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Water Solutions #2 – Reuse, Recycle & Recover

Water Solutions #2 – Reuse, Recycle & Recover 2048 626 ZERO BRINE

 30 April 2021 – 15:00-16:15 CET

In the Water Solutions webinars, we take a deep dive into the four subthemes for the Amsterdam International Water Week in November. Together with scientist, innovators, and experts from cities, utilities, industry and agriculture we bring new perspectives and insights to the table. This second webinar focus on Reuse, Recycle and Recover. Expect good practices on water efficiency and wastewater reuse and an in-depth dialogue on how we need to govern, finance and legislate this transition.

Current progression around waste treatment, reclaim, reuse and recycling of resources has paved the groundwork to implement resource recovery ideas. Pharmaceutical, other chemical waste disposal, bacteriological pollution and virus transmission, especially in recent COVID-19 times, has unmasked the flaws in existing water circulation and distribution systems. Regarding the increasing droughts the need for reclaiming and recycling of wastewater is getting more and more important.

International Symposium on Industrial Crystallization – Potsdam

International Symposium on Industrial Crystallization – Potsdam 1920 1281 ZERO BRINE

The conference will cover all aspects of crystallization with a focus on the following main topics:

• Fundamentals of crystallization
• Crystallization and precipitation in fine chemical, specialty & life-science industries
• Developments in large scale industrial crystallization
• Contributions of crystallization to sustainability
• Integrated process design: Crystallization in the industrial process chain

16th SDEWES Conference – Dubrovnik

16th SDEWES Conference – Dubrovnik 826 354 ZERO BRINE

The 16th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems (SDEWES) is dedicated to the advancement and dissemination of knowledge on methods, policies and technologies for increasing the sustainability of development by de-coupling growth from the use of natural resources and by a transition to a knowledge-based economy. All taking into account the economic, environmental and social pillars of sustainable development.

One of the main issues of the coming decades is to improve efficiencies by integrating various life-supporting systems, using excess from one, as resource in another in the correct moment. Integrating electricity, heating, cooling, transport, water, buildings, waste, wastewater, industry, forestry and agriculture systems will be pivotal towards sustainable development.

Sustainability being also a perfect field for interdisciplinary and multi-cultural evaluation of complex system, the SDEWES Conference has become a significant venue for researchers in those areas to meet, and originate, discuss, share, and disseminate new ideas:

