The Past and the Future of Wastewater Treatment in Aeration Tanks
On December 2, 2020, the Russian-German scientific seminar "The Past and the Future of Wastewater Treatment in Aeration Tanks" was held online. The event was organized by the Department of Water Supply and Water Removal and the Research and Educational Center “Water Supply and Water Removal” of the National Research Moscow State University of Civil Engineering (MGSU) together with the Department of Urban Water Management of the Technical University of Berlin with the information support from the German Center for Research and Innovation (DWIH) in Moscow.
At the opening of the seminar, Vladimir Orlov, Head of the Department of Water Supply and Water Removal of MGSU, and Frank Rackwitz, Director of the Civil Engineering Institute of the Technical University of Berlin, made a welcoming speech. In his speech, professor Orlov highly praised the long-term fruitful cooperation between the universities, in particular in the field of water supply and water removal. For 14 years, the specialized departments of the two universities annually held joint events and even 2020, despite the unfavorable epidemiological situation around the world and the associated difficulties, was no exception.
The reports at the event on behalf of MGSU were made by the staff of the Department of Water Supply and Water Removal E. Gogina, N. Makisha. and I. Gulshin; from the side of the Technical University of Berlin employees of the Department of Urban Water Management M. Barienbruch and L. Otto took part in the event.
In spite of the specialized topic of the seminar, over 100 people took part in the event - students and university lecturers, as well as representatives of companies and other organizations from Russia, Germany, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. Thanks to the interactive format of the seminar, the audience had the opportunity to ask questions, as well as share their own thoughts on the stated topic. At the end of the seminar, the participants expressed their firm intention to continue close cooperation in the following year.