• Cities of the Future Cities of the Future
  • Basins of the Future Basins of the Future
  • Water and Sanitation Services Water and Sanitation Services
  • Networking Networking
  • Professional Development Professional Development

Sunday 23 June

16:00 - 18:00
Peconference networking


All delegates who will have arrived will have a chance to meet one another the day prior to the start of the event. We will host an activity for speed dating to allow you to familiarise with as many delegates as possible.

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Monday 24 June

08:30 - 10:15
10:45 - 12:15
13:15 - 15:15
15:30 - 17:30
Plenary

The Opening Ceremony of IYWPC 2019 comprises short welcome remarks from key young water professionals responsible for organising the conference. To start our learning path, the organising partners will be providing an International, Regional, and National perspective on the water sector. Thereafter a panel discussion will be facilitated on the theme of SDGs, as well as interaction with the audience.


Opening Speakers:

  • International Trends in the Water Sector
    Virgilio Rivera, COO, New Business Operations, Manila Water Company, President & CEO, Manila Water Philippine Ventures & Manila Water Asia Pacific, IWA Board Member

  • National Trends in the Water Sector

  • Local Trends in the Water Sector
    Lou di Gironimo
    , General Manager of Toronto Water

Panel on SDGs:

  • Opening video message by David Nabarro, Strategic Director of 4SD and Professor of Global Health at Imperial College, London
  • Jamie Saxe, Senior Director Xylem Watermark and Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Marv DeVries, Past President Trojan Technologies


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Chairs: TBC


10:45 Introduction

10:50 Nothing Wasted: Building Value For Wastewater Biosolids-based Fertilizer - Samantha Halloran (CA)

11:05 Enhanced Biomethane Recovery from Source Separated Organics using Hydrothermal Pre-treatment - Ahmad Shabir Razavi (CA)

11:20 Balancing Carbon For Energy Recovery And Biological Nutrient Removal - Design Considerations At The Tuas Water Reclamation Plant (TWRP) - Emma Shen (CA)

11:35 Development of a Community System for Water Reclamation from Grey Water: a Conceptual Method - Muhammad Lawan (UK)

11:50 Panel and closing




2019-60-24 10:45:00 2019-60-24 12:15:00Africa/JohannesburgResource recovery and ReuseResource recovery and ReusePlenaryIWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org

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13:15 Introduction

13:20 Stability And Electrochemical Regeneration Of Activated Carbon Electrodes For Long-term Capacitive Deionization Of Brackish Water In Presence Of Fouling And Scaling Agents -Adrian Serrano Mora (CA)

13:35 Advances In The Detection Of Silver Based Nanoparticles In The Wastewater Treatment Plants - Pabel Cervantes (MX)

13:50 An Electrochemical Genosensor For The Rapid Detection Of Campylobacter - Azima Khan (IN)

14:05 A Procedure For Verification Of Coupled Computational Fluid Dynamics And Biokinetics Models - Christopher DeGroot (CA)

14:20 Fabrication Of Freshwater Algae To Synthesize Metal And Metal Oxide Nanomaterials: Antimicrobial Activity - Anza-vhudziki Mboyi (ZA)

14:35 Application Of Next Generation Sequencing To Study The Fate Of Toxic Cyanobacteria During Oxidation - Saber Moradinejad (CA)

14:50 Why Do Pathogen Indicators Increase After Sludge Treatment? Exploring The Affect Of Shear Forces In The Pathway Of Indicator Organism Destruction In Biosolids And Septage - Christine Gan (CA)


15:05 Panel and closing



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15:30 Introduction

15:35 Improving Hydrological Models In Subsurface Drained Agricultural Areas From Field To Catchment-scale - Vinicius Boico (CA)

15:38 Continuous Micropollutants Removal Using Novel Graphite Oxide: Experimental And Prediction Models - Alaa El Din Mahmoud (DE)

15:41 Removal Of Wastewater Cd Sb And Zn With Materials Of Low-cost Of Oyster Shells - Brenda Acevedo-Juárez (MX )

15:44 Online Monitoring Of Wastewater Disinfection Using E. Coli Enzymatic Activity - Mohamed Dib Haj Ali (CA )

15:47 Treatment Of Acetaminophen In Synthetic Wastewater Using Soybean Peroxidase - Baturh Yarkwan (CA)

15:50 Development A Random Forest Model For Influent Temperature Prediction At Wastewater Treatment Plants - Pengxiao Zhou (CA)

15:53 Treating Physically Generated Domestic Light Greywater With Low Tech Multimedia Layer Filters Solution - Mohammad Azim Kashify (AF)

15:56 A Collaborative Approach To Developing Drinking Water Solutions In Small And Rural Communities - Candace Cook (CA )

15:59 Partial Nitritation/Anammox Membrane Aerated Biofilm Reactor (MABR) For Mainstream Nitrogen Removal - Brett Wagner (US)

16:02 Evaluation Of An Impinging Jet VUV/UV Photoreactor For Water Treatment - Morteza Jafarikojour (CA)

16:05 Treatment Of Oil Sands Thermal In-Situ Produced Water By Electrocoagulation - Heline Chow (CA)

16:08 Bioprospection And Selection Of Bacteria Isolated From Wastewater For Application In Bioremediation Of EDCs - Phumudzo Budeli (ZA)

16:11 Modelling Conversion Of A Confined To An Unconfined Aquifer Flow - Awodwa Magingi (ZA)

16:14 Ultra Violet Water Purification-now Certified With LEDs - Ashkan Babaie (CA )

16:17 Monitoring And Detection Of Cyanobacteria (blue-green Algae) Using Derivative Spectrophotometry - Amitesh Malhotra (CA)

16:20 Manganese Removal At 10 Full-scale Drinking Water Biofilters - Ines L Breda (DK)

16:23 The Efficiency Of Three Different Species (Vetiveria Zizanioides Phragimites Australis And Typha Capensis) In Removing Excess Nutrients Dyes And Metals From Mpofana Wastewater Works - Phelo Mdingi (ZA)

16:26 Removal Of Organic Pollutants From Water Using Gel Synthesized From Green Tea Leaves In A Packed Bed Column - Oluwademilade Fayemiwo (ZA )

16:29 "Experimental Study On Effective Removal Of Urea-Nitrogen And Phosphorus From Synthetic Human Urine Using Coal Flyash: A Column Study - Harshdeep Singh (IN)

16:32 Lessons Learned From Designing And Installing A New Polymer System For Improving The Performance Of Clarification Process At The Cobourg Water Treatment Plant -Divyam Beniwal (CA )

16:35 Water Wide Web 3.1: Circulating Urban Water System For Renewable Energy Odwa Mtembu (ZA)

