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Sustainable Water Management 2013 will be the must-attend event of the year a refreshed focus on driving innovation including 20 key high level presentations in 2 days.


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30th September, Monday
19:30 h


20:00 h

Welcome reception

1st October, Tuesday
8:30 h


9:00-9:15 h

Opening remarks - Carlos Negro, UCM-ANQUE; Thomas Track, DECHEMA; Germán Esteban, EC-DG; Research & Innovation

9:15-11:00 h

Session 1.- Water as a resource: market, challenges, opportunities and technological future needs

  • Social, Environmental and Economic: Challenges and Solutions
  • Market Opportunities
  • Water - Chemistry Nexus
  • Water - Energy Nexus
11:00-11:30 h

Coffee break

11:30-13:30 h

Session 2.- Chemistry and Chemical Technology for the municipal water cycle

  • Water Supply Sustainability
  • Drinking Water Treatment
  • Municipal Wastewater Treatment
  • Innovative Chemicals and Technologies
13:30-15:00 h


15:00-17:15 h

Session 3.- Chemistry and Chemical Technology for the industrial water cycle

  • Innovative Treatment Technologies
  • Advanced and Emerging Materials, Processes and Technologies
  • Novel Membrane, Materials and Configurations
  • Catalysis and Nanomaterials
17:15-17:45 h

Coffee break

17:45-19:00 h

Round table: How far can we go to sustainability? How can we boost innovation and the implementation of available knowledge and technologies?

  • Barriers
  • Drivers
  • Global strategy advantages
20:30 h

Conference dinner

2nd October, Wednesday
9:00 -11:00 h

Session4.-New Water Resources: Reclamation, Recycling, Reuse and Desalination.

  • Alternative Water Supply: opportunities, problems and solutions
  • Efficient Water Use
  • Water Reuse as Part of a Water Management Scheme
  • Reclaimed Water Use in Industry
  • Desalination
11:00-11:30 h

Coffee break

11:30-13:30 h

Session 5.-Integral Water Cicle. Emerging Challenges and Future Prospective

  • Public Health Risk and Issues on Emerging Contaminants
  • Policies and legislation
  • Standards and Certification Schemes: sustainable management practices
  • Vision 2050
13:30 h

Closing remarks

13:45 h


Program chairs

Willi Meier
DECHEMA, Germany

Carlos Negro

Thomas Track
DECHEMA, Germany

Eloy García Calvo

Information on the event

Water is vital for the sustainability and competitiveness of the European Industry and economy at large. The conference highlights the key role of chemical sciences and its industry in driving future developments in sustainable water management.

To address the current and future challenges, innovation is a key; the conference will specifically focus on accelerating and reconciling advances in leading edge knowledge with real applications.


Sponsorship & Partnerships
Lorenzo Baselga
Tel.- +34 914 310 703
Fax.- +34 915 765 279
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Registration & Secretariat
José Ignacio Díaz
Tel.-+34 914 310 703
Fax.-+34 915 765 279
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