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Conference Programme

2022 Sessions

  • Net Zero Carbon & The Circular Economy
  • Natural Solutions
  • Emerging Contaminants
  • Point Source Pollution Control
  • Network Management
  • Phosphorus
  • Process Optimisation
  • AMP8 Design Challenges
  • Metagenomics

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With 55+ speakers and 2 session streams spanning a wide range of technical sessions, the EWWM event programme offers something for everyone with an interest in wastewater treatment.

2022 Keynote Speakers

The black, the green – the purple and yellow… shifting from waste-water to resource recovery
Frank Rogalla, Director of Innovation & Technology, FCC Aqualia, Spain


Upgrading our wastewater network to protect our waterways – the scale of the challenge
Andrew Singer, Principal Scientist, UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology


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2022 Conference Programme

Join us at the Hilton Metropole in Birmingham, or virtually through our event platform.


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European Biosolids & Bioresources Conference

22-23 November  Birmingham | Online


We are delighted to announce that CIWEM will be collaborating with Aqua Enviro to publish a special issue of the Water and Environment Journal, which will include expanded versions of the papers presented at the EWWM Conference.

Aqua Enviro events are well recognised and respected worldwide. These annual events act as a unique platform to disseminate technological, processes and science advancements in the interface between academia and industry in both water and wastewater areas, which fit perfectly with the scope of the Water and Environmental Journal.

This opportunity is open to all speakers at the conference.

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2022 Call for Abstracts

The 2022 Call for Abstracts deadline has now passed. If you have a late development and are interested in speaking at the conference, please contact – we may be able to consider a late submission. Please note that all speakers are required to register and pay to attend and present their work at the conference. 

We are still welcoming poster submissions


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 a poster abstract here

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 registration 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.


Event Testimonials

“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


“Great chance to meet folks from other water companies and suppliers, do a bit of knowledge exchange, find out what else is going on in the industry and see what learnings I can bring back.”

WW Resilience and Regional Strategy Team Leader, Scottish Water

“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. I was able to meet so many fantastic people willing to share their experiences and offer advice. As a first-time conference attendee, I would certainly recommend this wonderful event to anyone with a passion for water, whether you are a research student like me, early stage professional or are highly experienced in the water industry, I have no doubt you will learn so much from the experience of others at the conference. I certainly hope to have the opportunity to return to EWWM in future years!”

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.

“Good atmosphere, interesting topics, very professional organisational team and realisation, the chance to join virtually is a huge advantage during this time of travel restrictions.”

Researcher, Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany

“The EWWM is one of the must-attend events in the UK water industry, both to catch up and to get insight on wher ethe industry is going. The team are also very helpful in trouble-shooting any organizational issues to ensure the event runs smoothly and a pleasant experience for all.”

Product Line Manager, Createch Solutions

“The breadth of representatives from the Water Industry provided a rich insight into the current position of Water companies and the challenges the industry is facing. It was great to speak to so many different people and learn about the new technologies that are arriving into the industry.”

Graduate Process Engineer, Trant Engineering

“The conference provided an opportunity to meet a wide range of professionals for both formal presentations, and informal exchange of news and ideas, and building relationships.”

Principal Process Engineer, Unities Utilities

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