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23.10.2017 to 24.10.2017

IWAMA Water Forum is organized in Växjö, Sweden, on 23–24 October 2017. The Forum will bring together IWAMA partners and cooperating stakeholders, representatives of the member cities of the Union of the Baltic Cities, and all interested guests, to discuss smart water management.

The Forum will start on 23 October with a study visit to the Växjö wastewater treatment facility. Participants will have an opportunity to learn the technologies used on the plant and directly discuss their application with representatives from the WWTP.

Further, the event will continue on 24 October with the presentation of the Baltic Smart Water Hub and its major features with particular cases illustrating solutions for the four key water areas of the Hub platform: waste- and storm water management, fresh water solutions and management of coastal areas across the borders. Participants of the Water Forum will have a chance to test the Hub features and provide feedback to ensure that the platform is relevant and useful for its varied target audience – the water sector specialists.

The last part of the Forum programme will be organized as a session back to back with the UBC General Conference. Hosting representatives from UBC member cities, the session will broader explore why such initiatives as the Hub are needed in our region: by introducing the existing water management policies and approaching the concept of water-smart cities. Participants will discuss the future of water – what are current trends in this sphere and why should we invest in water infrastructure.

The Water Forum aims to bring together representatives of various spheres in the water sector: from technologists to decision-makers. Join us in Växjö to learn the tools that can improve water management in your city, to discuss the solutions to common problems, and to communicate the needs of this field to cities’ authorities.