International Conference on Water, Informatics, Sustainability, and Environment 2019
International Conference on Water, Informatics, Sustainability, and Environment 2019 is a three-day conference hosted at Carleton University, Ottawa on 7-9 August, 2019. The conference is co-organised by Ottawa Assembly of Knowledge and Science Target , in collaboration with local and international academic and professional bodies.
The conference is centered around the themes of water, informatics, sustainability, and the environment; all of which relate to global warming and climate change. Together, conference attendees will draw linkages between these themes, and learn about cutting-edge research, technology and practice in these fields. Field-leading experts will deliver keynote talks, while focused themed sessions will offer the opportunity to delve deeper into specific issues and solutions.
We are excited to welcome a diverse cohort of roughly one-hundred researchers and experts from across the world, representing a variety of organisations including government bodies, academic institutions, and NGOs.
AN URGENT TOPIC
The recent IPCC report reminds us of the urgency of climate action. Specifically, the report states that we have just twelve years to avert a climate catastrophe, in which time we must ensure that the tipping point of 1.5 degrees Celsius, relative to pre-industrial levels, is not surpassed.
Many of us, as scientists and industry experts, will not be surprised by this latest warning. The spectre of irreversible climate change is clear for all to see. Take extreme weather events as an indicative case: there has been a noticeable uptick in the frequency and intensity of such events across the world. In the USA alone, we can observe the effects of climate change on both coasts. Devastating wildfires razed swathes of California, following an extensive and debilitating period of drought. Meanwhile, the East Coast of the United States is being hit one again by high winds, including Hurricane Michael, the strongest tropical cyclone to strike the continental US since 1992.
The global response at present is wholly inadequate. London, for example, exceeded its annual air pollution target within one month last year (2018), along with most EU countries. Canada missed the 1992 Rio target and the 2005 Kyoto benchmark, and is projected to miss 2020 and 2030 emissions targets by a wide margin.
In fact, the ‘global response’ itself is increasingly a contradiction in terms, as behemoths such as the United States withdraw from international climate Accords and Agreements under the whims of a climate sceptic White House. However, even before the incumbent government the US failed to ratify the Kyoto Protocol, which should remind us that a fragmented global response precipitated by great power isolationism is not without precedent.
Meanwhile, the effects of climate change and global warming are by no means equally distributed. Island nations and coastal areas from the Maldives through to Venice, and less economically developed regions, face an immediate threat and continuing plight. For citizens of these societies, climate change is not a future concern but an existential threat and immediate reality. The wounds inflicted by global warming are therefore not simply environmental and physical, but economic, social, and demographic.
We trust that iWISE2019 attendees grasp the urgency of our endeavors.
IWISE2019 OFFERS THE FOLLOWING
- 2 full days of keynote talks and breakout sessions, showcasing innovative research and practice across the key themes, inviting discussion and debate
- Technical workshops and themed sessions that equip you with skills and serve as an excellent networking opportunity
- Dedicated day for the Ottawa Sustainability Tour taking you to themed locations around the National Capital Region
- Copies of conference publications including a book of abstracts and contact details of all participants
- Selected papers will be published in the International Journal of Environment and Sustainability [ISSN 1927-9566]
- Digital and hard copies of conference publications including program, flyers, and book of abstracts will be distributed to all participant
What is the World Energy Congress?
With over 150 countries represented, it is the world’s largest and most influential energy event covering all aspects of the energy agenda. Running since 1924, the triennial World Energy Congress enables dialogue amongst Ministers, CEOs, policy-makers and industry practitioners on critical developments in the energy sector.
World Energy Congress: 24th Edition
Hosted by the United Arab Emirates, the 24th edition of the World Energy Congress will be held from 9-12 September 2019. Following a successful international bid that was won by the UAE Ministry of Energy, the Congress in Abu Dhabi is envisioned to be the most successful edition since the event’s inception in 1924.
