The 5th IWAMA Capacity Development workshop was organized on 13-15 June 2018 in Kalmar, Sweden. The workshop focused on the topic recently trending: nutrient reduction and recovery in the wastewater treatment sector. Over 70 participants representing academia, research institutions, wastewater treatment utilities and private companies participated in the event.
The Baltic Water Works Conference was held in Palanga, Lithuania, on 23–25 May 2018. Discussion topics included drinking water risk assessment, changes in the legislation, sludge treatment and sharing of experiences in the operation of water and wastewater networks.
The 9th Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region was organized on 4–5 June in Tallinn, Estonia. IWAMA project representatives took the opportunity to reach out to more than 700 other participants from the region with the information on project activities and achievements.
Two-year study program for wastewater treatment operators was launched in Järvamaa Vocational Training Centre in Estonia in September 2017.
The 19th International Environmental Forum “Baltic Sea Day” was held last week in St. Petersburg, Russia. Around 500 participants gathered on 22–23 March to discuss the environmental state of the sea and local and regional solutions to improving it.
The 4th IWAMA workshop on Smart Sludge Management was organized in Tartu, Estonia, on 8–9 February 2018. The workshop brought together more than 95 participants representing regional organizations, national ministries, universities and local practitioners to discuss sludge handling issues in the Baltic Sea Region.
Pilot investment on the Kaunas wastewater treatment plant is one of the largest in the IWAMA project. Installations on the plant have been ongoing since summer 2017, and will continue next year. We introduce you to the concept of the energy optimized control system constructed on Kaunas WWTP to support the smart energy management and reduction of nutrients.
The IWAMA Water Forum took place on 23–24 October 2017 in Växjö, Sweden, and attracted almost 80 participants from cities, research institutions, water utilities and environmental centers. This event was focused on bringing attention to the needs of the water sector in the Baltic Sea Region and launching the online portal Baltic Smart Water Hub.