  • Sustainability comparisons and measurements (metrics and indices; multi-criteria analysis; external costs; exergy analysis; footprint methods; emergy; life cycle analysis)
  • COVID-19 and energy transition
  • Green economy and better governance (circular economy; low carbon development/economy; resource efficiency; water reuse; jobs and regional development; financial and regulatory mechanisms; models and tools; rebound effect; energy economics; environmental economics; development economics; sustainability economics; blue economy)
  • Smart energy systems (demand response; power-to-X; integration of power, heating/cooling, transport, water and waste sectors; smart grids; markets; dynamic electricity pricing, microgrids; prosumers; digitalisation; blockchain)
  • Energy policy (security of supply; climate change mitigation; energy transition; renewable energy support schemes; energy efficiency policy; employment creation; carbon pricing; markets; fossil fuel subsidies; coal regions in transition)
  • Smart transport systems policy and management (transport system analysis; fuel/carbon economy; transport electrification; congestion and road pricing; multimodal management; alternative fuels; social aspects; autonomous mobility; railways; shipping; aviation)
  • Water-energy nexus (water management; water system analysis; water pricing; water desalination; hydro energy; water-renewables integration, water resources; river basin management; arid areas)
  • Environmental policy and management (waste management; wastewater management; climate change mitigation; climate change adaptation; air pollution policy; water pollution policy; haze pollution and avoidance; particulates pollution and avoidance; land management; biomass management; reclamation and rewilding; social aspects; strategic environmental impact assessment; environment and corporate social responsibility; quality management systems; environment management systems; eco management and audit schemes; integrated management systems)
  • Agricultural policy (energy and water use in agriculture and food processing; food vs. biofuels; sustainability of biofuels production)
  • Social acceptance (reform; NIMBY; nuclear; wind; biofuels; hydrogen; cost based pricing; inclusion; fossil fuel subsidy; green economy and employment; gender issues; energy poverty; energy affordability)
  • Sustainable resilience of systems (resilience of energy systems; resilience of water systems; resilience of environmental systems; resilience of agricultural systems; resilience of social systems; resilience of engineering systems )
  • Sustainable tourism (green hotels; certification)
  • Urbanism (smart cities; urban planning; zoning; transport; zero energy buildings/districts; sustainable energy and climate action plans; district heating/cooling; sustainable waste management)
  • Regional planning and cooperation (sustainable islands; regions and cities; 100% renewable regions)
  • Research, innovation and development (industry-academia partnership; quadruple helix; knowledge-based society; knowledge management; learning curve; technology foresight; science diplomacy; clusters and incubators)
  • Education in sustainable development (governance; environmental awareness; higher education; engineering education)
  • Energy system analysis (energy planning; power system planning; smart energy systems; smart energy networks; gas system decarbonisation; 100% renewable energy systems; island energy systems; development of energy planning tools; internalizing environmental externalities; electrification of transport; long term demand planning; integration of power and heating systems; integration of power and water systems; integration of power and transport systems; power to gas; power-to-X)
  • Renewable energy resources (biomass; hydro; wind; solar; geothermal; wave and ocean; technical and economic potentials; barriers; cost and benefits; integration)
  • Primary energy resources (oil peaking; gas as transition fuel; coal phase-out; nuclear fuels)
  • Renewable electricity generation systems (biomass; hydro; wind; photovoltaic; concentrated solar power; geothermal; blue energy; offshore wind; wave; tide; ocean thermal)
  • Thermal power plants (advanced cycles; flexible operation and cycling; carbon capture and utilisation; nuclear)
  • District heating and/or cooling in smart energy systems (integration of renewable heat; cogeneration; industrial waste/excess heat; waste to energy and CHP; power to heat; electric boilers; heat pumps; integration of CHP with district heating and electricity markets; heat maps; distribution; absorption; adsorption)
  • Nano and micro technologies and science for sustainable development of energy, water, and environment systems
  • Advanced sustainable energy conversion systems (electrolysers; fuel cells; thermoelectric; thermionic; organic; ORC; waste/excess heat recycling; thermoacoustic; piezoelectric; high altitude wind)
  • Low temperature renewable heat systems (waste/excess heat; solar thermal; geothermal; heat pumps)
  • Biofuels and biorefineries (biogas; biofuels; waste to biofuels; anaerobic digestion; pyrolysis; torrefaction; coproduction; BTL; biorefining; use for transportation; infrastructure; sustainability assessment)
  • Alternative fuels (hydrogen; electro-fuels; power to gas; synthetic fuels;DME; resources; production; vehicles; infrastructure)
  • Electric and hybrid vehicles (electric; plug in hybrid; hybrid; charging; batteries; infrastructure)
  • Water treatment for drinking water
  • Water desalination (distillation; reverse and forward osmosis; electrodialysis; energy recovery; discharge management; flexible desalination with variable renewables)
  • Waste and wastewater treatment and reuse (avoiding waste; composting; recycling; waste to energy; anaerobic digestion; gasification; mechanical biological treatment; mechanical heat treatment; plasma arc waste disposal; pyrolysis; RDF/SRF)
  • Modelling for pollution avoidance and energy efficiency (CFD models; air pollution spreading; water pollution spreading; heat and mass transfer modelling; combustion modelling)
  • Cogeneration, trigeneration, polygeneration (heat/cold and power; water and power; biofuels and power; transport and energy; food and energy; applications and operation strategies; photovoltaic-thermal)
  • Storage (heat/cold storage; hydrogen storage; hydropower as storage; pump storage; compressed air storage; batteries; water storage; renewable fuels storage; storage optimisation modelling; financial support mechanisms; power market arbitrage)
  • Electricity transmission and distribution (grid extension and robustness; long distance transmission; power quality)
  • Gas security of supply (stranded costs; diversification; pipelines extension; LNG; Southern Corridor; renewable gas)
  • Decarbonisation; energy and water efficiency in industry and mining (cement and lime; construction materials; glass; pulp and paper; food industry; metallurgy; chemical industry; process optimisation; kilns; boilers; heat exchange networks; pinch analysis; exergy and exergoeconomic analysis; energy audits; water use and waste minimisation; eco-innovation; total site integration; life cycle assessment; eco-design and eco-labelling; product cycle assessment; cleaner production; environmental impact assessment; hydrogen use in industry; carbon capture and utilisation)
  • Energy efficient appliances (smart appliances; labelling and standards; user behaviour; eco-design)
  • Buildings (nearly zero energy buildings; passive buildings; smart buildings; smart metering; ICT; load and demand side management; green buildings; building codes and standards; buildings certification; HVAC; insulation; renewables integration; heat pumps; storage; sustainable architecture)
  • Energy markets (market/price coupling; liberalisation/deregulation; modelling; demand response; role of district heating; desalination and water pumping; storage; retail markets; grid parity; net metering; fuel switch; wholesale-retail market coupling)
  • Emission markets (emission trading system; cap and trade; transport participation; heating participation)
  • Political aspects of sustainable development (energy democracy; long term planning; sustainable development goals; climate equity; the role of political leaders and of voters; international conflict vs. sustainable development; security and sustainability; resource and political security; community and citizen participation in the energy transition)

IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition – Copenhagen

IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition – Copenhagen 1920 1280 ZERO BRINE

Water for smart liveable cities

The IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition is the global event for water professionals covering the full water cycle. As the Congress rotates through cities and countries each event has an extra emphasis on issues of specific interest to the region.

The Congress attracts over 10.000 leading professionals and companies from across the water sector, including thought leaders from within and outside the water sector. Together they create new insights into how pioneering science, technological innovation and leading practices shape water management.

Focusing on leading practice, innovation and solutions, the Congress & Exhibition provides new networking and business opportunities, and ensures maximum exposure between participants, exhibitors and sponsors. It connects attendees with the right people and the right solutions, and has a track record of fostering new collaborations and partnerships, and providing a platform for exhibitors and sponsors to raise their profile amongst leading water professionals and companies. Organised by the International Water Association, this is the global event on water solutions that brings together thought leaders, decision makers, leading researchers and business representatives.

WKE Horizon Europe Brokerage event

WKE Horizon Europe Brokerage event 1000 563 ZERO BRINE
Digital international partnering event focused on EU Framework Programmes for Research and Innovation Calls for proposals in Horizon Europe 2021-2022.
  • introducing Horizon Europe water-related Clusters and destinations – insights and expectations from the European Commission;
  • a unique international networking experience to build the winning partnerships of the future (create strategic partnerships through scheduled B2B meetings);
  • exclusive opportunity to present project ideas and expertise in front of leading research organisations and cutting-edge innovators from across the industry.

Water Europe will also host the second edition of Water Projects Europe that is a new series of events of Water Europe made to foster collaboration between R&I projects working on specific topics.