Industrial wastewater: policies, legislation, management and treatment
  • Outcome of the BONUS-programme: Science for a better future for the Baltic Sea region