12th IWA International Conference on Water Reclamation and Reuse

Local Organizer: DECHEMA
Community Organizer:

Water stress, either caused by droughts, competing water uses or hydrological conditions is an important driver for an efficient water management by all water users. This applies to many regions across the world. Water reclamation and reuse – “Overcoming Water Stress by Water Reclamation and Reuse” – is the key strategy to cope with these problems. The 12th IWA International Conference on Water Reclamation and Reuse brings together experts from research and development, solution providers and application.


  • Agricultural reuse
  • Industrial reuse
  • Urban reuse including landscape irrigation (non potable)
  • Groundwater recharge
  • Small-scale/decentralized systems
  • Potable reuse (surface water augmentation and groundwater recharge)
  • Direct potable reuse
  • Integrated reuse systems (industrial, urban, rural)
  • Reuse in developing countries
  • Operation, maintenance and service arrangements
  • Monitoring and compliance
  • Market acceptance of reuse solutions
  • Public perception, engagement, and acceptance
  • Risk management
  • Regulation and governance
  • Social and economic perspectives
  • Partnerships for reuse scheme development/ Industrial symbiosis
  • Case studies: from 0% up to 100% reuse
  • Extending the limits of traditional treatments
  • Developing risk assessment models: microbial and chemical components
  • Innovative treatment technologies and applications
  • New reuse concepts
  • Water, food, and energy nexus in reuse
  • Energy/ Nutrient recovery
  • Concentrate and residual management
  • Overcoming institutional and legal barriers
  • Integrating reuse in existing systems
  • Recent experiences in developing EU regulations

Programme Committee

Name Affiliation Country
Akica Bahri
National Agricultural Institute of Tunisia (INAT) Tunisia
Angeles Blanco
Universidad Complutense de Madrid Spain
Mias van der Walt
Bigen Africa LTD South Africa
Stevo Lavrnić
Universita di Bolognia Italy
Christoph Bloecher
Currenta GmbH & Co. OHG Germany
Kwang-Ho Choo
Kyungpook National University South Korea
Peter Cornel
Koenigstein Germany
Thomas Dockhorn
TU Brunswick Germany
Jörg E. Drewes
Chair of IWA Water Reuse Specialist Group, TU Munich Germany
Sven U. Geissen
TU Berlin, Chair of the National DECHEMA Integrated Industrial Water Management Committee Germany
Niels Groot
Dow Benelux B.V. Netherlands
Hong-Ying Hu
Tsinghua University China
Jiangyong Hu
National University of Singapore Singapore
Blanca Jimenez
National Autonomous University of Mexico Mexico
Christina Jungfer
DECHEMA e.V. Germany
Stuart Khan
University of New South Wales Australia
Josef Lahnsteiner
WABAG GmbH Austria
Olivier Lefevbre
National University of Singapore Singapore
Michael Muston
University of Wollongong Muston and Associates Australia
Thomas Track
DECHEMA e.V. Germany
Manuela Helmecke
Umweltbundesamt Germany
Jeff Mosher
Water Environment & Reuse Foundation United States Of America