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The Winter School event aims to present an overview of the current state of knowledge and the latest advances regarding the occurrence, impact, and elimination of Disinfection By-Products (DBPs), Contaminants of Emerging Concern (CECs), and microbial contamination to provide solutions face to risks in providing safe drinking water and alternative water sources for crops production.

Rua do Choupelo, 39. 4400-088, Vila Nova de Gaia, Porto, Portugal. 

Website: https://www.wow.pt 

WOW is a huge new cultural district where everyone is welcome. In the historic heart of Vila Nova de Gaia, on the south bank of the River Douro, overlooking the Ribeira of Porto (Porto’s Riverside) and the Luís I Bridge, just a short distance from the center of Porto, WOW pays homage to culture, history and Portugal’s main industries. The project started with the restoration of old port wine cellars and aims to convey the history and feeling associated with winemaking in its many forms.

The World of Wine is a complex that houses several experiences in the so-called Wine Quarter. It consists of 7 museums, 12 restaurants, bar and café spaces, a “wine school”, multiple shops, an exhibition hall, and an event space.


Rua do Choupelo, 39, 4400-088, Vila Nova de Gaia, Porto, Portugal.

Website: https://www.wow.pt 

Call for Papers

Master and PhD students are invited to propose a poster communication related to the theme topics.

Authors should submit an abstract (only 1 abstract per registration) in English until 30th April 2024. Please use the abstract template provided by the organization.

The Programme Committee will notify authors about the acceptance of their abstracts for poster presentation (until 15th May 2024).

All accepted papers will be included in the book of abstracts and handed out to participants by email.

Network and Learn from Experts!

Welcome to Winter School, where we bring together experts, researchers, and professionals passionate about water science and management. Our event aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the latest advancements and challenges in ensuring safe drinking water and sustainable water sources.


Dive into the latest knowledge on disinfection by-products, emerging contaminants, and water microbiology by leading experts.


Connect with experts, researchers, and water professionals in our structured networking sessions.


Enjoy moments at our recreational outings and social activities, including themed dinners, tours, and cultural visits. 


Forge new collaborations, make professional connections, expand your network and explore opportunities for future collaboration.

Social events and tools

Registered participants of Winter School have the possibility to publish full papers in the Special Issue entitled “Emerging Contaminants in Urban Water Systems: Occurrence, Fate, Effects, and Control Strategies” of Journal of Environmental and Chemical Engineering (JECE), Elsevier. 

Thanks to Our Sponsors!

The exclusiveness of the Winter School theme allows exhibitors and sponsors an ideal opportunity to meet a unique and targeted audience.

For detailed information on sponsoring options, please contact the Winter School through the following form.

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To request a proforma invoice, please send by email (winter.school.2024@chemistry.pt) all the details (Name, Address, VAT number, and other specific information) to be included in the document for further payment. 

Payment method: bank transfer / Name of the Bank: Millennium BCP (Lisboa, Pt)

NIB: 0033 0000 4534 5670 6780 5 / IBAN: PT50 0033 0000 4534 5670 6780 5  / BIC/SWIFT: BCOMPTPL

The registration fee will cover scientific and technical sessions, book of abstracts, lunches (according to the fee), coffee breaks and exhibition. 

PhD/MSc students should provide a document certifying their category (e.g. copy of student card, scholarship certificate, or confirmation letter by the supervisor). 


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