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

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

In 2021 we organize our 12th Eastern European IWA YWP Conference for Young Water Professionals, this conference will be our first virtual conference. Due to the pandemic we can not travel to Riga as it was previously planned. We would love to meet you in person, but unfortunately in 2021 it will not be possible. So lets meet online and try to do best out of it. And after all, virtual events offer many advantages.

For this conference, with a title Water Research and Innovations in Digital Era – VIRTUAL we have prepared the following program:
• We start with several virtual workshops, which will take place on 31.03.2020
• Two following days will be dedicated to scientific presentations. All oral presentations will be recorded by authors in advance and posted on our website. Only registered participants will get access to these presentations.

• Also, this year we would like to give more opportunities for YWPs who would like to prepare an oral presentation. So we plan several parallel sessions which will run at the same time.
• During the session authors will just give a short overview of the presentation/research and use the session time for questions and discussions.
• In 2021, we will have only 10 Min presentations, no posters this year.
• We plan an interactive social program which will take part during the conference days: digital coffee chats, round tables, quiz, and more.

“During the last 10 years we became an IWA family…”, this comment I have heard so many times during our last conferences. So let’s keep together despite all odds… Use this chance to join our international network of young water professionals.


  • 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