Themes

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Papers are invited on the following themes

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  • Traditional potable water treatment
  • Current trends and new technologies in water and wastewater treatment
  • Innovative treatment (e.g. technologies and applications)
  • Innovative sampling and monitoring strategies
  • Desalination and recent developments in brine disposal
  • Domestic, agricultural and industrial wastewater treatment
  • Contaminant sources and mechanisms
  • Biology and chemistry of water
  • Chemical and marine water pollution
  • Impacts of Natural Organic Matter (NOM) in water and wastewater
  • Removal of Natural Organic Matter (NOM) from drinking water
  • Disinfection and contaminant control in drinking water
  • Water quality assessment and health hazards
  • Water purification and ultrapure water
  • Protection groundwater interactions
  • Water as national and international asset
  • Management and coordination of utilities and infrastructure
  • Assessment and remediation of water resources
  • Monitoring and protection of water resources
  • Planning and management of water provision
  • Controlling erosion and sedimentation
  • Management of produced water
  • Management  of emerging challenges
  • Land-use and catchment management strategies
  • Surface water management, including storm water
  • Control of runoff and overflow
  • Management of extreme hydrological events
  • Flood hazard, risk and mitigation
  • Innovations in designing distribution systems
  • Network design optimisation
  • Smart water networks
  • Water production and supply for remote places
  • Pressure management
  • Water utilities and maintenance
  • Customer metering
  • Assessment and maintenance of water utilities
  • Contamination in water supply systems
  • Challenges in water loss management
  • Application of water loss control technologies
  • Leak detection
  • Aging and deterioration of infrastructure and increased losses
  • Sustainable Processes
  • Impacts of climate change on water resources
  • Energy efficiency in water production and treatment
  • Energy generation and energy efficiency in wastewater treatment
  • Water production by renewable energies
  • Towards zero liquid discharge
  • Minimization and management of sludge and concentrate
  • Life cycle analysis of water production and water projects
  • Environmental assessment and optimisation of processes
  • Social and financial impact on individuals and societies
  • Protection of water environment
  • Sustainable use and unsustainable patterns of water consumption
  • Water demand and consumption
  • Water footprint
  • Sustainable flood retention basins
  • Sustainable drainage systems
  • Water recovery, recycling and reuse in developing countries
  • Groundwater recharge
  • Potable reuse (e.g. surface water augmentation and groundwater recharge)
  • Non-Potable reuse including (e.g. urban and landscape irrigation).
  • Reuse systems (e.g. industrial, urban, rural, small-scale, decentralized)
  • Public perception, engagement, and acceptance of reuse solutions
  • New reuse concepts
  • Reuse case studies
  • Integrating reuse in existing systems
  • Recycling and reuse of domestic and industrial wastewater
  • Resource recovery in wastewater treatment
  • Operation, maintenance and service arrangements
  • Monitoring and compliance
  • Risk management and developing risk assessment models
  • Social and economic perspectives
  • Overcoming institutional and legal barriers
  • Recent development in regulations
  • Regulatory aspects and institutional tools
  • Economics and financing of water utilities
  • Financial and contracting issues
  • Organizational and institutional issues
  • Case studies, best practices and disputes
  • Development of water policies, regulation and governance
  • Implementation of national and international policies on water
  • Designing for performance and durability of water structures
  • Specifications for design and maintenance of water infrastructures
  • Designing for maintenance, aesthetics and ease of inspection
  • Incorporating beneficial reuse materials during construction
  • Safety and Function during construction
  • Planning and construction of water projects
  • Maintenance and rehabilitation of water structures
  • Inspection, assessment and repair of water infrastructure
  • Permeable pavement systems
  • Addressing WQ (volume control), flooding, and aging infrastructure simultaneously
  • Case studies: design, maintenance and/or rehabilitation
  • Cost, economics and financial accounting of water projects
  • Consideration of cost and value maintenance during planning of water structures
  • Considering whole-life-cycle, operation and maintenance in decision making
  • Asset management of water structures and infrastructure
  • Contracting and procurement for water structures and infrastructure
  • Estimating and bill of quantities for water structures and infrastructure
  • Case studies on cost and decision making for water infrastructure
  • Calculating life cycle costs
  • Balancing performance with the cost of operation and maintenance
  • True costs and perceived costs of water structures and infrastructure
  • Investment in water infrastructure and funding mechanisms
  • Mathematical modelling and simulation
  • Process modeling and simulation
  • Relevant IT Solutions
  • Hydraulic modelling and numerical simulation
  • Analytical solutions and modeling of emerging issues
  • Coastal and marine engineering
  • Aquatic ecosystems
  • Water and Groundwater Interactions
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