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2019 Qingdao International Conference

Global Platform for Water Solutions

Major Sessions

  • International Conference on Seawater Desalination
    • Seminar on the Innovation and Development of Seawater Desalination Technology
    • Seminar on Brine Resources Exploitation and Comprehensive Utilization
    • Seminar on Treatment and Reuse Technology of Civil Sewage
    • Seminar on Landfill Leachate Treatment Technology
    • Seminar on Sludge Treatment and Resource Utilization Technology
    • Seminar on Application Technology of Water Treatment Chemicals
  • Conference on National Industrial Water Conservation and Treatment Technology
    • Seminar on Pollution Control and Resource Utilization Technology of Oil and Gas Field Development
    • Seminar on Wastewater ZLD Technology in Coal-based Chemical Parks
    • Seminar on Wastewater Reuse and ZLD in the Power Industry
    • Seminar on Difficult Technology for Industrial Wastewater Treatment
    • National Seminar on Water Conservation and Wastewater Comprehensive Utilization technology in Metallurgical Industry
  • Water Science and Technology
    • Seminar on New Materials and New Progresses of Membrane Separation Technology
    • Seminar on Anaerobic Technology
    • Young Scientists Forum on Water Science
    • Networking on China-Europe Water Resources Technology Innovation and Business
  • Water Environment Governance and Water Ecology Construction
    • Seminar on Water Ecology and Culture Construction & Integrated Governance and Innovation of Water Bodies
    • Seminar on Non-Conventional Water Resources Development and Utilization technology
    • China Development Summit on Smart Water Affairs
    • Seminar on Decentralized Wastewater Treatment Technology in Rural Areas and Small Towns
  • Awarding Ceremonies
    • The 4th Awarding Ceremony for "Chinese Top Water-Making Craftsmen"
    • The 3rd Awarding Ceremony for“China Water Industry Stars”
    • The 2nd Awarding Ceremony for“China Water Industry Champions”
    • Awarding Ceremony for Top Papers of Young Scholars
  • Field trip
  • Highlights

  • The Qingdao International Water Conference is founded by the Chinese government and supported by industrial organizations around the world;
  • The Conference gathers together over 2,300 leaders, experts and professionals in water treatment industry from more than 50 countries;
  • More than 300 important guest speakers meet and discuss business opportunities and technology development strategies of the environmental protection industry in the backdrop of the global water resource crisis.
  • The conference consists of five key-note themes and 30 special sessions, composed of 380 authoritative professional reports.
  • This annual event has developed into the largest, highest level, most influential and professional exhibition brand of the water industry in Asian-Pacific region.


Hosted by
China Association for Science and Technology
Qingdao Municipal People's Government

Supported by
International Water Association
Shandong Association for Science and Technology

Organized by
Qingdao Association for Science and Technology
Administration Committee of Qingdao West Coast New Area
Qingdao International Desalination Center

Co-Organized by
Desalination Branch of the China Water Enterprises Confederation
The Chinese Society for Metals
China-Europe Exchange Platform for Water Resource
Water Conservation and Treatment Branch of the China Industrial Energy Conservation and Clean Production Association
National Engineering Research Center for Integrated Utilization of Salt Lake Resources
National Engineering Research Center for Petrochemical and Coal-Based Chemical Wastewater Treatment and Resource Reuse
Shandong Salt Industry Group Co., Ltd.
Shandong Environmental Protection Technology Service Center
Shandong Coating Industry Association
Jiangsu Industrial Association for Manufacturing Water Purification Equipment
EU-China Commercial Associations Investment Promotion Alliance

About The Conference

The Qingdao International Water Conference (QIWC) is hosted by the China Association for Science and Technology and Qingdao Municipal People's Government, supported by industrial organizations and national government departments such as the International Water Association and Shandong Association for Science and Technology. QIWC is co-organized by the Qingdao Association for Science and Technology, Administration Committee of Qingdao West Coast New Area and Qingdao International Desalination Center. As a high-end international academic and technical convention and exhibition, it has been held for 13 consecutive years as an influential event at home and abroad, providing an interdisciplinary exchange platform in the areas of water-related resources, environment, ecology and security, for promoting the development of water treatment industries in China and the world. Meanwhile, the leaders from both the government and industries are invited for the releasing of the information on policy planning, project demands and development trends in this field.

