Water-technology innovations for emerging challenges


Outline Paper submission

Authors willing to have their papers considered for  platform or poster presentation will be required to submit a 4 page paper. This consists of a maximum of  2 A4 pages of text including the title, abstract, keywords and main text and 2 A4 pages for illustrations (i.e. tables, diagrams, graphs, etc), always respecting a limit of 1000 words. The outline paper submission shall be done via the IWA online submission system. In order to speed up the review process, authors must ensure that their submitted papers are according to the template considering the following:

  • File naming: File names will have to include the family name of the first author (eg. Suarez.doc).
  • Format: The outline paper should be uploaded onto the submission system as a PDF file and it must follow the template.
  • Limitations: There is a limitation of 3 papers submitted per author; however, a maximum of two platform or three poster presentations by the same author will be accepted.
  • Publication: Accepted papers submitted via the IWA online submission system will be included in the conference proceedings and will be distributed to all registered conference participants (subject to the registration of at least one of the authors for the paper).
  • Topics: Confirm that topics fit your research (check them out at the bottom of this page).

Please, register in the submission system and add upload your submission filling in the form and following the instructions for each new submission. To ensure that your paper has been successfully submitted, remember to click the “finish” button at the end of the process.

FAQ (Frequently asked questions)

Which is the status of my submission?

All the applications will be reviewed by the Programme Committee in order to elaborate the programme. After the review, they will take the final decision of the approved (platform or poster) and the rejected papers.  The Conference Secretariat will communicate the status of the submission before the end January 2019 by email.

If the deadline is over and I forgot to submit my paper. May I sent my outline paper to be considered for the Conference Programme?

If the outline paper submission for LET2019 is closed ( Deadline 16 December) that means that the review process is started. If you did not submit your paper yet, it wont be possible to consider your paper for the conference.

In case you need to modify your submission, login in again by using your email and password. Remember that you could edit your submission until 16th December 2018.


Jorg Drewes, Technical University of Munich (Germany)
Shane A. Snyder, Nanyang Technological University (NTU)  (Singapore)

In the past 5 years there has been significant increased concern by utilities and the public about micro-contaminants in drinking water. This is part due to improved detection methodologies and increased production of pharmaceuticals and chemicals. This session will focus on the detection and advanced treatment technologies to remove target compounds.

Domenico Santoro, Trojan Technologies (Canada)
Pedro Alvarez, Rice University (United States)

There is a need for novel microbial control approaches that enhance water safety and minimize formation of harmful disinfection byproducts and harmful bacteria in drinking water systems. This session focuses on innovative materials and approaches, informed by microbial ecology and techno-economic constraints, for the control of harmful bacteria in drinking water and biofilms.

Jonathan Clement, Nanostone Water Inc. (The Netherlands)
Stewart Sutherland, Scottish Water (United Kingdom)

In the past decade there has been much focus on the development of specialized materials for membranes applications for the treatment of drinking water. However, in reality very few of the developments have been applied in working systems. This session will focus on advanced membranes using alternative materials that have been successfully employed in-situ.

Nikolay Voutchkov, Water Globe Consultants, LLC (United States)

Across the world there has been considerable investment to find alternative approaches to high-energy demanding desalination. This session will focus on creative system solutions and advanced salt separation technologies.

Ana Soares, Cranfield University (United Kingdom)
Francesco Fatone, Università Politecnica delle Marche (Italy)

The session will focus on novel concepts and processes to improve environmental efficiency of wastewater treatment plants by either optimizing energy efficiency or resource recovery. Papers that discuss technoeconomic life cycle assessment (LCA) or economic aspects are also invited.

Despo Fatta-Kassinos, University of Cyprus (Cyprus)
Thomas Ternes, Federal Institute of Hydrology (BfG), Koblenz  (Germany)

With the increased public concern related to pollution by emissions of microconstituents of effluents, water utilities have to evaluate the impact of these emissions. This session will address conversions in wwtp’s and efficient technologies for the removal of these compounds.

Jurg Keller, The University of Queensland  (Australia)
Mari Winkler, University of Washington (United States)

Nutrient removal optimization continues to be an important challenge. This session will discuss the advance in the development of novel technologies such as anammox, granular sludge, membrane aerated biofilms,algae, ion exchange, absorbents etc. Technologies aiming at reaching very low nutrient effluent concentrations are also invited.

Bill Barber, Cambi  (United States)
Elise Cartmell, Scottish Water (United Kingdom)

Waste activated sludge management is one of the main cost factors for wastewater treatment. The session will discuss all aspects of sludge management (including dewatering, digestion, hydrolysis, disintegration,advanced thermal processes etc.) including the handling of sludge liquors and biogas.

Important Dates

    • Extended Outline Paper Submission deadline 16th December 2018
    • Authors notification   From 30th January 2019
    • Registration open February 2019
    • Early Bird Registration deadline (Deadline for authors to register ) 28 February 2019
    • Submission deadline for delivery of full papers 1 June 2019

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