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PROCESS CONTROL

Optimisation of chemical and biological processes using real time surveillance and chemometrics.

MODELLING

Quantification of water quality in sewers, modelling of wastewater processes.

RECOVERY AND REUSE

Increase of plant availability of phosphorus in wastewater sludge

SURVEILLANCE

The development of novel water quality sensors and virtual sensors with high accuracy.

PROCESS OPTIMISATION

Membrane and coagulation processes.

EMERGING RESEARCH DIRECTIONS

Surveillance and removal of micro pollutants | Cybersecurity in water utilities |
Electrocoagulation | Novel coagulants | Circularity of water |
Managing Climate Change impacts on water |

Water Harmony is a concept initiated by Harsha Ratnaweera, a professor in Water Technology at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU), and his colleagues. The vision of Water Harmony is to harmonise water related graduate education across the globe; to continuously and collectively improve the global quality of water-related education through sharing of best practices. In this process, emerging challenges in the water industry and the resulting research, developments and innovations are also addressed.

WHAT WE OFFER

GLOBAL SPECIALISTS

Unprecedented Norwegian and international water network.

INDUSTRIAL COLLABORATION

Enable your research through our growing partnership portfolio, currently 11 partners.

PRESTIGIOUS ACCESS

Since 2012, the Water Harmony NMBU team has been involved in projects worth over €12 million. The consortium currently leads projects for over €7 million.

EXTENSIVE RESEARCH ENVIRONMENTS

Explore your research topic with immediate access to cutting edge equipment, inventory and personnel.

LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Add to your research experience by contributing to, organising or creating teaching modules, summer schools and world leading academic conferences.

INTERNATIONAL MOBILITY AND SOCIAL WORK SPACES

Modern facilities, peaceful work environment, advanced labs.

  • Europe
  • Asia
  • Africa
  • Americas

50 Partners across
33 nations, since 2011.

There are diverse opportunities available through the Water Harmony network.
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PEOPLE

Prof. Harsha Ratnaweera

Prof. Harsha Ratnaweera

Professor

NATO Cyberwater, Water Harmony, WaSo, TENOR, RECOVERY, Summer Schools

Dr. Zakhar Maletskyi

Dr. Zakhar Maletskyi

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Membrane fouling, TENOR, WaSO

Ms. Elisabeth Sundheim Hoff

Ms. Elisabeth Sundheim Hoff

Research group administrator

NATO Cyberwater, Water Harmony, summer schools

Mr. Åsmund Skaar

Mr. Åsmund Skaar

Research group administrator

Water Harmony, WaSo, TENOR

Mr. Abhilash Nair

Mr. Abhilash Nair

PhD Candidate

Process Control, RECOVER

Mr. Aleksander Hykkerud

Mr. Aleksander Hykkerud

PhD Candidate

Water quality sensors, pipeline modelling, Rosim

Mr. Duo Zhang

Mr. Duo Zhang

PhD Candidate

Wastewater transfer, Neural networks, Deep learning

Ms. Olga Kulesha

Ms. Olga Kulesha

PhD Candidate

Bioreactors, Membrane fouling

Dr. Nataly Sivchenko

Dr. Nataly Sivchenko

Industrial partner

DOSCON AS | Norway

Ms. Anastasiia Nehrii

Ms. Anastasiia Nehrii

Master student
Mr. Vladislav Shostak

Mr. Vladislav Shostak

Master student
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Dr. Xiaodong Wang
Dr. Xiaodong Wang
PhD awarded, 2018

"Optimisation of Wastewater Treatment Systems with Data Mining and Process Modelling"

Dr. Nataliia Sivchenko
Dr. Nataliia Sivchenko
PhD awarded, 2018

"Image analysis in coagulation process control"

Dr. Lelum Manamperuma
Dr. Lelum Manamperuma
PhD awarded, 2016

"Optimisation of the coagulation process to improve plant availability of phosphorus in wastewater sludge"

Dr. Wei Liu
Dr. Wei Liu
PhD awarded, 2016

"Enhancement of Coagulant Dosing Control in Water and Wastewater Treatment Processes"

RESEARCH OUTPUT

WaterH Eurasia2011Norway, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Republic of Moldova, Tajikistan, Ukraine
WASO - Water, Society and Climate2013Norway, Uganda, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Kenya
IMPREC - Improving wastewater treatment with better phosphorus recovery 2014Norway, Poland
WaterH Erasmus
2015Norway, Poland, Germany, Ukraine, China, Sri Lanka
Water Magic - Water Management in Cold ClimatesNorway, US, Canada, South Korea, China, Japan
MEMPREX - Membrane Processes for Research and Educational Excellence2017Norway, Canada, USA, Japan, China
TENOR - Towards circular economy in organic farming2018Norway, Ukraine, Germany and Belarus
AECo – Advancing ElectroCOagulation for water safety and circularity2018Norway, Canada, USA
SWARM – Strengthening of master curricula in water resource management for the Western Balkan HEI and stakeholders2018Norway, Serbia, Greece, Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Portugal, Montenegro, Bosnia & Hertzegovina
Water Harmony JPI – Closing the water cycle gap2019Norway, Sweden, Poland, Romania, Spain, Israel, USA, Australia, Singapore, China, Netherlands
Harsha Ratnaweera's publications
Zakhar Maletskyi's publications
Nataly Sivchenko's publications
Olga Kulesha's publications
Duo Zhang's publications
Challenges in Utilizing Water Resources in Lower Reaches of Kanakarayanaru of Northern Sri Lanka for Efficient and Equitable Water Allocation2018Suthakaran, Navaratnam & Ketheesan, B & Ratnaweera, Harsha & Sivakumar, Saravanamuttu
Multivariate Chemometric Analysis of Membrane Fouling Patterns in Biofilm Ceramic Membrane Bioreactor2018Kulesha, Olga & Maletskyi, Zakhar & Ratnaweera, Harsha
Model-based measurement error detection of a coagulant dosage control system2018Liu, Wei & Ratnaweera, Harsha & Kvaal, K.
State-of-the-art of membrane flux enhancement in membrane bioreactor2018Kulesha, Olga & Maletskyi, Z & Ratnaweera, Harsha
Microbial community composition of a multi-stage moving bed biofilm reactor and its interaction with kinetic model parameters estimation. Journal of Environmental Management2018Wang, Xiaodong & Bi, Xuejun & John Hem, Lars & Ratnaweera, Harsha
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