Five major topics for further action identified by IKT’s new International Contact Group on sewerage issues
The options and opportunities for joint initiatives were discussed at this first online meeting of the international partners and friends of IKT. Five topics have been identified to take forward for joint actions:
- CIPP and quality control
- Sewer pressure pipes: operation and rehabilitation
- Liquid soil/flowable backfill material
- Sustainable management/asset management of sewer systems
- Flushable wipes and sewer blockages
The results and suggestions for further action are summarized in this paper.Each of these actions will be supported by an International Advisory Board (IAB) that IKT is recruiting. If you are interested in participating in one or more of these actions please let us know.
The project coordinator for all of these is Thomas Brüggemann of IKT.
Participants from Algeria, Austria, Belgium, Finland, Germany, Italy, Luxemburg, the Netherlands, Singapore, United Kingdom, and the USA joined the web meeting. Other Group members from seven other countries (Brazil, Canada, France, India, Japan, Niger, and South Korea) were not able to attend this time.
International experts gave short presentations on current projects and issues of importance:
- Thomas Ertl, University Boku Vienna, Austria
- Ang Chee Meng, CH2M, Singapore
- Mandy Fletton, UKWIR, United Kingdom
The agenda will follow and will include short updates on the five major topics. Guests are welcome.
Be a part of it!
The International Contact Group is open to new members – experts from network operators, authorities, and associations, as well as scientists. If you want to take part in our regular exchange of thoughts and knowledge join ICG!
For any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us.