Nutrient Removal and Recovery Conference 2024

Local Organizer: The University of Queensland, UQ and UU- Urban Utilities
Community Organizer: , IWA Nutrient Removal and Recovery Specialist Group
  • NRR24

The IWA Nutrient Removal and Recovery (NRR) Specialist Group extends a warm invitation for your participation in the upcoming conference, “Nutrient Management in the Net-Zero Era.” Returning to Australia after 6 years, this conference is a collaborative effort between The University of Queensland and Urban Utilities.

As stewards of wastewater treatment advancements, we invite scientists and practitioners to contribute their insights, knowledge, and experiences in navigating wastewater treatment systems amid the evolving global landscape. This event serves as a vital platform for the exchange of ideas and the exploration of innovative solutions.

In line with our tradition of acknowledging distinguished NRR experts, we are pleased to dedicate this conference to celebrating the noteworthy contributions of Professor Jurg Keller. Your active involvement will contribute to the success of this event, fostering meaningful discussions and collaborations that are crucial in addressing contemporary challenges.

We eagerly await your valuable contributions and anticipate a conference rich in shared wisdom and collaborative spirit. Join us in shaping the future of nutrient management in the net-zero era! Our desire is to showcase novel approaches and provide a platform for water professionals to share cutting-edge technologies and invocations in achieving a sustainable water future.

South East Queensland has a very active circular economy movement, and we will be able to leverage local experiences to demonstrate the closure of the economy around water, nutrients and biosolids. Australian government and utilities have also pledged to reach Net Zero Emissions by 2050 or earlier.

The circular economy and net-zero emission will be a key pillar of the Brisbane 2032 Olympics programme, and NRR2024 will be an opportunity to position some of the early thinking of these internationally significant outcomes. This conference will provide a roadmap for nutrient removal and recovery, provide opportunities and new ideas for those in the waste management and wastewater sector.


  • Circular nutrient removal, recovery and reuse technologies
  • The role of nutrients in the emerging renewable energy economies
  • Microbial ecology in new NRR processes
  • Greenhouse gases emission and fates of emerging pollutants in new NRR processes
  • Mathematical modelling, optimisation and control of new NRR processes
  • Value-added product for tomorrow’s customers
  • Integrated nutrient and water recycling for greener cities and agriculture

Programme Committee

Name Affiliation Country
Jurg Keller
Honorary Chair, University of Queensland Australia
Shane Morgan
Co-Chair, Urban Utilities Australia
Liu Ye
Co-Chair, University of Queensland Australia
Sudhir Murthy
NEWhub United States Of America
Jacek Mąkinia
Gdańsk University of Technology Poland
Aurora Seco
University of Valencia Spain
Charles Bott
Hampton Roads Sanitation District United States Of America
Frank Rogalla
FCC Group Spain
Jan A. Oleszkiewicz
University of Manitoba Canada
Mark Van Loosdrecht
TU Delft Netherlands
Mathieu Sperandio
National Institute of Applied Science France
Pusker Regmi
Brown and Caldwell United States Of America
Siegfried Vlaeminck
University of Antwerp Belgium
Susanne Lackner
Technical University of Darmstadt Germany
Dawen Gao
Harbin Institute of Technology China
Tao Guihe
PUB Singapore Singapore
Mari Heinonen
HSY Finland
Yingyu Law
NTU Singapore
Haydee DeClipperleir
DCWater United States Of America
George Wells
Northwestern University United States Of America
Michele Laureni
TU Delft Netherlands
Romain Lemaire
Veolia France
Nerea Uri
VandCenter Syd Denmark
Anna Mikola
Aalto University Finland
Marika Kokko
Tampere University Finland
Taavo Tenno
Tartu University Estonia
Linda Åmand
Käppalaförbundet Sweden
Ann Mattsson
Nataliya M. Shchegolkova
Russian Institute of Water Problems Russia
Karin Jönsson Lund
Lund University Sweden