Overview of Online-Seminars
Since its foundation in 1999 ATB WATER GmbH has developed into a leading producer and supplier in the field of decentralised and semi-central wastewater treatment. In addition to the production and service of small wastewater treatment plants and wastewater treatment systems, ATB also offers the entire range of mechanical engineering equipment for biological wastewater treatment. For this purpose ATB maintains production and research facilities at various locations in the EU. Our engineering team supports you with its expertise during the entire planning process.
„Therefore, I am particularly pleased to be able to introduce you to some interesting practical topics in combination with my more than 20 years of company tradition and my now more than 30 years of industry experience together with my experienced colleagues as well as external highly qualified experts. For this purpose, the ATB Academy was founded, which is dedicated to these topics, mainly in a modern, compressed web-based form. We hope to present an interesting offer that will support and inspire you in your daily work. Please have a look at the following selection with different topics in several languages and on different dates. Perhaps there is an event you would like to attend. Go to the corresponding link and register. You will then receive a confirmation and further information about the schedule.“ Your Thomas Gester
All current online seminars focus on "Can decentralized solutions in wastewater treatment and stormwater management reduce or even avoid climate change impacts?"
Introduction to our main topic and overview of the individual online seminars
Topics: The effects of climate change are now also present in Europe and Germany. What are these effects? What does this mean for wastewater treatment and stormwater management? What can decentralized solutions do to reduce or avoid these impacts? A general overview of the topic as well as a brief introduction to each of the following webinars on this topic. Introductory presentation by Bettina Schürmann, overview and moderation with Thomas Gester.
Decentralised/semicentralised wastewater treatment plants
Topics: Decentralized and semi-centralized wastewater systems are able to mitigate the effects of climate change (sometimes significantly). The online-seminar shows possibilities/application examples, compares different systems and their advantages and disadvantages in normal and extreme cases and gives planning advice. Also combinations with suitable stormwater management concepts are presented.
How do I protect my building against backwater events?
Topics: This online seminar deals with flood and backpressure protection on properties and in buildings. In order for this to work, it is necessary to weigh up different technical options. Relevant contents will be explained using the example of the requirements in Germany. After a professional installation, the lifting unit is part of the drainage system. The combination and installation with required accessory components creates the prerequisite of independence from the situation in the sewer system for the user. For the maintenance personnel, it is ensured that a professional inspection of all components is possible. Additional accessory components increase the homeowner's comfort and sense of security. All necessary components will be shown and their function and requirements explained.
Decentralised/semicentralised stormwater management
Topics: The existing urban drainage principles are reaching their limits in view of the increasing rain events and stormwater runoff pollution. Decentralized and semi-central systems for rainwater management are therefore increasingly being used both for retention and detention to protect against flooding and for stormwater treatment to protect groundwater and surface watercourses.The lecture explains the fields of application of these solutions, describes the functionality and planning principles, goes into the function in extreme events and explains the relation to the applicable regulations and approvals. Without the increased use of decentralized and semi-centralized measures, it is not possible to adapt the infrastructure to climate change, as the existing sewer systems are not flexible enough to realize more resilient cities and to limit the damage to be expected from flashfloods, droughts and water pollution, e.g. from heavy metals and microplastics.
Performance and testing of decentralized stormwater treatment systems
Topics: The progressive sealing of land and anthropogenic contamination require solutions in the field of stormwater treatment. Nearby treatment and infiltration help to relieve hydraulically stressed drainage systems, contribute to the restoration of the natural water balance and take targeted action at the point of pollution. Decentralized stormwater treatment plants can offer an alternative. In Germany, but also in other countries, requirements are already being placed on these systems and they are being tested under laboratory conditions. The presentation shows the current problems, gives an overview of the different treatment systems and their possible applications, and presents the test requirements and the tests itself.
ALLOWS – a programme as a decision-making aid for the right wastewater treatment
Topics: To provide a sound methodology for the assessment of economic differences between centralized and decentralized management, a tool called ALLOWS (Assessment of Local Lowest-Cost Wastewater Solutions) has been developed (van Afferden et al., 2015). ALLOWS is a GIS-based analytical decision support tool for the identification of the most suitable wastewater management scenarios. ALLOWS’ main results are comparative cost analysis based on the relevant financial indicators of different technological wastewater treatment and reuse scenarios. Thus, ALLOWS is spatially explicit and incorporates detailed costs such as investment as well as operation and maintenance costs by using a dynamic cost comparison approach over the entire project period. ALLOWS is currently still in the development stage but will be adapted for a later practical and easy to use application.
MUST-B – a planning/decision programme for stormwater treatment
Topics: Cities worldwide are facing problems to mitigate the impact of urban stormwater runoff caused by the increasing occurrence of heavy rainfall events and urban re-densification. This study presents a new approach for estimating the potential of the Management of Urban Stormwater at Block-level (MUST-B) by decentralized blue-green infrastructure here called low-impact developments (LIDs) for already existing urban environments. The MUST-B method was applied to a study area in the northern part of the City of Leipzig, Germany. The Study areas was divided into blocks as smallest functional units and considering two different soil permeability and three different rainfall events, seven scenarios have been developed: current situation, surface infiltration, swale infiltration, trench infiltration, trough-trench infiltration, and three different combinations of extensive roof greening, trough-trench infiltration, and shaft infiltration.
Water Solutions International (WSI e.V.) – experienced water experts introduce themselves
Topics: A one-stop shop for private and public stakeholders in the water and wastewater sector who want to collaborate with experienced water experts. Innovative, pragmatic and sustainable solutions to water-related challenges.
Would you like to learn more about our speakers? You can find further information here: Instructors of our Online-Seminars.
Joining the Online-Seminars
We use the program "Zoom Pro Webinar 100" to conduct our Online-Seminars. This program is browser based. That means you do not need to download a program. Once you have registered for an Online-Seminar, you will receive an invitation e-mail with the corresponding internet link. Please click on this link and dial in shortly before the Online-Seminar starts.
If you did not receive an invitation e-mail, please also check your spam folder.
You will be taken to a kind of waiting room until the administrator/moderator of the Online-Seminar starts the event. During the presentation the microphones of the audience are muted. During the presentation questions/contributions are possible via the chat function "FAQ". After the presentation, microphones for acoustic questions/contributions can be opened by the administrator after clicking on the corresponding icon « Lift by hand ». For further information please look at this Zoom-video on youtube.