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Conference Programme

2024 Conference Programme

This year we have a jam-packed programme featuring 70+ speakers who will be sharing their operational experiences and practical solutions for the challenges facing the wastewater industry.

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Technical Sessions

  • Process Emissions
  • Compliance & Process Optimisation
  • Nutrient Removal & Recovery
  • Spills, CSOs and Stormwater
  • Technology Showcase
  • Circular Economy
  • Micropollutants & Emerging Contaminants
  • Innovation
  • Nature Based Solutions

Panel Discussions

  • Should the UK add nutrient recovery to the Urban Wastewater Treatment Directive?
  • Process Emissions – measurement, mitigation and holistic thinking

Keynote Talks

Dr. David Tompkins

Networking Opportunities

  • Early evening drinks reception in the exhibition hall
  • **NEW** Process Emissions networking session
  • Conference Dinner at the Grand Pacific
  • Over 2 hours of networking breaks each day

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Conference Programme

European Biosolids & Bioresources Conference and Exhibition
19-20 November 2024
Manchester | Online

Student and Early Career Professionals’* Poster Award

The award will be judged and presented during the conference and is open to students and early career professionals under 35 working in the water industry.

If you would like to showcase your work to over 250 industry professionals and be in with a chance of winning a monetary prize please submit your poster abstract to 

Attending conferences is a great way to improve your professional network and expand your knowledge of the industry. Students and early career professionals are also offered significantly reduced rates – please see the registration page for further details.

*Early career professionals must be:
an individual working professionally in the wastewater sector for less than 3 years after graduation; or an academic/postgraduate/post doctorate in a permanent position in a UK institution (full or part time), with no more than three years of experience at lecturer level.

Delegates viewing posters at the European Wastewater Management Conference

Event Testimonials

A very varied and interesting 2 days, a particular highlight was the focus on process emissions and net zero proving that this should be our main focus in order to meet our Net Zero Targets.  As always, great to be able to network in person and meet new people in our sector.”

Programme Manager, Scottish Water

An ideal opportunity to network with industry colleagues and keep up with emerging issues, ideas and solutions.”

Head of Bioresources, Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water

EWWM is a fantastic event bringing together industry stakeholders to discuss the current and future challenges we all face.”

Technical Sales Manager, Siltbuster

“Aqua Enviro events remain the principal form of knowledge dissemination within the UK water industry. Conferences are invariably relevant and timely. Attending these events is fundamental for anyone involved in business development for the sector.”

Innovation Manager, Glanua Group

Certainly ‘the’ place to learn about operational experience of innovation and new systems. Very well organised conference.”

Secretary General, ESPP

“From start to finish the presentations were of the highest quality, demonstrating some great examples of science and innovation, tackling the big challenges in the global water sector. The rich diversity of the attendees over the two days also made the conference a fantastic networking opportunity as well as being able to see the latest technology on display.”

Chief Executive, UKWIR

“The EWWM conference continues to be the leading annual wastewater treatment event in the UK, both from knowledge sharing and dialogue with industry colleagues.”

Business Development Manager – Head of Wastewater, Xylem

“The EWWM conference was expertly planned, organised and hosted by Aqua Enviro. There were ample opportunities given for delegates to absorb cutting edge knowledge in a host of inspirational talks, and have abundant networking opportunities with fellow water industry professionals in between talks, both in person and online.”

PhD Student, University of Leeds

“The very latest and most innovative wastewater treatment from all across Europe, all in one place.”

Business Development Manager, NVP Energy

“The premier wastewater event in the UK. The delegate list is made up process engineers and technology specialists. I would recommend this event as it’s a great opportunity to learn more about emerging technologies and also discover how previous technologies have performed during testing.”

Business Development Director, T-Tech Process Solutions

“This conference provides an excellent opportunity to catch the latest trends in the water and wastewater sector. I have learned tremendously from this conference and I had the opportunity to talk with other remarkable speakers and inspiring technicians in the field. Highly recommended.”

Global Market Director, AST - Environmental Solutions and Services, Lda.

“Certainly ‘the’ place to learn about operational experience of innovation and new systems. Very well organised conference.”

Secretary General, European Sustainable Phosphorus Platform

“A great opportunity to meet with thought leaders and decision makers in the wastewater industry and hear first hand their challenges and priorities”

VP of Business Development, EMEA, Specific Energy

“EMMW in my opinion is the best conference in the whole of sector.”

Technical Director - Wastewater, UK, Mott Macdonald

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