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 )

will be expanded as soon as it is available


IOB Congress 2021 – preliminary program

Motto: Nature-based solutions


Day/hour Event Topic Referent


Entry 1st conference day at Hotel Resort Club Med Albufeira During this day, until 18 h voting for Pondy Award
9:00 Opening Welcome speech IOB
Diversity & Evolution
Stefan Meier, IOB
Claudia Schwarzer, GIABN
9:15 1st lecture Investigation project: Perception of swimming ponds by tourists GIABN, VOESN, Italian Association
9:45 2nd lecture Swimming ponds in Chile Pancho Torres (CL)
10:30 coffee break
11:00 3rd lecture Regulation of NSP in the USA Allen Schnaak, ASPNSP
11:30 4th lecture Swimming pond investigation project in Belgium N.N. association of Belgium
12:00 5th lecture 30 years of planning public swimming ponds Rudi Wagner (A)
12:30 lunch break
14:00 Workshop A Cleaning by divers

(Workshop at the swimming pond)

Pedro Couto (P)

Carla Couto (P)

14:00 Workshop B Water plants

(Workshop at the swimming pond)

Marielle Godefroy (P)       Udo Schwarzer (P)
14:00 Workshop C Indoor NSP – how to do?

(Workshop in the conference room)

Stefan Bruns & Hans Graf
16:00 coffee break
16:30 6th lecture Ecological Footprint of NSP 2.0 Tim Koehler & Max Colditz (DGfnB)
17:15 7th lecture Benefits of quality management in the Austrian Association Franz Kubacek (A)
18:00 End
20:00 „Gala Diner“ With presentation of the winners of Pondy Award



Day/hour Event Topic Referent


Entry 2nd conference day at Hotel Resort Club Med Albufeira
9:00 8th lecture Materials and construction methods of a climate friendly swimming pond N.N.
9:45 9th lecture Strategies of communicating about natural swimming pools N.N.
10:30 coffee break
11:00 10th lecture Developing the formulas – easy modelling of NSP projects Wolfgang Wesner (A) & Heinz Jaksch (A)
12:00 11th lecture DANA 2.0 – the remote control NSP N.N. Polyplan (D)
12:30 lunch break
14:00 12th lecture Plants choice for NSP in Colombia Jairo Villegas (E) & N.N.
14.30 13th lecture SoGreen, gemeinsam fùr ein Grünes Europa Stefan Meier
15.00 14th lecture Blue connect – online water values from your natural swimming pool Udo Schwarzer (P)
15:30 coffee break
16:00 15th lecture Realtime Zooplankton monitoring Stefan Bruns (D)
16:30 16th lecture Presentation of Common Essentials in planning and building NSP IOB
17:00 End End of conference with proclamation of the next location for the 12th International swimming pond conference 2023



Day/hour Event Topic Referent
8.10.21 Congress Plus day at Hotel Resort Club Med Albufeira
IOB Workshop (?), IOB Board meeting, General Assembly IOB