The 9th Microbial Ecology & Water Engineering Specialist Conference

Microbial Ecology Data and Principles for Water Systems and Industries

Virtual conference, hosted by the Delft University of Technology, NL

Historically Delft has been a nucleus for applied microbiology, starting with the first observations of microorganisms by Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, Beijerinck introducing enrichment culturing, Soehngen developing the basis for anaerobic microbiology, Kluyver introducing the unity in biochemistry, van Niel fostering general microbiology and investigating photosynthesis, Kuenen propelling continuous cultures for ecophysiology and discovering anammox, Heijnen developing microbial growth thermodynamics, among others, followed by several breakthroughs in environmental and industrial biotechnology, sanitary and water engineering. We believe the traditional atmosphere of interaction between microbiology and engineering in Delft and across The Netherlands gives the perfect environment for the next MEWE meeting.

We aim to drive exchange between delegates on principles and integrative concepts across microbial ecology and water practice. The conference is organized in interaction with partner scientific institutions and engineering offices of the Netherlands. 

We look forward to welcoming you next October 2021 virtually from Delft for the 9th IWA MEWE Specialist Conference.

With kind regards,

David Weissbrodt (Chair)
Mark van Loosdrecht (Co-chair)

In interaction with partner institutions in the Netherlands: