Submission page

The submission process is now closed, the Programme Committee is reviewing the submissions.The notification to the authors will be made in February.

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). Full papers will be sent to IWA Publishing for peer review in either Water Science and Technology, Water Supply or Water Practice and Technology.
  • 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.


Many utilities are now implementing this on very intensive scale. As climate change water supply and quality are straining the ability of the utility to meet supply and quality criteria. Already across the globe utilities are working with complex programs to interpret climate data and there effect on water systems. This session will present information on how these systems work and bring benefit.

The standard technology for water recycling for drinking is being challenged. RO is often seen as the panacea, but there may be combinations of other treatments that world be sufficient to achieve acceptable and safe water quality. This session will explore new treatment scenarios for IPR and DPR..

With growing water scarcity utilities are being driven to use alternative sources which have highly impaired water quality. In these surface waters and more in ground water better detection and more stringent regulations are forcing utilities to look for new technology solutions. This session will focus on emerging contaminants and the technologies for their removal.

Desalination performance and reliability in the past 10 years has been limited until recently. Attention has focused on energy but more attention is on higher recoveries and reliability. Especially on improved pre-treatment. This session will focus on improved pre-treatment solutions and on improvements on recovery and reliability.

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

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 wastewater treatment plants and efficient technologies for the removal of these compounds.

This session focuses on innovation in tertiary treatment processes with the aim to produce water for reuse in a range of applications. Treatment innovations for producing reclaimed water for potable reuse and discharge to sensitive ecosystems are desired topics. Field scale process developments to meet pathogen requirements, bulk and trace organic matter removal, and other formed organics and inorganics of concern will be discussed in this session.

This session focuses on complex and high strengths wastewater that require bespoke treatment technologies. The water industry is having to provide innovative technologies to treat steams such as industrial effluents, sludge liquors, black water and yellow water etc in both centralised and decentralised facilities.

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