European Technical & Scientific Committee

ETSC

As a particular and “historic” EWA standing committee, the “ETSC, European Technical and Scientific Committee” provides a unique European point for the discussion, the exchange and evaluation of knowledge and information, and the comparison  and definition of positions on key technical-scientific issues and aspects affecting water, wastewater and the related environment at the European level.

The "ETSC" activities are based on the voluntary and passionate work and contribution of water and wastewater specialists having a qualified technical and/or scientific profile that are active in the different European countries. Under the “ETSC”, specific task groups are organized on topics or aspects that are relevant and strategic for the water and wastewater management at the European level. The “ETSC” produces technical and scientific papers and strategic position documents.

Further, the “ETSC” could positively cooperate with any national member association within EWA in response to specific national technical-scientific topics or issues to be discussed, evaluated and compared at an appropriate European level.

The “ETSC” is also responsible for the organization and sponsorship of EWA  workshops, seminars, conferences, and symposia having a defined technical-scientific profile (including the well-established "International Water and Wastewater Symposium" during the biennial international trade fair "IFAT", Munich, Germany).

Expressly from the technical-scientific point of view, the “ETSC” acts in fruitful cooperation with the two other EWA committees: the “EPC, European Policy Committee”, and the “EdC, Editorial Committee”.