Delivering on net zero carbon in wastewater management

Event date: 
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Event venue: 
The Point at Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester, UK
Event description: 

Through the lens of innovation, the event will explore how future carbon-efficient wastewater management approaches could take advantage of emerging technologies to become net carbon sinks. 


In 2019, the UK water industry announced a target of net zero emissions by 2030 – twenty years ahead of the Government’s commitment for the country as a whole.

Delivering on this commitment will require a root-and-branch review of capital and operational practices – with carbon impacts factored into all future decision making.  This is additionally challenging when set against a context of increasing discharge constraints requiring more intensive wastewater treatment. 

Topics include:  

  • Wastewater collection and conveyance
  • Wastewater treatment, including:
  •      Anaerobic treatment of primary treated wastewaters
  •      Mainstream de-ammonification
  •      The use of Microbial Fuel Cells
  • Reduction in N2O and CH4 emissions from treatment processes
  • Operational efficiencies

This 1-day event will run alongside the European Waste Water Management Conference (EWWM)