Program Overview (EDT)
Workshops & Panels
Modelling as Tool for Decision Making on Operations of Water Resource Recovery Facilities
This workshop aims to inform early career YWPs about the modelling field & guide them for their future career in this field. Modelling concepts for wastewater treatment systems will be introduced to YWPs and they will understand the beneficial use of models through different case studies. The workshop will also ensure YWPs will learn the importance of operational conditions, wastewater characteristics, model set-up, model parameters and variables, how it could be used as decision-making tool for operation and optimization of real systems.
Fundamentals and Practical Experience on Anaerobic Digestion
This workshop aims to share with the young water professionals (YWPs) the fundamentals of anaerobic digestion as a promising technology for recovering value added products from the municipal and industrial wastes. Audience will learn about the practical experience and troubleshooting of anaerobic digestion and how to solve real problems. The audience will also learn about the economic aspects of the anaerobic digestion technology and how to calculate the revenue, payback period, and what type of incentives that are available in North America. Furthermore, real on-going case studies will be discussed with the audience and the challenges that facing the projects, especially, at the start-up. The audience will learn also about the advanced anaerobic digestion technologies and the underdevelopment technologies.
Emerging as Water Leaders: Career Journeys from Around the World
The water sector is quickly evolving and transforming. The careers paths of the past are no longer representative of what we see now in the global water sector – different opportunities, more digital technology, remote working, interdisciplinary studies, etc. In this panel, we explore how the IWA’s Emerging Water Leaders from around the world have navigated their career journeys, developed their ways of working, addressed challenges, and the lessons they have learned along the way. Join this discussion to find out how we, as a global community of Young Water Professionals, can better plan for the future of working in the water sector.
Canadian YWP Panel Discussion: Pandemic and beyond
This panel is to discuss the impact of Covid-19 pandemic on the water professional career application, development, and direction. Specifically, how does the pandemic affect the job market? How does it change the related water professional job focus? (For example, there may be more field jobs in the past, but a lot of field jobs might be transformed to desktop jobs now.) How do we develop our career (e.g., job promotion, job change) in such a virtual environment (limited face-to-face interactions)?
|Identifying the most important factors in watermain failures using dimensionality reduction methods||Sadaf Gharaati|
|Influent forecasting for wastewater treatment plants in North America||Gavin Boyd|
|Combined chemical conditioning anaerobically digested sludge for improvement of dewatering||Umme Sharmeen Hyder|
|Non-sewered sanitation systems global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions: Balancing trade-offs amongst sustainable development goals (SDGs)||Kelsey Shaw|
|An irrigation scheduling app based on evapotranspiration and effective rainfall for Bangladeshi crops||Daniel Simonet|
|Déphosphatation biologique pour la récupération du phosphore d’eaux esées agroalimentaires par le procédé de boues granulaires aérobies||Maria Guerrero|
|Graphitized sand: One solution for all cyanotoxins?||Pratik Kumar|
|Volatile fatty acids recovery from different industrial wastes||Abir Hamze|
|Biological denitrification of wastewater using volatile fatty acids from industrial waste||Ali Mahmoud|
|Side-stream treatment of anaerobically digested sludge centrate through selective enrichment of nitrifiers in activated sludge sequencing batch reactor||Guillian Morgan|
|Comparison of different thermochemical processes for energy recovery from organic waste||Yi Yuan|