16:38 Photocatalytic Degradation Of 4-Nitrophenol By C N-TiO2: Degradation Efficiency Vs. Embryonic Toxicity Of The Resulting Compounds - Oluwatomiwa Osin (CA)

16:41 The Application Of Bipolar Membrane Electrodialysis In Ammonia Recovery From Dewatering Centrate - Hui Guo (CA) 

16:44 Off-grid UV-LED Water Disinfection - Surface Water Case Study - Babak Adeli (CA )

16:47 Catalytic Remediation of Heavy metal and Organic Pollutant Co-contaminated Wastewater Using Bi-metal Doped Carbon Nanofibers Grown Beads: Mutually Assured Degradation (MAD) of pollutants - Arun Kumar (IN )

16:50 Closing



2019-60-24 15:30:00 2019-60-24 17:30:00Africa/JohannesburgTwo Minute Thesis Competition: Innovative Technology in Water and WastewaterTwo Minute Thesis Competition: Innovative Technology in Water and WastewaterPlenaryIWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org
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10:45 Introduction10:50 Minimizing The Scaling Potential Of RO Membranes By Optimizing Different Anti-scaling Strategies - Mohamad Amin Halali (CA)

11:05 Characterization Of Fouling Of Tertiary Membranes Under Stressed Operating Conditions- Sara Abu-Obaid (CA)

11:20 DNA And Chemical Investigation Of Long-Term Fouling Mechanisms In Full-Scale Membrane Bioreactor - Avery Carlson (US)

11:35 Photochemical Insights Into UV-photolysis Of Micropollutants - Sreejon Das (CA)

11:50 Ozonolysis Post-treatment Of Anaerobically Digested Vinasse; Color Reduction And Sludge Solubilisation- Benton Otieno (ZA)

12:05 Panel and closing



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13:15 Introduction

13:20 Transfer Of Policyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons From Catchment To River - Gabriela Zemelka (PL) 

13:35 The Future Of Water: Is Chemical Free Drinking Water A Possibility? -Natalie Lamb (UK)

13:50 Water Microbiological Quality Analysis In The Drinking Water Production Process Through Clostridium Perfringens Escherichia Coli And Protozoans Giardia And Cryptosporidium In Twelve Conventional Plants In The Metropolitan Area Of Medellin Colombia. - Laura Villegas (CO) 

14:05 Removal Of Natural Organic Matter By Biological Activated Carbon (BAC) - Nashita Moona (SE) 

14:20 Biodegradation Of Bisphenol A By Pseudomonas Sp. LM-1 - Xuwang Zhang (CN)

14:35 Oxidation Of A New Group Of Cyanobacterial Neurotoxins -- BMAA DAB And AEG -Yi-Ting Chen (TW)

14:50 Modeling The Impact Of NaOCl On Macrocystis Colonies And Degradation Of Microcystin In Natural Water- Yi-Ting Chiu (TW)

15:05 Fourth State Of Matter For Virus Inactivation In Water - Arijana Filipic (SI)

15.20 Panel and Closing





2019-60-24 13:15:00 2019-60-24 15:15:00Africa/JohannesburgDrinking Water QualityDrinking Water QualityBreak Away AIWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org

Organiser: Candace Cook and Haley Piagno

For small, rural, and remote communities, decentralised water systems represent  a viable alternative when centralised systems are not feasible due to technical, economical, or practical limitations. Still, users, operators, and regulators often face challenges in the development, implementation, and ongoing operation of decentralised systems that can lead to system failure. In many cases, diverse  stakeholders each hold “pieces of the puzzle” that would improve the likelihood of success, but effective collaboration is lacking. This workshop will highlight common challenges and share key insights from real-world experiences of collaborative innovation for drinking water in small, rural, and remote communities.

After the session, participants will be able to: 

  • Define “decentralised water system” and identify advantages and disadvantages relative to centralised systems 
  • Identify conditions/situations wherein a decentralised water system may be the preferred solution for clean drinking water supply 
  • Describe challenges commonly faced by users, operators, and regulators of decentralised water systems AND identify potential solutions to someof these challenges
  • Identify key stakeholders in the development, implementation, and ongoing operation and maintenance of decentralised water systems 
  • Describe motivators and limitations that may influence stakeholder perspectives and decisions 
  • Recognize the importance of respectful dialogue and collaborative innovation in the creation of drinking water solutions for small, rural, and remote communities

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Organisers: Ines Breda and Jacob Amengor

Research on the topic of water is of interest to academia, water industries and regulators (policymakers). However, solutions generated by research are rarely implemented and/or effective implementation is often slow. The aim of this workshop is to bring together people working in academia (Universities, Research Institutes), water industries (Utilities, Service Providers) and policymakers (Regulators, Governments) to discuss how they can collaborate to shorten the time of implementation of knowledge generated by research and to ensure that research and policies engaged in are relevant to the industries. The workshop will be conducted in style, and will explore how different approaches may be needed in developed and less developed countries. 

After this session the participant will: 

  • Understand the value of applied research for both academia and industries. 
  • Identify specific actions that can be taken to improve the communication between academia, industries and policymakers  
  • Identify common mistakes in approaching academia/research 
  • use tool/techniques that they will be equipped with during the workshop to to understand the needs of the different stakeholders involved in their work. 


2019-60-24 10:45:00 2019-60-24 12:15:00Africa/JohannesburgFrom Research to Practice - Changing the NarrativeFrom Research to Practice - Changing the NarrativeBreak Away BIWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org

Organiser: Blair Scott, Sarah Bunney, Kate Baker, Elizabeth Pinnington

This workshop will conduct a policy charrette bringing together young professionals to confront emerging policy dilemmas that could confront the water industry by the mid-twenty-first-century. The charrette will engage participants in an imaginative and creative process of concept development focused on managing, and possibly avoiding, the potential impacts of these future industry trends. Participants will learn how institutional innovations and non-structural approaches can complement technological and engineering solutions – particularly in times of extreme uncertainty. The charrette will rely on plausible future scenarios exploring major trends and possible futures in a resource-constrained world confronted with increasingly unpredictable and volatile natural and human caused events. 


After this session participants will be able to:

  • Understand and be able to explain the policy challenges we have in the water sector related to extreme uncertainty and impacts of climate change.
  • Understand the basics of scenario planning and its uses in resilient planning and policy making in the water sector, and feel empowered to  
  • Feel empowered to develop policies and initiatives to tackle the challenges facing the water sector.  




