Prof. Jrg E. Drewes
Chair, IWA Water Reuse Specialist Group
Dear Colleagues and Friends,
On behalf of the Water Reuse Specialist Group Management Committee and the local organizing committee, it is my great pleasure to invite you all to participate in the 10th IWA International Conference on Water Reclamation and Reuse in Harbin, China from July 5-9, 2015.
With scarcity of locally available water supplies in many regions of the world, impacts from severe droughts, rising energy prices, the need to mitigate for greenhouse gas emissions, and requirements for environmental restoration, water reuse is becoming an increasingly important component of water resource management worldwide.This leading international conference in the field of water reuse will provide a platform to share and discuss among others the most recent advances in water reuse management (in particular new approaches in reuse regulations and risk management), water reuse and its role in mitigating climate change impacts, and water and energy nexus in water reuse. We will also hear about the latest developments in water reuse projects directed to water and food, urban and industrial applications as well as direct potable reuse. For the first time, we will also launch a Water Reuse and Reclamation Research Session co-organized by our Young Water (Reuse) Professionals.
We are very excited that IWA members and delegates will have the opportunity to share and discuss global technological innovations in water reuse for the first time in our host country China. I strongly encourage you to submit abstracts to this leading edge conference in water reuse and I look forward to welcoming you all in Harbin in July 2015.
Prof. Yu Tian, Chair
Vice Dean, School of Munic. and Environ. Engin.
Harbin Institute of Technology, China
On behalf of the organizing committee, it is my great honor to invite all colleagues to attend the 10th IWA International Conference on Water Reclamation and Reuse in Harbin, China on July 5-9, 2015. Water resources crisis is one of the top obstacles restricting the world’s sustainable development. Water reclamation and reuse has been considered as a promising way to mitigate the global water resources risks. Known as ‘world factory’, China has been dealing with problems like water resource shortage and water pollution control for over decades. Holding the IWA Water Reuse Specialist Group conference 2015 in China will be beneficial for reviewing the recent advances in water reuse research. It will also provide an interacting platform for exchange of ideas between scientists, engineers, environmentalists, managers, consultants, administrators and regulators, student researchers from other countries with the Chinese counterparts.
Harbin is a charming, multi-cultural city with fashion and music. We will offer our true hospitality to all professionals and colleagues during the conference. I sincerely wish to see you all on July 5-9, 2015.