Energetic, environmental and economic challenges (ES1202)

News & announcements

ecoSTP2016 extends the deadline for paper submission

15th December 2015 is the new deadline for submission of papers for the 3rd IWA Specialized International Conference “Ecotechnologies for Wastewater Treatment” which will be held in Cambridge, UK, next June 2016 (27-30)

WG1 publishes its first Newsletter

The Working Group 1 "Energy Efficient Technologies", has recently published its first newsletter. The group has elaborated this document to reflect its activities, structure and internal organisation.

The WG1, headed by Gerasmimos Lyberatos (Chair), M.Concetta Tomei (Co-Chair) and Francesco Fatone (Secretary) has been always a highly active group. The group is organised in 6 Task groups and each one has its own activities.

Have a look to its first newsletter. Good job WG1!

ecoSTP2016: Call for papers

The 3rd Specialized IWA Conference on "Ecotechnologies for Wastewater Treatment EcoSTP16"  will be taken place  27-30 Jun 2016  in Cambridge and it has been officially announced by IWA in July.

The EcoSTP16 web site has all the key information and will be updated frequently.

Please note that the deadline for abstract submission is the 27 Nov 2015


Starting the 3rd Training School

This morning has started off the third edition of the Water_2020 Training school. The first lectures given were:

-Analytical determination of emerging micropollutants and their transformation products in the aquatic environment

Ass. Prof. Isaac Rodriguez  (University of Santiago de Compostela)

- Ecotoxicological effects of micropollutants.

Ass. Prof. Emma Martínez López  (University of Murcia)

- Fate of micropollutants in sewage treatment plants.

Ass. Prof. Marta Carballa (University of Santiago de Compostela)

Catania hosts the WGs Meetings

Monday, October 19, 2015 to Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Catania (Sicily) is the location elected for the next Working Group Meetings. The four groups will meet at Principe hotel and Monastero Benedettini from 19th to 20th of October 2015.

Monday 19th

The first day will take place the individual WG meetings at Principe Hotel. In the afternoon will be the turn of the steering board meeting.

Tuesday 20th

ECOMONDO 2015 Conferences & Seminars

The 19th International trade fair of material & Energy recovery and sustainable development, ECOMONDO 2015 will be held in Rimini (Italy) from 3rd to 6th of November 2015. In the frame of this international fair, will take place several conferences and seminars where Water_2020 network is involved in one of them:

Water Reuse Conference 2015

Cranfield University is organising its first Water Reuse Conference to be held in Cranfield campus (UK) on 14th April 2015.

Invited speakers from industry, academia and regulatory bodies will deliver presentations addressing a number of challenges of water reuse, at large scale including strategies, planning, receptivity, risks, regulation and treatment.


Have a look at the programme event and registration procedure in the document attached

STSMs 2015 granted

The STSMs for the 3rd year of this COST Action, have been already granted to 9 researchers. Check out here the acceptance list.


All grants have been awarded during this first call, although a possible Open Call could start depending on budget availability.  In case that any grants were declined, it will be offered to next candidate.

Program for Water_2020 Meeting in Verona on 23-25 June 2014

The program for the Water_2020 meeting in Verona is already available. Donwload it here!

Final Decission on Short Term Scientific Missions (STSMs)

The final decission on the grants awarded for Short Term Scientific Missions (STSMs) is foreseen by the en of March 2014.