2019-60-24 13:15:00 2019-60-24 15:15:00Africa/JohannesburgChallenging YWPs to develop solutions to emerging policy dilemmas.Challenging YWPs to develop solutions to emerging policy dilemmas.Break Away BIWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org

Organiser: Sylvie Spraakman & Logan Koeth

This workshop will help emerging water leaders leverage the power of  this international young water professional (YWP) network to create meaningful and lasting change in their work and community. The aim is to enhance and create projects that implement sustainable water management at the community to watershed scale. Through the use of open space technologies, we will facilitate dialogue around projects, ideas, problems, case studies and questions that YWP members have and can come and bring to the event. The emphasis is to inspire minds for creative and realistic actions that YWPs can take home with them and building a strong network.

After this session participants will: 

as Table Host - who poses a question, project or case study that  they would like to gain insight on from the collective knowledge of the group:

  • Harvest ideas and insights from a diverse range of voices to enable action on their question. 
  • Practicing facilitation skills in the process. 
  • Learn to engage in open dialogue, cross-pollinate ideas and organically network with passionate water professionals from multiple disciplines, cultures, and backgrounds.

as mover - who circulates from one table to another, sharing thoughts and insights with each host  

  • Share their experience and be exposed to a breadth of  knowledge and perspectives 
  • Learn to engage in open dialogue, cross-pollinate ideas and organically network with passionate water professionals from multiple disciplines, cultures, and backgrounds.


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Organisers: IWA Non Sewered Sanitation Specialist Group


The workshop aims to share current status and developments, as well as innovation in the area of NSS, including Faecal Sludge management (FSM). The session begins with a short presentation on the key aspects of the field. In the second part, participants will be involved in creating innovating ideas on targeted aspect of the FSM chain and NSS through exercises, discussions, and case studies.  

After this session participants will be able to:

  • Identify the global challenges towards achieving sustainable NSS and FSM 
  • Identify different NSS systems and faecal sludge treatment technologies and products.  
  • Discuss the importance of sustainable FSM and NSS systems to protect public health and the environment 




2019-60-24 10:45:00 2019-60-24 12:15:00Africa/JohannesburgInnovation and development in Non-Sewered Sanitation SystemsInnovation and development in Non-Sewered Sanitation SystemsBreak Away CIWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org

Organiser: Emily Ryan and Diana Gonzales Botero

Target Audience: YWPs with a complex problem or a great solution, who are looking for better ways to communicate

Learning Objectives:

After this session participants will be able: 

  • to reflect on what makes communication effective, or what can make it fail, when talking about complex problems and solutions. 
  • to select correct communication tools for the situation at hand
  • to develop action plans for communicating their problems or solutions to diverse stakeholder groups

Summary: 


This learning session aims to reflect on how to effectively communicate ideas about water, sanitation, and hygiene. It will do so through highlighting the importance of good communication techniques and providing tools to better communicate the water problems and their solutions to people both inside and outside of the water industry.

Participants will be encouraged to develop communications action plans to support them in using these techniques. Running this as a learning session will also support YWPs to share ideas and get inspiration and feedback from their peers when using/practicing the tools.


2019-60-24 13:15:00 2019-60-24 15:15:00Africa/Johannesburg Let’s talk about water: a practical guide for better communication Let’s talk about water: a practical guide for better communicationBreak Away CIWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org

Organiser: Gustaf Olsson, Xiaoyuan Zhang, Annina Takala

Target Audience: Early career academics, researchers and others who want to share their work through scientific publications.

Learning Objectives

After this session the participants will:

  • Gain an understanding of the importance of the reader
  • Be able to formulate a title that conveys the correct message
  • Be able to ensure that your introduction and conclusions stand out for reviewers and readers
  • Be able to identify and recognising common mistakes in presenting data
  • Know how to promote your paper once accepted in a journal

Summary:

Getting your work published is not easy! Ensuring your message comes across is not either. In this session we will be working with you on how to adapt your paper to the desired readership, whilst helping you to understand what a journal reviewer is looking for in a paper. 


2019-60-24 15:30:00 2019-60-24 17:30:00Africa/JohannesburgPublish in StylePublish in StyleBreak Away CIWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org

Tuesday 25 June

08:30 - 09:30
10:00 - 11:45
13:00 - 14:30
15:00 - 16:45
17:00 - 17:45
Plenary

Reinventing the water services through digital disruption 

Keynote speaker: 
Eva Martinez Diaz, Smart Services Manager in the Innovation and Technology Department of Aqualia

Reacts:
Wesley D. From, Vice President, Research and Development, Trojan Technologies

Moderated by:
Xiaoyuan Zhang, Associate Professor in School of Environment, Tsinghua University

The water utilities industry is quickly evolving to meet the demands of a dynamic, frequently not regulated and competitive market. Global risks as extreme weather events and climate changes are generating water shortages and altering flood patterns. Aging infrastructure, growing demand and the urgent need to increase awareness about the value of water only add to these concerns.

And yet along with these challenges come opportunities. Globally, utilities are the beneficiaries of advances in digital technology and analytics. And indeed, water utilities are navigating the unsteady route to digital transformation. Some of these technologies include predictive analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence, aerial analysis, remote monitoring, cognitive computing, convergence of infrastructure communication smart meters and improved measurement parameters, amongst others. Todays ‘advance technology enable water utilities to manage these challenges, reduce constraints and move forward towards reimagining business models.

However, success in addressing global water challenges through digitization requires not just innovative technologies but also innovative partnerships and a change of management. And these are not easy or trivial. Where to start, how to implement, how does it disrupt current practices, how to achieve the necessary investments…how to rethink a business that has not changed for a hundred of years, transforming the water utility, from an isolated supplier, into a connected service or even a technology provider?



2019-60-25 08:30:00 2019-60-25 09:30:00Africa/JohannesburgDigital Disruption in the Water Utility Value ChainDigital Disruption in the Water Utility Value ChainPlenary IWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org

Chairs: 

Technical Session

10:00 Introduction

10:05 Avoiding Day Zero: Lessons From The Cape Town Drought Crisis - Lloyd Fisher-Jeffes (ZA)

10:20 Evaluation Of The Impact Of Rainfall Runoff On Ecological Factors In Wetland - Hyeseon Choi (KR)

10:35 Difficulties Faced When Measuring Flows In South African Rivers - Ashley Maritz (ZA)

10:50 Simulation Of Catchment Runoff Erosion And Sediment Transport Using A Transient Numerical Model For Mlalazi Catchment In KZN South Africa - Khathutshelo Rasifudi (ZA)

11:05 What Can We Do Beyond 2050? Long-term Adaptation In Boston And New York - Dalia Munenzon (US)

11:20 Closing



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13:00 Introduction

13:05 Can There Be Water Scarcity With Abundance Of Water? Analysing Water Security During A Severe Drought In Finland - Lauri Ahopelto (FI )

13:08 Community-Based Integrated Water And Sanitation Solutions; The IWASH Africa Story - Jacob Amengor (GH )

