15th International Specialised Conferences on Small Water and Wastewater Systems

Community Organizer: Small Water and Wastewater Systems

Water is life. Unfortunately, water scarcity increases in many regions, leaving billions of people worldwide with no appropriate access to it. During the conference, the whole water supply chain will be considered from water abstraction to treated wastewater disposal and reuse. Furthermore, resource oriented sanitation as a route to sustainable and ecologically sound sanitation will be discussed. The Conference will bring together researchers, engineers, environmentalists, policy makers and water practitioners from academia, industry, water utilities, public authorities and administration to exchange experience and know how. 300 delegates are expected to attend the conference, yet, the conference facilities can support many more.


  • Water resources management
  • Environmental management systems
  • Government laws
  • Decentralized domestic and industrial wastewater collection and treatment systems
  • Aerobic and anaerobic treatment
  • Low technology treatment systems
  • Resources oriented sanitation
  • Biofilm reactors
  • Sequencing batch reactor
  • Operation and monitoring of small wastewater treatment plants
  • Wastewater reclamation and reuse
  • Sludge management
  • Nutrient removal
  • Rain water harvesting and use
  • Environmental microbiology & population dynamics
  • Constructed wetland systems
  • Desalination
  • Risk assessment

Programme Committee

Name Affiliation Country
Eilon Adar
Ben Gurion University of the Negev Israel
Martin Anda
Murdoch University Australia
Akintunde Babatunde
University of Leeds United Kingdom
Florent Chazarenc
Irstea Lyon France
Alberto Cmapisano
University of Catania Italy
Lloyd N. Fisher-Jeffes
University of Cape Town South Africa
Enedir Ghisi
Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina Brazil
Goen Ho
Murdoch University Australia
Bilqis Amin Hoque
Environment and Population Research Centre (EPRC) Bangladesh
Paul Jeffrey
Cranfield University United Kingdom
Guenter Langergraber
BOKU University Austria
Tove Larsen
Eawag, SwitzerlandKarl Linden Colorado State University United States Of America
Jörg Londong
Bauhaus University Weimar Germany
Paula Loureiro
Paulo Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul Brazil
Simos Malamis
National Technical University of Athens Greece
Kuruvilla Mathew
Murdoch University Australia
Eberhard Morgenroth
Eawag Switzerland
Ralf Otterpohl
Technischen Universität Hamburg Germany
Roni Penn
Eawag Switzerland
Isam Sabbah
Ort Braude College Israel
Sybil Sharvelle
Colorado State University United States Of America
Joseph V Thanikal
Caledonian College of Engineering Oman
Kai M. Udert
Eawag Switzerland
Jules van Lier
TU Delft Netherlands
Noam Weisbrod
Ben Gurion University of the Negev Israel
Guoren Xu
arbin Institute of Technology China