image credits
 

Chartered Institution of Water and
Environmental Management (CIWEM)

106-109 Saffron Hill, London, EC1N 8QS  
Tel: 020 7831 3110 Fax: 020 7405 4967
 

European Water Association (EWA)

EWA Logo 75x75      The European Water Association (EWA) is an independent non-governmental and non-profit making organisation dealing with the management and improvement of the water environment. It was founded on 22 June 1981 as the European Water Pollution Control Association. The scope of the Association was enlarged in 1999 with the change of name to the European Water Association.

It is one of the major professional associations in Europe that covers the whole water sector, wastewater as well as drinking water and water and wastewater treatment related wastes. With member associations from nearly all European Countries, the EWA includes most of the current European Union Member States as well as Croatia, Norway and Switzerland.

The aim of EWA is to provide a forum for the discussion of key technical (ETSC) and policy (EPC) issues affecting the growing European region. This is done through regular publications (e.g. EWA Water Manifesto), conferences, workshops, meetings and special working groups of experts, all organised on an international basis.  More about EWA ...

 

The 9th EWA Brussels Conference

The theme for this year is Water - Investing Today for the Future will take place on 13th & 14th November, 2013.

Held in conjunction with DG Environment of the European Commission, the main objective of the Annual Brussels Conference is to establish a dialogue between the European Commission & European Water Professionals and stakeholders.

Deteriorating infrastructure, particularly the mains water supply and sewerage networks, leads to high levels of unaccounted for water, pollution, poor levels of treatment and increased engergy costs resolving the problems. At the same time invesment is required in water resources, wastewater collection systems, treatment & disposal' flood control and flood risk management, all against the background of a changing climate.

Is the answer, proper governance, effective tariff structures and enhanced programmes of maintenance and sharing of best practice? Over two days the 9th EWA Brussels Conference will bring together all the relavant stakeholders to discuss the topic 'Water - Investing Today for the Future' - for more details visit the conference web-site

The 8th Annual Brussels Conference of the European Water Association was organised during the European Year of Water 2012 in cooperation with the European Commission DG Environment. The conference focus title was  'European Year of Water - Upcoming Challenges' and the preceedings can be found at conference

 

William Dunbar Medal

The medal is on the honour of Dunbar who in september 1892 went to Hamburg to help deal with a disastrous cholera epidemic. He improved the detection procedure for cholera and other  pathogens. Dunbar also developed a methodology for monitoring river and tap water, especially significant as this was a primary means for the spread of cholera. His pioneering research in city sanitation led the European Water Association to award a "Dunbar Medal" for outstanding contributions to the waste water treatment and water protection. The "Dunbar Medal" was first awarded in 1973, and is awarded at every IFAT show in Munich.

The 2012 winner of the medal was Philippe Duchène, recognised for his contribution to water and wastewater technology research, especially in the field of domestic and agricultural wastewater treatment. A practical engineer he has produced a number of papers, books and manuals; he has peer reviewed for various journals and is active within a number of international scientific committees and organisations. Mr Duchène has also been one of the few people to receive acknowledgement of his work from the French National Academy of Science.

Philippe Duchène, 2012 William Dunbar Winner

 

 

Upcoming Events

 

Chartered Institution of Water and
Environmental Management (CIWEM)

106-109 Saffron Hill, London, EC1N 8QS  
Tel: 020 7831 3110 Fax: 020 7405 4967

Banner Photographs by: