Call for nominations open for SG Management Committees

Nominations are open for management committees of the following Specialist Groups:

Efficient Urban Water Management – applications are open until 10 November (extended deadline), find out more and access the form through IWA Connect here.

Resources Oriented Sanitation – applications are open until 10 November (extended deadline), find out more and access the form through IWA Connect here.

Biofilms – applications are open until 15 December, find out more and access the form through IWA Connect here.

Rainwater Harvesting and Management – applications are open until 30 November, find out more and access the form through IWA Connect here.

 

About the Efficient Urban Water Management Specialist Group

The Efficient Urban Water Management SG is the forum to interchange knowledge, opinions and ideas about best practices and technological solutions in the efficient management and use of water in urban areas. Devoted to promoting practical solutions for utilities, the SG also seeks to involve broad stakeholder interests and knowledge.

The Management Committee comprises representatives of various geographical areas including Africa, Central Asia, East Asia & the Pacific, Eastern Europe, Greater China, Latin America & the Caribbean, Middle East, North America, South Asia and Western Europe. An election for the management committee will be held every 4 years.

 

About the Resources Oriented Sanitation Specialist Group

The IWA Specialist Group on Resources-Oriented Sanitation focuses on sanitation systems that aim to extend the boundaries of conventional sanitation solutions by avoiding long-distance transport of wastewater in sewers; and by facilitating safe use of resources (water, nutrients, organic matter, energy) in such a way that the use of non-renewable resources and negative environmental impacts are minimised.

The Management Committee comprises representatives from all over the world. An election for the management committee will be held every 4 years.

 

About the Biofilms Specialist Group

The Biofilms SG is a forum for exchange of technical and scientific knowledge related to biofilms in the water environment. We welcome any IWA members with interests in biofilms, including members from utilities, academic or research institutions, consulting, and vendors, The Biofilm SG addresses biofilms reactors, such as aerobic granular sludge (AGS), moving-bed biofilm reactors (MBBRs), membrane aerated biofilm reactors (MABRs), and many others. The group also addresses membrane biofouling, biocorrosion, microbial ecology of biofilms, mathematical modelling of biofilms, biofilms for resource recovery, biofilms and membranes, biorefining, biofilms in potable water systems, algal biofilms, microbial electrochemical cells, and design of biofilm reactors for water and wastewater treatment, among other topics. The Biofilms SG approved a new constitution in 2022, and is in the process of expanding its activities to better engage and address the interests of the Biofilms SG.

We are seeking four new members for the Biofilms Specialist Group (SG) Management Committee, and self-nominations are encouraged. A short list of nominees will be offered for an open election by the Biofilms SG in January 2023.

 

About the Rainwater Harvesting and Management Specialist Group

The SG RWHM is the forum to interchange knowledge, opinions and ideas about best practices and technological solutions in the efficient management and use of rainwater in urban and rural areas. Devoted to promoting practical solutions for utilities, the SG also seeks to involve broad stakeholder interests and knowledge from different sectors such as education, art and international development.

The Management Committee comprises representatives of various geographical areas including Africa, Central Asia, East Asia & the Pacific, Eastern Europe, Greater China, Latin America & the Caribbean, Middle East, North America, South Asia and Western Europe. An election for the management committee will be held every 4 years. The Call for Nominations for new members on the Management Committee of the RWHM Specialist Group is now open.

 

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