Find a detailed agenda of this 4-day congress by visiting https://www.wec24.org/congress-programme
You can also register to the congress here: https://www.wec24.org/registration
WaterPro is the annual conference of the National Rural Water Association. It is designed to bring together water and wastewater utility systems – large and small, municipal and rural – for sessions in operations, management, boardsmanship and governance.
A few numbers about the conference:
- 1500+ attendees
- 150+ exhibitors
- 3 days
A Conference for Water Professionals
- Utility Board Members
- State Association Board Members
- State Association staff
- Utility Managers
- Manufacturer representatives
- Government representatives in the water sector
- Lending institutions
The ticket cost US $ 580. You can find more information and register here: https://waterproconference.org
AWT Annual Convention and Exhibition
The AWT Annual Convention & Exposition gathers over 1,000 water treatment professionals and industry partners in order to exchange time, resources, strategies, solutions, and many more.
Over three days of conference, attendees will be learning, growing, and finding inspiration. Attendees are equipped with a year’s worth of support in their daily responsibilities as leaders in the industry.
AWT’s Annual Convention and Exposition continues to grow each year, yet it still remains the perfect size for professionals in our industry. With over 1,200 attendees, the meeting provides plenty of opportunities to increase business connections and resources, while it maintains its exclusive focus on industrial water treatment.
If you need more information, visit https://www.awt.org/annualconvention19/
Covenant of Mayors Webinar: How to Engage Citizens in Local Climate Action with Online Tools
POWER H2020 was given the opportunity to hold a webinar at the Covenant of Mayors with our colleagues from Change the Future to introduce the POWER project to many communities.
The webinar aims to give municipalities an insight into citizen participation on adaptation and sustainability issues through online tools. In particular, we will discuss Digital Social Platforms (DSPs) and for this purpose present the POWER platform through the activities of Leicester City, UK, and the Change the Future platform through the example of Worms, Germany. The advantages and challenges of using DSPs will be highlighted and the possibilities of DSPs to achieve adaptation and sustainability goals will be discussed.
5’: Welcome and introduction
10’: Environmental digital social platforms (DSPs) for citizen engagement
20’: City of Worms presenting the Change The Future platform
10’: Reaching adaptation and sustainability goals through DSPs with a focus on advantages and challenges
25’: Q&A session
- Selma Mergner, Climate Protection Manager, City of Worms, Germany
- Alexander Cameron, Flood Risk Engineer, Leicester City Council, UK
- Madlie Le Bihan, Project Manager, Climate Alliance, Germany
- Nina Stiehr, Project Manager, Climate Alliance, Germany
You can find more information and register for free here: https://bit.ly/2Hh7sn1
One Water Summit
Join hundreds of top water leaders in Austin for One Water Summit 2019. It is the premier national conference focused on sustainable, integrated, and inclusive approaches to managing water, our most precious natural resource. Expect inspiring plenary sessions, skills-building institutes, interactive workshops, mobile tours, and unparalleled networking opportunities during this One Water Summit 2019.
To get more information about the summit, please visit http://uswateralliance.org/summit/
Regional Water Loss Conference – Romania
The Southeast Europe Regional Conference Water Loss 2019 is intended to present and discuss the latest developments, strategies, techniques and applications of international best practices in Non-Revenue Water Management.
The Conference is the beginning of a series of regional IWA water loss events complementing the successful biannual global water loss conferences like “Water Loss 2018” that was held in Cape Town, South Africa, in May 2018 with more than 500 participants from 50 different countries from around the world.
Water Loss 2019 was brought to Southeast Europe to address the pressing need for improved water utility efficiency in this part of the world. The Conference will be part of a series of events organised by Romanian Water Association within Danube – Eastern Europe Regional Water Forum.
