Meeting structure and topics

The official languages of the conference will be Spanish, Portuguese and English; there will be no simultaneous translation.

All speakers, regardless of the language spoken, will be invited to prepare their PowerPoint presentations using the English language.

Live streaming will be used for the keynote conference and the panel. The authors of oral presentations should provide a 15-minute video beforehand; then, a live 5 minutes period will be available for answering questions, read by the chair of the session. The authors of the posters should prepare a 5-minute video, which will be available “on-demand” on this website.

The four meetings will start at 8:00 am, Mexico City time (CDT, UTC-6), with a program of 6 hours.

The event will be an integral series that will organized in 4 days at different countries; each country will develop a core theme:


Topic: Anaerobic microbiology

Microbial ecology and molecular biology in anaerobic processes, anaerobic biodegradation of emerging contaminants.

22 October 2020


Topic: Sustainable wastewater treatment plants

Anaerobic treatment of municipal wastewater, anaerobic digestion and circular economy, full-scale experiences.

29 October 2020


Topic: Postreatment of anaerobic effluents

Nutrient removal, modeling and control of anaerobic processes.
Post mortem homage to Silvio Montalvo.

5 November 2020


Topic: Bio-refinery based on residues

Anaerobic treatment of industrial wastewater, anaerobic digestion of solid waste.
30 years celebration of DAAL.

12 November 2020

The general structure of the 4 meetings will be similar, focusing on the main theme in each venue:

A plenary conference, a panel discussion, presentation of oral papers and posters.

The first two activities will be live, while for oral and poster work a previously recorded video will be requested. In the case of oral works, a space of 5 minutes will be available for live answers by the author.



International Water Association (IWA) Asociación Interamericana de Ingeniería Sanitaria y Ambiental (AIDIS) Consejo Nacional de Biogás (CNBiogás) Asociación Mexicana de Ingeniería, Ciencia y Gestión Ambiental (AMICA)


Registration is open: 1 September, 2020

Deadline for contributions: 31 August, 2020

Notification of acceptance: 21 September, 2020

Deadline for registration of speakers (authors): 1 October, 2020

Early registration deadline: 1 October, 2020

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