Host City Vienna

Vienna is situated in the heart of Europe. It offers manifold cultural highlights: Numerous famous composers have lived here; music is literally in the air! In Vienna one may visit a rich heritage and latest achievements in art and architecture ‐ from the historic city center - a UNESCO world cultural heritage site - to modern facets like the University of Economy or the trendy MuseumsQuartier, one of the world’s ten largest culture complexes.
More information can be found on the website of Vienna tourism: Website Vienna Information


The conference venue is the Campus of the University of Vienna (founded in 1365), which combines modern infrastructure and historic flair. The campus is located within walking distance to the city centre and can be easily reached by public transport. Address: 1090 Vienna, Spitalgasse 2

Conference Topics

The symposium program will cover all aspects of health related water microbiology in the whole water cycle, applied and basic research on water and microorganisms as it impacts human health.

  • Water transmittable pathogens
  • Survival, persistence, transport, fate and occurrence
  • Epidemiology of water associated diseases
  • Catchment protection
  • Microbial fecal pollution diagnostics and source tracking
  • Antimicrobial resistance
  • Water treatment and disinfection
  • Modelling and prediction
  • QMRA, decision analysis, water safety plans and surveillance
  • Biostability
  • Criteria, standards, surveillance and monitoring
  • Metagenome, microbiome and community analysis
  • Recreational water and health
  • Water reuse and health concerns
  • Water, food and health
  • Tools and measures supporting water and sanitation in developing countries
  • Water management in disaster situations and extreme events
  • Water quality and infection control in health care facilities

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