Program 11. International Swimmingpond Conference

The abstracts and presentations of the lectures of the respective speakers can be found - as soon as they are made available to us - on the speakers page.

(In the Topic field in the following table, after the description of the lecture, you will find the link “detailed program”, this links to the speaker's page. If provided by the speaker, there are PDF downloads for the short version and the lecture )

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IOB Congress 2021 – preliminary program

Motto: Nature-based solutions




Entry1st conference day at Hotel Resort Club Med AlbufeiraDuring this day, until 18 h voting for Pondy Award
9:00OpeningWelcome speech IOB
Diversity & Evolution
Stefan Meier, IOB
Claudia Schwarzer, GIABN
9:301st lectureInvestigation project: Perception of swimming ponds by touristsUdo Schwarzer (P)
10:002nd lectureSwimming ponds in ChileFrancisco Torres (CL)
10:30coffee break
11:003rd lectureRegulation of NSP in the USAAllen Schnaak, ASPNSP
11:304th lectureCertification for the operation of Natural PoolsHannes Kurzreuther
12:005th lecturePresentation of an indoor NSPRichard Zauner (AU)
12:30lunch break
14:00Workshop ACleaning by divers
(Workshop at the swimming pond)
Pedro Couto (P)
Carla Couto (P)
14:00Workshop BWater plants
(Workshop at the swimming pond)
Marielle Godefroy (P)
Udo Schwarzer (P)
14:00Workshop CIndoor NSP – how to do?
(Workshop in the conference room)
Stefan Bruns & Hans Graf
16:00coffee break
16:306th lectureEcological Footprint of NSP 2.0Tim Koehler & Max Colditz (DGfnB)
17:157th lectureBenefits of quality management in the Austrian AssociationFranz Kubacek (A)
19:00Pondy Award, presentation of
the winners
20:00Gala DinerPondy Award, presentation of





Entry2nd conference day at Hotel Resort Club Med Albufeira
9:008th lectureImpact of material selection on the CO2 footprint of NSPNina Röttgers (D)
9:459th lectureDANA 2.0 – Online control
and management system for natural pools
Hannes Kurzreuther,
Petra Huge (D)
10:30coffee break
11:0010th lectureDeveloping the formulas – easy modelling of NSP projectsWolfgang Wesner (A) & Heinz Jaksch (A)
12:0011th lectureSoGreen - Together for a
Green Europe
Stefan Meier (ES) (D)
12:30lunch break
14:0012th lectureConsidering Water treatment
in High Frontier
James Robyn (USA)
14.3013th lecturePlants choice for NSP in
Jairo Villegas (ES)
15.0014th lectureBlue connect – online water values from your natural swimming poolUdo Schwarzer (P)
15:30coffee break
16:0015th lectureRealtime Zooplankton monitoringStefan Bruns (D)
16:3016th lecturePresentation of Common Essentials in planning and building NSPClaudia Schwarzer
17:00EndEnd of conference



8.10.21Congress Plus day at Hotel Resort Club Med Albufeira
9:00IOB Anual general meetingIOB
IOB Workshop/open
14:00Open discussions