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Over 400 Participants Gathered for Meeting on Water Membrane Technology

Hosted by Kunming University of Science and Technology (KUST), and co-organized by the International Water Association (IWA), Tsinghua University, Tongji University and KUST, The 5th International Water Association (IWA) Regional Conference on Membrane Technology was held at the International Exchange Center of Yunnan Normal University located at Chenggong District, Kunming City on 22-23 August, 2016.


More than 400 participants attended the meeting. Among the well known experts in the relevant fields, many participants were glad to meet again with Prof. Menachem Elimelech of Yale University, USA, Prof. Tai-Shung (Neal) Chung of the National University of Singapore, Prof. Chung-Hak Lee of Seoul National University, Prof. Huu-Hao Ngo of the University of Technology Sydney, Australia, and Prof. XIA Huang of Tsinghua University, China.


Dr. ZHOU Fengyue, Vice president of KUST addressed the opening session in the morning of 22 August. This conference was themed to advance the knowledge and share the experiences on membrane technology for water and wastewater treatment, by providing the opportunity and platform for water researchers, engineers and experts from academic institutions and different firms to exchange information and ideas, especially in the newest development and applications of membrane technology.


The IWA regional conference started in 2008, and was held every 2 years. This is the first meeting held in China. The former 4 conferences were convened in Mosco, Istanbul, Buenos Aires and Ho Chi Minh City respectively.