The first IWA-IDB Conference aims at bringing together experts and experience from industry, policy, academia and a variety of stakeholders together in a unique opportunity to increase inter-disciplinary awareness. An extensive programme consisting of workshops, panel discussions and presentations has been put together and can be downloaded by clicking the button.
Aside from the various technical sessions, a series of social activities and networking opportunities are deemed essential within the framework of the conference, including:
Industrial water use deserves careful attention not only because of the amount of water consumed (an average of 20% of use globally and as much as 50% in some countries), but also because of the water quality, environmental, and social impacts that can result from unsustainable use of water by industry. The Industrial Track of the conference will provide technical information on how industry can (1) use water in a more sustainable way and how the effects of unsustainable use can be mitigated and (2) help build bridges between the many sectors of society that have an impact on how water is used by industry (e.g. government policy-makers and regulators, non-profit associations, educators and researchers, financial institutions, and the public).
Click here for more information on the Industry Track