Ninth IWA Conference focuses on water reuse

Oct. 30, 2013

WINDHOEK, Namibia — The conference took place in Namibia, which has a long history of water reuse.

WINDHOEK, Namibia — The ninth International Water Association (IWA) Conference and Exhibition is taking place this week in Windhoek, according to an article on The Namibian.

This year's conference will have a special focus on sustainable water usage and efficiency, according to the article.

Water reclamation practices including irrigation, potable water re-use, desalination, climate change and groundwater recharge will be discussed by the more than 400 international scientists, engineers and water researchers expected to attend.

"We selected Namibia to build on its long history in water reuse and to indicate to the world that water reuse is a water management solution for a wide range of countries," said Ger Bergkamp, IWA executive director.

"In the past, we saw the main application of water reuse in agriculture, but now there is an increasing interest to develop other water reuse opportunities," added Bergkamp.

Read the full article here.