Water availability in quantity and quality is decisive for sustainable development of regions and for environment. It influences important socio economic aspects, such as population migration, industrial development, health, agriculture and environment. It is expected, that climate change, overexploitation and pollution on the one hand and the continued increase in water demand bring immense challenges worldwide.Therefore, supplying populations with drinking water, process water and irrigation water is a very important task and needs innovative technical solutions.

The aim of this session is to discuss technologies and concepts for better water quality and quantity management. Reuse and desalination of water, alternative water resources and innovative solutions for urban as well as industrial water treatments are in the Fokus.

Iran Lima Neto, Federal University of Ceará
Martina Scheer, Engineering Consultants Scheer

Cesar Rossas Mota Filho, Federal University of Minas Gerais
Claudio José Cavalcante Blanco, Federal University of Pará
Cristiano das Neves Almeida, Federal University of Paraiba
Cristovão Vicente Scapulatempo Fernandes, Federal University of Paraná
Jörg Lewandowski, Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries IGB
Marieke A. Frassl, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research UFZ
Paula Loureiro Paulo Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul
Steffen Krause, University of the Federal Armed Forces Munich
Sven Kralisch, Friedrich Schiller University Jena
Wolfgang K. Walter, DVGW German Technical and Scientific Association for Gas and Water