In 2012 the 1st IWA Specialized International Conference “EcoSTP”  launched a novel holistic approach to the “new conceived wastewater treatment plants”. From 2013 the “Water2020” network (COST Action ES1202) is consolidating this approach by bringing together European leading water professionals to integrate the technological, environmental, energetic, economic and social factors of the wastewater treatment plants. Further to this growing interest of the new integrated perspective, which includes new processes and technologies considered together with emissions, economy and environmental analysis, we are delighted to invite you at the 2nd IWA Specialized International Conference “Ecotechnologies for Wastewater Treatment (EcoSTP2014)". The objective of the Conference is to provide a common place for experts including engineers, scientists, economists and policy makers, to present their most recent technological and scientific outcomes. The Conference will serve as platform for exchange of experience and know-how among water professionals from academia, industry, utilities and public authorities and administrations.

Francesco Fatone and Roberto Canziani

On behalf of the EcoSTP2014 team