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The future of water—access and quality

The quality of the water supply in Germany can score points by global standards: in 2017 alone, German drinking water suppliers invested around EUR 2.7 billion in the maintenance of their facilities and in the expansion and renewal of their infrastructure.

However, the water associations warn against pollution caused by nitrate, pharmaceutical residues and pesticides as well as the effects of progressive global warming. Commitment is required—and new approaches to master these and other challenges.

The Forum Water / Sewage focuses on all aspects of water supply and, with its wide range of topics, addresses all sectors equally—from the various industrial sectors to cities and municipalities.

Water 4.0, the treatment of process water or the separation of microplastics are just as relevant as cyber security and the protection of critical infrastructures in water management.

Just as crucial: the optimization of water cycles to make production processes more cost-efficient. Benefit from insights from different countries and regions and use the supporting program to stay up to date.


Your lead in knowledge: our expert lectures.

  • Microplastics—innovative solutions for safe separation
  • Water management as a central aspect for adaptation to climate change
  • Municipality day: heat and water management—challenges for urban and rural areas
  • Phosphorus recycling: after the amendment of the sludge regulation, prior to market launch
  • Digital Green Tech: funding priorities of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
  • Security of supply ranks first—cyber security and protection of critical infrastructure in water management
  • The dilemma of wastewater pumps—function vs. efficiency

All lectures. All details.

The exact dates and times of all lectures can be found in our calendar of events.

Who can benefit?

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