EWA - Innovation Webinar: Hygienic and Safe Wastewater Reuse

Date 08.03.2022
Location Online

Clean water has become one of the main limiting factors in agricultural food production in Europe. The use of water disinfection as measure to protect public health of the treated water is used for agriculture or tourist purposes.

However, the new regulation on minimum requirements for water use in agricultural was entered into force in Europe on 26 June 2020. The new rules will apply in 2023 and are expected to stimulate and facilitate water reuse in the EU.

The web seminar on best practices of water hygiene will show the expected hygienic, ecological, and operational aspects of disinfection technologies that are applied in water and wastewater treatment plants. 

Implementation of water reuse practices in the food industry presents a great challenge for both water sectors and public health authorities: knowledge, technical expertise, regulations, technology, monitoring, verification but also ethical aspects. The safe reuse of water in the food industry will be discussed and some examples of the challenges ahead and possible approaches. 

This Innovative Web-Seminar will look into the water wastewater hygiene and its applications, where it makes sense to meet the current legislation.

The event will also present lessons learned from Europa and USA to meet the future challenges of hygienic measures within the EU regulations.

Dr. Alexandros Stefanakis from TU Crete-Greece, will moderate the EWA-webinar. 

Time: 14:00 - 16:30

Price: 119 EUR


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14:00 – 14:10 Welcoming Address-from the EWA

Introduction to the first speaker
Carolyne Herten

Dr. Alexandros Stefanakis. Treatment Wetlands and Nature-based solutions, TU Crete (GR)
14:10 – 14:30 An Overview of Water Wastewater Hygiene- Where Hygiene Application Makes Sense! Prof. emeritus Dr. med. Dr. h.c. Martin Exner M.D.
Department of Hygiene and Public Health of Bonn University Bonn (DE)
14:30-14:40 Questions & Answers
Introduction to the next speaker
14:40 – 14:55 Application of Disinfection Methods for Treated Wastewater and Water Quality Monitoring Dr. Jack Van de Vossenberg
IHE Delft Institute for Water Education (NL)
14:55– 15:05 Questions & Answers and Introduction of next speaker Moderator
15:05 – 15:20 Agricultural Reuse of Treated Wastewater – Challenges as a Result of Seasonal Water Demands Prof. Jörg Krampe
Institute for Water Quality and Resource Management, TU Wien (AT)
15:20 – 15:25 Questions & Answers Moderator
15:25- 15-35 Break  
15:35-15:40 Introduction to the next speaker Moderator
15:40– 15:55 Considerations for Water Professionals During Infectious Disease Outbreaks. Dr. Anna Mehrotra
Director, National Wastewater Surveillance System Program, Water Environment Federation (US)
15:55 – 16:00 Questions & Answers Moderator
16:00 – 16:15 Case Studies of Nature-based Solutions for Waste Water Treatment with/without Disinfection for Effluent Reuse and/or Environmental Discharge. Dr. Alexandros Stefanakis. Treatment Wetlands and Nature-based solutions, TU Crete (GR)
16:15 – 16:30 Questions & Answers,
Open discussion;
Conclusions and Wrap Up;
and closing of EWA Web-seminar

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