Keynote Speaker

Professor Thorkild Hvitved-Jacobsen

Prof Thorkild Hvitved JacobsenThe SPN7 Organising Committee is pleased to announced Prof Thorkild Hvitved-Jacobsen as our confirmed Opening Keynote Speaker.

Prof Hvitved-Jacobsen is a Professor Emeritus at Aalborg University, Denmark. In 2008 he retired from a position as Professor of Environmental Engineering at the Section of Environmental Engineering, Aalborg University, Denmark.

His primary research and professional activities concern environmental process engineering of the wastewater collection and treatment systems, including process engineering and pollution related to urban drainage and road runoff. His research has resulted in over 320 scientific publications in primarily international journals and proceedings. He has authored and co-authored a number of books published in the UK, the USA and Japan.

He has worldwide experience as consultant for municipalities, institutions and private firms and he has produced a great number of technical reports and statements.

He has chaired and co-chaired several international conferences and workshops within the area of his research and he has organized and contributed to international courses on sewer processes and urban drainage topics.

He is a former Chairman of the IWA/IAHR Sewer Systems & Processes Working Group. He is member of several national research and governmental committees in relation to his research area.

SPN7 looks forward to welcoming Prof Hvitved-Jacobsen to the UK and to the conference.