Specialised Conference on Water and Wastewater Management With Special interest to Developing Countries

Community Organizer:

Welcome to the Conference on Water & Wastewater Management, with special focus on Developing Countries to be held in Perth, Western Australia from 3 – 8 December 2023 at Murdoch University. What an exciting time to be sharing ideas, presenting the latest research findings and discussing new possibilities in science and technology with local and global policy directors, engineers and managers, with a special focus of those operating and advising developing countries.

When you come to Perth in December 2023 you will be able to visit a city in transition to sustainable water systems with many great new initiatives in localised urban water technologies, water sensitive urban design as well as leading edge technology for water and wastewater management especially in developing countries. You will meet the policy leaders, great thinkers and successful scientists and project developers to share your ideas.

Safe water supply and wastewater management is essential for all life forms. These are fundamental resources necessary for socio-economic development and for ecological sustainability.

Good quality water is becoming scarce due to population growth and associated residential and industrial development and pollution particularly in developing countries. Furthermore, safe and adequate wastewater treatment is a significant area requiring urgent attention. It is timely that the sustainable management of water resources is widely discussed, noting that water can be recycled an unlimited number of times after adequate treatment.

The principal focus will be on the necessary infrastructure to provide good quality water in sufficient quantity and wastewater management in the most sustainable manner and the conference will have topics relating to water supply and wastewater management with special interest for developing countries. The conference will discuss decentralized as well as centralized systems and explore new and innovative methods of treatment, a better understanding and assessment of resources and their supporting ecosystems, proper management for conservation and approaches to achieve the dual aim of economic development and ecological sustainability.


  • Small water and wastewater systems for developing countries
  • Centralized and decentralized rural water supply systems
  • Solar powered micro filters for contaminated water
  • Low cost ground water recharging and soil stability
  • Strategic planning and implementation in water conservation
  • Sanitation solutions for rural communities
  • Social aspects, environmental policies and regulations
  • Policy guidelines for sanitary waste disposal
  • Vacuum sewer and gravity sewer a need of the day
  • Eco-solutions for wastewater treatment
  • Up gradation of conventional sewage treatment plant.
  • Nutrients removal and recovery in waste water treatment
  • Management of sludge from water and wastewater systems
  • Energy efficiency in water and wastewater systems
  • Biogas management and energy recovery
  • Recycling and reuse of grey water
  • Governance and monitoring of waste water discharges
  • Low cost waste water management
  • Common effluent treatment and process modeling for rural area
  • Selection of pipe material for small water and waste water systems

Programme Committee

Name Affiliation Country
Dr Akintunde Babatunde
United Kingdom
Assoc. Prof. Eran Friedler
Prof. Shervin Hashemi
South Korea
Assoc. Prof. Jiangyong Hu
Ms Sylvie Muwanga Tebitenda
South Africa
Dr Markus Starkl
Prof. Joseph Thanikal
Prof. Jan Vymazal
Czech Republic
Assoc. Prof Amit Gross Zuckerberg
Dr Laura Achene
Prof. Latifa Bousselmi
Prof. Germán Buitron
Dr Florent Chazareng
Prof. Francesco Fatone
Dr. Hassimi Abu Hasan
Prof. Mooyoung Han
South Korea
Prof. Arve Heistad
Dr Inga Herrmann
Prof. Bilqis Amin Hoque
Prof. Udert Kai
Prof. Yang Liu
Dr Philippe Ange Ker Rault
Prof. Guoren Xu