DAAD Alumni Seminars along with IFAT 2008

Along with the world largest international trade fair "IFAT" (on Water, Wastewater and Recycling) in Munich May 2008, the  German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) organised three summer schools for Alumni from the water sector:

  1. DAAD Summer School Karlsruhe, Germany: "Water conservation - A global challenge"
  2. DAAD Summer School Siegen, Germany: "Rural Sanitation Management"
  3. DAAD Summer School Berlin, Germany: "Urban Water Supply and Sewage Treatment – New Applications and Technologies"

The DAAD-Alumni Summer School "Rural Sanitation Management", was one of three International Alumni Summer Schools, organised in cooperation with the Universität Siegen. The Summer School had two parts:
Part One held at Gummersbach from 27th April to 03rd May, 2008.
Participants met at the country side in Gummersbach/Dieringhausen within the "Bergisches Land". Sanitation management aspects of different countries were compared and discussed. In addition, lectures were held by German professional institutions, both private and governmental. Excursions were undertaken to see and evaluate technical solutions in sanitation management in the surrounding of the venue.
Part Two, held at Munich from 04th May to 10th May, 2008.
Like the participants of all three summer schools, the Summer School at Siegen travelled to Munich on 4th May.
DAAD in cooperation with the German Agency for Water, Wastewater and Recycling (DWA) organised a visit to the world largest international trade fair "IFAT" (on Water, Wastewater and Recycling). Alumni has the chance to get in touch to innovative technologies and latest research results and state-of-the-art technologies.
A lot of side events like visits to special fora and official receptions at the IFAT were part of the programme.

The Topics of Part One, the first week at Gummersbach/Dieringhausen
Under the main topic "Rural Sanitation Management", papers of participants and invited guests contributed to following subjects:

    Legal Basis
    Design of Monitoring Programs
    Small Scale Material Cycle
    Integrated Sanitation Management in Watersheds
    Waste Stabilsation Pond
    Constructed Wetlands
    Membrane Treatment Plant
    Topp Small Scale Treatment Plants
    Picobells and Small Scale Treatment
    Excursion to Membrane Water Treatment Plan in Seelscheid and Waldbröl, Training Plant
    Ecosanitation: Concepts and Application for Rural
    Improving Water Quality and Rural Sanitation in Agricultural Watersheds
    Dom Biogas Plant as a Tool of Ecological Sanitation
    Biogas Production from Cow Dung for Private Sektor
    Domestic Wastewater Treatment by Constructed Wetland
    Low Cost Treatment of Textile Wasterwater Generation by the Blue Jeans Industry
    Quantifying Heavy Metal Contaminants in River and Suwer Water and Assesment of Environmental Impact
    The Animal Production in Santa Catatrina: Consequences and Alternatives..
    An Assessment of Shallow Groundwater Contamination under Irrigation
    Multiple use of Water