POSTPONED: 6th IWA International Symposium on Water, Wastewater and Environment in Ancient Civilizations: Traditions and Cultures

Community Organizer:

The Event is postponed until laterThe Symposium is dedicated to subjects relevant to the water traditions, culture and religions. This unique event aims to promote interactions, to motivate discussions and to encourage collaborations among the global community on water resources in the past, present and future. Information about ancient technologies of water and sanitation in various civilizations, which enhance present sustainable practices and water management, is crucial to develop present and future technologies.


  • Ancient and traditional methods, practices, and techniques of water and wastewater resource management in ancient civilizations
  • Urban water and wastewater reuse in ancient civilizations
  • Relation of water and climatic changes and/or variability
  • Ancient influences on modern water and wastewater technologies
  • The cultural and socio-economic role of water and wastewater in ancient civilizations
  • The role of water in religion in contemporary and ancient times
  • The theological implications of water
  • The relation of water to life and death
  • Water and health
  • Environmental Issues

Programme Committee

Name Affiliation Country
Loannis K. Kalavrouziotis
Hellenic Open University Greece
Orhan Yenigün
Bogazici University Turkey
Idil Arslan-Alaton
Istanbul Technical University Turkey
Andreas Angelakis
Institute of Iraklion, National Foundation for Agricultural Research Greece
Alper Baba
İzmir Institute of Technology Turkey
Miray Bekbolet
Bogazici University Turkey
Maria da Conceição Cunha
University of Coibra, Portugal Portugal
Glen T. Daigger
University of Michigan United States Of America
Eftymios Darakas
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Greece
Walter Dragoni
Perugia University Italy
Giovanni De Feo
University of Salerno United States Of America
Benoit Haut
Université Libre de Bruxelles Belgium
Despo Fatta- Kassinos
School of Engineering, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Işil Kabdasli
Istanbul Technical University Turkey
Begum Karakocak
Washington University in St. Louis United States Of America
Xrissi Karapanagioti
University of Patras Greece
Tapio S. Katko
Tampere University of Technology Finland
Bilge Alpaslan Kocamemi
Marmara University Turkey
Kostas Komnitsas
Technical University of Crete Greece
Albert Koenig
The University of Hong Kong Hong Kong, China
Demetris Koutsoyiannis
Technical University of Athens Greece
Blanca Jiménez-Cisneros
Petri S. Juuti
Tampere University of Technology, Tampere Finland
Dionisis Mantzavinos
University of Patras Greece
Larry W. Mays
Arizona State University United States Of America
Jure Margeta
University of Split Croatia
Michalis Leotsinidis
University of Patras Greece
Olfa Mahjoub
National Research Institute for Rural Engineering, Water, and Forestry Tunisia
Banu Ormeci
Carleton University Canada
Özlem Karahan Özgün
Istanbul Technical University Turkey
Symeon Paschalidis
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Greece
Arno Rosemarin
Stockholm Environment Institute Sweden
Miquel Salgot
Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona Spain
Alexandros Stefanakis
Bauer Resources Oman
Ayşegül Tanık
Istanbul Technical University Turkey
Rüya Tasli
Istanbul Technical University Turkey
Adriano Luiz Tonetti
UNICAMP,Campinas Brazil