2. Young Water Researchers Symposium - again a success!

On 26. November 2018, young scientists met again at the Young Water Researchers Symposium to discuss current topics in water research and related sciences. The event, which was initiated in 2017 by the Project House Water of RWTH Aachen University, offered about 40 participants from Germany, Belgium, Portugal and Switzerland the opportunity to present their own research work in talks and poster contributions and to exchange and network - also across disciplines.

The symposium was intentionally strongly interdisciplinary and dealt with topics of aquatic ecotoxicology as well as technological processes and novelties in the field of water treatment and water recycling. A further focal point addressed the anthropogenic impact on various water systems and also included aspects of climate change. In addition to the contributions by the participants themselves, the event was rounded off with lectures by expert referees within the respective topics.

We would like to take this opportunity to once again thank our keynote speakers from academia and industry:

Dipl.-Ing. Cameron Adams (INTEWA GmbH)
Dr. Sebastian Buchinger (Bundesanstalt für Gewässerkunde)
Prof. Jörg Drewes (Chair of Urban Water Systems Engineering, TU Munich)
Prof. Peter Letmathe (Chair of Management Accounting, RWTH Aachen)

We are also pleased to award prizes to two outstanding contributions this year and congratulate Tim Jonathan Rieck for his talk “In-situ membrane and adsorbent regeneration developed for self-sufficient decentralized water treatment” and Jonas Nelles for his poster on “Development of an integrated multi-endpoint methodology to investigate neurotoxicity of organophosphate insecticides on early life-stages of zebrafish”; both RWTH Aachen. The Project House Water would like to take this opportunity to thank proRWTH Aachen e.V. for financially supporting the symposium.