Accadueo represents a must-attend event on the international scene for water professionals. This event, held in Bologna in odd-numbered years, is an outstanding showcase for the latest innovations and strategies in the water field.

Starting this year, in even-numbered years, the event will take place at the New Fiera del Levante in Bari. This strategic choice aims to facilitate and intensify meetings between companies and operators from the Central South and countries bordering the Mediterranean.

The event will combine an exhibition part with conference and training events for the most comprehensive view possible on current and relevant issues for the sector.

TOPICS


Digitization

Industrial wastewater treatment

Wastewater treatment and reuse in agriculture

Potabilization

Desalination

Sludge utilization

Legal and regulatory update

PROGRAM




27 November 2024

10:00 - 12:30

| Conference rooms 1-2 (Levante Conferences Centre)

it - The revision of the Urban Wastewater Treatment Directive and the Wastewater Reuse Regulation: strategies for the circular economy and climate change adaptation in the Mediterranean

The revision of the Urban Wastewater Treatment Directive and the Wastewater Reuse Regulation: strategies for the circular economy and climate change adaptation in the Mediterranean

Organized by BFWE in collaboration with Istat

The Day of Study organized in collaboration with Istat, scheduled on 27 November, will be an opportunity for a technical and operational discussion with water sector professionals and experts and relevant administrations on obligations, strategies, opportunities and problems in the implementations of the new Urban Wastewater Treatment Directive and EU Regulation 2020/741, especially in the regions of the Mediterranean area.

Representatives of: Ministries, Research Institutions, Universities, Regions, District Basin Authorities, Territorial Water Authorities, ARERA, Utilitalia, Water Service Authorities, Irrigation Authorities, Industrial Consortia, Environmental Associations, other stakeholders.

The Day of Study will be divided into an institutional session in the morning and an in-depth session on "The new challenges in the field of waste water treatment (economic and managerial aspects, reuse of waste water)", starting at 14.30.

BFWE, Istat
27 November 2024

10:00 - 13:30

| Conference room 1 (Levante Conferences Centre)

it - Digitalisation of Water and Wastewater Systems: international experiences and innovations to support Italian Water Utilities projects

Digitalisation of Water and Wastewater Systems: international experiences and innovations to support Italian Water Utilities projects

Organized by Associazione Idrotecnica Italiana, in collaboration with Isle Utilities and BFWE

The Conference presents international experiences, innovations and initiatives that could inspire and support Italian Water Utilities in the challenge of digital transformation required by National Recovery and Resilience Plan for reduction of water losses in distribution systems and monitoring of wastewater systems.

The Conference is held by national and international speakers with proven experience with the purpose of fostering collaboration between stakeholder, knowledge sharing and innovations adoption to improve efficiency in water and wastewater systems.

Service of simultaneous translation from English to Italian is included for International speeches.

Credits for Engineers under request.

27 November 2024

12:45

it - Ribbon-cutting Ceremony and Opening of Accadueo 2024

Ribbon-cutting Ceremony and Opening of Accadueo 2024

27 November 2024

14:30 - 15:30

| Room Acqua (Padiglione Nuovo)

it - Investing in the Water Service from a local perspective - Sustainability, Innovation and Performance

Investing in the Water Service from a local perspective - Sustainability, Innovation and Performance

Round Table

How much does the state of Italian infrastructure affect not only the quality, but also the management sustainability of the integrated water service and how local Utilities could intercept resources to modernize the water network? The round table entitled "Investing in the Water Service from a local perspective" is an opportunity to analyze together with experts, researchers and industry companies the opportunities and investments available for system innovation.

With the aim of reflecting on the future of the Italian Water Service from a local perspective, the round table will analyze from the economic and managerial point of view the possible ways to promote the ability to invest and innovation in the sector in the coming years.

The round table will also present the results of the research "Sustainability of the local water sector: innovation capacity and spending capacity" carried out by Centro Studi Enti Locali.

innovation, spending capacity, research, local Utilities
27 November 2024

14:30 - 17:30

| Conference room 1 (Levante Conferences Centre)

it - The new challenges in the field of waste water treatment (economic and managerial aspects, reuse of waste water) - In-depth session

The new challenges in the field of waste water treatment (economic and managerial aspects, reuse of waste water) - In-depth session

Organized in collaboration with Istat

The Day of Study organized in collaboration with Istat, scheduled on 27 November, will be an opportunity for a technical and operational discussion with water sector professionals and experts and relevant administrations on obligations, strategies, opportunities and problems in the implementations of the new Urban Wastewater Treatment Directive and EU Regulation 2020/741, especially in the regions of the Mediterranean area.

Representatives of: Ministries, Research Institutions, Universities, Regions, District Basin Authorities, Territorial Water Authorities, ARERA, Utilitalia, Water Service Authorities, Irrigation Authorities, Industrial Consortia, Environmental Associations, other stakeholders.

The Day of Study will be divided into an institutional session in the morning and an in-depth session on "The new challenges in the field of waste water treatment (economic and managerial aspects, reuse of waste water)", starting at 14.30.
The Italian/English simultaneous translation service is provided for the afternoon session.

wastewater treatment, water reuse, economic aspects
27 November 2024

28 November 2024

10:00 - 13:00

| Conference Room 2 (Levante Conferences Centre)

it - Water supply in the Mediterranean area in the context of climate change: critical issues and technological and management innovations

Water supply in the Mediterranean area in the context of climate change: critical issues and technological and management innovations

Organized by BFWE in collaboration with Istat

Due to ongoing climate change and the low degree of resilience of supply infrastructure, there is now evidence of an increase in competition for the use of water resources due to their reduced availability, with inevitable consequences on the geopolitical and socioeconomic balance. Globally, but especially in the Mediterranean regions and at certain times of the year, conditions of increasing vulnerability to water scarcity events are already being experienced, compromising conditions for environmental sustainability.

