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6.10 Information sources (Topic j)

Information sources are listed below according to categories.

6.10.1 European Water Association (EWA), previously the European Water Pollution Control Association (EWPCA)

Address: Theodor-Heuss-Allee 17, D-53773 Hennef, Germany
Telephone: +49 22 42 87 20
Fax: +49 22 42 87 21 35
Contact: Dr. Sigurd van Riesen

Topics covered: Wastewater and stormwater collection, transfer, treatment and disposal. Water pollution control. Solid wastes.

Description: The EWA is an association of professional European organizations. Its members are first and foremost, 29 professional associations in these fields of which 19 are in Western Europe. The objectives of EWA is to promote the advancement of water pollution control technology, provide a forum for discussion among members and with the European Commission, to assist in new Directives of the EU, and support the European Committee for Standardization (CEN). The association organizes and sponsors workshops, seminars and conferences and publishes the bimonthly magazine European Water Management. It has a European Technical and Scientific Committee (ETSC) consisting of 12 members from as many countries under the chairmanship of Mr. Conradin of Switzerland, which has set up Working Groups on sewerage systems, wastewater treatment, receiving waters, effluent standards, sludge treatment and professional education and training. The Secretariat of EWA is co-located with the German Association for the Water Environment (ATV) and its Secretary-General is Dr. van Riesen.

The national member association have a membership of some 50 000 specialists in various fields of wastewater management and are, thus, information sources of almost unlimited scope in many different languages. The easiest access to the national member associations is via the EWA.

Format of information: Journal, reports, books and proceedings; conferences, seminars, workshops and other training activities. Some of the national member associations publish their own journals. Inquiries may be directed either to EWA.

Language: The languages of the national member association. In addition mostly English or French.

Consulting or support services: EWA will provide services though its central office or refer requests to its national members.

Fees: Publications and participation in conferences and training activities are charged.

6.10.2 On-line information sources


Address: 15, rue Edouard Chamberland, 87065 Limoges Cedex, France
Telephone: +33 555 11 47 80
Fax: +33 555 77 72 24

Topics covered: All subjects related to water and wastewater: technical, management, administrative, legislative.

Description: This service is part of the International Office for Water, a non-profit association under French law since 1991. EAUDOCplus provides information, documentation, references, abstracts, studies and syntheses, and hard copies of publications of interest. The International Office for Water is located at:

Address: 21 rue de Madrid 75008 Paris, France
Telephone: +33 144 90 88 60
Fax: +33 140 08 01 45

Format of information: data, studies, inventories of research, syntheses of information, abstracts, hard copies. Seminars, workshops and training sessions.

Language: French and English.

Consulting: Through the International Office for Water.

Fees: Services are charged.


Address: Frankland Road, Blagrove, Swindon, SN5 8YF, UK
Telephone: +44 1793 865 000
Fax: +44 1793 865 001

Topics covered: The entire hydrological cycle including sewerage, outfalls, irrigation, water re-use, sewage treatment processes, sludge treatment and disposal and industrial effluent treatment.

Description: This service is part of the Water Research Centre (WRc) of the UK (same address). Its services include references, abstracts, syntheses, and documentation. Aqualine is a resource for scientists, engineers industrialists and information specialists.

Format of information: abstracts, databases, copies of articles, studies and searches, syntheses. Workshops and other training activities.

Language: Basically English but also other languages, as may be required.

Consulting and support: Through the Water Research Centre.

Fees: Services are charged.

6.10.3 International research and reference organizations.

Those listed are Europe-based and have programmes of particular interest to developing countries.

Topics covered: Water supply, sanitation, wastewater management, waste disposal.

Description: The international research and reference organizations listed below undertake research and/or serve as switchboards and clearing houses for water supply, sanitation, wastewater management and waste disposal, and maintain extensive specialized data bases, undertake studies and research and train at both the professional and artisan levels.

Format: Data bases, reports, and publications. Seminars, workshops and other training activities.

Languages: English, French and their national language.

Consulting and support: Consulting on and supporting the development of research and reference services.

Fees: Services are normally charged.

EAWAG - SANDEC, Department of Water & Sanitation at the Swiss Federal Institute for Environmental Science and Technology

Address: Ueberlandstrasse 133, CH.8600 Duebendorf, Switzerland
Telephone: +41 1 823 55 18/55 11
Fax: +44 1 823 53 99

IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre

Address: P.O. Box 2869, 2601 CW Delft, The Netherlands
Telephone: +31 15 219 09 39
Fax: +31 15 219 09 55

WEDC Water, Engineering and Development Centre

Address: Loughborough University, Leicestershire LE11 3TU, UK
Telephone: +44 1509 222 885
Fax: +44 1509 211 079

6.10.4 Institutions offering post-graduate programmes of interest to developing countries, and training for operation and maintenance (as reviewed in Sections 6.7.1 and 6.7.2)

Post-graduate programmes

Topics covered: Water supply, wastewater management, waste disposal, sanitary and/or public health engineering.

Description: The four sources of information listed below are university institutions and run postgraduate courses related to water supply, wastewater management, and waste disposal as described in detail in Section 6.7.1.

Format: Degree programmes, research and studies.

Languages: Basically English.

Consulting and support: They consult and support other teaching institutions in the planning and development of their own programs.

Fees: Post-graduate training is charged.

International Institute for Infrastructural, Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering

Address: 2601 DA Delft, The Netherlands,
Telephone: +31 15 215 17 15
Fax: +31 15 212 29 21

Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine

Address: Exhibition Road, London SW7 2AZ, UK
Telephone: +44 171 589 51 11
Fax: +44 171 225 27 16

Newcastle University

Address: Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU, UK
Telephone: +44 191 222 60 00
Fax: +44 191 222 61 39

University of Bradford

Address: Bradford, West Yorkshire BD7 1DP, UK
Telephone: +44 1274 232 323
Fax: Same

Operation and maintenance training

Topics covered: Operation and maintenance of sewer systems and sewage treatment plants. In some cases, the organizations listed also cover water supply and other technical subjects.

Description: The four organizations cover the skills required at the artisan level for the day-to-day operation and maintenance of wastewater works as described in detail in Section 6.7.2. They are professional/training organizations which operate normally in consultation and/or participation of the regulatory agencies involved. They also offer continuing education and training for specialists at the engineering and scientific level, and cover both planning and design and the operation and maintenance.

Format: Formal and/or correspondence courses, qualifying examinations, certification.

Languages: English/French and their national languages.

Consulting and support: Con consulting and supporting the planning and development of similar activities in other countries.

Fees: Services are charged.

The Certification and Assessment Board for the Water Industry

Address: 1, Queen Anne´s Gate, London SW1H 9BT, UK
Telephone: +44 171 957 45 23
Fax: +44 171 957 46 41

Water Training International

Address: Tadley Court, Tadley, Basingstroke Hampshire RG26 3TB, UK
Telephone: +44 118 981 30 11
Fax: +44 118 981 70 00

Office International de l´EAU

(See Section 6.10.2)

ATV-Vereinigung für Abwasser, Abfall und Gewässerschutz

Address: Theodor-Heuss-Allee 17
Telephone: +49 22 42 87 20
Fax: +49 22 42 87 21 35


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