Extreme weather events, causing floods, droughts, can have major implications for the performance of water and wastewater infrastructure and services, and the availability of good quality water. Related to sanitation, post-flood areas show a significant occurrence of water-related infectious diseases. Disease outbreaks following heavy precipitation or floods are often the result of contamination of the drinking-water supply systems and living environment. During droughts, drinking water availability and quality can also be affected. Occurance of extreme weather events are increasing and providing adequate services can be challenging.
In response to extreme events, adaptation strategies are being developed and implemented, at policy level, but also by drinking water and sanitation service providers. Water and sanitation safety plans (WSSP), as recommended by the World Health Organization, offer comprehensive risk-based management tools to enhance these efforts focusing on preventive measures and emergency response and preparedness planning.
During the 2017 6-7th April pan-European Symposium Water and Sanitation Safety Planning and Extreme Weather Events, cross-cutting topics will be addressed. Presentations and workshops will be organised with the goal of presenting achievements, experiences and challenges of water and sanitation professionals and regulators, in addressing extreme weather events, with a special focus on cases from the pan-European region. But is not limited to the region alone.
This event presents a unique opportunity to share knowledge and experiences from within the region and to advance the topic of climate-resilient planning for water supply and sanitation services. Working language of the symposium is English.
Addressing a climate adaptation deficit in water management and infrastructure
Pier Vellinga, The Netherlands
Environmental sustainability’ overall assessment – the Portugese water industry case
S. Tralhão, R. Martins, J. Paulo Costa, Portugal
Reducing excreta-borne diseases in rural communities in semi-arid climates: Evidence to support the formulation of household ‘WASH safety plans’ rather than drinking water safety plans
M. Peres, J. Ebdon, S. Purnell, H. Taylor, United Kingdom
Governance strengths and weaknesses for resilient water management
H.J. van Alphen en E. Bergsma, the Netherlands
Sub-surface Urban Heat Island Effect: heat sources and effects on drinking water infrastructure
C. Agudelo-Vera, M. Blokker, The Netherlands
Managing floods and droughts in peri-urban zones by adaptive water management
T. van Hattum, P. Jansen, H. Massop, The Netherlands
The AdP Operational Decision Support System applied to the Alcântara combined sewer system, in Lisbon: The case of an extreme rainfall event
N. Pimentel, P. Póvoa, J.S. Matos, Portugal
Water and sanitation emergency management in Obrenovac municipality during the Serbia floods 2014
M. Rancic, D. Jovanovic, Serbia
Climate canals by using event storage guiding models
P.J. van Eijk, J.M. Fliervoet, the Netherlands
Provision and financing of rainwater services-the Portuguese case
A. Fortunato, R. Martins, Portugal
Healthy urban water in relation to climate policy in the Netherlands
J. van Leuken, C. Schets, J. Schijven, L. Friederichs, A.M. de Roda Husman, The Netherlands
A field study on the construction of a flood proof riverbank filtration well in India – challenges and opportunities
F. Musche, C. Sandhu, T. Grischek, P.S. Patwal, P.C. Kimothi,
A. Heisle, Germany
The Holistic Integrity Test (HIT) – quantified resilience analysis
D. Wilkes, P. Smith, United Kingdom
Flooding and Public Health Impact
Adaption Water to Climate Change in Cyprus
Protecting Human Health during Extreme Weather Events: The case for the sustainable disinfection of stored stormwater flows as a component of a resilient responses to climate change
H. Taylor, J. Ebdon, S. Purnell, E. Sozzi, D. Trajano, United Kingdom.
Workshop The role of water safety plans in adressing climate change risks.
O. Schmoll, Germany
Workshop Sanitation safety planning for managing risks in wastewater reuse
R. Mendez, Portugal
Cryptosporidium and Giardia in irrigation waters: a health threat
I. Amorós, L. Moreno-Mesonero, R. Pérez-Santonja,Y. Moreno, J.L. Alonso, Spain
Research Institute of Water Engineering and Environment (IIAMA), Universitat Politécnica de València, Valencia, Spain
Detection of Helicobacter pylori by FISH and PCR techniques in drinking water treatment plants (DWTP) from Colombia
F.J. Vesga, Y. Moreno, M.A. Ferrús, C. Campos, A.A.0Trespalacios, Spain