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Wednesday 9th October, Liège University (city centre, place du 20 août)

Back-to-back to ECSM’19 (European Conference on Sludge Management), Liège 6-8 October 2019  

University of Liège (Salle Académique, bâtiment A1 central, place du 20 août )
In Liège historic city centre, <30 mins walk or <10 mins direct bus  from the rail station (Guillermins), which is 45 mins – one hour direct train from Brussels (Gare de Midi  or Centrale) or from Brussels Airport.

ESPP P removal workshop 2019

Objectives and content

In the context of the current revision of EU water policy (Water Framework Directive, Waste Water Treatment Directive), enable dialogue between the water industry, experts and policy makers (EU, national) on perspectives for phosphorus removal:

  • low discharge consents
  • flexible permitting / emissions trading
  • P-removal from small sewage works

Target participants

  • Water companies and utilities, water boards
  • Water treatment engineering companies
  • Regulators and policy makers: national, regional, European
  • Experts, consultants, researchers, stakeholders
  • Technology suppliers: P-removal systems, P monitoring equipment...

Technology suppliers and RTD projects will be able to present their processes, innovation and research on stands during the day.


You can find the programme here.
All up to date inforamtion can be found at the workshop page:


Maria Albuquerque, Veolia  
Perspectives for phosphorus removal in the sewage works of the future – optimised energy and resource recovery – from the starting point of today’s infrastructure

Leon Korving, WETSUS
The interaction between iron and phosphorus: often overlooked but key to sewage treatment and water quality

Patricia Aubeuf-Prieur, Kemira
It’s not just about hardware – accompanying optimisation of P-removal and wwtp operation with monitoring, software and expertise

Trudy Higgins, ‘Marine Environment and Water Industry’, European Commission DG Environment
EU water policy update – preliminary outcomes of Urban Waste Water Framework Directive Evaluation and Water Policy Fitness Check

Laura Rossi, Helsinki Region Environmental Services Authority (HSY), Finland
The road from 4 mgP/l to 0.1 mgP/l, optimising chemical precipitation, reliability and permitting

Daniel Klein, EGLV (Emschergenossenshaft & Lippeverband) water boards, Germany
Achieving low P discharge in existing/upgrading sewage works

Pia Ryrfors, VEAS, Norway
Ultra-compact wastewater treatment plant with high phosphorus recovery yield

Thomas Bugge, Suez, Denmark
Upgrading sewage works at Skanderborg and Aarhus (Aaby and Marselisborg) for low phosphorus discharge, addressing stormwaters and synergy with phosphorus recycling.

Jeroen Deurinck, Aquafin, Flanders
Targeting projects to achieve cost-effective low nutrient emissions

Lydia O’Shea, Wessex Water, UK
Experience with catchment permitting with UK regulator – reducing total costs and addressing the small works challenge

Jóannes Jørgen Gaard, Ministry of Environment and Food, Denmark
Danish national taxes on phosphorus discharges and on sludge ash landfill

Claire McCamphil, European Commission DG Research & Innovation
Overview of relevant output from past/existing EU-funded R&D projects and perspectives for future funding, in particular to support policy objectives


Please register via this link:

Registration price (ex. VAT): 180€ (90€ for members of ESP, IWA, Eureau, Ciwem, and ECSM registrants).

Networking dinner Tue. 8th October (+50€).

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