• Background

    The conferences on Large Wastewater Treatment Plants (LWWTP) are the most traditional specialised conferences organized by IWA specialist groups. The first conference (at that time called “workshop”) was held in Vienna and repeated in four-year periods in Vienna and since 1987 also in Budapest and Prague. The conference has always been a good place for meeting with leading experts in the field from Europe, USA and Canada, Australia, South Africa, Latin America, South-East Asia and from many other parts of the world. The papers submitted for presentation at the conference are evaluated by the conference Scientific Committee (SC). The SC of the LWWTP conference is a well-established body of internationally recognized specialists. For the conference in 2020 new professionals were added to the committee, which also helps to broaden the expertise. The main task is to guarantee that all accepted papers for both, oral and poster presentations will meet the high scientific and technical standards, so typical of this traditional series of conferences. The final structure of the programme will be decided based on the reviews from the SC by the conference chairs and the programme committee assisted by a group of young water professionals from Austria and Germany. The Local Organizing Committee is based on volunteers from Vienna.

    Scope of the Conference

    All the conferences on Large Wastewater Treatment Plants (LWWTP) within the last 50 years have been dedicated to the cost-effective solution of practical issues in the design and operation of large wastewater treatment plants. They have been successfully conducted in the form of workshops. An equal amount of time was allotted for presenting the papers and for discussing them together with the issues particularly interesting for large works. This workshop character created a unique and open atmosphere in which experts from all parts of the globe started to become a family. Although, times have changed since the start, we will continue with this tradition. Apart from the oral presentation stream we will prepare for the conference participants small workshops on current topics of large wastewater treatment plants. The scientific programme is accompanied by a poster session. The poster session is always a suitable forum for the discussion and idea exchange of the conference participants with poster authors. To encourage young experts to participate in the poster session, the management committee will select and name the best poster of the upcoming conference. The winner of this contest will be announced at the conference closing ceremony.

  • The conference will start traditionally on Sunday evening with registration and the “Meet and Greet”. During the conference evenings we are planning social activities like a “poster party” with the discussion around the exhibited posters and a conference gala dinner on Tuesday evening. The scientific programme and the workshops are scheduled for three days. On the fourth day there will be an optional technical tour to the Vienna main wastewater treatment plant.

    Paper selection and publication (SCI Journal)

    After the conference, full papers will be further reviewed and recommended for publication in IWA Publishing Journals:

    • Water Science and Technology
    • Water Practice and Technology

    Abstract Submission

    Authors are invited to submit an abstract according to the outline on the conference website before June, 3rd 2019. The procedure as well as template for submission is available on the official conference website:
    Abstract Submission.
    All submissions should be original and not been previously accepted for publication in a journal. Authors whose abstracts are selected will be invited to give an oral presentations or a poster presentation at the conference. The authors will be notified of acceptance by September, 2nd 2019 and full papers are encouraged to be submitted by February, 29th 2020.