It is our pleasure to welcome you to the 6th distance education e-learning International Summer School and Workshop on “Wastewater and Biosolids Management” (WWSS21), taking place in Patras, Greece, July 26 – 31, 2021. This scientific event is organized in the context of the Postgraduate Study Programme “Waste Management”, by the Hellenic Open University.
The Summer School started in 2015 and was successfully continued since then with tens of wastewater and biosolids experts from many different countries worldwide (China, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Greece, Germany, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Oman, Philippines, Switzerland, Slovenia, Spain, UK, United Arab Emirates, USA, Tunisia, etc.), as keynote speakers.
The 2021 program follows the strategy of maintaining basic lectures enriched with new topics of interest, on the new trends in wastewater and biosolids management technologies and representative case studies. As special features in 2021, the Summer School:
- will include a session, as in 2019, on practical laboratory exercises and data analysis tools for measuring the basic wastewater parameters requested by regulations,
- will dedicate a session on wastewater management in Ancient times, focused on China
- will offer the possibility to master and PhD students as well as to wastewater and biosolids professionals, equipment suppliers, public bodies and organizations to present their work by e-posters. WWSS21 will offer the Best e-Poster Award to the best poster of the Session
WWSS21 target groups are all those interested in wastewater and biosolids management issues, worldwide. We would cordially like to invite all interested parties to register to the WWSS21 via its website, and to disseminate this educational event.
Finally, we would like to express our warmest thanks to all those who have supported this effort since 2015, and especially the keynote speakers from thε Greek and foreign Universities and research institutes, for contributing to a programme of such high quality.
We are confident that the participants of WWSS21 will both benefit from, and enjoy the programme.
Professor Dr. Ioannis K. Kalavrouziotis
HELLENIC OPEN UNIVERSITY
Dean of the SCHOOL OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY