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Future-oriented Cutting-edge Water Treatment Technology
1.Drinking Water Treatment and Supply
  • Process control and optimization in drinking water treatment
  • Disinfection technology and by-products management
  • Control of antibiotic resistance bacteria/genes
  • Technologies and innovations of alternative drinking water
2.Better Solutions from Water Source to Tap
  • Networks leakage/Water loss detection and management
  • Control of microorganisms and micro-pollution (metal, plastic leaching, etc.) during transportation
  • Distribution systems management (house/building plumbing, distribution piping, etc.)
  • Optimization of water supply system
3.Cutting-edge Water Treatment Technology
  • Emerging contaminants solutions (micropollutants, pharmaceuticals, microplastics, antibiotic resistance bacteria/genes, etc.)
  • Innovations of advanced/tertiary treatment technologies for high quality effluents
  • Green technology and nature-based solutions
  • Analytical and rapid detection methods for identification, classification and source detection of traditional/emerging contaminants
  • Hybrid centralized/ decentralized water solutions
  • Treatment technology of complex component wastewater
4.Water Reuse and Resource Recovery Technology
  • Cutting-edge technology for non-potable water recycling/reuse
  • Innovations in direct and indirect drinking water reuse
  • Strategies for energy optimization (carbon diversion, biogas production, etc.)
  • Water resource recovery (water, nutrients, energy, etc.)
  • Emerging opportunities for resource recovery/reuse (valuable organic compounds such as proteins, cellulose and bioplastics, etc.)
Future-oriented Urban Water Design and Planning in Urban Water Resilience
1.Planning and Design Based on Future Water
  • Smart water network design
  • Pollution pressure and water resource smart allocation
  • Modelling/optimization of water supply and treatment processes
  • Climate resilience planning and design across the water cycle
  • Impact of urban development/redevelopment and densification on water management
  • Inclusive city overall plan: design, build, reuse and economy
2.Integration of Water Management and Urban Development
  • Advanced management of stormwater and flood in urban areas
  • Catchment management and ecosystem services on different scales
  • Decision support system for integrated water resources management
  • Groundwater (including replenishment) & surface management
  • Integrated water management for resilience (including stakeholder co-engagement, urban resilience & emergency response)
3.Water Safety Plans and Strategies
  • Water safety plans for balance between grey and green infrastructure in urban water resilience
  • Microbial and chemical risk assessment (microbial ecology and ecotoxicology, etc.)
  • Management of water supply systems stability
  • Water demand and efficiency management
  • Management of pipe network and water facilities 
  • Identification and assessment of water ecological risk
Digital Urban Water of Future 
1.Digital Water Supply and Pipe System
  • Urban scale digital water (surface water/ground water) monitoring and simulation
  • Smart distribution of urban water supply
  • Smart water treatment facilities scheduling
  • Modeling optimization and control of water treatment processes/integrated systems 
2.Digitalization and Sustainable Operation of Urban Water System
  • Quantification of economic, human and environmental benefits of water solutions
  • Wise analysis of urban water demand, water loss and energy consumption
  • Smart monitoring of urban water systems
  • Decision support system for real time operation based on water quality/quantity data acquisition and analytics
  • Data management stability, accessibility and security
3.Urban Water Design of Future
  • Water-sensitive urban design (sponge cities and blue/green infrastructure)
  • Blueprints of clean and efficient water designing for sustainable and wise water cities
  • Regenerative water services design (designing hybrid centralized-decentralized systems for urban densification and resource-constraint scenario, etc.)
  • Basin connected/interlinking of rivers and climate resilient cities designing for water resources sustainable development
  • Digital water communities designing for the urban water cycle from site to basin scale