Between 8th and 12th September, Björn and Prithvi were in Venice to take part in the International Water Association‘s 3rd Resource Recovery Conference in Venice. Prithvi had an oral presentation where he talked about the pilot testing of the alkaline urine dehydration technology at Pori Brigade in Finland. At the conference, Prithvi also co-chaired the session on urine valorisation and water reuse, as a Young Water Professional. Since we were shortlisted for the IWA Resource Recovery Award, we also had a poster presentation about Sanitation360 AB, the group’s spin-off company implementing urine dehydration technology.
Overall, our experience of the conference was positive – it was very well organised and it was very nice to see a good mix of junior and senior professionals. Plus, the conference had some excellent key note speeches, starting with Mark Van Loosdrecht & Willy Verstraete – who talked about the past, present, and future of resouce recovery research, but also Jeremy Guest, Miriam Otoo, Sudhir Pillay, Karina Barquet, Ana Soares and many others.
Needless to say, Venice was an excellent conference destination and venue 🙂