Municipal water management will deal with water supply and wastewater management/sanitation in large urban conglomerations, peri-urban areas and rural towns and villages, and will include
concepts of integrated urban water management. It will focus on innovative technologies in the field of water use efficiency (e.g. water saving household devices), alternative water supplies (e.g. desalination, aquifer recharge, river bank filtration, etc.), new water production treatment trains, water systems maintenance/retrofitting, detection and mitigation of non-revenue water, wastewater treatment/sanitation (e.g. advanced wastewater treatment, sludge treatment, decentralized wastewater management, wastewater reuse, resource recovery), and new eco-city technological concepts.