The proposed themes are:
- Leak Detection
- Smart Water Networks
- Non-Revenue Water Management
- Relevant IT Solutions
- Pressure Management
- Performance Based NRW Management Contracts
- Water Utilities Internal Reform for Reduce the NRW
- Regulatory Aspects – Study Cases and Best Practices
- Economics and Financing
- NRW Assessment and Strategy Design
- Training and Capacity Building
- Customer Metering
- Network Zoning and DMA Design
- Organizational and Institutional Issues
11th IWA EE YWP Conference: Water for All, Water for Nature, Reliable Water Supply, Wastewater, Treatment and Reuse
For this conference, with a title Water for All – Water for Nature, Reliable Water Supply, Wastewater Treatment and Reuse we have prepared following program:
- We will start with several practical workshops, preliminary topics: modelling course, new measurements technics and instruments for monitoring of WWTP, new process solutions and calculations, but also workshops to improve your soft skills: how to publish, how to apply, how to present. This practical part will take 2 days (1 -2 October 2019), you will have an opportunity to select and apply for one or several workshops. You will receive an IWA advanced training certificate. We hope that more YWPs from utilities will be attracted by this special practical training session of the event.
- Two following days (3 -4 October 2019) will be dedicated to scientific presentations. This part of the conference will take place in Masarykova Kolej Conference Center. Also this year we would like to give more opportunities for YWPs who would like to prepare an oral presentations. So we follow the concept: two parallel sessions will run at the same time, one focusing on water management, another on water treatment technologies; however coffee breaks and lunch will take place in one common area to support networking between YWPs. Moreover, there will be long and short type of presentation: 10 minutes for a standard presentation and 3 minutes for a short presentation, this presentation can be completed by a poster (not must). We believe that in this way we help YWPs successfully apply for financial support, as for most of the countries a poster presentation is not sufficient reason to travel abroad.
- University Challenge – learning in competition (NEW in 2019).
- An extended social program which will take part during the conference days: dinners, meetings, technical and cultural tours and more.
- Tendencies in water and wastewater qualities
- Innovative sampling and monitoring strategies
- New technologies in water and wastewater treatment
- Overcoming inappropriate influent C:N:P ratios through cost-effective wastewater treatment technologies
- Adaptation specialties of technologies successfully applied in other regions
- Specialties of industrial wastewater treatment
- Mathematical modelling, simulation studies
- Issues and challenges in water loss management
- Energy efficiency
- Impacts of climate change
- Lake ecosystems
- Flood hazard and risk
- Otherwater related topics
Water and Society 2019 Conference
The Water and Society 2019 Conference is to be reconvened in 2019 following the success of the previous meetings, the first of which was held in Las Vegas in 2011, followed by a meeting in 2013 in the New Forest, UK, home to the Wessex Institute; La Coruna, Spain (2015) and Seville, Spain (2017).
Over the centuries, civilisations have relied on the availability of clean and inexpensive water. This can no longer be taken for granted as the need for water continues to increase due to the pressure from growing global population demanding higher living standards. Agriculture and industry, major users of water, are at the same time those that contribute to its contamination. Water distribution networks in urban areas, as well as soiled water collection systems, present serious problems in response to a growing population as well as the need to maintain ageing infrastructures.
Many technologically feasible solutions, such as desalination or pumping systems are energy demanding but, as costs rise, the techniques currently developed may need to be re-assessed. The Conference will address the interaction between water and energy systems.
This meeting will encourage trans-disciplinary communication on issues related to the nature of water, and its use and exploitation by society. The conference is motivated by the need to bridge the gap between the broad spectrum of social political sciences and humanistic disciplines and specialists in physical sciences, biology, environmental sciences and health, among others.
The socio-political implications of a world short of clean, easily available water are enormous. It will lead to realignments in international politics and the emergence of new centres of power in the world.
Policy makers need to be educated and advised on developing policies and regulations that will support the water systems of tomorrow. The role of society and its involvement with water is paramount. To meet the future demands for water, new standards, new training and additional support roles will best be delivered by those knowledgeable of the new technologies and direction of the industry.
