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Leading Nordic event for water professionals

DANVA, FIWA, Norsk Vann, Samorka and Svenskt Vatten invite you to join us at NORDIWA 2024. We welcome experts and practitioners, managers and operators, city planners, researchers, engineers, advisors, and others with an interest in drinking water in the Nordic region.

Themes 2024 - Call for abstracts

The overall focal point of the conference is the continued sustainable and resilient water sector in the Nordic countries. The programme will give a variety of possibilities for knowledge sharing, networking and interaction. The conference consists of different elements and formats, and is organized with one focus only – to create a relevant and interesting conference. For the programme committee to achieve this goal, we are depending on the submission of relevant and interesting abstracts from you.
The following presented themes are therefore to be considered as inspirational. Relevance and quality are above all. We have a knowledgeable programme committee to finalize the program, and we are looking forward to wide range of relevant abstracts to choose from. In short – if in doubt submit!
You can submit your abstract here...
Reliable, Safe and Secure Water Supply
Communication and recruitment in the water sector 
Water storytelling – the story about water, how why and where do we communicate to our consumers and other stakeholders, what platforms are useful, experience with effect of campaigns etc. Last but not least, how do we attract the right competences to the water sector in the future.
Digitalization and artificial intelligence in the water sector, modeling, SCADA, responsible for operations – how do we document the product quality, Smart operations, Intelligent data use, digital twins etc.
Water quantity 
Adapt to the climate change, water resilience, leakage management, leakage prevention, water reuse, reclamation, sustainable water use,  
Water resource protection
Best available practice, experience with groundwater/catchment protection, effects, costs and means of action, climate change adaption/reduced raw water quality, emerging pollutants.
Water Quality Treatment and Supply System
Experiences with various water treatment processes, documentation, monitoring and testing systems including energy efficient solutions and smart and cost-effective treatment solutions and facilities for small water works. operational control, sustainable management of waste streams and sludge from water treatment, resource efficiency, energy efficiency/CO2 emission from water treatment processes, corrosion control, biofilm growth/biostability, 
Health and safety
Materials in contact with drinking water, emerging substances, risk based approaches, pollutants, and source control, PFAS, EDCs (BPA), Microplastics, PhACs, Pesticides, nutrients
Planning and management
Contingency planning, risk based management and resilience, security of supply, water management planning
Global – international theme
Nordic experiences in a global context – what can we bring the rest of the world, and what can we learn and be inspired from.

Submission of abstracts – practical information 

Abstracts shall consist of maximum 450 words - ½ A4 page, an optional figure and be written in English. 
The deadline for submission of abstracts is 15 March 2024. The abstracts should be submitted on The Programme Committee selects the abstracts, and the authors are informed in April 2024. Authors of the selected abstracts must submit a presentation by the beginning of September 2024 
The conference language is English. 
You can submit your abstract here...

Key dates 

Mark your calendars for the following dates:  
• Abstract submission opens: 3 January 2024 
• Abstract submission deadline: 15 March 2024 
• Registration opens: April 2024 
• Program published: June 2024 

Conference Venue 

The conference will be held at CPH Hotel, DGI-Byen, 5 minutes away from Copenhagen Central Station, Tivoli and the city centre. There are plenty of hotels in the neighbourhood. 
CPH Hotel is located in the heart of Copenhagen and adjacent to the city’s old Meatpacking District, which was home to a large number of butcher shops and other meat industry businesses up until only a few decades ago. Today, the Meatpacking District is one of Copenhagen’s hippest neighbourhoods. 

Young Water Professionals 

A special session will be organised for Young Water Professionals in the Nordic Region

Technical Tours 

As part of the conference three Technical Tours will be organised. All tours take place on Thursday, 19 September.  

Social Program 

Welcome Reception on Wednesday 18 September 
The Conference Dinner will take place at the conference venue on Thursday 19 September  

Hotels and Tourism 

Check the official visitor guide of Copenhagen:  for hotel and tourism recommendations.