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  1. Please download poster template.
  2. Selected papers will be recommended for publication in IWA journals, e.g. Water Science and Technology: AQUA.
  3. There will be an event for IWA Young Water Professionals (YWP) co-coganized with Japan YWP.

Kenneth M. Persson

Chair of Scientific Programme Committee
Professor, Lund University

Satoshi Takizawa

Chair of NOM7 Organizing Committee
Professor, The University of Tokyo.


Following successful conference on natural organic matter in aquatic environment and drinking water in Malmö, Sweden, the 7th International Water Association (IWA) specialist conference on natural organic matter (NOM7) will be organized on 7-10 October 2019 in Tokyo, Japan, to provide a platform to share the latest scientific and practical knowledge on natural organic matter in diverse water environments, drinking water, wastewater, and recycled water. Participation of all professionals and engineers in different sectors are welcome.

Conference Topics

The Topics to be discussed include, but not limited to, the followings:

  • Climate change and NOM in aquatic environment.
  • Innovations in characterization, measurement and monitoring of NOM.
  • Dynamics and impacts of NOM in water, wastewater, or recycling treatment processes.
  • NOM as disinfection by-product precursors.
  • Role of NOM in desalination processes.
  • Innovative NOM removal processes in drinking water treatment.
  • NOM in water supply systems (water treatment processes, biofilms, chemical or microbial processes, corrosion, distribution system and process control).
  • Wastewater effluents as a source of NOM
  • Land use and catchment management strategies for reducing NOM in raw waters.
  • NOM quantity and quality- trends, processes and modeling.
  • Ecological effects of NOM
  • Wastewater effluents as NOM sources
  • Organic micropollutants and their interaction with NOM

Conference Date : 7-10 October, 2019

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Important dates

July 31, 2018

Call for abstract

December 31, 2018

Deadline of abstract submission

March 31, 2019

Notification of acceptance

July 31, 2019

Submission of full paper


Hitotsubashi Hall, Tokyo, Japan.


National Center of Sciences Building 2F, 2-1-2 Hitotsubashi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-8439

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Kenneth M Persson, Chair

Professor, Research leader, Water Resources Engineering, Lund University, Sweden

Reynald Bonnard

Director of CIRSEE (France)

Jean-Phillippe Croue

Professor, Department of Chemistry, Director, Curtin Water Quality Research Centre, Curtin University, Australia.

Bjørnar Eikbrokk

Chief Scientist, Sintef, Norway

Sadahiko Itoh

Professor, Department of Environmental Engineering, Kyoto University, Japan

Peter Jarvis

Professor, Cranfield Water Science Institute, Cranfield University, United Kingdom.

Jenyuk Lohwacharin

Lecturer, Department of Environmental Engineering, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand.

Ikuro Kasuga

Associate Professor, Department of Urban Engineering, the University of Tokyo, Japan.

Ina Kristiana

Research Fellow, Curtin Water Quality Research Centre Department of Chemistry, Curtin University, Australia.

Stephan Köhler

Professor, Director, Water research, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden

Antonio Benetti

Professor, Director, Institute of Hydraulic Research, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Satoshi Takizawa

Professor, Department of Urban Engineering, The University of Tokyo, Japan

Riku Vahala

Professor, Department of Built Environment, Aalto University, Finland

Yuefeng Xie

Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering Program, The Pennsylvania State University, USA.

Chihiro Yoshimura

Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

Satoshi Takizawa, Chair

The University of Tokyo

Yoshihiko Matsui

Hokkaido University

Sadahiko Itoh

Kyoto University

Shinya Echigo

National Institute of Public Health

Takashi Hashimoto

The University of Tokyo

Akio Imai

National Institute of Environmental Studies

Ikuro Kasuga

The University of Tokyo

Koji Kosaka

Kyoto University

Keisuke Kuroda

National Institute of Environmental Studies

Yuichi Nemoto

Maezawa Industries, Inc.

Kumiko Oguma

The University of Tokyo

Hiroshi Yamamura

Chuo University

Chihiro Yoshimura

Tokyo Institute of Technology

Akihiro Toji

Kobelco Eco-Solutions Co., Ltd.

Junichi Hasegawa

Chiba Prefectural Waterworks Bureau

Takayuki Ishizaki

Ibaraki Prefectural Waterworks Bureau

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