The intention of the Water and Society series of conferences is to review these issues, as well as the more technical aspects of water resources management and quality, to help put forward policies and legislation that will lead to improved solutions for all.
The papers selected for presentation and included in the Conference book are permanently stored in the WIT eLibrary where they are permanently available to the international scientific community (www.witpress.com/elibrary).
The following list covers some of the topics to be presented at Water and Society 2019. Papers on other subjects related to the objectives of the conference are also welcome.
- Water resources management
- Water as a human right
- Water quality
- Water resources contamination
- Water, sanitation and health
- Water and disaster management
- Policy and legislation
- Future water demands
- Irrigation management
- Water management
- Urban water management
- Management of catchments
- Groundwater management and conservation
5th Water Loss Forum & Exhibition
The 5th Water Loss Forum and Exhibition to be held in Ankara will bring together the private sector, municipalities, water administrations and universities to discuss the strategies, planning and financing issues to prevent water losses in Turkey.
More than 1000+ participants including all Water and Sewage Administrations, hundreds of Municipalities and 30 Metropolitan Municipalities from 81 cities, and senior representatives from relevant sectors will gather at the Water Loss Forum and Exhibition. It is the only event in this field being organized under the auspices of the Ministry of Forestry and Hydraulic Works with the support of the General Directorate of Water Management and General Directorate for State Hydraulic Works.
For more information, click here: https://www.waterlossforum.org/en/
To register, visit https://www.waterlossforum.org/en/registration-accommodation/
POWER Final Conference
09 – 10 October 2019 • Brussels • Belgium
Addressing Water Challenges by Citizen Engagement
Is drinking water scarce in your community or is your population at risk from flooding? Do you want to tackle the protection of water resources in your municipality with the involvement of relevant stakeholders, address possibilities for reusing water or make the challenges of heavy rain more visible? “Addressing Water Challenges by Citizen Engagement” is the topic of the POWER Conference, which will be dealt with on the basis of the POWER Digital Social Platform (DSP) via conference contributions, but also within the framework of an Industry Panel and a POWER Follower Cities Event.
The POWER Digital Social Platform is a support tool which forms an important contribution in the efforts of cities to become sufficiently water-wise and be able to face these increasing water-related challenges. POWER claims to offer an innovative and effective open source solution to excluded regions, cities and users, based on a ‘link and scale up’ strategic network effect, which is aiming at social value, scalability, transferability, society empowerment and motivation to act. Social actions are mobilized to respond to climate change with local strategies.
Get inspired by watching the POWER video
Programme of the Conference
The POWER Conference consists of different elements the participant can choose from (except of the Idea Contest coaching session). Our registration form gives you the opportunity to specify your selection. You can select several offers because they take place at different times.
• Industry panel
Wednesday, 9 October, 2019, Brussels, Belgium
• Idea Contest coaching session
Wednesday, 9 October, 2019, Brussels, Belgium (upon invitation only)
• POWER Follower Cities event
Wednesday, 9 October, 2019, Brussels, Belgium
• POWER Conference: Addressing Water Challenges by Citizen Engagement
Thursday, 10 October, 2019, Brussels, Belgium
Participation to the POWER Conference is FREE. Registration is needed
You can register at the following address: https://power-conference.eu/conference-sign-up.html
This year 2019 the program has top-level speakers in the field of water. The Conseller de Territori i Sostenibilitat de la Generalitat de Catalunya (Minister of Territory and Sustainability of the Generalitat of Catalonia), Damià Calvet, will be in charge of presenting the inaugural lecture, which will focus on climate change and its impact on the guarantee of water supply in Catalonia.
Conference cycle: Aigua i món (Water & World)
The well-known TV3 meteorologist, Tomàs Molina, will star in the second paper this year, which will take place on Thursday 4 April in the morning, in this case at 11 am. His presentation will focus on the extreme weather phenomena, paying special attention to our country and the aggravation of these phenomena as a consequence of climate change.
