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6. – 8. März 2018 in Koblenz

Workshop “Assessment and Management of Indirect Potable Reuse”

The practice of the purposeful addition of highly treated wastewater after passage through an environmental buffer to a drinking water supply is referred to as planned or intentional indirect potable reuse (IPR). IPR provides options to maintain sufficient water quantities for communities in the future and is crucial to achieving sustainable development goals of the UN 2030 agenda. However, the application of IPR technologies is still limited by a perceived higher risk and regulatory constraints.

This workshop aims to review innovations in regulation, treatment and assessment techniques and management options in the field of IPR, as well as the direction of future developments. Thereby the main focus is to initiate a discussion with stakeholders, decision-makers and scientists involved in IPR at a crossborder level, giving also the opportunity to consider related challenges and enhance opportunities for collaboration in the future.

The workshop is jointly organized by the German Federal Institute of Hydrology (BfG), the International Centre for Water Resources and Global Change (ICWRGC), the UNESCO-IHP’s International Initiative on Water Quality (IIWQ) in conjunction with the Water-JPI project FRAME and its partner institutions.

The workshop is targeted to scientists and engineers from the fields of water reuse, wastewater treatment and drinking water production as well as policy experts for water quality. Keynotes on the main topics will be provided by international experts.

Further information:

Contact: Prof. Dr. Thomas Ternes (, Prof. Dr. Siegfried Demuth (, Dr. Kevin Jewell (, Friedrich Wendel (

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