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4th Sustainable Water Management Conference

Water Supply and Waste Water Management

THURSDAY, 25TH APRIL, 9.00 AM – 3.00 PM

Fee: Free of charge, registration is mandatory
Target groups: Local government units and water utilities, country and regional government units, consultants and engineers, investors and lawyers, governmental and international institutions, private sector stakeholders, NGOs, academics, media
The aim of event: Contribution to sector dialogue

Water is an essential good for life but also the basis for economic development of a society. In major part of the Danube region the water sector suffers from obsolete infrastructure and in the waste water sector there is a significant lack of infrastructure.
The accession to the EU of the countries of the region (recently realised or still planned) requires modernisation and upgrading of the infrastructure mainly in the waste water sector in order to reach EU standards. Financial issue can be solved by using available donor funds, but only by adapting to donors` expectations respect to organisational and managerial reforms in the public utility sector.

The conference will open dialogues on technically available solutions, implementation goals and lessons-learnt in the past by gathering international and regional experts to exchange practical experiences. Different water treatment technologies, software support tools and approaches to project development and implementation will be presented by leading experts of the sector.

  • Presentation of innovative technologies tailored to Serbian framework conditions
  • Establishment of cooperation between stakeholders, linking of interest, knowledge, experience, expectation, research and industry
  • Promoting of information exchange among stakeholders about projects (industry and public sector) with European sector experts
  • Implementation of common projects between Serbia and Europe in the water and waste water sector
  • Discussion on challenges and solutions with experts of municipalities, industry and politics
Moderator:   Ms. Dr. Heike Burghard, TCC Danubius
8:30 Registration
9:00 Welcome Words & Key note speech
Organizer REECO
Mr. Ivan Karić, Secretary of State, Ministry of Environmental Protection of Serbia
Mr. Zoran Lakićević, Secretary of State, Ministry of Civil Engineering, Transportation and Infrastructure of Serbia
Mr. Dušan Dobričić, Directorate for Water, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management
Mr. Dalibor Joknić, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia
Mr. Aleksandar Aleksić, Project coordinator Municipal Infrastructure KfW office Serbia

BLOCK 1: Serbia’s challange for modernising the water sector

9:30 Water Management strategy – Action plan 2030
Mr. Dusan Dobricic, Directorate for Water, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management
9:45 Water infrastructure development – Hungarian lessons learned during and after the EU accession and derogation period
Mr. Karoly Kovacs, European Water Association/ Hungarian Water Association
10:00 Well-proven and modern technologies for municipal waste water and sludge treatment
Mr. Dr. Peter Hartwig, Aqua Consult
10:15 ISO by Zahnen – Solution for engineering and legally secured tendering of WWTPs based on the “FIDIC Red Book”
Mr. Benedikt Ney, Zahnen Technik
Moderation: Ms Dr. Heike Burghard;
Participants: Mr. Ivan Karic, Mr. Dušan Dobričić, Mr. Karoly Kovacs, Mr. Dr. Peter Hartwig, Mr. Benedikt Ney
11:00 Break

BLOCK 2: Waste Water Sector Solutions

11:15 The Power of Clarity – optimisation potential for your WWTP and cloud solutions
Ms. Zdenka Sivec, Hach Lange
11:25 Simple and reliable wastewater treatment processes
Mr. Gunnar Rübschläger, Enexio Water Technologies GmbH
11:35 Treatment of waste derived liquids and leachate – solutions for Serbia
Ms. Dragana Pohl, WEHRLE Umwelt GmbH
11:45 Waste water as energy source
Ms. Dr. Maria Natcheva-Schwarz, EnviroChemie Bulgaria EOOD
11:55 Innovations in flotation technology (DAF) for water and wastewater treatment
Mr. Zvonko Kren and Mr. Nebojsa Lackovic, M.Sc.ME, KWI International Environmental Treatment GmbH
12:05 Planning and operating networks with the modern data management tool BASYS
Ms. Zorica Marović, Barthauer Software (JIE Engineering)
12:15 Professional get together/ Trade fair tour
Lunch break

BLOCK 3: Drinking water management solutions

13:30 Introduction by moderator
Dr. Heike Burghard
13:40 Budapest Waterworks: Cooperation and Development in Serbia
Ms. Rita Studniczki, Budapest Waterworks
13:50 Non-revenue water reduction using trenchless technologies
Mr. Peter Lorenz, Rädlinger primus line GmbH

BLOCK 4: Practice examples

14:00 Research and Development at PureAqua Ltd.
Mr. Péter Thury, PureAqua Ltd.
14:10 Advanced technologies for construction and rehabilitation of water supply and sewage installations
Mr. Ignjat Tanko, Ludwig Pfeiffer
14:20 Landfill leachate treatment
Mr. Lucian Pavel, Klarwin
14:30 SmartAqua – application for recording and digitalization of on-site data in water supply and sewerage system
Mr. Dragan Sokolovic, Smart Cloud d.o.o
14:40 Closing remarks
Language: English / Serbian 
Institutional support: Republic of Serbia 
Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water management – Republic Water Directorate
Ministry of Environmental Protection

Organizer: REECO REECO Austria GmbH