The Day of Study organized in collaboration with Istat, scheduled on 28 November, aims to engage water sector insiders and experts, researchers, public administrators, and managers for a moment of reflection on the health of water supply in Italy.
The intent is to outline an up-to-date picture of water uses in the main sectors of use (civil, agricultural, industrial), existing criticalities and possible solutions and strategies to be put in place, during a lively direct confrontation between the actors involved, with a view to achievable benefits (social, environmental and economic).

Will be invited to the meeting representatives of: Research Institutions, Ministries, Universities, Regions, District Basin Authorities, Territorial Water Authorities, ARERA, Utilitalia, Water Service Authorities, ANBI, Reclamation Consortia, Industrial Consortia, International Desalination and Reuse Association and other stakeholders.

The Day of Study will be divided into an institutional session in the morning and two in-depth sessions on "Withdrawal and use of water resources", starting at 14.00. 

BFWE, Istat, desalination
28 November 2024

10:00 - 13:00

| Conference room 1 (Levante Conferences Centre)

it - PERFORMANCE INDICATORS AND THE ROLE OF THE DIGITAL TRANSITION IN THE MANAGEMENT OF AQUEDUCT SYSTEMS

PERFORMANCE INDICATORS AND THE ROLE OF THE DIGITAL TRANSITION IN THE MANAGEMENT OF AQUEDUCT SYSTEMS

Organized by Acquedotto Pugliese and CSSI

The digital transition is the revisiting of processes, using products based on digital technologies and digital strategies in order to increase efficiency. The simplest, most accessible and representative collection and evaluation of process data is a knowledge base.

The conference, in the form of a dialogue, will address the relevant points of the digital transition and the role in the management of aqueduct systems within the concepts of phenomenological twin and digital water services, based on advanced hydraulic system, and the general concept of digital twin.
For this reason, first of all the issue of real water losses will be addressed from the phenomenological point of view to the system scale. The losses, in fact, are the indicator of health of the infrastructure and therefore the loss management, the process to be made efficient through the concept of digital transition. In addition, the conference will address the topic of performance indicators as a guide to the quality of public investments at different scales of water supply systems, presenting the new indicator AMSI (Asset Management Support Indicator).
Finally, the conference will address the development of a digital strategy for the loss management process.

performance indicator, aqueduct system, digital transition, loss management
28 November 2024

14:00 - 15:30

| Conference Room 2 (Levante Conferences Centre)

it - Withdrawal and use of water resources - Water balance - In-depth session - In-depth session

Withdrawal and use of water resources - Water balance - In-depth session - In-depth session

Organized by BFWE in collaboration with Istat

Due to ongoing climate change and the low degree of resilience of supply infrastructure, there is now evidence of an increase in competition for the use of water resources due to their reduced availability, with inevitable consequences on the geopolitical and socioeconomic balance. Globally, but especially in the Mediterranean regions and at certain times of the year, conditions of increasing vulnerability to water scarcity events are already being experienced, compromising conditions for environmental sustainability.

The Day of Study organized in collaboration with Istat, scheduled on 28 November, aims to engage water sector insiders and experts, researchers, public administrators, and managers for a moment of reflection on the health of water supply in Italy.
The intent is to outline an up-to-date picture of water uses in the main sectors of use (civil, agricultural, industrial), existing criticalities and possible solutions and strategies to be put in place, during a lively direct confrontation between the actors involved, with a view to achievable benefits (social, environmental and economic).

Will be invited to the meeting representatives of: Research Institutions, Ministries, Universities, Regions, District Basin Authorities, Territorial Water Authorities, ARERA, Utilitalia, Water Service Authorities, ANBI, Reclamation Consortia, Industrial Consortia, International Desalination and Reuse Association and other stakeholders.

The Day of Study will be divided into an institutional session in the morning and two in-depth sessions on "Withdrawal and use of water resources", starting at 14.00. One of the afternoon sessions is focused on Water balance.

water balance
28 November 2024

15:30 - 17:00

| Conference Room 2 (Levante Conferences Centre)

it - Withdrawal and use of water resources -Desalination of seawater - In-depth session

Withdrawal and use of water resources -Desalination of seawater - In-depth session

Organized by BFWE in collaboration with Istat

Due to ongoing climate change and the low degree of resilience of supply infrastructure, there is now evidence of an increase in competition for the use of water resources due to their reduced availability, with inevitable consequences on the geopolitical and socioeconomic balance. Globally, but especially in the Mediterranean regions and at certain times of the year, conditions of increasing vulnerability to water scarcity events are already being experienced, compromising conditions for environmental sustainability.

The Day of Study organized in collaboration with Istat, scheduled on 28 November, aims to engage water sector insiders and experts, researchers, public administrators, and managers for a moment of reflection on the health of water supply in Italy.
The intent is to outline an up-to-date picture of water uses in the main sectors of use (civil, agricultural, industrial), existing criticalities and possible solutions and strategies to be put in place, during a lively direct confrontation between the actors involved, with a view to achievable benefits (social, environmental and economic).

Will be invited to the meeting representatives of: Research Institutions, Ministries, Universities, Regions, District Basin Authorities, Territorial Water Authorities, ARERA, Utilitalia, Water Service Authorities, ANBI, Reclamation Consortia, Industrial Consortia, International Desalination and Reuse Association and other stakeholders.

The Day of Study will be divided into an institutional session in the morning and two in-depth sessions on "Withdrawal and use of water resources", starting at 14.00.
The Italian/English simultaneous translation service is provided for the afternoon session focused on Desalination of seawater.

28 November 2024