The Odour Special Interest Group (OSIG) of CASANZ has recently sent a newsletter commenting that the Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA Victoria) has released two new publications in the lead up to the Environment Protection Act 2017 that are effective since 1st of July 2021.
At the 39th AMIGO meeting on 6 July 2021 new initiatives were presented. Among other things, the members agreed to create the AMIGO International Award in recognition of a professional career in the field of odour management or an important development in this field.
The winners of the AMIGO Odour Management Awards will be selected by an international jury of odour management experts and will receive their award during a prestigious ceremony that will take place in Bilbao (Spain) on 26 October 2021,
The AMIGO Association is starting to take the first steps to create an International Guideline on Odour Management Plans (OMPS) and is looking for volunteers with experience in this field to participate in this initiative. Often, environmental consultants with no previous experience elaborate OMPs without having the necessary knowledge, simply because they do not have a guide on this. At present there are several guides on PGOs in various countries such as the United Kingdom, Germany, Canada, etc. However, most of these guides refer to specific activities and are only national in scope.
Among the many initiatives raised at the last meeting, the members proposed to carry out an international handbook on Odour Management Plans (OMP). Sofia Teixeria, a researcher in the Air Quality Group of the Department of Environmental Science and Engineering of the NOVA School of Science and Technology, NOVA University of Lisbon works as a consultant in scientific research projects, and she was proposed as convenor to coordinate the work. Sofia has presented the topic of OMPs many times in the past, most recently at the last NOSE conference.
As you probably know, Olores.org is organizing the next 9th IWA Odour & VOC/Air Emission Conference will take place the 26-27 of October 2021 in Bilbao, Spain. The IWA Odour and Air Emissions Conferences is one of the worldwide leading odour conferences. These events bring together engineers, scientists, researchers, students, local authorities, managers and other professionals in order to address and discuss emerging odour issues.
If you want to keep up to date with everything this conference has to offer, be sure to read this section.
Put your brand at the heart of the largest event on odour and VOCs emission management! The 9th IWA Odour & VOC/Air Emission Conference that will be held in Bilbao on the 26th and the 27th of October 2021. We want to make this event a unique and special experience and we are looking for very unique and special sponsors. Is that your organization?
This conference unites experts of different areas, such as engineers, scientists, investigators and so on, under the same roof to discuss odour management over the course of two days. We invite you to present your products or services and participate in the 9th Odour & VOC/Air Emission Conference of the International Water Association (IWA).
We are organizing a 1-hour workshop with Mr. Ralf Both, a German expert on odour regulations that participated in a recent paper on the subject. This workshop that will take place on the 25th of October 2021 in Bilbao, Spain, will deal with the changes that are about to be included on the coming renewal of the German legislation on Air Quality (TA Luft) regarding odour management.
The German Guideline on Odour in Ambient Air (GOAA) has been around for a good couple of decades, but it was just this... a Guideline. In the last week of May the Federal Council of Germany approved the amendment of the TA Luft and now the odour impact criteria set in the GOAA will be incorporated into the TA Luft, meaning that the GOAA will no longer be a Guidance, but it will become an odour regulation. There are chances that the TALuft will be updated on the time the conference is taking place and that is why we asked to Mr. Both about organizing this workshop.
The organizing committee of the next IWA Odours 2021 Conference has decided to extend the early bird registration deadline for two more weeks. The new closing date will be the 15th of August. Not registered yet in IWA Odours 2021? Don't delay it any longer! Take advantage of the early bird registration fee while it's available!
The registration period began earlier in the summer and will remain open until the 25th of October 2021. Although the Early Bird registration period was supposed to end on the 31st July, the organizers have decided to extend the offer which will now end on the 15th of August. Places are limited at the conference and so, we encourage you to secure your place by signing up as soon as possible to avail of this offer and avoid disappointment!
The health and well-being of our guests and colleagues is always our top priority. We strictly follow the measures that the Basque government have announced for people staying in the Basque Country. A dedicated project leader will be appointed to ensure we comply with all measures.
Below you can find the measures we have taken to provide you with a safe and comfortable experience on our conference and events facilities. We kindly ask you for your understanding and support. This overview is updated regularly, we advise you to have a look at it shortly before your event.
We are happy to announce that we will count on the support of the Bilbao-Bizkaia Water Consortium (Consorcio de Aguas de Bilbao-Bizkaia) as the first Gold Sponsor of the 9th IWA Odour and VOC/ Air emissions Conference that will take place in Bilbao, Spain, the 26 - 27th of October 2021. Not only will they sponsor the event, they will participate by giving us a guided tour through their Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP) located in Galindo. We want to thank them and welcome them to IWA Odour 2021!
The Consorcio de Aguas de Bilbao-Bizkaia (in short, CABB) is a public company founded in 1967. Their goal was to guarantee the water supplies of the area known as Gran Bilbao. Nowadays, that area consists of of 81 municipalities that form the 91,26 % of the population of Bizkaia and almost half of the Basque Country.
We are happy to announce that the company Sewervac, Systems Engineering and Hydraulics Products, has joined the 9th IWA Odours & VOC/Air emissions conference as a Silver Sponsor. We would like to welcome them and thank them for participating in this special event!
The company Sewervac is a professional firm comprising over 20 years of experience in the urban hydraulics sector. They have a number of clients including water management companies, public bodies and private entities. These clients seek solutions to odour emissions from collection systems.
We are pleased to announce that the company OLFASCAN, will participate as a Silver Sponsor for the IWA Odours 2021 Conference that will take place in BIlbao, Spain, on the 26 - 27th of October 2021. Attendees can visit their booth during the conference exhibition, where they will be sharing information about their services and products.
OLFASCAN is an enterprising team of consultants and employees in Gent (Belgium) that supports companies in their ambition to minimise and eliminate odour nuisance in the environment. This support extends to measurements, analyses, modelling, advice, communication, etc.