Whereas other raw materials, such as oil, are a long-term concern of global politics, the most important element of life – our water – has been ignored all the time. The blue planet seemed to provide the illusion that water would be available in abundance and never become a problem for mankind.
But it has turned out that the resource water is becoming a problem and new concepts and technologies are necessary to meet the requirements of the drinking and waste water sectors to ensure availability of clean drinking water and hygienic wastewater treatment. The key of such new approaches is to make the fact of water shortage the focus of attention when developing new technologies for recycling of water.
To present such new technologies to the public was the purpose of this symposium that took place in Berching on 14th July 2004 and was initiated by the Hans Huber AG in cooperation with internationally renowned experts in the field of wastewater treatment. Such new technologies and concepts are able to respond to the possibilities and necessities of different markets and their specific requirements, viewing the water and wastewater problem in its entirety and under the aspect of sustainability.
The renowned international speakers who could be won for the bilingual symposium (German and English) reported in their very interesting and exciting speeches about technologies, possibilities and experience in the field of wastewater treatment and reuse.
More than 400 national and international guests took the chance to inform themselves about this interesting and innovative subject and to exchange information and experience in lively discussions and through personal contacts.