The Hosts

Upper page: Committees - Lower pages: University of Ferrara – photos

Being aware of the importance of efficient Non-Revenue Water Management and appreciating the excellent work done by the IWA Water Loss Specialist Group (WLSG),our Hosts have joined forces to bring this prestigious conference to Italy.

They are fully committed to make Water Loss Europe 2012 a successful event in this series of Water Loss conferences and ensure that all participants will be able to experience Italian hospitality!

The Hosts:

Foto a cura di Stefano Bigoni

The University of Ferrara is one of the oldest in Italy.

It was founded in 1391 by Alberto V, Marquis of Este, and granted by Pope Boniface IX. The earliest courses were in the arts, theology and law and from the very beginning it attracted well-known teachers. There are currently eight faculties and Engineering is one of the youngest.

It was initiated in the early 1990’s and is located in the new Technical and Scientific Centre of Ferrara University: it  offers the perfect study environment and the chances of employment after graduation are particularly high for all its courses.

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IREN Emilia is an efficient water utility with a successful track record in implementation of IWA methodology for water loss management. IREN Emilia is a multiutility managing the water services in 110 municipalities in Region Emilia Romagna and is part of IREN group, a major Italian utility .   


HERA  Established in 2002 from the union of eleven public utility companies in Emilia Romagna, Hera group has continued its territorial growth over the years, acquiring AGEA of Ferrara in 2004 and closing, with Meta, the first Italian merger between publicly traded multi-utility companies in 2005. Hera has been publicly traded since June 26th 2003. The Group has above 6,000 employees and operates in the provinces of Bologna, Ravenna, Rimini, Forlì-Cesena, Ferrara, Modena and Imola.

ACCADUEO is the International Exhibition of technologies for the treatment and distribution of drinking water and wastewater treatment, which in 2012 will present its 11th edition.

Over time, the show has gradually achieved international status to the point of now being among the main international events in the sector owing to:

  • the importance of the subjects discussed within the conference programme
  • the significance and prestige of the businesses attending both as exhibitors and visitors
  • the completeness of the exhibit offer that focuses entirely on the sectors represented at the show.

Edition after edition, ACCADUEO has increasingly become a time for exhibiting businesses to meet with public and private entrepreneurship with growing attention for technological innovation, which this year will feature a dedicated project. The show will offer a calendar full of conferences and technical seminars hosting international speakers, thus making it an opportunity for comparison and expert updating for business operators.

ACCADUEO will give the opportunity to exhibitors to fix an agenda of meetings with buyers coming from Turkey, Syria, Israel, Jordan, Morocco and Algeria in order to establish business contacts and increase their international connotation.

Main sponsor:

Laynard sponsor
Welcome reception sponsor
Round table sponsor

Gold Sponsor:

Media partners:

Under the patronage of
Mr Janez Potočnik, European Commissioner for Environment.
Organized by:
In conjunction with

In cooperation with
Università di Ferrara
Hosted jointly by:
Iren Emilia   Gruppo Hera
In collaboration with:
Early Careers Water Loss Symposium in collaboration with
Supported by