Previous Conference in Numbers

1000
participants

28
countries

68
top presentations

800
posters

2
Workshops

The LET conferences

The IWA Leading Edge Conference on Water and Wastewater Technologies is designed to be the place where new insights into how pioneering science, technological innovation and leading practices shape the major transformation in water management that is underway.

Organisers

Krishna

CHAIR OF THE ORGANISING COMMITTEE

Krishna Pagilla, University of Nevada – Reno
(United States of America)
Jonathan

CO-CHAIR OF THE PROGRAMME COMMITTEE

Jonathan Clement, Nanostone Water Inc
(The Netherlands)
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CO-CHAIR OF THE PROGRAMME COMMITTEE

Ana Soares, Cranfield University
(United Kingdom)
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PRESIDENT OF THE LET 2022 CONFERENCE

Bruce Rittman, Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University
(United States)

Organising Committee

College of Engineering

Krishna Pagilla
Chair of the organising committee, University of Nevada, United States

Laura Haak

Laura Haak
University of Nevada, United States

David Hanigan

David Hanigan 
University of Nevada, United States

Angelica Lacroix

Angelica Lacroix
Truckee Meadows Water Authority, United States

Nikita Lingenfelter

Nikita Lingenfelter
Nevada Division of Environmental Protection, United States

Casey Mentzer

Casey Mentzer
Truckee Meadows Water Reclamation Facility, United States

Vijay Sundaram

Vijay Sundaram
AECOM, United States

Rick Warner

Rick Warner
Warner and Associates, LLC, United States

Programme Committee

  • Bruce Rittman (President) United States
  • Jonathan Clement (Co-Chair) The Netherlands
  • Ana Soares (Co-Chair) United Kingdom
  • Mark van Loosdrecht The Netherlands
  • Shane Trussel United States
  • Gary Amy United States
  • Lydia Teel United States
  • Marc Deshusses United States
  • Stewart Sutherland United Kingdom
  • Megan Plumlee United States
  • Beverley Stinson United States
  • Chris Dermody United States
  • Jeff Yarne United States
  • Ian Law Australia
  • Sunil Sinha United States
  • Joan B. Rose United States
  • Shaily Mahendra United States
  • Daniel Gerrity United States
  • Nikolay Voutchkov United States
  • Jorg Drewes Germany
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Ana Soares
Senior Lecturer, Cranfield University, United Kingdom

Prof-Mark-van-Loosdrecht

Mark van Loosdrecht
Professor in Environmental Biotechnology, TUDelft, The Netherlands

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Jonathan Clement
Global Technology and Business Development Officer, Nanostone Water, The Netherlands

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Bruce Rittman
Conference President, Arizona State University, United States

Sunil Sinhal_PC

Sunil Sinha
Professor & Director SWIM Center of Excellence, Virginia Tech, United States

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Beverley Stinson
Executive Vice-President, Global Water Business Line Leader, AECOM, United States

Lydia Teel

Lydia Teel
Emerging Resources Program Administrator, Truckee Meadows Water Authority, United States

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Megan Plumlee
Director of Research and Development, Orange County Water District, United States

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Stewart Sutherland
Water Asset Capability Team Lead, Scottish Water, United Kingdom

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Chris Dermody
Jacobs (formerly Denver Water), United States

SHane trussell

Shane Trussel
TrusselTech, United States

marc-deshusses

Marc Deshusses
Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering and Global Health, Duke University,United States

Professor Gary Amy

Gary Amy
Dean Distinguished Professor, Clemson University, United States
Clemson University, United States

Joan B Rose

Joan B. Rose
Professor and Homer Nowlin Chair in Water Research, Michigan State University, United States

Ian Law_PC

Ian Law
Principal, IBL Solutions and Adjunct Professor, University of Queensland, Australia

Shaly Mahendra

Shaily Mahendra
Professor and Samueli Fellow, UCLA, United States

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Jeff Yarne
Yarne & Associates, United States