Aigües de Sabadell will also address this edition one of the most important problems in the world: pollution of rivers, seas and oceans. And it will be done by two specialists in the field, such as Damià Barceló and Miquel Paraira. Barceló is the director of the Catalan Institute for Water Research (ICRA), as well as a renowned and renowned professor and researcher. Paraira is a scientist and director of Water Quality of Aigües de Barcelona Barcelona.
Finally, in the last presentation of the year, the journalist and writer from Sabadell, Plàcid Garcia-Planas, will be in charge of reviewing the history of our city, valuing water as an indispensable element from the point of view of industrial textile power as for the growth and dignity of the citizens themselves.
Damià Calvet, Conseller de Territori i Sostenibilitat de la Generalitat de Catalunya.
Friday 14 February. 18h. Aula de l’Aigua (Carrer de la Concepció, 14, Sabadell)
Remember that you can watch it live on this site.
IWA Water and Development Congress & Exhibition 2019
IWA Water and Development Congress & Exhibition 2019
Sustainable solutions for emerging economies? To achieve the 2030 Sustainable Development Goal 6 of ensuring the availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all, will require a massive effort by the water and sanitation practitioners, especially those in low and middle income countries. We are beyond a simple model of expanded investment in infrastructure, there are numerous challenges and they are linked in often complex ways. For example, progress in the sector is significantly hampered by an overall shortage of appropriately skilled people in the workforce. IWA has published a preliminary analysis from 15 countries in 2014. Developing and emerging economies have made efforts to cope with the challenges, training, establishing competency frameworks, organizational development and implementing institutional frameworks. This is only one issue for which the fifth Water and Development Congress & Exhibition creates an opportunity to share, mutually reinforce and accelerate work in progress.
IWA’s Water and Development Congress series aims to catalyse transformational change and support transition to new ways of managing water resources and delivering water services. The Congress is explicitly solutions-focused, its performance indicators include the level of effective networking, knowledge exchange and the generation of new ideas shared by the participants.
Participants to the IWA’s Water and Development Congress can expect to leave the conference with new ideas and be inspired to take these back and share them with their colleagues or apply them in their own areas of work.
4th International Conference on Water Pollution Control Engineering
The 4th International Conference on Water Pollution Control Engineering (WPCE 2019). WPCE 2016 & WPCE 2017, WPCE 2018 were successfully held in Sanya, China, Koh Samui,Thailand and Penang, Malaysia respectively. WPCE 2019 is a wokshop of CEESD 2019, which is supported by Asia Pacific Institute of Science and Engineering and International Society for Environmental Information Sciences (ISEIS). WPCE 2019 will take place in Xiamen, China from Dec. 5-7, 2019. WPCE 2019 is a not-to-be-missed opportunity that distills the most current knowledge on a rapidly advancing discipline in one conference. Join key researchers and established professionals in the field of Water Pollution Control Engineering as they assess the current state-of-the-art and roadmap crucial areas for future research.
All the registered and presented papers will be published in the volume of IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science , which will be indexed by Ei Compendex, SCOPUS, Inspec, Conference Proceedings Citation Index – Science (CPCI-S)(Thomson Reuters, Web of Science) and other databases.
About ten selected excellent papers with great extension will be recommended to publish in international journal.
Topics of interest are included below but not limited to:
|Water Resources Planning and Management||Hydraulics and Water Infrastructure||Water Treatment Technology|
|Water pollution||Water distribution systems analysis||Wastewater reuse|
|Water resources and Environmental||Maintenance and rehabilitation of hydraulic structures||Desalination|
|Water resources integrated management||Water Demand/ Forecasting Water management, control and regulation||Industrial water treatment|
|Management in Mega deltas||Information Technology (IT) applications in Water Infrastructure||Sanitary drainage treatment|