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© 2007
Heinz A. Krebs

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Information and Call for Participation

“Workshop for Utility Management“
September 11 - 12, 2007

in the course of the

10th IWA Specialised Conference on

“Design, Operation and Economics
of Large Wastewater Treatment Plants”

September 9 – 13, 2007, Vienna, Austria


The 10th IWA Specialised Conference on „Design, Operation and Economics of Large Wastewater Treatment Plants” (September 9 – 13, 2007, Vienna, Austria) will contain a new element to serve the interests and needs of utility managers and chief operators: A “Workshop for Utility Management”. The workshop itself will last one day and a half. It is designed in a way that it is also attractive for people who can only afford to spare a very limited amount of time in Vienna. However, since the workshop takes place together with the four-day Specialised Conference, workshop participants who have time and interest to visit parts of or the total conference are very welcome to do so.

In case regular attendees of the Specialised Conference feel interested in participating in the workshop, they are of course also invited to do so.The conference programme is planned so that during the time of the workshop it focusses on more theoretical issues.

The “Workshop for Utility Management” will consist of four sessions. Two will take place on Tuesday and two on Wednesday morning. On Tuesday afternoon participants from the workshop join those from the conference on the excursion to the main wastewater treatment plant of Vienna (4 million p.e., dry weather flow 680.000 m³/d) and to the sludge incineration plant. This recently rebuilt and extended plant is a great example of the cost-effective design and operation of a large nutrient removal plant.

The offer of a Utility Management Workshop during the Conference of Design, Operation and Economics of Large Wastewater Treatment Plants illustrates IWA’s wish to bridge theory and praxis. Since utilities implement and transform theory into reality it is of mutual benefit if the dialogue between the managers and designers as well as the researchers is intense and fruitful.

Registration fee

To encourage the crossover between the workshop and the conference no distinction is made between the fee for the workshop and the conference. As said above, the attendees of both events are encouraged to participate in parts or in all of the other event.

Time Schedule

  Tuesday, 11.09.2007
  9:00 – 10:30 Experiences with Cost Management Tools (focuses on controlling, accounting information systems, metric and process benchmarking etc.)
  11:00 – 12:30 Experiences in Human Resources Management (Recruitment, training, in-/outsourcing, incentives, empowerment etc.)
  13:30 – 17:30 Excursion to the WWTP Vienna
  Wednesday, 12.09.2007
  9:00 – 10:30 Safety Management (safety of workers and external companies, alarm plans, failure prevention, effluent control etc.)
  11:00 – 12:30 Public Relations and Co-operation with the Authorities (proactive or reactive behaviour, policy making, dealing with problems etc.)

Each session will be opened by a chairperson and be followed by a lead presentation of at least 20 minutes. The remaining time is open for short statements of the participants and for discussion.
Further information about the conference is available under http://lwwtp07.tuwien.ac.at.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Harro Bode
Chairman of the IWA-Specialist Group
on Design, Operation and Costs of
Large Wastewater Treatment Plants


2 July 2007
The Second Announcement is available online and the preliminary program has been updated.

5 February 2007
Deadline for paper submissions has been extended to March 3rd.

17 May 2006
First Announcement and Call for Papers is available for download

14 April 2006
Website has been launched