Water experts from 21 countries brainstorm in Nanjing
2018-06-01 17:20:00

The 15th IWA Leading Edge Conference on Water and Wastewater Technologies (LET 2018) was held in Jiangxinzhou, Jianye District of Nanjing from May 27 to May 31, when top water scientists from 21 countries got together to discuss on water management.

The conference is a top-level global forum on water science that has been held 14 times in different places including Brazil, Spain and the US. It is the first time for the conference to be held on the Chinese mainland.

It attracted nearly 400 participants to Nanjing as academicians and experts exchanged insights into the internationalization of technological innovations in the water science industry. They also shared their ideas on promoting communication among domestic and overseas universities, research institutions, innovation platforms and relevant enterprises. In the meanwhile, they expressed their expectation that achievements of advanced water treatment technologies will be used in Jiangsu Province along with relevant cooperation.

Kala Vairavamoorthy, director of the IWA, said in his speech on May 28 that 85 percent of the world’s wastewater is not treated properly, and that holding this year’s conference in Nanjing’s Jiangxinzhou -- a small island in the middle of the Yangtze River -- was designed to explore more innovative solutions from the urban angle to better deal with water problems in a New Era.

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