NORDIWA 2017 Conference Programme – update oct. 6

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