13:11 Groundwater Governance Of Coastal Aquifers In The Colombian Caribbean Region South America: Call To Action To Strengthen Aquifers Resilience And Groundwater Use Against Climate Change Effects - Dayana Chala Diaz (CO )

13:14 The Analysis Of Challenges In Implementing WASH In School Projects In Myanmar - Tha Cung (MM)

13:17 Integrating An Aging Workforce Into The Digital Age - Cyril Ferrer (CA )

13:20 Drivers Behind Slums: A Review Of Sustainable Urbanization With Insights Through A "Water Lens" - Venla Niva (FI )

13:23 Physiography Of Water Contamination: A Journey Of Sahibi River From Aravalli Foothills To Yamuna River - Omi Kumari (IN )

13:26 Risky Business? Supply Of Utility Water To Urban Low-Income Areas: Evidence From Kenya - Akosua Sarpong Boakye-Ansah (NL)

13:29 Detection Of Long-term Climatic And Hydrological Trends In The Cathedral Peak Catchments - Sibusisiwe Majozi (ZA )

13:32 Managing Future Water Demands Via Resilient Wastewater Reuse Strategies - Fuhar Dixit (CA )

13:35 Vulnerable Traditional Water Ponds - Sachin Marti (IN )

13:38 Adaptation Of Enhanced And Novel Agricultural Water Integrated Irrigation System To Mitigate Climate Change With Respect To Gender-sensitive - Meseret Teweldebrihan (ET )

13:41 Impacts Of Precipitation Variability On Wastewater Systems - Sukanya Saikia (IE )

13:44 Water Source Protection: From Planning To Implementation- A Case Study From Uganda - Mary Namukose (UG )

13:47 Relationship Between Water Tariffs And Water Utility Performance In Uganda - Elizabeth Nuwaha (UG )

13:50 WASH Resilience: Redefining Intervention In Water Sanitation And Hygiene Through Resilient Approach Post-Earthquakes In Nepal - Paras Pokhrel (NP )

13:53 Delivery Waterworks Class As A Means Of Water Education And Public Relations - Saori Norimura (JP )

13:56 Has Smart Water's Dream Come True? A Journey To The Core Of Efficient Water Management - Adrián Campos (ES )

13:59 Participatory WASH Assessment In An Indigenous Community In Porac Pampanga - Rafael Madrigal (PH )

14:02 A Sustainable Integrated Water Management - Shawn Seah (SG )

14:05 Running A Pilot Plant And How It Feeds Into Full-scale Operations - Revathy Vattukkalathil (CA )

14:08 Closing



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15:00 Introduction

15:05 The Possibility Of Using SWAT Model (Soil And Water Assessment Tool) For Water Accounting In Srepok Basin Vietnam - Thuy Bui (VN )

15:08 Current Water Quality And Inescapable Water Risks Of South Africa - Anja du Plessis (ZA )

15:11 Kinetics Of Coxsackievirus B5 Inactivation With Free Chlorine - Anisa Hardin (US )

15:14 Impact Of Transport And Storage Practices On The Fecal Contamination Of Drinking Water In Benin: Case Study Of Households Of The District Of Godomey (commune Of Abomey-Calavi) - Sévérin Ekpe (BJ )

15:17 The Contribution Of Highway Stormwater Ponds To The Aquatic Biodiversity - Zhenhua Sun (SE )

15:20 Fourth State Of Matter For Virus Inactivation In Water - Arijana Filipic (SI )

15:23 Characterisation Of Deposits In Groundwater Aerators: Implications For Colonisation By Legionella - Danladi Yunana (AU )

15:26 Identification Of Chemicals Of Emerging Concern And Their Transformation In Treated Domestic Wastewater - Lauren Steinberg (US )

15:29 Optimising Ecosystem Services And Recreational Values Of Low Maintenance SUDS In Urban Environments - Askjaer Niels (DK) 

15:32 Guidelines For Copper In Drinking Water: Is Acute Or Chronic Exposure The Limiting Factor? - Minsoo Cho (CA )

15:35 Conductivity Diagram A Management Tool To Decrease Water Quality Impact And Improve Customer Confidence In Bangkok Water Supply - Boonyawat Chayaput (TH )

15:38 Not All Countries Progressing: Trends In The Access To Water And Sanitation Among The Urban Population Of Middle- And Low-income Countries - Guilherme Baggio (CA )

15:41 Comparison Of Polymer Dose Optimization Methods For Sludge Dewatering - Jordan Gerber (CA )

15:44 Geospatial Model For Estimation Of Phosphorous Loading From Septic Systems To Tributaries - Archana Tamang (CA )

15:47 Panel discussion and Closing



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To close the day of the career fair a short plenary session will be held.
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This session aims to provide a neutral, informal engagement platform for engagement for young professionals to have an open dialogue in a speed dating format, with representatives of various organisations/ companies in the water sector. For some of you this may be the first time that you will get to interact with several different organisations in the water sector. This Career Fair is a fantastic opportunity to gain as much knowledge as you can on the job interview process and the diversity of opportunities in the water sector. Companies will ask you questions that are typically asked in a job interview. Since this is not a real job interview, the questions will not be specific to a particular position but rather meant to get you to better present yourself, know what to expect, and get personalised feedback. You’ll learn how to highlight your skills, strengths, passions, and weaknesses and how to illustrate how you applied your skills and strengths to a situation, or used problem solving when in a difficult situation.



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The Career Fair - where you will be able to visit companies, universities and discuss with them your future career, and or study opportunities will continue in the Attrium (where breaks are held and small exhibitions are).

In this room we will have a Session of 45 minutes teaching public speaking.

Fake It ‘Til You Make It:  An actors’ Guide to Communicating with Confidence

Learning Objectives:

  • Clarify your message 
  • Enliven your delivery and engage your audience 
  • Build confidence in your abilities 
  • Learn to have fun, speaking publicly!

Andrea  Houssin  is professional actor, theatre creator, and workshop facilitator based in Toronto. 

She has appeared on stages across Canada and brings her expertise into the classroom through fun-­‐filled and accessible workshops for artists and professionals. 

In 45 minutes of small group learning, you’ll explore tools 
to help you improve connection to your body, breath, and authentic voice; communication in collaborations; speaking with intention; and battling nerves!


2019-60-25 13:00:00 2019-60-25 14:30:00Africa/JohannesburgCareer Fair & Fake It ‘Til You Make It: An actors’ Guide to Communicating with ConfidenceCareer Fair & Fake It ‘Til You Make It: An actors’ Guide to Communicating with ConfidenceBreak Away AIWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org

The Career Fair - where you will be able to visit companies, universities and discuss with them your future career, and or study opportunities will continue in the Attrium (where breaks are held and small exhibitions are).

In this room we will have a Session of 45 minutes teaching public speaking.

