AWWA: Natural organic matter characterization

Research project in cooperation with the American Water Works Association (AWWA) for organic matter characterization of seawater and brackish water, and pre-treatment evaluation with respect to foulant removal.

See: Schneider, O., Weinrich, L., Giraldo, E., Kennedy, M.D., & Salinas Rodriguez, S.G. (2012). Investigation of Organic Matter Removal in Saline Waters by Pretreatment (Web Report #4280): Water Research Foundation.

Sponsor: AWWA.
Duration: 2009-2010.
Budget: 25k dollars.
IHE staff: Gary Amy, Sergio Salinas, Maria Kennedy


Best student oral presentation award

Best student paper oral presentation awarded to Loreen Villacorte (USA, July 2010) AMTA Annual Conference & Exposition, San Diego, CA, USA, American Membrane Technology Association (AMTA).


Research project to achieve practical breakthroughs in technological solutions for drinking water supply using n integrated approach, in close cooperation with the water sector, technology providers and the international scientific community. Over thirty international partners participate in the project.

Donor: EU fp6 programme
Duration: 2006-2010
IHE staff: Gary Amy, Maria Kennedy
PhD student: Victor Yangali


Best student paper oral presentation award

Best student paper oral presentation awarded to Loreen Villacorte (Jordan, November 2008) EuroMed Conference, Desalination Cooperation among Mediterranean Countries of Europe and the MENA region, Dead Sea, Jordan, European Desalination Society (EDS).

Best oral presentation – NOM characterization

Best oral presentation awarded to Sergio Salinas.

International Congress on Development, Environment and Natural Resources: Multi-level and Multi-scale Sustainability. Cochabamba, Bolivia, UMSS-University of Leuven, (2007). State of the art in NOM characterization techniques for water treatment applications, S. Salinas Rodriguez, M.D. Kennedy, G.L. Amy.