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XIII Latin American Workshop and Symposium on Anaerobic Digestion

On behalf of the Organizing Committee we welcome you to the XIII Latin American Workshop and Symposium on Anaerobic Digestion (DAAL XIII), which will be carried out in Medellín, Colombia, from October 21st to 24th, 2018. This event is the 13th version of a series of Latin American symposia of anaerobic digestion which have taken place in different countries and which are supported by the International Water Association - IWA and by its group of specialists in anaerobic digestion.

In this occasion, the organization of the event is under a large group of Colombian institutions: Universidad de Antioquia, Universidad Industrial de Santander, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Universidad Javeriana, Universidad de Ibagué, Universidad del Valle, Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, Universidad de la Guajira, Universidad de Cartagena and la Red Colombiana de energía de la Biomasa.

Anaerobic digestion has been worldwide conceive as a sustainable technology and with a large development, which has allowed the treatment, recovering, and valuation of wastes and residual waters, including from the transformation of recalcitrant pollutants to the use of energy. In Colombia, anaerobic digestion has been fundamental for the development of the country because it has given the basis for a basic sanitation in rural zones and has marked the guidelines for the treatment of domestic and industrial residual waters, and currently the management and proper disposal the sludge.

Medellín city has been an example of progress and equity in Colombia; in 2013, it was appointed as the most innovating city in the world, in the framework of the contest: City of the Year, organized by The Wall Street Journal and Citigroup. Our city also won the world prize of urban transformation, Lee Kuan Yew World City in 2016. Medellín is leader in Colombia in the field of hydric management through the sanitation program of Valle de Aburrá basin, which includes the infrastructure of collection, transportation, and treatment of wastewater of the ten municipalities which belong to El Valle de Aburrá, highlighting WWTR Aguas Claras, one of the most modern in Latin America and the largest plant of secondary treatment in Colombia.

In this context, DAAL XIII will be a space for discussion around environmental, social, and energetic alternatives in anaerobic digestion in Latin America. This event will have the participation of international experts in order to attain a large vision on the treatment, recovery, and valuation of wastes and residual waters in a global environment.


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