Tokyo was the hosting city for the World Water Congress & Exhibition of this year 2018. From 16th to 21st September, the event has received more than 6.000 professionals from 100 different countries; promoting countless discussions about the future of sustainable water management.

Among the most remarkable matters, issues such as the importance of the circular economy, the implementation of SGD (Sustainable Development Goals) of the United Nations, the efficiency of the process involved, the digitalization of the water sector and the emerging pollutants should be noticed.

The Life Seacan project was presented in a session dedicated to biofilm and granular sludge technologies. Over the presentation technical advances were shown as well as the implementation of Moving Bed Biofilm Reactors (MBBR) and Aerobic Granular Sludge (AGS) technologies in a real cannery. The subject raised curiosity among the attendees, resulting in a really interesting discussion. One of the main concerns was related to the application of the AGS technology for the treatment of effluents with high levels of salinity, a problem that not only affects the canning industry, but many other industry sectors.