Fake It ‘Til You Make It: An actors’ Guide to Communicating with Confidence

Learning Objectives:

Clarify your message

Enliven your delivery and engage your audience

Build confidence in your abilities

Learn to have fun, speaking publicly!

Andrea Houssin is a professional actor, theatre creator, and workshop facilitator based in Toronto.

She has appeared on stages across Canada and brings her expertise into the classroom through fun-­‐filled and accessible workshops for artists and professionals.

In 45 minutes of small group learning, you’ll explore tools

to help you improve connection to your body, breath, and authentic voice; communication in collaborations; speaking with intention; and battling nerves!


2019-60-25 15:00:00 2019-60-25 16:45:00Africa/JohannesburgCareer Fair & Fake it Till you Make it: An actors’ Guide to Communicating with ConfidenceCareer Fair & Fake it Till you Make it: An actors’ Guide to Communicating with ConfidenceBreak Away AIWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org
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Organiser: IWA Germany YWP chapter

Digitalization is becoming increasingly important in water management. However, the water sector is one which must and often does strongly emphasize safety and security of supply as well as (waste) water quality. Consequently, digitalization is often approached with skepticism as the dangers of security breaches can have devastating effects on the health of humans and the environment. Furthermore, utilities rarely have access to the financial resources and know-how necessary for implementation of digital solutions. Nonetheless, digitalization offers a wide range of opportunities for solving water challenges worldwide. Aim of this workshop is to incentivize YWPs to reflect on their own workplace, share digital success stories on a small scale and give pragmatic instructions and thought-provoking impulses to concrete questions and implementations for Smart Water solutions on a larger scale. Ultimately this workshop aims to inspire YWPs to be effective digital facilitators.

During this session participants will

  • Learn to understand the structure and set up of exemplary digital tools for supporting the workflow in an organization.
  • Learn to define specific “personas” (types/roles) to understand the origin and structure of skepticism as well as the appropriate timing/type/scale of digital approaches/tools.
  • Learn that the acceptance of digital tools and approaches takes time and needs small scale digital success stories that prove that these approaches work well and reliably.
  • Learn to frame their own professional experiences regarding digital tools.
  • Learn helpful approaches to argue their case towards (elder) colleagues and persuade others.
  • Share their digital success stories, experiences and use cases with other participants.

2019-60-25 10:00:00 2019-60-25 11:45:00Africa/JohannesburgCommunicating Digitalization – Facilitating the Use of Digital SolutionsCommunicating Digitalization – Facilitating the Use of Digital SolutionsBreak Away BIWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org

Organiser: Sara Albouz, Poyani Sheth, Sophie Thompson and Charles Ormsby.

Water systems are the lifeblood of a city; an interdependent web of physical and environmental assets, policy, institutions and social capital, whose health and balance are key to the resilience and vitality of cities and their communities. Cities face a diverse range of shocks and stresses, including extreme drought and flooding, and the solutions to them may be equally as diverse. How can we design sustainable solutions to these critical issues with these varying interacting elements in mind?

Using Arup’s City Water Resilience and Design with Water frameworks, participants of this workshop will engage with interactive elements of urban water systems and design sustainable solutions that highlight the interdependencies between individuals and their surroundings. Together, we will explore contrasting case studies to understand the common characteristics of a resilient urban water system and how we can develop a holistic catchment-scale approach to water-related challenges.

Join us in our workshop as we seek to place water at the heart of sustainable planning, design and delivery and respond to real life shocks and stresses facing urban environments.

After this session participants will:

  • be able to promote the importance of multi-disciplinary, city-scale water design
  • be able to make informed decisions to design with water and create resilient and vibrant cities.

Part 1: This session will focus on urban water resilience and the identification of shocks and stresses within the urban water context.


2019-60-25 13:00:00 2019-60-25 14:30:00Africa/JohannesburgDeveloping a Water Story, Part 1 - Urban Water ResilienceDeveloping a Water Story, Part 1 - Urban Water ResilienceBreak Away BIWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org

Organiser:Sara Albouz, Poyani Sheth, Sophie Thompson and Charles Ormsby.

Water systems are the lifeblood of a city; an interdependent web of physical and environmental assets, policy, institutions and social capital, whose health and balance are key to the resilience and vitality of cities and their communities. Cities face a diverse range of shocks and stresses, including extreme drought and flooding, and the solutions to them may be equally as diverse. How can we design sustainable solutions to these critical issues with these varying interacting elements in mind? 

Using Arup’s City Water Resilience and Design with Water frameworks, participants of this workshop will engage with interactive elements of urban water systems and design sustainable solutions that highlight the interdependencies between individuals and their surroundings. Together, we will explore contrasting case studies to understand the common characteristics of a resilient urban water system and how we can develop a holistic catchment-scale approach to water-related challenges.

Join us in our workshop as we seek to place water at the heart of sustainable planning, design and delivery and respond to real life shocks and stresses facing urban environments.

After this session participants will:

  • be able to promote the importance of multi-disciplinary, city-scale water design 
  • be able to make informed decisions to design with water and create resilient and vibrant cities.

Part 2: In this session, participants will work together to develop holistic design solutions within an urban water context.


2019-60-25 15:00:00 2019-60-25 16:45:00Africa/JohannesburgDeveloping a Water Story, Part 2 - Design with WaterDeveloping a Water Story, Part 2 - Design with WaterBreak Away BIWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org
Break Away C

Organiser: IWA Denmark YWP chapter

The world is changing rapidly because of five megatrends. The workforce of tomorrow will have to solve the challenges brought about by the trends.

We intend to explore the workforce of the future through an interactive workshop on the topic. The aim is to map the skills needed, impacts of challenges and how to accommodate for the challenges through various stakeholders in the water sector.  

We will use roundtable discussions and plenary reporting and discussion to create the ideal education for the future water professional, mapping the skills needed to be relevant in 25 years. The outcome can be used to inform on the topic and inspire returning YWPs to get engaged in preparing for the future challenges that they will have to solve.


After this session, participants will be able:

  • to identify key skills and competencies that will be relevant for the workforce of the future in the water sector. 
  • to understand the impact of the future challenges on their daily jobs, thus understanding how they can stay relevant in a changing world. 
  • to continue the discussion, thus ensuring that we prepare for the workforce of tomorrow in order to solve the challenges ahead.



2019-60-25 10:00:00 2019-60-25 11:45:00Africa/JohannesburgHow relevant are you in 25 years? Envisioning the water professional of the future.How relevant are you in 25 years? Envisioning the water professional of the future.Break Away CIWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org

Organiser:Jennifer Liggett, Mark Spanjers, Silvia Vlad, Ashley Waldron, Adrienne Willoughby,  

Target Audience: industry practitioners – engineers, consultants, utilities and operations, planners, academics, and students interested in transitioning to industry, and multinational participants from a range of learning backgrounds.

