Water and sewage
Water is quite simply the most important nutrient, so it comes as no surprise that the United Nations declared access to clean water a human right in 2010. Making this right a reality worldwide against the backdrop of an ever-growing global population is a very tall order to say the least. What's more, as it is needed in comparatively small amounts and must be of the highest quality, drinking water represents merely the premium segment of our water needs. The biggest consumers by far are the agricultural sector, industry, and energy providers.
How can water be made available for use and preserved?
As such, it is necessary to find and spread cost-efficient and ecologically feasible solutions to meet the individual requirements of all these stakeholders. The changing climate and extreme weather conditions have prompted many municipal and regional authorities to consider ways of enhancing their coastal defenses and flood protection. Water pollution control and the development and maintenance of waterways are equally topical matters.
Besides being an essential nutrient, water is also a long-established and important industrial commodity. Water and sewage networks run through our land, houses, and industrial plants. The construction of water and sewage treatment systems is an enormous economic factor.
The questions surrounding the use and management of water concern a great many applications besides human consumption:
- How can process water be recycled and efficiently used?
- What membrane processes are available and how can sludge and residues be efficiently treated?
- What drive technologies are offered by the machines and systems used in water management and what volumes can now be pumped by modern systems?
- How are volumes and flow rates measured and where is measurement and control technology applied?
The proper use and management of water is crucial to our future. Our choice of water management solutions in the years ahead will be hugely significant for future generations.
At IFAT the key sector water and sewage will be presented in halls A1 to A3, B1 to B3 and C1 to C4. The site can be reached via the West, Northwest and West Entrances.
The range of exhibitions encompasses the following key sectors: