Welcome from the Secretary General of European Water Association

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.

The fact that the EWA event will take place immediately after the IWA Specialist conference on Advances in particle science and separation, is a direct result of the cooperation between the two associations which renewed their already existing and lived collaboration via a Memorandum of Understanding in 2014.
Moreover, EWA invites its cooperation partners in the US, the Water Environment Federation (WEF) and the Japan Sewage Works Association (JWSA) in Japan to join this conference and to contribute with their experiences.

We are looking forward to an inspiring conference in a unique water environment.


 Lohaus, Johannes - 2009

Johannes Lohaus
Secretary General
European Water Association