CEWP Business Program 2021: Urban Water


In 2021 a series of webinars has been held during Spring 2021 prior to physical side-events @Aquatech Shanghai on June, 2nd-4th, 2021 specially devoted to urban water priority segment.

An additional side-event will be held @IWA World Congress in Copenhagen, September 15th-22nd, 2022. Additional information can be found here.

Attending the Webinars was free of charge and open to all interested parties. Registration was not mandatory but was highly appreciated in order to secure optimal value for participants and speakers. Please Register HERE.


Below you can see the themes, agenda and presentations of each webinar of CEWP business series that took place.


Water Management in development of Blue Green Cities | Date: March 16th

The Concept of Sponge Cities in China aims at managing excessive amounts of surface water, often causing severe and costly floods, by turning these water resources into urban development assets as part of an overall blue-green profile of the Future City. The webinar will explore the perspectives of Sponge City approach to constitute a key element of urban development, present concrete cases, discuss cross-sector elements including other urban functionalities, participatory approaches and relation to the concept of Smart Cities. Technology cases will focus on nature-based solutions in an urban setting and water retention. 

Agenda can be found here. Presentations can be found hereSummary report of presentations and roundtable discussion can be found here.


Efficiency of Urban Water Infrastructure | Date: March 30th, Time: 08:00-10:00 CET / 14:00-16:00 CN

Management of the Urban Water Infrastructure should ideally reflect the cyclic nature of water, however it is often subdivided among different entities. This may hamper an overall cost-efficient approach to ensuring of sustainable water resources provision, wastewater treatment and flood prevention measures. By applying a cross-sector, e.g. investments in reduction of water leakage can be compared to increasing reuse of treated wastewater and long-distance supply chains for water resources. What will hereby appear as the most cost-beneficiary investment in infrastructure?


  • Welcome remarks, Henrik Dissing, CEWP
  • Water-wise Cities – Xiaochang Wang, IWA Greater China
  • Valuation of Urban Water Infrastructure – Yuanchao Xu, China Water Risk
  • Efficiency of Urban Water Infrastructure – the Example of South Region in Portugal, Luis Faísca, Aguas de Portugal
  • Water Reuse in a Circular Economy - Östen Ekengren, IVL
  • Reducing Water Leakages - Søren Carsten Nielsen, Krüger-Veolia
  • Improving Urban Water Infrastructure - Hai Zhao, AVK
  • Managing Urban Water Infrastructure Laura Varotto, IWS
  • Roundtable

Presentations can be found here. You can also review the session: Click here and insert the passcode %N=jv.W7


Smart Water managing the whole Urban Water Cycle | Date: April 29th

Smart Water Management implies a substantial upgrading of Water Quality and Water Quantity Data Collection from a large number of sample points. Compared to previous analogue or semi-digitalized monitoring systems, a fully digitalized Water Grid will provide a significantly improved picture. This raises a number of questions: When can we expect to have sensors capable of monitoring all water quality parameters? How many sensors will be sufficient to provide an adequate amount of data? How to compile, store and ensure quality assurance of data from many different sources? How to handle sharing of data? And, not, least how to develop software for utilizing the data for modelling, scenarios, public planning and implementation of investment projects? And how to use digitalization for Asset Management?

Agenda can be found HERE. Presentations can be found HERE. (Access the Webinar HEREPasscode: 475283)


Carbon Footprint of the Water Sector | Date: May 18th

China and EU have set ambitious targets for achieving energy efficiency and carbon neutrality. The Water Sector must contribute. How to reduce the sector’s carbon footprint? Which solutions are available for energy efficient water resources provision? How to ensure net-energy producing wastewater treatment plants? How to reduce NO-emissions for WWTPs? How to integrate wastewater treatment in resource recovery plants?

Agenda can be found HERE. You can also review the session: Click here and insert the passcode e3wQ*377 | The report with key messages can be consulted here.

Presentations can be found HERE. (Access the Webinar HERE Passcode: 988792)


Format of webinars

The webinars are set to take 2 hours. They are tentatively set to have 1-2 setting the scene speeches, 4 long technology cases, 4 short technology cases, and 1-2 roundtables.


Interested in taking part?

You can take part in two ways, either by simply attending and listening, or by being actively involved as a case presenter or as part of roundtables. For attending, pls use the links inserted above.

If you are interested in taking active part as speaker, pls contact the Program Manager, Henrik Dissing, directly, hedis@mst.dk.