9th International Conference on Sewer Processes and Networks

Community Organizer:
  • Urban Drainage

Every 3rd year the Sewer Systems and Processes Working Group under the IWA specialist group on Urban Drainage (Joint IAHR/IWA) holds a conference, the “Sewer processes and networks” conference, also called the SPN. The last of these conference, the SPN 8, was held in Rotterdam, The Netherlands and organized by Jeroen Langeveld from TU Delft. A total of 103 participants were present at that conference with a total ex-penditure of 71,854 euro (and a total income of 51,830 euro).

The next SPN conference, the SPN 9, is planned to be held 27-30 August, 2019, Aalborg, Denmark. We expect a slightly higher number of attendees (125). The conference economy is guaranteed by Aalborg University, and might result in a slight deficit which will be covered by Aalborg University.

Short about the conference content
Although the conference mainly aims at communicating the latest scientific developments in the field of sewer processes and networks, in the past the attendance of practicing engineers has shown to be effective in the sense that exchange of knowledge and experience between researchers and practice is stimulated. In order to underline the virtues of being a specialist conference there are no parallel tracks so as to allow all attendants to participate in discussions.

The main themes for the conference are:
• Sewer system impacts (environmental, flooding, health, odour)
• In-sewer processes (e.g. chemical- and biochemical processes, sediment transport, etc.)
• Design, re-design and operational issues
• Monitoring and associated technologies
• Inspection techniques to obtain information on the functioning of sewer systems
• Emerging Issues and new technologies related to sewers
These topic areas have been selected to encompass all the scientific and technical areas (physical/chemical and biological processes, operation, monitoring and management) that are important for sewer networks. The topics cover pure scientific topics as well as more technical fields of interest, such as sewer asset manage-ment and inspection techniques.


  • Sewer Systems and Processes
  • Sewer Networks Operation and Monitoring
  • Sewer Network Inspection Techniques

Programme Committee

Name Affiliation Country
Aminuddin Ab Ghani
River Engineering and Urban Drainage Research Centre (REDAC) Universiti Sains Malaysia Malaysia
Maria do Céu Almeida
LNEC-DH-NES Portugal
Jean-Luc Bertrand-Krajewski
URGC - Hydrologie Urbaine, INSA de Lyon France
Alberto Campisano
DICAR - Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture University of Catania Italy
Ghassan Chebbo
Guang-Hao Chen
Department of Civil Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology Hong Kong, China
Francois Clemens
Faculteit Civiele Techniek en Geowetenschappen Technische Universiteit Delft Netherlands
Ana Deletic
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering UNSW Sydney Australia
Thomas Ertl
BOKU - University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna Austria
Kapil Gupta
Department of Civil Engineering Indian Institute of Technology Bombay India
Guenter Gruber
Graz University of Technology Institute of Urban Water Management and Landscape Water Engineering Austria
Jim Joyce
Odor & Corrosion Technology Consultants, Inc United States Of America
Peter Krebs
Technische Universität Dresden Institute for Urban Management Germany
Ole Mark
DHI - Institute for Water and Environment Denmark
José Manuel de Saldanha Matos
Technical University of Lisbon, Department of Civil Engineering Portugal
Roni Penn
Eawag Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology Switzerland
William C. Pisano
MWHglobal United States Of America
Erik Ristenpart
IFS Ingenieurgesellschaft für Stadthydrologie mbH Germany
Takashi Sakakibara
Water Quality Control Department National Institute for Land and Infrastructure Management Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Japan
Sveinung Sægrov
Norwegian University of Science and Technology Department of Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering Norway
Suhaimi Abdul-Talib
Universiti Teknologi MARA Malaysia
Simon Tait
University of Sheffield United Kingdom
Johan Van Assel
Aquafin Research Department Belgium
Peter Vanrolleghem
modelEAU - Department of civil engineering and water engineering Canada
Jes Vollertsen
Aalborg University, Department of Civil Engineering Denmark
Zhiguo Yuan
Advanced Water Management Centre (AWMC) The University of Queensland Australia