Welcome and introduction

After two very successful editions of the IWA Specialized International Conference “Ecotechnologies for Wastewater Treatment (ecoSTP) in Spain in 2012 and Italy in 2014, we are delighted to organise the 3rd edition of the conference in the UK. ecoSTP has launched a novel holistic approach to the “new conceived wastewater treatment plants” and has become the second largest IWA conference in 2014. The “Water2020” network (COST Action ES1202) is consolidating this approach by bringing together European leading water professionals to integrate the technological, environmental, energetic, economic and social factors of the wastewater treatment plants. Further to this growing interest of the new integrated perspective, which includes new processes and technologies considered together with emissions, economy and environmental analysis. The objective of the conference is to provide a common place for experts including engineers, scientists, economists and policy makers, to present their most recent technological and scientific outcomes. The conference will serve as platform for exchange of experience, business and technical ideas and know-how among water professionals from academia, important health websites, industry, utilities and public authorities and administrations. On behalf of the Organizing and Scientific Committee, we are delighted to invite you to the 3rd IWA Specialized International Conference Ecotechnologies for Wastewater Treatment (ecoSTP16) in Cambridge in June 2016.

Latest News

Technical visits programme is now available here , book your place ASAP to avoid disappointment, spaces are limited.

Draft  Advance Conference Programme, can now be found here ecoSTP16_ full programme (PDF)

Scientific Programme

The draft Scientific Programme is currently being prepared  by the Programme Committee and conference assistants and will be released very soon! We received over 220 abstracts of exceptional quality  and following a thought-provoking evaluation by the Scientific Committee,  we are preparing an excellent programme!


Book your accommodation in Cambridge!

We advise ecoSTP16 conference presenters and delegates to book accommodation in Cambridge as soon as possible. Cambridge is a very popular destination that time of the year and accommodation sells out quickly, more info at http://www.ecostp2016.com/venue.


Acceptance of abstracts for poster and oral presentations Authors informed 7 March 2016

All authors have been informed about the output of the abstract submissions on the 7 of March 2016. If for some reason you have not received the acknowledge e-mail, check the various inboxes on your e-mail and contact the conference organisation at [email protected]


Deadline for early bird registration coming soon 20 April 2016!

Dont miss out on the Early Bird Discount for the ecoSTP16 Conference.. read more 

(March 27th 2016)


This conference will focus on the development and application of novel technologies for municipal and industrial wastewater treatment while assuring the goals of environmental and economic sustainability. With this global the topics covered by the conference will include:

  • Innovative technologies and processes (wastewater, sludge, emerging pollutants, biopollutants and odour treatment)
  • Resource recovery (nutrients, energy, water, organic carbon compounds, etc.)
  • Plant wide evaluation and integration of novel processes in new and existing WWTPs
  • Greenhouse gases emissions (quantification and management)
  • Optimization and control system integration
  • Economic aspects (capital costs, operational costs, economical efficiency)
  • Management tools (LCA, carbon footprint, DSS, ecotoxicology, etc.)
  • Public perception and customer engagement

Important dates

  • June 2015 – First call for papers
  • 30 September 2015 – Second call for papers 2
  • 15th December 2015 – New Deadline for submission of papers
  • 01 March 2016 – Evaluation of submitted papers completed
  • 15 April 2016 – Submission of the corrected versions of the papers accepted
Conference organised by:

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Confirmed keynote speakers

Mark van Loosdrecht

Mark van Loosdrecht

Professor in Environmental Biotechnology at the Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

Willy Verstraete

Willy Verstraete

Professor of BioScience Engineering, in LabMET - Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Gent University, Belgium

Tom Curtis

Tom Curtis

Professor of Environmental Engineering, Newcastle University, UK