• Leading thinkers in water technology head to Edinburgh

Leading thinkers in water technology head to Edinburgh

May 10 2019 Read 310 Times

Some of the world’s leading thinkers in water and wastewater technology are heading to Edinburgh for the 16th International Water Association’s Leading Edge Technology Conference (LET2019).

The conference which is being jointly organised by Cranfield University, the IWA, Scottish Water and Thames Water will take place between 10 – 14 June 2019.

Keynote speakers include Professor Eric Hoek, founder, of Water Planet at UCLA Engineering, Michael Flynn, Water Recycling Technology Development at NASA, Doris van Halem, Associate Professor and Mark van Loosdrecht, Professor in Environmental Biotechnology, Delft University of Technology, Bruce E Rittmann, Professor Biodesign Swette Center for Environmental Biotechnology, Arizona State University, Uwe Sollfrank, President of Holinger Ltd. and Maxine Mayhew, Executive Director, Capability & Water Group, Costain Group.

Keynote topics will range from entrepreneurship in the water industry, micropollutants, arsenic technology research, water reuse in space to environmental biotechnology.

Announcing the programme of speakers, Dr Ana Soares, Senior Lecturer in Biological Engineering at Cranfield University and Chair of the Organising Committee, said: “Water professionals are being asked to think more creatively and move innovation to full-scale implementation at an unprecedented rate. They face multiple challenges, ageing infrastructure, the fast growth of urban centres, the need to develop sustainable solutions for rural communities, the reduction of quality water sources and variable weather patterns leading to severe droughts and floods.”

“LET2019 will give water professionals, from the UK and across the world, the opportunity to hear how leading technology is being deployed and implemented the to solve these challenges.

“The key to the success of the LET conference series is the excellent scientific programme that has a blend of academic research and implementation of novel technologies. We are delighted that this year’s LET is once again attracting key water professionals and stakeholders from around the world to deliver what we hope will be an inspiring and memorable conference.”

The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) engagement has accredited the LET2019 as a continuous professional development (CPD) activity.

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