The 14th Qingdao International Water Conference will be held in Qingdao, China on June 25-28, 2019. The diverse content and themes of QIWC provide a platform for global water resources solutions, drawing entrepreneurs, experts and professionals to address challenges, exhibit technology, explore opportunities and share achievements. As an influential and popular event in the industry, QIWC has grown into a renowned international brand of convention and exhibition in the Asia Pacific region. Every summer sees the gathering of the experts and business representatives in the global water industry in Qingdao, making friends and exchanging ideas in promotion of the water treatment technology and industry.


  • National and local leaders in water-related resources, environment,  conservation and treatment
  • Experts, scholars, researchers and entrepreneurs in the global desalination field and related fields
  • Members and representatives from the International Water Association, Desalination Branch of the China Water Enterprises Confederation, The Chinese Society for Metals, Shandong Water Ecology Civilization Promotion Association, European Desalination Society and other associations and organizations
  • Engineers and technicians from domestic and foreign water treatment companies; representatives of water affairs companies, research institutes and news agencies, as well as users, investors and entrepreneurs, etc.

Key Participants in previous events

National Development and Reform Commission
Ministry of Science and Technology              
Ministry of Environmental Protection
Ministry of Water Resources                      
State Oceanic Administration 
China Association of Science and Technology
The Institute of Seawater Desalination and Multipurpose Utilization, SOA (Tianjin)
Development Center of Water Treatment Technology, Hangzhou 
Gansu Academy of Membrane Science and Technology
Tsinghua University
Tianjin University                
Ocean University of China
Tongji University
Dalian University of Technology 
Tianjin Polytechnic University 
Harbin Institute of Technology
Hohai University
Nanjing University of Technology
Zhejiang University
Xinxing Ductile Iron Pipes Co., Ltd.
China Metallurgical Group Corporation
China Huadian Engineering Group
Shanghai Electric (Group) Co., Ltd.
China First Heavy Industries 
Harbin Electric (Group) Co., Ltd.
China Electronics Engineering Design Institute
Beijing Enterprises Water Group Limited
China Power Engineering Consulting Group
China Hydropower Consulting Group
Beijing Municipal Design Institute
Technical Research Institute of Shougang Group
China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower research
Ningbo Materials Institute of the Chinese Academy of Sciences
Northwest Electric Power Design Institute

SUEZ Dow Veolia Xylem
Doosan Toray Nitto Denko Saint-Gobain
Hyflux Pentair Pall PUB Singapore
Cadagua ACS COBRA Aqualyng  Black&veatch
ACWA Toshiba Hitachi LANXESS
Fesia Sidem EBARA Outokumpu
ERI Biwater Sulzer Pump Engineerin
Calder AG Industeel Naclo SembCorp Utiliti
Inge A.G. Toyobo BWA Prominent
Wabag BRACK Genesys Woongjin Chemi
Azud Hach Butting Schlumberger W
CH2M HILL Flowserve FCC Grundfos Pump
Kurita Danfoss Mitsubishi Sumitomo Corpor
Porex AkzoNobel ANDRLIZ Modern Water
Harbin ROPV Iwowater RRS Originwater
Bray MOTIMO Vontron Wave Cyber
Canpure Scinor Cobetter Nanfang Punp
Haier TCL 3M A.O.Smith
Unilever Ozner Angelgroup Tritech


Water---Source of Life and Basis of Development


Keynote speeches, comprehensive reports, special sessions, business networking, results transfer, product display, field trip


International Conference on Seawater Desalination

Seminar on Innovation and Development of Seawater Desalination Technology
  • Current situation and progress of the desalination Industry
  • Innovation of RO membrane seawater desalination technology
  • Innovation of thermal seawater desalination technology
  • Seawater desalination and environmental issues
  • Technology on using, efficiency and energy recovery of seawater desalination energy
  • Pre-treatment and post-treatment technology
  • Anti-corrosion control and material selection
  • Process design, operation management and economy of seawater desalination projects
  • Application of products that support desalination

Seminar on Development and Integrated Utilization of Brine Resources
  • Exhibition on reducing saline wastewater and efficient use of it as a resource
  • New technologies and developments on utilizing brine
  • Technical routes, engineering cases and economic analysis of water-salt co-production
  • Comprehensive utilization and green development of salt lake resources
  • Separation and extraction of valuable elements from brine resources (seawater, salt lakes, underground brine, etc.)
  • High-value product development of bittern chemical resources
  • Platform construction for testing and inspecting brine utilization

Seminar on Treatment and Reuse Technology of Civil Sewage
  • Market development of civil sewage treatment
  • Advanced treatment technology and process developments of civil sewage
  • Application of membrane technology in civil water treatment
  • Typical case analysis of civil sewage treatment and reuse

