Welcome to Vienna

On behalf of the International Water Association (IWA) and its Specialist Group on Design, Operation and Costs of Large Wastewater Treatment Plants and the Institute for Water Quality and Resource Management at TU Wien, it is our pleasure to invite you to join us for the IWA Specialised Conference “Design, Operation and Economics of Large Wastewater Treatment Plants”.

This conference is the 13th in a series of conferences and celebrates in 2020 the 50 years anniversary of this great event. The first conference of the specialist group was held in Vienna and the anniversary conference will come back to this venue during a perfect time of the year – not only with respect the expected weather in Vienna but also because of the finalisation of the upgrade of one of Europe's largest wastewater treatment plants, the Vienna main wastewater treatment plant.

The conference will focus on all aspects of the design and operation of large wastewater treatment plants including economic topics. It will also discuss research and technology for nutrient removal and recovery approaches. It will bring together operators, designers and consultants on one side with researchers, university teachers, life cycle analysis (LCA) specialists, developers, technology and equipment providers on the other side.

Special emphasis will be given to active participation of young water professionals. The conference will provide a forum for ideas and opinion exchange and for sharing practical experience spanning the whole range from design and operation of large wastewater treatment plants to concepts of wastewater management in “Cities of the Future”. The scientific programme will be accompanied by a poster session. The poster session will provide a lively forum for discussion and idea exchange between conference participants and poster authors.

Vienna has been just recently voted again to one of the most livable cities in the world and it is always worth a visit – especially during spring. The conference date has been placed one week after the IFAT, the World's leading trade fair for water, sewage, waste and raw materials management in Munich.


We cordially invite you to join us for this conference and are looking forward to an inspiring event.

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