Learning Objectives

After this session participants

  • Identify and apply tools and best practices to enable the individual to better develop and derive value from learning opportunities.
  • Engage with senior leaders in promoting the development and implementation of mentorship and learning programs which facilitate a YWP’s ability to distill knowledge. 
  • Speak to challenges YWPs have in transitioning from early stages of their careers to being confident, practicing professionals and the types of tactics other YWPs have used to overcome such challenges 

Summary


This Learning Session is aimed at confronting industry challenges in training a new generation of water professionals: a collaborative brainstorm on how young water professionals (YWPs) learn, fail, succeed, and thereby gain experience and expertise. It aims to empower YWPs to think critically and engage in discussion about the transition of our industry demographics from a senior-dominated employee base to a younger workforce. This will be accomplished through a world-cafe styled and facilitated discussion of success factors for putting theory into action, pitfalls/roadblocks to learning and challenges for YWPs transitioning into early leadership roles. 


2019-60-25 13:00:00 2019-60-25 14:30:00Africa/JohannesburgCareer Goals and PlanningCareer Goals and PlanningBreak Away CIWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org

Organiser: Xylem

A small training around Leadership topic tbc

- Strategic Problem Solving

- Managing and motivating Teams

- etc



2019-60-25 15:00:00 2019-60-25 16:45:00Africa/JohannesburgLeadership in the Water Sector (TBC)Leadership in the Water Sector (TBC)Break Away CIWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org

Wednesday 26 June

08:30 - 09:30
10:00 - 11:30
11:30 - 13:00
14:00 - 15:45
16:00 - 17:00
Plenary

Young People: Our Water Future

Keynote speaker:
Jacob Amengor, IWA Young Leader Award Winner 2018 & Water Quality Specialist Ghana Water

Reacts:
TBC

Moderated by: 
Stephanie Gora, Postdoctoral Researcher and Course Instructor at the Centre for Water Resources Studies at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada

Water issues have always hit close to home because of my roots in Ghana. As an idealistic fresh graduate, I had ambitious intentions to contribute to the water sector. But I was uncertain about how and where I was going to develop the essential skills needed to make a relevant impact. Forming partnerships and co-creating solutions in my community proved to be the answer to my uncertainty.  

Globally, we need to ensure the transition from a linear economy to a circular economy; in this transition, the water sector is key. For water professionals to live up to this expectation, we need to go beyond our traditional silos and develop more partnerships and interactions to churn out pragmatic innovations. This presents a great opportunity to the Young Water Professionals Community. As young people, we are more connected and digitally inclined to lead the creation of partnerships among ourselves, as well as with senior professionals and established institutions. Young people have the energy to mobilize resources and bring stakeholders together to co-design innovative solutions to various water challenges in our communities.  

Young people have fears and uncertainties, and we enjoy very limited trust from our communities. But all we need to overcome these limitations is to start doing something, identify other like-minded young people, form partnerships and implement our ideas that will help us acquire more skills and gain trust as we take on bigger roles in the industry.

Inspired to lead change in my local community, I initiated a quarterly Water Satellite Panel Discussion Series for young professionals to talk about local and global water issues. Through these discussions and community engagements, I established a local social enterprise to provide integrated water and sanitation solutions for rural communities in Ghana.

Together as a YWP community under the IWA, our unique abilities as young professionals underpin the attainment of the SDGs. The challenge before us is to co-create our shared future. We can only achieve this if we connect to build strong partnerships, learn among ourselves, and lead meaningful dialogues. This is our time to connect, learn and lead! 


2019-60-26 08:30:00 2019-60-26 09:30:00Africa/JohannesburgCo-creation, Partnerships and Community MobilisationCo-creation, Partnerships and Community MobilisationPlenaryIWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org

Chair: xxx

10:00 Introduction

10:05 Studying The Performance Of UV-LEDs Vs. Conventional UV Lamps: Disinfection And Advanced Oxidation Processes - Ataollah Kheyrandish (CA)

10:20 Process Water Recovery Via Forward Osmosis: Membrane And Integrated Process Development - Jeffrey Martin (CA)

10:35 Pilot Investigation Of Biological Ion Exchange (BIEX) Process As A New Technology For The Removal Of Natural Organic Matter (NOM) From Surface Water - Maryam Dezfoolian (CA)

10:50 Is Energy Neutrality Worth It? Comparative Assessment Of Different Primary Treatment Technologies - Medhavi Gupta (CA)

11:05 Sludge Increment And Protein Enrichment In A Combined Biological Adsorption-MBR- Sulfur/iron Autotrophic Denitrification Process - Shuo Wang (CA)

11:20 From Lab- To Full-scale System: Influence Of Diffuser Design On Oxygen Transfer In Saline Water - Justus Behnisch (DE)

11:35 Panel & Closing



2019-60-26 10:00:00 2019-60-26 11:30:00Africa/JohannesburgRecent Advances in Water TreatmentRecent Advances in Water TreatmentPlenaryIWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org

Chair: xxx


11:35 Introduction  

11:40 A Comprehensive Laboratory Assessment Of The Effects Of Sewer-dosed Iron Salts On Wastewater Treatment Processes - Mario Jr Rebosura (AU)

11:55 Development Of A Simple Analytical Method For Determination Of Arsenite Using A DNA Aptamer And Gold Nanoparticles - Koji Matsunaga (JP)

12:10 Validation Of A 3D Numerical Model To Simulate Flush Waves In Sewer Pipes - Maryam Alihosseini (DE)

12:25 Isolation Fungal Strains From Municipal Wastewater For Their Use In Pharmaceutical Substances Removal - Brigita Dalecka (SE)

12:40 Treatment Of Poultry Slaughterhouse Wastewater Using An Expanded Granular Sludge Bed Reactor Coupled With A Single Stage Nitrification-de-nitrification And Ultra-filtration Membranes Systems - Moses Basitere (ZA)

12:55 Designing A Bacterial Surrogate For The Assessment Of Inactivation Of Protozoa Using Ozone In Water Treatment Systems - Dsouza Nishita (IN)

13:10 closing


2019-60-26 11:30:00 2019-60-26 13:00:00Africa/JohannesburgRecent Advances Wastewater TreatmentRecent Advances Wastewater TreatmentPlenaryIWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org

Chair: xx

14.00 Introduction

14:05 Human Fecal Ash As An Adsorbent For Urea Recovery From Urine, Mahesh Ganesapillai, IN

14:08 Water Source Management: Hydrologic Analyses And Event-based Reservoir Optimization Models Of Future Water Source Projects For Metro Manila Philippines, Maria Anjelica Ancheta, PH

