We are very excited to present to you our keynote speakers for IWA MEWE2021.

Aleida Hommes ‐ de Vos van Steenwijk
Head of Innovation and Development
Orvion B.V. /NL

Translating systems microbiology for wastewater engineers
Session 1: Microbial Ecology and the Water Sector
Monday October 18, 2021 | 09:30 CET

Claudia Etchebehere
Associate Professor and Head of the Microbial Ecology Laboratory
Clemente Estable Biological Research Institute /UY

How to manage microbial communities to produce energy from wastewaters: A Latin-American perspective
Session 2: Microbial Resource Management for Water and Waste Engineering
Monday October 18, 2021 | 13:45 CET

Michèle Prévost
Full Professor and Head of the Drinking Water Industrial Research Chair
Polytechnique Montréal /CA

Using microbial ecology to identify sustainable treatment solutions in water systems
Session 3: Microbial Processes in the Water Chain
Monday October 18, 2021 | 16:30 CET

Takashi Narihiro
Microbial Ecology and Technology Research Group Leader
AIST - National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology /JP

Simplify and understand the wastewater treatment microbiome
Session 4: Functional Ecology and Metabolic Insights
Tuesday October 19, 2021 | 09:30 CET

Lesley Robertson
Curator of the Delft School of Microbiology Archives
Delft University of Technology /NL

Delft Historical Microbiology - Is it of use for 21st century biotechnologists?
Special presentation
Tuesday October 19, 2021 | 13:15 CET

Leonardo Erijman
Associate Professor and Microbial Ecology of Environmental Biotechnology Processes Group Leader
INGEBI-CONICET and University of Buenos Aires /AR

Community assembly in activated sludge: from abiotic determinants to microbe-virus interactions
Session 5: Theoretical Ecology and Engineering Theory
Tuesday October 19, 2021 | 13:45 CET

Morten Kam Dahl Dueholm
Associate Professor at the Center for Microbial Communities
Aalborg University /DK

MIDAS 4: A unifying taxonomy and reference database for microbes in wastewater treatment plants across the globe
Session 6: Systems Microbiology Integration
Tuesday October 19, 2021 | 16:30 CET

Michael Gillings
Full Professor of Molecular Evolution
Macquarie University /AU

The rapid rise and dissemination of antibiotic resistance in the anthropocene
Session 7: Xenobiotics, Xenogenetics, Horizontal Gene Transfer and Antibiotic Resistance
Wednesday October 20, 2021 | 09:30 CET

Adey Feleke Desta
Assistant Professor of Environmental Microbiology and Biotechnology
Addis Ababa University /ET

Agro-industrial effluents in peri-urban Ethiopia: Microbial ecology and potential public health impact
Session 8: Water Quality, Health Engineering and Education
Wednesday October 20, 2021 | 13:45 CET

Colleen Naughton
Assistant Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of California Merced /US

COVIDPOOPS19 and beyond: How the pandemic has changed the water sector
Session 9: Water-based Epidemiology and Risk Assessment
Wednesday October 20, 2021 | 16:30 CET

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