International Conference on
6–8 February 2017, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands

Main Content


The conference will be the 11th Membranes in Drinking and Industrial Water Production (MDIW) conference in the series after Paris 1995, L’Aquila 1997, Amsterdam 1998, Paris 2000, Mülheim/Ruhr 2002, L’Aquila 2004, Harrogate 2007, Toulouse 2008, Trondheim 2010, Leeuwarden 2012.


The conference will give an overview of the most recent developments in membrane technology. This three day event will bring together research scientists, engineers, managers and operators from water supply and wastewater treatment companies, industries, government departments, consulting firms, research institutes and universities.
The theme of the conference, membranes in drinking and industrial water production, includes the treatment of groundwater, river, lake, sea and filter backwash water as well as industrial and domestic wastewaters with membrane processes i.e. reverse osmosis, nanofiltration, ultrafiltration, microfiltration and electrodialysis.


  • Disinfection
  • Drinking water
  • Removal of Cryptosporidium and Giardia
  • Monitoring membrane and system integrity
  • Controlling disinfection by-products
  • Organic and inorganic contaminants
  • Removal of organics and inorganics
  • Removal of arsenic, fluoride, sulphate, hardness
  • Concentrate/residual management
  • Recovery and reuse
  • Innovative treatment technologies
  • Seawater – Brackish water – Low salinity water
  • Wastewater – Water reuse
  • Industrial process water – Boiler feed water – Ultrapure water
  • Membrane systems in remote places and decentralized treatment
  • Membrane process design
  • Modeling membrane processes
  • Pretreatment
  • Fouling/scale control and monitoring
  • Biofouling
  • Algal bloom
  • Energy consumption and recovery
  • Operating experiences
  • Operating costs
  • Membrane cleaning
  • Integrated membrane systems
  • Membrane systems and bioreactors (MBR)
  • Novel membrane processes
  • Environmental and legislative aspects
  • Management, disposal and treatment/reuse of membrane concentrates
  • Pathogens as parasites and viruses, membranes and legislation
  • Sustainable energy sources
  • Use of membrane processes for promoting sustainable development


  • U.A. Annunziata
  • M. Balaban
  • S. Bertrand
  • P.M. Biesheuvel
  • B. Blanco
  • L. Broens
  • A. Cipollina
  • M. Farriols Hernando
  • M.D. Kennedy
  • E. Koutsakos
  • J.J. Malfeito Sanchez
  • G.M. Micale
  • H. Miedema
  • M. Pontié
  • J.W. Post
  • O.L. Sallangos
  • J.C. Schippers
  • K. Stummeyer
  • M. Tedesco
  • A. Tenne
  • J.S. Vrouwenvelder
  • G. Zaragoza


The city theatre “De Harmonie” belongs to the five largest theatres of The Netherlands and is located down town Leeuwarden in the close vicinity of all major hotels. De Harmonie counts three theatres, three smaller meeting rooms and two large lobbies. The lobbies are ideally suitable for expositions as well as lunches and drinks.

EU H2020 Project Progress Reports

INTEGROILTechnology for the treatment of produced water and refinery wastewater
REvivEDLow energy solution for drinking water production by a revival of ED systems
SALTGAE Techno-economic feasibility of using algae to treat saline wastewater from the food industry