The European Water Association presents its new Position Paper on the Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive


During the 14th EWA Brussels Conference, 4-5 November 2019, the European Water Association (EWA) will present its new position paper on the Urban Wastewater Treatment Directive (UWWTD).

The position paper will concentrate on the following five themes:

1)      Extend the scope of pollutants in the UWWTD

2)      Eliminate chemical micropollutants and microplastics at source

3)      New technical requirements in the UWWTD

4)      Integrate the wastewater treatment system in the circular economy

5)      Address governance issues to improve UWWTD implementation


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Read the EWA Position Paper on UWWTD

The European Water Association awards the prestigious Dunbar Medal to Professor Emeritus Jean Berlamont


The prestigious William Dunbar Medal is awarded every two years to an individual of a member country of the European Water Association (EWA) in recognition of an outstanding contribution in applied technical development in the water sector. The award is donated by IFAT, the world's leading trade fair for water, sewage, waste and raw materials management, and for the first time since 1975, the winner is from Belgium: Professor Jean Berlamont.

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EWA supports the UN World Water Day 2019


EWA supports the UN World Water Day, 22 March 2019, and its theme “Leaving no one behind”.

Download EWA's press release for WWD 2019

Download UN World Water Development Report 

EWA's Position on the Water Framework Directive


Today EWA submitted a reaction to the European Commission's Fitness Check of the Water Framework Directive and the Floods Directive. 

EWA's Position on the Water Framework Directive  

EWA is looking for Webinar Speakers


European Water Association is looking for webinar speakers

As a major and influential European organization, the European Water Association (in the following abbreviated to EWA) promotes the sustainable management of the total water cycle for Society’s needs coupled with excellent service provided by informed and expert people. Members of EWA are primarily national associations representing water professionals, organizations and enterprises, and since 2018, EWA has also opened up for any non-profit making research unit, such as a university, research institution, department, laboratory, or any another appropriate unit in the field of water to join as a research member. In 2019, the University of Urbino in Italy and The University of the Aegean in Greece have joined as new research members of EWA.

In line with this new membership policy, EWA now launches a series of webinars. Some of the webinars will be for members only as a service to the members, and some of the webinars will be open to non-members for a fee. The exact regularity of the webinars will depend on the ability to recruit well-qualified speakers as the quality of the content is of outmost importance to EWA. That said, EWA is interested in hearing from well-established researchers as well as giving a voice to young upcoming professionals and future researchers.

The relationship with EWA’s scientific basis has always been strong. The EWA working groups and scientific committees connect science with technology and expert people will be evaluating the webinar proposals to secure the quality. People from a EWA member association will be first in line but we are very open to hear from everyone with a new angle or an interesting water topic. The aim of the webinars is therefore to give researchers a voice and a chance to show their scientific research, transfer their findings and apply the outcomes of the research to the European water sector.

Contact: Maj Britt Rosenmeyer Olsen

Email: olsen@ewa-online.eu