Seminar on Landfill Leachate Treatment Technology
  • Interpretation of policies and standards on landfill leachate treatment and discharge
  • Progress in landfill leachate treatment technology
  • ZLD and economy of landfill leachate
  • Typical Processes and Case Analysis of Landfill Leachate Treatment

Seminar on Sludge Treatment and Resource Utilization Technology
  • Interpretation of policies and standards on urban sludge treatment industry development
  • Technology progress and case sharing of sludge treatment and disposal projects
  • Development and engineering application of new conditioning techniques for pyrohydrolysis  anaerobic sludge
  • Research and application process of utilizing sludge as a resource

Seminar on Application Technology of Water Treatment Chemicals
  • Application of water treatment agents in the industrial field
  • R&D and application of special agents for seawater desalination
  • R&D and application of cooling water agents
  • R&D and application of reverse osmosis agents

National Technology Exchange on Industrial Water Conservation
and Pollution Control

Seminar on Pollution Control and Resource Utilization Technology of Oil and Gas Field Development
  • Policies and regulations on environmental protection in the case of water intake and discharge in oil and gas industry
  • Advances in pollution control and resource utilization technologies for oil and gas development
  • New technology on wastewater treatment and reuse in oil and gas industry
  • Integrated solutions and case analysis on wastewater treatment and water reuse in oil and gas production

Seminar on Wastewater ZLD Technology in Coal-chemical Zones
  • Ideas on the development of the coal-based chemical industry in the new situation
  • Progress of treatment technology for high pollution and high salinity wastewater
  • Application of membrane separation technology in coal-based chemical wastewater ZLD
  • Case studies of wastewater ZLD projects in coal-based chemical parks

Seminar on Wastewater Reuse and ZLD in Power Industry
  • Energy conservation and emission reduction policies and regulations of the power industry
  • Progress in wastewater efficient utilization and ZLD technology of power plants
  • ZLD technology for desulfurization wastewater
  • Application of integrated membrane technology in the boiler feed water treatment of power plants
  • Application of seawater desalination technology in the power industry
  • Optimization design and economic analysis of water treatment projects in power plants

Seminar on Highly-difficult Treatment Technology for industrial wastewater
  • Turning industrial wastewater into a resource and industrial policy analysis
  • Developments in industrial wastewater pretreatment process
  • R&D and application of key technical equipment in the case of anaerobic oxidation and supercritical oxidation
  • Low energy-consumption and high-efficiency advanced membrane treatment technology and application
  • Application of evaporation crystallization technology and salt separation and hazard-free disposal technology

National Seminar on Water Conservation and Wastewater Comprehensive
Utilization technology in Metallurgical Industry
  • Current status and development trends of water resources utilization in the iron and steel industry
  • Water conservation in iron and steel enterprises and urban wastewater treatment and renewable technology
  • Reduction of coking wastewater and its advanced treatment technology
  • Treatment and comprehensive utilization technology of industrial wastewater with acid, oil, extractant and heavy metal in the case of sintering, iron making, steel making and steel rolling
  • Application of seawater desalination technology in the water treatment of the iron and steel industry
  • Typical case studies of wastewater comprehensive utilization in the iron and steel industry

Water Science and Technology

Seminar on New Materials and Developments of Membrane Separation Technology
  • Research progress in mixed matrix membranes, renewable material membranes, biomimetic membranes, etc.
  • Electrochemistry, pressure-driven membrane and membrane processes
  • Research and development of ZLD and near-zero emissions and utilizing membranes as resources
  • Research and practice of short-flow seawater desalination technology
Seminar on Anaerobic Technology
  • Industrial and urban wastewater treatment depending on anaerobic technology
  • Innovation / emerging anaerobic technology
  • Anaerobic technology for resource recovery
  • High solid anaerobic treatment technology
  • Pretreatment and post treatment of anaerobic technology

Networking on Innovation and Business of China-Europe Waster Resources Technology
  • Release of China-Europe new technologies in key areas of water treatment, watershed management, remediation of water ecology, and sponge city
  • Release of China-Europe water technology demand
  • Business networking of China- Europe enterprises

