The 2nd edition of the Water Retention Technologies in Industry conference will be held on February 22-23, 2024. in Warsaw. “Water Matters” is pleased to include this event as a media sponsor. It will bring together experts and professionals from the water sector to discuss innovations and the latest trends in water management. The conference agenda will include issues related to modern technologies for rainwater harvesting, cost analysis of water retention, as well as conservation strategies. The meeting will provide a unique opportunity to share experiences and expand knowledge about the effective use of water in industry, which is particularly important in view of the growing challenges of resource management.
2nd Conference on Water Retention Technologies in Industry – Key Topics
The conference will focus on several important areas:
- A panel on legislation related to water retention; fees for rainwater and snowmelt, legal instruments relating to rainwater management, sources of investment financing;
- Examples of industrial installations for the use of rainwater;
- Protection of water resources and ways to manage rainwater;
- Good practices on the example of industrial plants.
The conference will also include a workshop titled “Fees for rainwater and snowmelt drainage – how to reduce costs in light of current regulations?”. They will be conducted by Tymoteusz Mądry from the WODKAN law firm. It is planned to address such topics as:
- Fees for the discharge of rainwater into water and water facilities – how to measure quantities and calculate the fee;
- Fee for reduction of natural terrain retention – who it applies to and the amount;
- Municipal rainwater drainage fees – two fee models;
- discharging water into the municipal stormwater drainage system or its own system – which is the best solution;
- Solutions to reduce the cost of stormwater management in light of the Water Law and practice.
The conference will also provide an opportunity to discuss innovative solutions in the field of water retention and future directions of technology development in this area. Participants will be able to exchange experiences and visions, which will certainly contribute to the development of new, more effective methods of water resources management.
The importance of water retention in industry
In Poland taken as a whole, water scarcity does not exist, but its uneven distribution is a real challenge. Regions such as Mazovia, Greater Poland and Upper Silesia, characterized by developed industry, struggle with limited availability of good-quality surface water and lower annual rainfall. In this context, optimization of resource consumption, both in industry and in households, plays a key role. Production processes require the consumption of large amounts of water, so the use of closed circuits and the use of rainwater has even become a necessity.
Industry, being one of the main consumers of water, accounts for a significant percentage of the country’s surface resource abstraction and can contribute to ecosystem degradation. Rainwater retention certainly allows more efficient use of a free source of rainwater, while minimizing the negative impact on the environment. By storing and reusing water, businesses can significantly reduce the costs associated with purchasing, treating and discharging water, resulting in financial savings and increased operational efficiency. In addition, industrial retention systems can reduce dependence on local intakes, which is crucial during periods of drought.
The 2nd Industrial Water Retention Technologies Conference is an important event for all those interested in rainwater management and retention in manufacturing processes and responds to existing demand. The event is a platform for sharing knowledge, experience and best practices. Among its goals is to promote sustainable development and innovative solutions in this key area of the economy.
The event is organized by BMP. Detailed information can be found on the page dedicated to the conference.