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Online Seminar and Trade Show Event “Innovation and Knowledge for Sewer Technology” on 6th May 2020

Posted 29. April 2020

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Online seminar on sewer rehab and operation with a trade show – join our event wherever you are!

Normally, we would all be attending the huge IFAT Exhibition in Munich in early May, but it has been cancelled until next scheduled in 2022. So members of the IKT-Association of Industry and Service are coming together to bring to your home office what you would have seen and heard about on their stands at the trade show. Our one-day English language event “Innovation and Knowledge for Sewer Technology” takes place completely online on 6th May 2020.

This online seminar and trade show event will feature a seminar on sewer renovation and operation with companies’ presentations and discussions in the morning and an online ‘exhibition’ – or TREND TELEPORTER as we call it – in the afternoon. The companies from the morning will beam you from your desk to their virtual trade stands. It is part of the four-day German language event “Innovationen für die KanalisationsTechnik” – that is being staged by IKT ‑ Institute for Underground Infrastructure and ComNet WasteWater from May 5 to 8 2020. It is a pilot for potential future events, in a year where the usual trade show events are being cancelled or delayed.

To Register
nnovation and Knowledge for Sewer Technology

Wednesday 6th May 2020, from 10.00 CEST / 9.00 BST
Participation is free of charge!
To register to attend please e-mail Dr Iain Naismith
Just want to dip in and out for specific items of interest to you? Please feel free to join and leave the event when it suits you as you would do if you were attending a seminar or trade show in person.


Sewer Renovation and Operation – Seminar & Virtual Trade Show

10.00 to 16.30 Central European Summer Time (CEST) / 9.00 to 15.30 British Summer Time (BST)


SEMINAR: Sewer network renovation and operation – innovative techniques

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Your host: Iain Naismith, IKT

The presenters are from member companies of the IKT-Association of Industry and Service and from IKT. Dr Iain Naismith, IKT will lead the programme.

Part 1: Sewer rehabilitation

10.00 to 12.00 (CEST) / 9.00 to 11.00 (BST)

10.00 CEST

Development of net asset value as a basis for optimization of the rehabilitation strategy

Dr Robert Stein, S & P Consult GmbH

A rehabilitation strategy is a long-term approach to a variety high priority of structural, hydraulic, operational, environmental problems that takes into account legal and economic constraints. Robert will explain the use of the STATUS optimisation tool. Knowing the specific aging behaviour of each element of a sewer network, and so the rate of deterioration, can help to optimise maintenance, operating and rehabilitation strategies and decision making. It also can help to avoid costs, reduce risk and optimise budget planning. (Robert also is the first speaker for our German language event on 5th May.)

10.30 CEST

Quick-Pig – Checking, flushing and pigging pressure sewers without a manhole

Nico Hindriks, Reinert-Ritz GmbH

Nico will be explaining how Reinert-Ritz’s Quick-Pig Station can be installed in a pipeline during or after pipelaying. It enables safe access to pressure sewers for inspection and for a cleaning pig to be launched and captured.

11.00 CEST

Special reaction resins for sealing and liner connection

Kai Burcek, MC-Bauchemie Müller GmbH & Co. KG

Kai will be explaining the use of reaction resin-based filler for flexible embedding of CIPP-liners to manhole walls.

11.30 CEST

Tailor made solutions for accessible manholes and assessible sewers – the Dura range

Dieter Schreurs, Steinzeug Keramo

Dieter’s presentation will consider the challenges and solutions for various accessible sewer systems. A slip lining technique with polymer concrete panels will be presented as a solution for some specific cases, together with a similar solution for manhole rehabilitation.

Part 2: Sewer network operation in the current crisis

12.00 to 13.00 (CEST) / 11.00 to 12.00 (BST)

12.00 CEST

A round-up of the issues being experienced by sewer network owners in continuing to operate and maintain sewers in the current crisis and some innovations they are adopting

Dr Iain Naismith, IKT

This presentation summarises what we have learned from hosting two webinars on the subject that involved contributions from China, Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium and the UK.

Part 3: Smart Cities and Heavy Rain

13.00 to 14.00 (CEST) / 11.00 to 12.00 (BST)

13.00 CEST

Smart City – Management of heavy rainfall as a pilot for evaluating the maturity of smart community infrastructures

Mirko Salomon, IKT

Mirko is a member of the ISO TC268 ‑ Sustainable cities and communities ‑ Sub committee on Smart community infrastructures.

13.30 CEST

Smart&Wise: Smart and reliable water and wastewater infrastructure systems for our future cities in India and Germany

Dr. Martina Scheer, Ingenieurbuero Scheer / tandler.com

Martina will explain this bilateral application orientated R&D-project.


TREND TELEPORTER – the Virtual Exhibition: Operating and Renovating Sewers

The companies speaking in the session from 10.00 to 14.00 invite you to hear more about what they can do based on what you might have seen and heard from them at their exhibition stand at the IFAT in Munich. If the exhibition hadn’t been cancelled this year…

Operation and renovation of sewers – Association members present their innovations!

14.30 to 16.30 (CEST) / 13.30 to 15.30 (BST)

14.30 CEST
Now teleporting: Reinert-Ritz
Following on from his presentation on the ‘Quick-Pig’ in the morning, Nico will run a short virtual tour of the Company, starting outside, visiting some key places, then going upstairs into a meeting room where he will explain their product range and some special fittings they have made.
This event is using the same GoToMeeting as the earlier Seminar. If you are just joining for this event use the same link.

15.00 CEST
Now teleporting: MC-Bauchemie
MC-Bauchemie will be using this online event to provide an overview of their products and solutions for the renovation of sewers and manholes.
This event is using the same GoToMeeting session as the earlier seminar. If you are just joining for this event use the same link.

15.30 CEST
Now teleporting: Steinzeug Keramo
Steinzeug Keramo will be using this ‘virtual Trade Stand’ opportunity to present key aspects of the company’s products and services, focusing on rehabilitation of man-accessible manholes using its DURA range.
This event is using the same GoToMeeting session as the earlier seminar. If you are just joining for this event use the same link.

16.00 CEST
Now teleporting: Ingenieurbuero Scheer / tandler.com / University of Applied Science Kaiserskautern
Martina Scheer and Timo Dilly (Technische Universität Kaiserslautern) will explain further how companies can engage with the Smart&Wise project for designing sewer networks in future cities in this India/Germany joint project.
This event is using a different GoToMeeting session. To attend this event please use the link you received or will receive after registration.


Register now!

Innovation and Knowledge for Sewer Technology
Wednesday 6th May 2020
Participation is free of charge!
To register just send an e-mail to Iain Naismith.
This will be hosted on the IKT GoToMeeting Room. You will receive the link after your registration.

Contact Person

Iain Naismith
Senior Research Associate, IKT
Mobile: +44 (0) 7983 605219
Office: +44 (0) 1491 712707
E-mail: naismith@ikt.institute



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