14:11 Effect Of Temperature Increase On Microbial Communities In Chlorinated Drinking Water Distribution Systems, Carolina Calero Preciado, UK

14:14 PH Induced Temporal Changes On The Aggregation Of Silver Nanoparticles, Ishara Fernando, SG

14:17 Root Cause Analysis For Treated Water Pump Motor Failure In Water Treatment Plant, Sakthiaswaran Kaliappan, MY

14:20 Greenhouse Gases Risk Asset From Mexican Template Reservoirs, Javier Canto, MX

14:23 The Impact Of 17α-Ethynylestradiol (EE2) On Activated Sludge Microbial Community, Phumudzo Budeli, ZA

14:26 Effect Of Hydrothermal Pretreatment On Dark Fermentation Of Different Organic Solid Waste Streams, Farokh laqa Kakar, CA

14:29 Effect Of Biological Activated Carbon Filtration (BACF) Of Trace Organic Contaminants (TrOCs) On Their Abatement By Ozonation, Ze Liu, BE

14:32 Handling The Uncertainty In Combined Sewer System: Storm Water Model Reliability Vs Overflow Impact Variability, Tiziana Venditto, CA

14:35 Wastewater Reuse For Irrigation And Biogas Energy, Djalia Umutangampundu, DZ

14:38 Nature Based Solutions Can Help To Close The Water And Sanitation Gap: A Peruvian Case Study, Oscar Angulo Nuñez, PE

14:41 Service Quality Evolution under and after Intermittent Water Supply: Cases of Algiers and Tipaza – Algeria, Assia Mokssit, FR 

14:41 Reduction Of Air Flow Rate And Power Consumption By Introduction Of Low Pressure Loss Membrane Type Diffuser, Daiki Izumi, JP

14:47 Industrial Water Recovery Via Freeze Concentration (FC) - Simulations On Thermodynamic Energy Savings, Chenbo Xu, CA

14:50 The Potential Of AOB And NOB Competition As An Important Element For Cost-Effective WWTPs, Jakub Drewnowski, PL

14:53 Ozone-enhanced Backwashes For Membrane Fouling Control During Filtration Of Cyanobacteria-Laden Surface Water, Stéphane Venne, CA

14:56 Using Artificial Intelligence For Predictive Control Of A Distribution Network, Jon Grant, CA

14:59 Effect Of Water Matrix On Formation Of Nitrite During Vacuum UV Photolysis Of Nitrate Contained Water, Mengqi Han, CA

15:02 Nitrous Oxide The Invisible Enemy Of Sustainable Wastewater Treatment, Askjaer Niels, DK

15:05 The Effect Of Water Temperature On The Adsorption Of Taste And Odour Compounds (Geosmin And 2-Methylisoborneol) By Granular Activated Carbon, Jie Yuan, CA

15:08 Activating Secondary Settling Tank For Improved Nitrogen Removal, Gamze Kirim, CA

15:11 What Happens To Organic Matter Within A Biological Wastewater Treatment Reactor?, Miroslava Mier-Quiroga, MX

15:14 Reactions Of Nitrogen Containing Substances With Ozone, Vanessa Wirzberger, DE

15:17 The Future Of SRB In Bolivia As Potential AMD Treatment In Milluni Mining Complex, Paula Soto Rios, BO

15:20 Characterization Of A Renewable Electricity System For A Decentralized Wastewater Treatment Plant, Diego F Quintero Pullido, NL

15:23 Evaluation of floc strength characteristics for primary treatment of municipal wastewater, Brooke Remler, CA

15:26 Long-term Evaluation Of Storm Water Low Impact Strategies Through Multi-criteria Performance Indices, Geronimo Franz Kevin, KR

15:29 Closing



2019-60-26 14:00:00 2019-60-26 15:45:00Africa/JohannesburgTwo Minute Thesis Competition: Recent Advances in Water and WastewaterTwo Minute Thesis Competition: Recent Advances in Water and WastewaterPlenaryIWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org
 
2019-60-26 16:00:00 2019-60-26 17:00:00Africa/JohannesburgClosing CeremonyClosing CeremonyPlenaryIWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org
Break away a

Chairs: xxx

10:00 Introduction

10:05 Greywater Cooling Tower- Wastewater Treatment In Façade Structures For Cooling Houses And Urban Green - Meike Lenzen (DE)

10:20 The Green Solution: How To Increase Runoff Resilience Through The Use Of Urban Vegetation - Vincent Smets (BE)

10:35 An Event-based Fault Detection And Diagnostic Approach For Non-residential Water Distribution System: Case Study - hafiz hashim (IE)

10:50 Process Innovation And Energy: Toronto Water's Internal Problem Solving And Optimization Team - Lizanne Pharand (CA)

11:05 All Hands On Deck: How Halton Region Leveraged A Teamwork Approach To Effect A Cultural Shift In Implementing Strategic Asset Management - Silvia Vlad (CA)

11:20 Panel and closing


2019-60-26 10:00:00 2019-60-26 11:30:00Africa/JohannesburgResilient Cities and InfrastructuresResilient Cities and InfrastructuresBreak away aIWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org

Chairs: xxx

11:35 Introduction

11:40 Defining 'Flushability' For Sewer Use -Anum Khan (CA)

11:55 Understanding The Role Of Impact Investment In Financing Water Supply And Sanitation Outcomes - Carmina Rivera (AU)

12:10 Educational Outreach On Water And Sanitation In Rural Communities In Jaén Peru - Marco Hartl and Larissa Arashiro (ES)

12:25 WAREG: An example for cooperation among water regulators - Gabor Kisvardai (HU )

12:40 Closing





2019-60-26 11:30:00 2019-60-26 13:00:00Africa/JohannesburgWater and Society Water and Society Break away aIWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org

Chair: xxx

14.00 Introduction

14:05 The Challenges Of Cultural Inclusion And Cooperation In International Water Projects - Julia Bauer (DE)

14:20 Participatory Processes And Sustainable Water Management: The Case Of The Rapel Basin Chile - Gabriella Bennison (CL)

14:35 Public Perceptions With Regards To A Community-based Water Management Plan For A Highly Polluted Stream In Johannesburg South Africa - Lee-ann modley (ZA)

14:50 Quenching The Need For Safe And Reliable Water Supply In Remote Indigenous Community -Priyani Madan – (NZ)

15:05 Poverty Politics And Pathogens: The Role Of Experts In The Response To The Haitian Cholera Epidemic - James Miller (CA)

15:20 Scientist In White Operation A Road To Build Trust In Tap Water In Bangkok Thailand - Wichukarn Fuangsawat (TH)

15:35 Closing



2019-60-26 14:00:00 2019-60-26 15:45:00Africa/JohannesburgStakeholder Engagement ProcessesStakeholder Engagement ProcessesBreak away aIWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org
Break Away B

Organisers: Andreia Amaral, Peter Bach, Lisha Guo, Julia Ledergerber, Roland Löwe, Ramesh Saagi, Sovanna Tik, Elena Torfs, Queralt Plana


This workshop aims at raising awareness of how cross-sector collaborations can contribute to improved water management and achieving the sustainable development goals (SDGs). The workshop first introduces concepts of integration, or cross-sector collaboration, together with benefits and barriers, and linkages to SDGs.

