Envireau Water Supporting IWA Leading Edge Conference on Water and Wastewater Technologies
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June 11, 2019

Senior Geoscientist, Eleanor Raper, is supporting the running of the International Water Association’s (IWA) Leading Edge Conference on Water and Wastewater Technologies, taking place in Edinburgh this week.

Fast growing cities, with rapidly expanding populations and industrial bases, are challenging the traditional model of large scale centralised technology and infrastructure solutions. The world faces a situation in which over 80% of wastewater is discharged untreated into nature. The increased presence of chemical micro-pollutants, including pharmaceuticals, pathogenic
microorganisms and antibiotic resistant bacteria, threatens the quality of water around the globe and leads towards a significant opportunity for building a circular, green economy.

Being the window to the world for water sector technology, the conference gathers international experts on water technology innovations for the water sector. The Leading Edge Conference series on Water and Wastewater Technologies has built a world-class reputation as the forum for leading researchers to share and debate. The conference is held in a different country every year. Previously the conference has been held in:

  • Amsterdam (2003)
  • Singapore (2007 & 2009)
  • Zurich (2008)
  • Phoenix (2010)
  • Amsterdam (2011)
  • Brisbane (2012)
  • Bordeaux (2013)
  • Abu Dhabi (2014)
  • Hong Kong (2015)
  • Jerez de la Frontera (2016)
  • Florianópolis (2017)
  • Nanjing (2018)

See the programme for the 2019 conference here.

Eleanor’s involvement in the conference is through her connection with Ana Soares of Cranfield University Water Science Institute, who is Chair of the Conference Organising Committee this year. Ana acted as Eleanor’s supervisor whilst she undertook a PhD in the “Biological treatment of coke making wastewater” at Cranfield University before joining Envireau Water. Read about Eleanor’s key take-aways from the conference. 

Eleanor is our inhouse effluent treatment expert. Our team has a background in the treatment of a wide range of effluents and will help you in making the right decisions. As Eleanor explains:

“Envireau Water will support you the whole way through your effluent treatment journey from understanding the waste water; identifying relevant processes; developing a concept design; and managing the regulatory process.”

We can support you by:

  • Providing independent and objective advice on treatment options.
  • Troubleshooting an existing treatment process.
  • Providing advice on process monitoring and control.
  • Advising on best available technologies.
  • Suggesting treatment improvements to achieve lower emission limits and regulatory compliance.
  • Supporting water discharge applications.
  • Advise on options for water recycling/re-use.

Learn more here, or contact Eleanor on 01748 889 470 or eleanor@envireauwater.co.u