Governance of Water Environment and Construction of Water Ecology

Seminar on Construction of Water Ecology Civilization and Innovation
on Water Bodies Comprehensive Treatment
  • Construction and development planning of water ecological civilization
  • Progress of implementing River Chiefs and River-Chief informatization construction
  • Integrated thinking on constructing ecological water networks in connection with river and lake water systems
  • Key technologies for watershed water environment governance and ecological remediation
  • Key technologies for wetland ecological protection and restoration
  • Technological innovation and application of dredging and sediment dredging in rivers and lakes
  • Disposal and comprehensive utilization of sediment in rivers and lakes
  • Development and innovation of water ecological PPP investment and financing mechanism
China Smart Water Development Summit
  • Layout and planning of national smart cities
  • Analysis on the development prospects and modes of investment and financing of smart water affairs
  • Solutions on smart pipeline network for water supply
  • Discussion on smart drainage solutions
  • Sharing of cases and applications of smart water affairs
Seminar on New Technology for Decentralized Wastewater Treatment in Rural Areas and Small Towns
  • Market development of sewage treatment in villages and towns
  • sewage treatment technology and process developments in villages and towns
  • Management and case studies on operation and maintenance of sewage treatment projects in villages and towns
  • Discussion on commercial modes of sewage treatment in villages and towns

Call for Papers

1. The length of the papers should be around 5,000 words, along with an abstract of 200-300 words. If you submit a paper in Chinese, you also should submit an abstract of 1,000 words in English.

2. The title of the paper should reflect the nature and content of the paper and be no more than 12 words in length. All authors' names (maximum of 8) should be listed with the given name in full, all middle names as initials, followed by the family name in full.

3. Your digital figure files should not be separated from the text file. Text files (including figures) should be formatted to MS Word files, and remarked with full information of the speaker and/or organization. All margins 2.5 cm, Times New Roman, single spaced, all lines left-justified.
4. Arrangement: Title (14, bold), blank line, Authors a, b, c (12, regular), blank line, Addresses (10, regular), blank line, Abstract (10, regular), Key words (10, regular), Text (10, regular), blank line, References (10, regular). Please remember to include your fax number and office telephone number when submitting your paper.
After the conference, a selected number of full papers will be recommended for publication in the following journals. Followed is the paper format and style respective.
Desalination and Water Treatment (SCI journal)
Water Science and Technology (SCI journal)
The recommended papers will go through a peer review process following the journal's own rules.

5. Deadline: March 31, 2019 for titles and abstracts; May 31, 2019 for full texts. Contributions are welcome. Please send your papers to or


Conference Agenda

Date Agenda
June 25, 2019 Full-day Registration
June 26, 2019 Opening Ceremony/ Plenary Keynotes/ Sessions/ Exhibition
June 27, 2019 Sessions/Exhibition/ Networking
June 28, 2019 Field Trip


China - Qingdao - Oriental Film Capital Wanda Xingguangdao Convention Center

Address: Binhai Avenue, Huangdao District, Qingdao City, Shandong Province, 2000-3

Display of Technology and Equipment

Exhibition involves

= Technology, products and equipment of desalination and water treatment
= Supporting facilities and components for water treatment engineering and configuration
= Membrane and membrane modules, complete equipment
= Application technology and equipment for water conservation and using wastewater as a resource
= Engineering technology and supporting management
= Professional service providers in media, intelligence, consulting, software, etc.
= Equipment for sludge treatment

Booth Type and Price

Standard Booth (6m2)
1. Member: US $2,000
2. Non-member: US $2,200

A standard booth is equipped with: the higher than usual structure, one exhibition table, two chairs, a lintel bearing the company logo in both Chinese and English, two spotlights, 220V power socket, and booth carpet.


1. Registration Fee

Remittance in Advance: 800 US$/person
On-site payment: 900 US$/person

The fee covers the admittance to the conference, meals, materials and field trip.

2. Accommodation of the delegates will be subject to the organizing committee at their own expense.


1. Please fill in the application form and send it to the organizing committee by email, WeChat, QQ, or fax before May 31, 2019.
2. Registration fees can be directly transferred to the organizing committee or paid on site.
3. After participants remit fees, please fax the remittance slip to the organizing committee for verification.


The sponsorships are offered as follows:
Platinum sponsor, gold sponsor, silver sponsor, co-sponsor, banquet sponsor, gift sponsor, etc.
For those interested in the sponsorship, please contact the organizing committee directly for detailed information.


Intermediary Bank: JPMorgan Chase Bank New York
Beneficiary Bank: Bank of Communications Qingdao Branch
Name of account: Qingdao International Desalination Centre

A/c No of account: 372005513018170040169

Contact Information

Qingdao International Desalination Centre
Qingdao Office
Contact Person : Haichen,      Guo Hongshun
Tel: 86- 532-86679768   
Fax: 86-532-86679769   

Beijing Office
Contact Person : Yang Yan,      Guo Wei
Tel: 86-10-58678266
Fax: 86-10-58678266 to 8011

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