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IWAMA Workshop in Gdansk

The IWAMA project has organized six extensive workshops throughout its duration, each focusing on a particular topic, recognized by partners as essential in the continuous process of capacity development in the wastewater treatment sector. The project covered subjects of energy consumption and production, sludge handling, reduction of nutrients – and most recently, existing challenges in maintenance of plants.


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.

Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian Waterworks Associations managing directors

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.

EUSBSR 9th Forum

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.

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.

Växjö Water Forum

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.

Seminar on reducing the negative impact in the Baltic Sea basin

The Environmental Centre “ECAT-Kaliningrad” is one of the first IWAMA stakeholders that finalized their Baltic Sea Challenge commitment. We share their story to inspire others.

Smart water sector session

The 8th Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region took place in Berlin on 13–14 June 2017. During the Forum, the IWAMA project was presented in two sessions – read the summary from the event.

The 3rd Capacity Development Workshop focused on the theme “Energy efficiency in WWT”. The workshop was organized in Szczecin, Poland on 7–8 June 2017.