Following the previous successful IWA ecoSTP conferences (Spain 2012, Italy 2014, UK 2016, Canada 2018, Italy 2021), it is our great pleasure to welcome you to the 6th IWA International Conference on eco-Technologies for Wastewater Treatment to be held from June 26th to 29th, 2023 in Girona.
ecoSTP-23 aims to discuss the latest cutting-edge eco-technologies for a sustainable transition in wastewater treatment, reuse, and resource recovery, at urban and industrial scale, giving special attention to the efficient transfer of knowledge into practice. Building a more resilient future for water management needs a transdisciplinary and multi-domain examination, including socio-economic and governance aspects. ecoSTP23 will include hydro-social aspects and the multiple factors that currently frame water management.
The 4-day conference will include keynote presentations (one from academia, one from industry), daily plenary sessions with invited world-wide recognized speakers, platform and poster sessions, workshops in the afternoon to debate about open questions in our field, specialized courses and guided technical visits. ecoStP23 will host a diverse audience represented by researchers, technology providers, consulting engineering firms, and utilities.
Some of the main topics are: I) emerging technologies and processes, II) decentralized strategies, III) resource recovery and safe use, IV) digitalization, and V) economic, environmental and social footprint. The workshops will focus on I) full-scale experiences in the implementation of new ecotechnologies, II) the hydro-social cycle and the socio-political aspects and the human dimension of water, and III) wastewater-based epidemiology and the ethics of AI application in the water domain.
We are delighted to host the conference in Girona, one of the most distinctive historical cities of Catalonia, well known for its Jewish old quarter, its magnificent gothic cathedral and its unique gastronomy. The city is situated between the Mediterranean Sea and the Pyrenees, and it offers a wonderfully contrasting landscape only 100km far away from Barcelona, 60km from France and 30km from Costa Brava.
The conference will be organized by the LEQUiA research group from the University of Girona and the Catalan Institute for Water Research, two recognised institutions in the area of water research technologies.
We look forward to welcoming you to Girona in June 2023.
Maite Pijuan and Ignasi Rodriguez-Roda
Co-chairs of ecoSTP23
Opening for submission of abstracts
30 September 2022
Deadline for submission of abstracts
15 January 2023
Selection of abstracts notifications
15 March 2023
20 March 2023
Deadline for early bird registration
20 April 2023
PROPOSAL FOR SPECIAL ISSUE ON STOTEN
EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES FOR WASTEWATER TREATMENT AND RESOURCE RECOVERY
Dr. Maite Pijuan, Catalan Institute for Water Research (Spain)
Dr. Zeynep Cetecioglu Gurol, KTH-Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden)
Dr. Liu Ye, The University of Queensland (Australia)
Dr. Ignasi Rodriguez-Roda, University of Girona (Spain)
In June next year, the Catalan Institute for Water Research and the Laboratory of Environmental Engineering at the University of Girona will host the 6th IWA International Conference on Ecotechnologies for Wastewater Treatment (https://www.ecostp2023.org/). The conference offers a platform to present and discuss the latest cutting-edge eco-technologies for a sustainable transition in wastewater treatment, reuse, and resource recovery, at urban and industrial scale, giving special attention to the efficient transfer of knowledge into practice. The conference is structured in 5 main topics: I) emerging technologies and processes, II) decentralized strategies, III) resource recovery and safe use, IV) digitalization, and V) economic, environmental and social footprint.
We would like to apply for a special issue in the Journal Stoten on the topics of the conference, so the researchers planning to submit an abstract to the conference could have also the opportunity to submit a full manuscript to this special issue. We understand that the special issue if granted, will also be open to other researchers working on the topics listed, but we believe that having 4 guest editors on board, will facilitate the handling of all manuscripts submitted.
The special issue will be on topics related to emerging technologies for wastewater treatment and resource recovery. Building a more resilient future for water management requires the implementation of novel and more sustainable technologies that not only target pollutant removal but also recovery of valuable compounds (such as water, nutrients, energy and other valuable products). Also, a transdisciplinary and multi-domain examination of the impacts of these new technologies and the hydro-social interactions need to be considered. Thus, this special issue will invite papers on I) emerging technologies and processes for wastewater treatment, II) decentralized treatment strategies, III) resource recovery and safe use, IV) digitalization of the urban water cycle, and V) economic, environmental and social footprint of wastewater treatment installations.
List of confirmed authors who will submit a paper
A list of confirmed authors that will be submitting a paper to the special issue if approved is detailed below:
J.R. Almeida, E. Serrano, M. Fernandez, J.C. Fradinho, A. Oehmen, M.A.M. Reis. Retrofitting of outdoor HRAP into PHA producing phototrophic mixed culture systems. Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Portugal)
M. Serrano, G. Cornejo, M. Cheng, A. Guisasola, JA. Baeza. Prospects for phosphorus recovery as vivianite in full-scale WWTP. University Autonomous of Barcelona (Spain)
Z.Wang, H. Duan, M. Zheng, S. Hu, Z. Yuan. High rate acidic digestion for converting anaerobically-digested sludge to high-quality biosolids. Australian Centre for Water and Environmental Biotechnology (Australia)
E. Mendoza, J. Vosse, M. Castaño, JA. Castellar, L. Santos, J. Comas, G. Buttiglieri. Edibles production by means of hydroponic systems for greywater treatment and reuse. Catalan Institute for Water Research & Univ. Girona. (Spain)
D. Istenič, S. Morera, J. Comas, N. Atanasova, T. Griessler. LCA of different scenarious for resource recovery with nature based solutionf for wastewater treatment. University of Ljubljana (Slovenia)
A. Echchelh, E. Nika, V. Vasilaki, E. Katsou. Lifecycle assessment of resource recovery in wastewater treatment processes: guidelines and recommendations. Brunel University (UK)
Scenario modelling for wastewater source separation and resource recovery "
Mathilde Besson, Irene Gonzalez, Etienne Paul, Ligia Barna, Mathieu Sperandio
Other groups from Belgium, France, Italy, China… have also shown interest.