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Sun, 17 Nov


Brisbane City

IWA Nutrient Removal and Recovery Specialist Conference

IWA Nutrient Removal and Recovery Specialist Conference
IWA Nutrient Removal and Recovery Specialist Conference

Time & Location

17 Nov 2024, 12:00 pm – 21 Nov 2024, 4:00 pm

Brisbane City, 85/87 N Quay, Brisbane City QLD 4000, Australia

About the event

The IWA Nutrient Removal and Recovery (NRR) Specialist Group extends a warm invitation for your participation in the upcoming conference, “Nutrient Management in the Net-Zero Era.” Returning to Australia after 6 years, this conference is a collaborative effort between The University of Queensland and Urban Utilities.

As stewards of wastewater treatment advancements, we invite scientists and practitioners to contribute their insights, knowledge, and experiences in navigating wastewater treatment systems amid the evolving global landscape. This event serves as a vital platform for the exchange of ideas and the exploration of innovative solutions.

In line with our tradition of acknowledging distinguished NRR experts, we are pleased to dedicate this conference to celebrating the noteworthy contributions of Professor Jurg Keller. Your active involvement will contribute to the success of this event, fostering meaningful discussions and collaborations that are crucial in addressing contemporary challenges.

We eagerly await your valuable contributions and anticipate a conference rich in shared wisdom and collaborative spirit. Join us in shaping the future of nutrient management in the net-zero era! Our desire is to showcase novel approaches and provide a platform for water professionals to share cutting-edge technologies and invocations in achieving a sustainable water future.

South East Queensland has a very active circular economy movement, and we will be able to leverage local experiences to demonstrate the closure of the economy around water, nutrients and biosolids. Australian government and utilities have also pledged to reach Net Zero Emissions by 2050 or earlier.

The circular economy and net-zero emission will be a key pillar of the Brisbane 2032 Olympics programme, and NRR2024 will be an opportunity to position some of the early thinking of these internationally significant outcomes. This conference will provide a roadmap for nutrient removal and recovery, provide opportunities and new ideas for those in the waste management and wastewater sector.


  • Circular nutrient removal, recovery and reuse technologies
  • The role of nutrients in the emerging renewable energy economies
  • Microbial ecology in new NRR processes
  • Greenhouse gases emission and fates of emerging pollutants in new NRR processes
  • Mathematical modelling, optimisation and control of new NRR processes
  • Value-added product for tomorrow’s customers
  • Integrated nutrient and water recycling for greener cities and agriculture

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