12th Eastern European Young Water Professionals Conference: Water Research and Innovations in a Digital Era

Local Organizer: Riga Technical University, Latvian water and wastewater works Association, Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development Republic of Latvia

In 2021 we organise our 12th Eastern European IWA YWP Conference for Young Water Professionals, this confer-ence will take place in the pearl of the Baltic sea - Riga! For this conference, with a title Innovations in Water Sector we have prepared following program: Two days will be dedicated to scientific presentations. This part of the conference will take place in Riga Tech-nical University. Also this year we would like to give more opportunities for YWPs who would like to prepare an oral presentations. So we proceed with a concept: 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 plus poster. 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! Moreover in 2021: The extended abstracts will be included into the Book of Extended Abstracts with an ISBN The full publications will be included into the IWA Conference Proceedings The selected papers will be published in the Journals of IWA with high ISI index after an additional review (Water Research ISI 5.323, Water Science and Technology ISI 1.106, Journal of Water Supply: Research &Technology - Aqua ISI 0.843, Water Science & Technology: Water Supply ISI 0.394, more info on the IWA web-site).


  • Innovations in water/wastewater treatment
  • Innovative sampling and monitoring strategies
  • Overcoming inappropriate influent C:N:P ratios through cost-effective wastewater treatment technologies
  • Adaptation specialties of technologies successfully applied in other regions
  • Specialties of industrial wastewater treatment
  • Pharmaceutical wastewater treatment
  • Mathematical modelling, simulation studies
  • Issues and challenges in water loss management
  • Energy efficiency
  • Impacts of climate change
  • Lake ecosystems
  • Flood hazard and risk
  • Otherwater related topics

Programme Committee

Name Affiliation Country
Prof. Juhna T.
Riga Technical University Latvia
Prof. Jobbágy A.
Budapest University of Technology & Economic Hungary
Prof. Wanner J.
University of Chemistry and Technology Czech Republic
Mr. Förster G.
Metito China Holdings China
Dr. Vasyukova E.
WTE Germany
Prof. Mąkinia J.
Gdańsk University of Technology Poland
Dr. Wójtowicz P.
Savonia University of Applied Sciences Finland
Dr. Szlachta M.
Wrocław University of Science and Technology Poland
Dr. Bakos V.
Budapest University of Technology and Economics Hungary
Dr. Novytska O.
National University of Water Management & Nature Resources Use Ukraine
Dr. Rudic Z.
Institute for the Development of Water Resources “Jaroslav Cerni” Serbia
Dr. Çelebi A.
Sakarya University Turkey
Dr. Drewnowski J.
Gdańsk University of Technology Poland
Dr. Langone M.
University of Trento Italy
Dr. Srb M.
Pražské vodovody a kanalizace, a.s. Czech Republic
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mezule L.
Riga Technical University Latvia
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tihomirova K.
Riga Technical University Latvia
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Rubulis J.
Riga Technical University Latvia