Nutrient management conference announces call for papers

The European Water Association (EWA) will hold a conference "Nutrient Management: European Experiences and Perspectives", during Aquatech Amsterdam 2004, 28 September - 1 October 2004.

Oct. 10, 2003 -- The European Water Association (EWA) will hold a conference "Nutrient Management: European Experiences and Perspectives", during Aquatech Amsterdam 2004, 28 September - 1 October 2004.

Interested authors are invited to submit papers. The conference's subject Nutrient Management: European Experiences and Perspectives includes the following subtopics:

• Wastewater treatment plants and nutrient removal: Design parameters; implementation of the Urban Wastewater Treatment Directive; decentralised systems; source control; efficiency aspects; experiences in operation and maintenance

• Sludge management: : egislative background; agricultural sludge use (incl. quality assurance); nutrient recovery; sludge treatment technology for nutrient management (technical and economic aspects; incineration; sludge management concepts; risk assessment

• Diffuse pollution: impacts on ground water; significance of diffuse nutrient pollution (agriculture; forestry; urban areas; households; traffic); risk assessment; monitoring; effects of nutrient enrichment - eutrophication; agriculture utilization of sewage sludge and groundwater contamination; innovative ways of controlling the risks from diffuse sources; new Groundwater Directive

The papers should focus on EU-wide comparisons, country examples, newest technologies.

Please submit an English abstract (between 300 and 1000 words) to the European Water Association. The submission must include full details for correspondence: name of author, organization/firm, postal address, e-mail, phone, fax. The lectures will be chosen by an international programme committee. Each lecture will be 20 minutes plus discussion.

Deadlines: 15 December 2003 Submission of abstracts, 15 January 2004 Notice of acceptance

The abstract is to be sent to: European Water Association, Kirsten Overmann, Theodor-Heuss-Allee 17, D-53773 Hennef, Tel +49 (0)2242-872 189, Fax +49 (0) 2242-872 135, Email: Overmann@atv.de

Programme Committee:

Peter Matthews, Pelican Portfolio (UK) * Fabio Tatàno, University of Urbino (I) * Zoran Nakic, University Zagreb (HR) * Peter Cook, Peter Cook Consultancy Ltd (UK) * Helmut Kroiss, Vienna Technical University (A) * Norbert Matsché, Vienna Technical University (A) * Karoly Kovacs, Purator Hungaria Ltd (H) * Claus Hagebro, HELCOM (FIN) * Bojan Zmaic, Civil Engineering Institute of Croatia (HR) * Jörg Londong, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar (D) * Martin Stahl, Stadtentwässerung Mannheim (D) * John Martin, Severn Trent Water Ltd. (UK) * Korneliusz Miksch (PL) * Jiri Wanner, Institute of Chemical Technology Prague (CZ) * Markus Schröder, Tuttahs & Meyer Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH (D) * Raymond Pinoit, AGHTM/ASTEE (F) * Miroslav Kollár, Delft Hydraulics Slovakia (SK) * Edmundas Levitas, Clean Water Association (LT)

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