Water Reuse Europe | Water Europe Joint Webinar on Agricultural water reuse in Europe | Speakers

Water Reuse Europe | Water Europe Joint Webinar on Agricultural water reuse in Europe | Speakers

15th May 2023 Uncategorised 0


Find out more about the speakers at the Water Reuse Europe | Water Europe joint webinar on Agricultural Water Reuse in Europe: status, challenges and opportunities for further growth | 27 June 2023

Francesco Fatone
Professor of Chemical-Environmental Engineering | Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy.

Presentation: Water reuse risk management plans and digitalization: case studies in Italy.

Professor of Chemical-Environmental Engineering at the Università Politecnica delle Marche (Italy). Francesco is International Water Association Fellow and Water Europe Ambassador, leader of the VLT Circular Water. He has been coordinator or leader of 20+ EU funded projects mainly regarding sustainable and circular urban and industrial water cycle management. Francesco has been chair of international IWA conferences and editor if ISI journals. He published more than 135 SCOPUS-indexed papers cited about 4000 times (Hindex = 35).

Stevo Lavrnić
Senior Assistant Professor | Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences, University of Bologna , Italy.

Presentation: Smart experimental platform to evaluate the effects of crops irrigation with treated wastewater.

Stevo Lavrnić is an environmental engineer and is currently a senior researcher in the Agricultural hydraulics and watershed protection scientific group at the Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences of the University of Bologna. His scientific interest are the agricultural water management and sustainable use of water resources, with particular focus on nature-based solutions and wastewater reuse. He graduated in 2011 at the University of Novi Sad in Serbia, obtained a master’s degree from the IHE Delft Institute for Water Education in the Netherlands and a PhD degree from the University of Cadiz in Spain. He has participated in several regional, national and international research projects, also holding the position of Task and WP leader. He is currently a member of the management committee of the IWA (International Water Association) Specialist Group on Water Reuse and the Specialist Group on Small Water and Wastewater Systems.

Roberta Maffettone

Scientific Project Officer | Joint Research Center, European Comission, Ispra, Italy.

Presentation: Water Reuse in EU: Regulation on Minimum Requirements and JRC Guidelines on Risk Management Plan.

Roberta Maffettone is Scientific Project Officer at the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre working on the implementation of the EU Water Reuse Regulation (EU) 2020/741. She is working in close liaison with representatives of European Member States, stakeholders, and experts on providing guidelines on risk management plan for water reuse systems and preparing delegated acts of the regulation. After obtaining a PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering in Italy, she worked in Canada for 5 years in academic institutions and private companies on investigating innovative solutions for wastewater treatment. Roberta is passionate and enthusiastic at contributing to the innovation of water sector and unlock the potential of water reuse in Europe and beyond.


Ulf Miehe

Head of Process Innovation | KWB, Germany

Presentation: Water reuse in agriculture:Exploiting synergies with the German national micropollutant strategy.

Ulf Miehe is Head of Process Innovation at Kompetenzzentrum Wasser Berlin (KWB), Germany. During his PhD at the TU Berlin (2006-2010) he evaluated the removal of pharmaceuticals in large scale wastewater treatment plants. Since 2009, he works at KWB with focus on advanced wastewater treatment such as pharmaceutical removal, phosphorus removal, disinfection, ozonation and water reuse. Since 2015 he is responsible for the department of “Process Innovation”, including topics such as nutrient recovery, sludge management and energy positive wastewater plants. Since April 2016 he is chairman of the working group on ”Ozonation at municipal wastewater treatment plants” of the German Association for Water, Wastewater and Waste.

Maria Nikolopoulou
Environmental Engineer | EYDAP S.A, Greece.

Presentation: Master plan of water reuse schemes and challenges in the Eastern Attica Region, Greece..

Maria Nikolopoulou has a Diploma in Environmental Engineering from Technical University of Crete (TUC), an MSc in Environmental and Sanitary Engineering (TUC) and a PhD in Environmental Engineering from the School of Environmental Engineering at TUC. She started working at TUC as a researcher in 2005, and her work mainly focused on the biodegradation of crude oil in the marine environment and the development of environmentally friendly mitigation techniques (FP-7 PROJECT No. 266473 ULIXES and FP7 Project Kill.Spill). From 2016 to 2020 she worked as an environmental engineer at Public Power Corporation Renewables S.A. focusing on the implementation of environmental impact assessments for wind parks (WP), licensing for new WPs, directing, constructing and organizing decommissioning and repowering of 11 WPs. Since 2020, she is working at Athens Water Supply and Sewerage Company (EYDAP S.A.) supervising and monitoring the execution of contracts for wastewater projects, environmental licensing and approval while assuring compliance with EU Environmental legislation on the UWT Directive, WF Directive including Wastewater Reuse and Management. She is cooperating with the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR) on the monitoring of research programs for the operation of three WWTPs (Koropi-Rafina-Marathonas) and co-supervising the provision of consulting services, comprehensive feasibility study for a sustainable water reuse scheme in Eastern Attica.

Attilio Toscano

Professor of Agricultural Hydraulics and Watershed Protection | University of Bologna , Italy.

Presentation: Smart experimental platform to evaluate the effects of crops irrigation with treated wastewater.

Attilio Toscano is hydraulic engineer, holds a PhD in environmental engineering, and is currently full professor of agricultural hydraulics and watershed protection at the University of Bologna (Italy). His research activity is mainly focused on sustainable agricultural water management, precision irrigation, NBSs (Constructed wetlands) for wastewater treatment and wastewater reuse in agriculture. He was/is involved in several national and European projects as WP leader or coordinator (WATERAGRI, SWAMP, MEDIWAT, CHEM-FREE, WATER4CROPS, FIT4REUSE, GREEN4WATER, INCIPIT, VALUE CE-IN, TARANTO). He is advisor of national agencies and ministries and vice-director of the Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences.

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