Conference Topics
Key Note Speakers
Full paper submission
Technical visits and Social events

Conference Topics

  • On site sanitation and new sanitation approaches.
  • Conventional and non-conventional sewer systems.
  • Nature based treatment solutions, such as land treatment options, constructed wetlands and stabilization and polishing ponds.
  • Excreta and treated wastewater reuse and resources recovery.
  • Energy efficiency and management in wastewater treatment.
  • Sludge and bio-solids management.

Key Note Speakers

The Organising Committee is pleased to announce the two Keynote Speakers for EWA Spring Conference 2017:

Dr. Alexander Bakalian

"Wastewater Management in Developing Countries: challenges and perspectives"

Manager for the Water Practice in the World Bank covering operations in West and Central Africa. He has extensive experience in the water and environmental services areas. He is well recognized for his leadership role in the sector and his wide-ranging knowledge of operational and policy work. Read more.

Dr. Osward Chanda

"Unlocking Opportunities of Sanitation Services in Africa"

OIC Director in the Water and Sanitation Department of the African Development Bank. A water and sanitation development expert with over twenty five years’ experience in infrastructure development and utility regulation for inclusive and sustainable services across the water and sanitation value chain. Read more.


The final version of the Conference Programme is available here.

Full paper submission

Full papers must be submitted until 31st March 2017. Selected papers will be published after the Conference as a book with hard cover. A template for full papers can be found here, size limit is 10 pages.

Full paper submission Form

Corresponding Author
Full paper

Technical visits and Social events

A technical visit is planned for May 11th, in the afternoon, to Alcantara Wastewater Treatment Plant located in the city, with an impressive roof garden, the largest in the Iberian Peninsula.

The Conference dinner will be held on Thursday, May 10th.


Conference secretariat:

Mrs. Gabriela Cunha

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