XENOWAC II Conference
XENOWAC II Conference, 10-12 October 2018, Limassol, Cyprus
It is a great pleasure to invite and welcome you to the XENOWAC II Conference, which will be held in Limassol, Cyprus, from the 10th to the 12th of October of 2018.
 
XENOWAC II Conference Website: http://www.xenowac2018.com/
 
Nireas Int­erna­tional Wa­ter Research Cent­er of t­he Universi­ty of Cyprus is proud ­to host ­the XENOWAC II conference, a decade aft­er ­the first­ XENOWAC conference (XENOWAC I) which ­took place in Cyprus in March 2009.
 
 
The Conference embraces ­the work performed in t­he framework of NEREUS COST Act­ion ES1403 and H2020-MSCA-ITN-2015/675530 ANSWER, bot­h coordina­ted by Nireas-IWRC. The XENOWAC II Organizing Committee together with the Scientific Committee is dedicated to develop a fascinating scientific program. In response to the increasing problem of water shortage, treated urban wastewater is currently widely reused, considered to be a reliable alternative water source. Regions inhabited by more than 40% of the world’s population already are in the situation where water demand exceeds supply. The ever-increasing shortage of water, the increasing needs for food due to the expanding world population, and for irrigation water, both in respect to good quality and quantity, render reuse a ‘sine qua non’ condition. Although reuse is accompanied by a number of benefits, and major advances have been made with respect to producing safe treated effluents for reuse (e.g. successful removal of nutrients, metals, chemical oxygen demand down to low levels), several important questions are still unanswered and barriers exist regarding the safe/sustainable reuse practices especially in relation to contaminants of emerging concern.