Daniel Gerrity

Daniel Gerrity
Southern Nevada Water Authority, United States

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Jörg Drewes
Technical University of Munich, Germany

Nikolay VOUTCHKOV

Nikolay Voutchkov
Water Globe Consultants, United States

Programme Topics

DRINKING WATER TREATMENT TRACK

Many utilities are now implementing this on a very intensive scale. As climate change effects become more pronounced, water quantity and quality are straining the ability of utilities to meet supply demands and quality criteria. Utilities across the globe are working with complex programs to interpret climate data and their effect on water systems. This session will present information on how these systems work and provide benefits.

The standard technology for water recycling for potable purposes is being challenged. RO is often seen as the panacea, but there may be combinations of other treatments that would be sufficient to achieve acceptable and safe water quality. This session will explore new treatment scenarios for IPR (indirect potable reuse) and DPR (direct potable reuse) systems and the technologies.

The Digital Water session will focus on evolving digital water technologies enabling water treatment and distribution, customer engagement, long-range planning, as well as a focus on the information management and data governance capabilities needed to pull it all together. l.

Research and technology development for improving desalination over the past decade has focussed on energy reduction. In recent years, large desalination plants have faced serious problems and even failures because of inadequate pre-treatment. This session will focus on recent developments and innovations with pre-treatment solutions for desalination.

WASTEWATER TREATMENT TRACK

The session focuses on novel concepts and processes that promote high effluent quality and resource recovery. Nutrient removal optimization continues to be an important challenge and much progress is being made for both organic and inorganic resource recovery. This session will also discuss the advance in novel technologies such as anammox, granular sludge, membrane aerated biofilms, algae systems, ion exchange, novel adsorbents, etc.

With the increased public concern related to pollution by emissions of microconstituents in effluents, water utilities have to evaluate the impact of these emissions on end users of water. This session will address modifications/conversions in wastewater reclamation plants and efficient technologies for the removal of these compounds.

This session focuses on recent advances in wastewater based epidemiology. Predictive intelligence on the detection and quantification of chemical or biological agents excreted by humans, which can be found in wastewater, are being used to gain information about general public health as well as an early warning tool, with the recent COVID-19 pandemic management being an example. Informations highlighting the application of wastewater based epidemiology at sewershed scale and in hotspots, and the benefits and challenges are welcome.

This session focuses on complex and high strength wastewaters that require specialized treatment technologies. The water industry is having to provide innovative technologies to treat streams such as industrial effluents, sludge liquors, black water and yellow water in centralised and decentralised facilities. Innovations and their applications will be considered for this session.

Important Dates

    • Call for Papers is open August 2021
    • Outline Paper Submission deadline 15 September 2021
    • Extended deadline 30 September
    • Authors notification December  2021
    • Registration open December  2021
    • Early Bird Registration deadline (Deadline for authors to register) 31 January 2022
    • Submission deadline for delivery of full papers 20 March 2022

Your Place in the Water Sector

The benefits of sponsoring go well beyond the conference – cement your products and services as the ‘go-to’ brand for water professionals. You will take advantage of branding rights, targeted IWA promotions, online and media exposure.

Sponsorship Opportunities

The flagship IWA Leading Edge Water and Wastewater Technology (LET) offers a range of Sponsorship packages allowing you to tailor your organisation’s involvement and maximise your corporate exposure. Your organisation will appear as a major industry player to delegates and other sponsors during the event, making an enduring contribution to your overall marketing plan. The benefits of sponsoring go well beyond the conference – cement your products and services as the ‘go-to’ brand for water professionals. You will take advantage of branding rights, targeted IWA promotions, online and media exposure.

To know more about sponsorship opportunities please check our sponsor offerings and do not hesitate to contact us.

LET 2019

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Official Publication

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Conference Venue

Downtown Reno- Arch 02
nugget resort
sparks marina

The Nugget Resort

1100 Nugget Ave, Sparks, NV 89431, United States of America

Sponsors

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