WCEC5 2012 Mülheim-an-der-Ruhr

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The 5th Water Contamination Emergencies conference, co-organised with the SecurEau project team, takes place in Mülheim-an-der-Ruhr (Germany), from the 19th to the 21st of november, 2012.

Theme of this 5th conference : Managing the threats.

Topics of the conference

Specific topics that will be addressed and for which papers are invited are:

  • Risk analysis and assessment (emphasizing practical aspects)
  • Risk perception
  • Risk communication (and the role of social media in risk communication)
  • (Micro)biological contamination events – examples and case studies
  • Chemical contamination events – examples and case studies
  • Crisis management – examples and case studies
  • Public health aspects of contamination events
  • Remediation technologies for drinking water supply systems
  • Training methodologies for risk management
  • Cyber-security
  • Technologies for water safety management
  • Models and scenarios for contamination of distribution networks
  • Hydraulic modelling of distribution networks and contamination emergencies
  • Sensor networks for water quality monitoring
  • Generic vs specific sensors
  • Radioactivity and associated contamination risks


Invited keynote speakers include:

SecurEau Security Workshop

A security workshop will be held at the end of the conference from 2:00 to 4:30 pm on 21st November. Only people with appropriate and valid security clearance may attend. The aim of this workshop will be to transfer classified results from the SecurEau[1] project, dealing with modelling contamination and remediation of contaminated drinking water networks.

If you are interested in attending this security workshop, please register online, and then send your clearance documentation both to Maggi Churchouse and Sylvain Fass. Sylvain Fass will notify you whether or not your application has received clearance to attend.

Organising Committee

Programme Committee

See also


  1. SecurEau is a project under Framework Programme 7 (number 217976) dealing with deliberate contamination of drinking water and distribution networks and its remediation.