Subsequently, participants are challenged into collaborating in groups to identify integrated solutions to complex water management problems in concrete case studies.

The workshop provides a platform for the exchange of knowledge between participants from different backgrounds and countries, and stimulates the development of a mindset for sustainable out-of-the-box solutions that consider the water system as a whole.

After this session participants will be able to:

  • Awareness of importance, challenges and benefits of integrated assessment.
  • Better understanding of the concept of integration across sectors, disciplines and at different levels/scales. 
  • Reduce the barriers in adopting integrated interdisciplinary approaches. 
  • Awareness of techniques and tools for integrated assessment. 



2019-60-26 10:00:00 2019-60-26 11:30:00Africa/JohannesburgUnderstanding the benefits of integrated urban water system assessmentUnderstanding the benefits of integrated urban water system assessmentBreak Away BIWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org

Organiser: Andreia Amaral, Peter Bach, Lisha Guo, Julia Ledergerber, Roland Löwe, Ramesh Saagi, Sovanna Tik, Elena Torfs, Queralt Plana

This workshop aims at raising awareness of how cross-sector collaborations can contribute to improved water management and achieving the sustainable development goals (SDGs). The workshop first introduces concepts of integration, or cross-sector collaboration, together with benefits and barriers, and linkages to SDGs.

Subsequently, participants are challenged into collaborating in groups to identify integrated solutions to complex water management problems in concrete case studies.

The workshop provides a platform for the exchange of knowledge between participants from different backgrounds and countries, and stimulates the development of a mindset for sustainable out-of-the-box solutions that consider the water system as a whole.

After this session participants will be able to:

Awareness of importance, challenges and benefits of integrated assessment.

Better understanding of the concept of integration across sectors, disciplines and at different levels/scales.

Reduce the barriers in adopting integrated interdisciplinary approaches.

Awareness of techniques and tools for integrated assessment.



2019-60-26 11:30:00 2019-60-26 13:00:00Africa/JohannesburgUnderstanding the benefits of integrated urban water system assessmentUnderstanding the benefits of integrated urban water system assessmentBreak Away BIWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org

Organiser: Mbali F. Sibiya, Lungisile P. Madlala

This workshop intends to equip process controllers with the relevant tools and skills to optimize, monitor and troubleshoot for different water and wastewater treatment works related incidents. The workshop will also improve understanding and application of water and wastewater quality standards and objectives and hence assist in reducing operation and treatment costs in a water and wastewater treatment works. It will assist to enhance inter-departmental relations within the organization.

After this session participants will be able to:

  • understand then troubleshoot for different water and wastewater treatment incidents and problems
  • meet and understand water and wastewater quality standards and guidelines
  • optimise the process
  • better understand and respond to the Incident management protocol.

2019-60-26 14:00:00 2019-60-26 15:45:00Africa/JohannesburgWater and Wastewater Treatment Quality: A Water Works PerspectiveWater and Wastewater Treatment Quality: A Water Works PerspectiveBreak Away BIWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org
Break Away C

This learning session will facilitate skill development across transdisciplinary skills identified through a survey of young water professionals. Topics you may expect are:

- Creative Thinking

- Project Management


2019-60-26 10:00:00 2019-60-26 11:30:00Africa/JohannesburgLearning Session TBCLearning Session TBCBreak Away CIWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org

This learning session will facilitate skill development across transdisciplinary skills identified through a survey of young water professionals. Topics you may expect are:

- Creative Thinking

- Project Management


2019-60-26 11:30:00 2019-60-26 13:00:00Africa/JohannesburgLearning Session TBCLearning Session TBCBreak Away CIWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org

Workshop discussing the need to attract a diverse workforce to the water sector. Details to follow


2019-60-26 14:00:00 2019-60-26 15:45:00Africa/JohannesburgDiversity in the Water SectorDiversity in the Water SectorBreak Away CIWAIWAYWPconference@iwahq.org

The Programme

This conference will empower you to progress further in your water career. With a multi-disciplinary programme of technical sessions, workshops, learning sessions and networking events you will gain connections, develop yourself professionally and gain recognition for your contributions. The conference will provide a unique combination of programmatic content that will appeal to young academics, early career, and advancing professionals from all disciplines and all types of organisations in the water sector.

A Conference for Young Leaders, by Young Leaders

Programme Committee

The Programme Committee – all young water professionals – is responsible for the content of the conference and ensuring that the high standard of previous IYWPCs is maintained and meets the needs of the international water sector. They decide the balance between technical sessions, workshops, learning sessions and networking events. As part of the conference programme, the keynote speakers and their topics will be decided by the Programme Committee.

  • Chris Degroot – Canada (chair)
  • Arlinda Ibrahimllari – Albania
  • Elena Torfs – Canada
  • Federica Brenner – Argentina
  • Loga Veeraiah – Malaysia
  • Muriel Dumit – USA
  • Niels Mamose Askjaer – Denmark
  • Pabel Cervantes – Mexico
  • Pankaj Chowdhury – Canada
  • Xiaoyuan Zhang – China

Advisory Committee

Building our Future, Together

  • Patricia Bakir – Jordan
  • Joan Rose – USA
  • Jo Burgess – South Africa
  • Xiaochang Wang – China
  • Gustaf Olsson – Sweden
  • Arash Zamyadi – Canada
  • How Yong Ng – Singapore
  • Krishna Pagilla- USA
    • Peter Vanrolleghem – Canada
    • Zoran Kapelan – UK
    • Günter Langergraber – Austria

15 Oct 2018

Deadline Abstracts and session proposals

30 Apr 2018

Start to Submit Abstracts, Workshops, Learning Sessions

Jan 2019

Registration Opens

1 Feb 2019 – Extended 1 March 2019

Full paper Deadline

1 Mar 2019

Early Bird Registration

1 May 2019

Authors: submit your presentations

Approach supervisor employer with a costed proposal to attend.

If costed proposal was unsuccessful, you have to start applying for funds now

Have you secured funding yet?

Yes! Funding Secured. Register, book flight and arrange visa.

Authors and organisers deadline for registration

Attendees: you are off the hook, let the draft programme inspire you

Join us in Toronto!