Objective of the Course

This is the second summer course held at the Lake Como School of Advanced Studies dealing with Environmental Sustainability in urban water management. The 2016 course dealt mainly with water-energy new development paradigms, and available technologies. The 2017 course topics have been expanded to include issues related to the treatment of wastewater and urban-generated wastes in view of the possible and desirable achievement of a truly sustainable urban metabolism compatible with the recently advocated circular economy paradigm.

Some of the best experts around the world have been invited to share their research results and practical experience on these subjects and offer their views on future developments concerning sustainable urban metabolism. Recent/ongoing case studies will be presented to illustrate the concepts exposed. Purpose of the course is to offer attendees state-of-the-art, practical and case-validated information concerning its focus themes. The course setting and limited attendees’ numbers will encourage and foster close interaction among participants in fruitful exchanges of ideas and experiences.

Who should attend?

Water professionals and researchers; engineers and architects involved in urban planning and development; urban water systems and reclamation utilities managers and technical staff; graduate students in environmental engineering and science, urban planning, and ecology.

Course Language
: English


This Course is supported by the Intenational Water Association

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