Welcome from the Secretary General of European Water Association
The European Water Association warmly welcomes the initiative of the Norwegian Water Association to organise a conference on the water challenges in cold climates. Most of the water technologies are developed without considering the special needs of cold climate conditions such as the Arctic and Antarctic regions are facing. Adopted solutions and further developments are definitely necessary. The water bodies in cold climate must be protected. Water has no boundaries and pollution must be avoided, wherever possible. This conference will bring experts together with a vast experience in order to exchange knowledge, presents solutions and ideas and elaborate on lessons learned in this field.