IWA Specialized Conference: Biofilms in Drinking Water Systems: from Treatment to Tap. August 23-26, 2015 Arosa, Switzerland

This conference will provide a platform for critical exchange and discussion with focus on quality rather than quantity

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Contributions are sought on fundamental studies, applied studies, and studies that bridge between fundamental and applied. Research reports on a range of aspects of biofilms in drinking water treatment, distribution, and quality are solicited. Examples of topics include:

  • Biofilms in distribution systems and in-premise plumbing
  • Biofilms as hosts for pathogenic organisms,
  • Biofilm formation potential of materials and surfaces as a source of nutrition
  • Biological stability of water and regrowth during water distribution and water storage
  • Biofouling and biocorrosion
  • Biological drinking water treatment
  • Biofiltration
  • Biofilms on membranes: Beneficial use (e.g. in gravity driven membrane filtration or membrane biofilm reactors) and biofouling
  • Micropollutants in drinking water: Degradation and production during treatment and distribution
  • Management and control of unwanted biofilms

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Martin Delahunty

Global Director, Nature Partner Journals, Nature Research

Working within Nature Research's Open Research Group, I am Global Director for Nature Partner Journals based in London. I have responsibility across five global office locations to develop Nature Partner Journals, a new series of online-only, open access journals, published in collaboration with world-renowned partners. Launched in April 2014, the portfolio now includes 14 titles including 'npj Biofilms and Microbiomes'. I have a Degree in Natural Sciences specializing in Microbiology from Trinity College Dublin and a Masters in Business Administration from The Open University. Within the broader medical publications community, I serve as Secretary and Trustee for the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals.