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    13th IWA Specialized Conference on Small Water and Wastewater Systems &
    5th IWA Specialized Conference on Resources-Oriented Sanitation
    The Conference will take place in Athens, Greece
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The draft agenda will soon be available (June 2016). The deadline for early bird registration is on 30th June 2016. Please also proceed with hotel reservation. Thank you very much for your high interest in this big IWA Conference Event.


The Sanitary Engineering Laboratory (www.eyt.gr) of the National Technical University of Athens (www.ntua.gr) together with the Hellenic Water Association (www.hwa.gr) are delighted to host the 13th IWA Specialized Conference on Small Water and Wastewater Systems (SWWS) together with the 5th IWA Specialized Conference on Resources-Oriented Sanitation (ROS). The event is a continuation of the previous successful Conferences of the 10th SWWS and 3rd ROS (Venice, Italy), the 11th SWWS (Harbin, China) and the 12th SWWS and 4th ROS (Muscat, Oman). The Conference, which will take place in Athens, Greece, will bring together researchers, engineers, water practitioners from academia, industry, water utilities, public authorities and administration to exchange know how and experiences. Within the Conference knowledge and expertise will be disseminated on innovative systems, technologies and processes which are/can be applied at small and decentralized regions for the management of water and wastewater. The whole water supply chain is considered from water abstraction to treated wastewater disposal and reuse. Furthermore, resource oriented sanitation as a route to sustainable and ecologically sound sanitation will be discussed focusing on developing countries.

Welcome to Athens

Athens is the capital and largest city of Greece.

Athens dominates the Attica region and is one of the world's oldest cities,
as its recorded history spans around 3,400 years.

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14 - 16 September 2016

Second Announcement

Paper Submissions

Both oral and poster presenters are invited to submit a paper with maximum length of 10 pages. Below is the template to be followed for the full paper. Please send the full paper to the Conference email: swws2016@central.ntua.gr

Download the template

Selected papers from the Conference Proceedings will be published in:

Important deadlines

10 October 2015 First call for papers
20 November 2015 Second call for papers
9 February 2016 Extended Deadline for submission of abstracts
30 March 2016 Notification of abstract acceptance
30 June 2016 Early bird registration ends
20 July 2016 Deadline for submission of papers

Keynote Speakers

Professor George Tchobanoglous


Professor Grietje Zeeman


Professor David Butler

University of California, Davis, USA    Wageningen University, Netherlands   University of Exeter, UK

Plenary Speakers

Professor Zifu Li


Dr Fabio Masi


Professor Francesco Fatone

University of Science and Technology Beijing, China   IRIDRA, Italy   University of Verona