Giving power to your city – the POWER Follower City Conference @ Palazzo del Consiglio dei Dodici
Apr 12 all-day
Giving power to your city - the POWER Follower City Conference @ Palazzo del Consiglio dei Dodici

The conference welcomes to Tuscany the POWER Follower Cities and other interested municipalities with the desire that the event will provide them with a series of solutions to the engagement of their citizens in global environmental issues that will affect the future well-being of their communities.

The POWER project aims at demonstrating that the use of the POWER Digital Social Platform (DSP) could prove to be an essential element in an innovative approach to citizen engagement at local level. The DSP encourages the sharing of knowledge and experiences on climate change and water issues (scarcity, safety, quality, consumption) between citizens, public bodies, companies, and local authorities, both within Europe and the rest of the world. This creates an important tool to support the European policy of managing water resources, and strengthens and improves the governance of the environment and water networks.

In order to achieve the aforementioned goals, it is essential that the project’s initiatives are observed by, disseminated to, and ultimately replicated in a number of follower cities who have expressed their interest in the activities of the POWER consortium.

Conference participation is free of charge but requires registration.
Please fill the registration form at this link:

Programme of the Follower City Conference

09.30/10.00 Registration and coffee
10.00/10.15 Welcome | Michele Conti, The Mayor of Pisa
11.00/11.30 Coffee break
12.15/13.00 Introduction to the POWER FOLLOWER CITY NETWORK

13.00/14.00 Lunch

14.45/15.45 THE OBJECTIVES OF THE POWER FOLLOWER CITIES | Open discussion presided by Klaus Nutzenberger, Director of the German Federation of Towns and Cities

15.45/16.00 Coffee break

16.00/16.30 THE FORMAL DECLARATION OF THE POWER FOLLOWER CITIES | Bernd M. Gawlik of the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission

16.30/17.00 Conclusion | Professor Giuliano Manara of the University of Pisa | Professor Ljiljana Marjanovic-Halburd of the De Montfort University (UK) | Filippo Bedini, Counselor of the Mayor of Pisa

At the end of the conference all the participants are invited to the following activities:
17.15/19.00 Guided walking tour to the Piazza dei Miracoli with the world-famous Leaning Tower
19.00 Dinner at a typical Tuscan restaurant

Click here to see the leaflet for the Follower City Conference.


The Palazzo del Consiglio dei Dodici, where the Follower City Conference is held, is situated in Piazza dei Cavalieri (Knights’ square), the second main square of the city.
Below is a map of central Pisa and the Palazzo del Consiglio dei Dodici.

How to get to Pisa

By plane

The airport of Pisa, which is also the main airport of Tuscany, is the Galileo Galilei airport. The airport is situated close to the city centre and caters to both national and international destinations on a weekly basis, with many charter flights as well as Low Cost Carriers flying to and from Pisa.

While taxis are readily available at the airport and can take you to the city, you might want to walk if you are travelling light, as it takes just 20 minutes to reach the city centre – Pisa central railway station is less than 2 kilometres away. The airport terminal is directly connected to the Pisa central station by the People Mover shuttle (every 5-8 minutes from 6 AM to midnight), which is located just outside the passenger terminal.

The second closest airport is the Amerigo Vespucci Airport, in Florence. There are, however, no direct connections from Florence airport to Pisa. Thus you need to go to Florence main train station (Firenze Santa Maria Novella) and catch a train to Pisa. The journey for non-stop connections takes about 45 minutes.

Pisa Airport is also well connected to Rome’s Fiumicino Airport with three to four daily flights.

By train

Pisa is well-connected by a strong rail network to all the major cities in Italy and Europe. The city’s main station is called Pisa Centrale. While Florence has regular trains to Pisa and the journey takes about an hour, Rome-Genova is another frequent train route which stops at the city’s main station. You can get information about the train timetables on Trenitalia website.

By car

Pisa can be reached via major highways: E80/A12 connecting Genova with Rosignano (exit at Pisa Nord if coming from the North, or Pisa Centro if coming from the South), A11 Firenze-Pisa (exit at Pisa Nord) and Strada di Grande Comunicazione (SGC) Firenze-Pisa-Livorno (also known as FI-PI-LI) both connecting Pisa with Florence. The A11 and A12 highways have tolls. You can plan a route and check the highway status on the Autostrade per l’Italia website.

The Asian Conference on Sustainability Energy and the Environment 2019 @ Toshi Center Hotel
May 20 – May 22 all-day

The Asian Conference on Sustainability Energy and the Environment 2019

Asian Conference on Sustainability, Energy and the Environment 2019

“Independence & Interdependence”

The Asian Conference on Sustainability Energy and the Environment 2019. The technological and logistical advances of globalisation have enabled us to become independent and empowered as never before, but at the same time they have made us more dependent on the very things allowing autonomy. While technologies allow us to communicate with those on the other side of the world, they can also make us detached from those immediately around us, and in some cases alienated, or lonely. And yet this increased interconnectedness offers great opportunities to work together to solve some of the world’s most pressing issues, and reminds us of our responsibilities towards each other. Our independence is contextualised in the relations we enjoy with others; in our families and communities, shared institutions, in our wider societies, geographical and political entities, and finally as a part of the one world we all share.

The conference theme for ACSEE2019 is Independence & Interdependence, and we hope and expect this important thematic lens to encourage wide reflections on the importance and interrelation of such concepts as autonomy and identity, rights and responsibilities, and power and control; and within a variety of contexts from politics and geopolitics to energy, sustainability and the environment; and from education, technology and logistics, to culture and language; from psychology and security, to considerations of equity and justice.

In conjunction with our Global Partners, we look forward to extending you a warm welcome in 2019.

– The ACSEE2019 Organising Committee

Haruko Satoh, Osaka University, Japan
James W. McNally, University of Michigan & NACDA Program on Aging, USA
Hiroshi Ishida, University of Tokyo, Japan
Joseph Haldane, The International Academic Forum (IAFOR), Japan
Sela V. Panapasa, University of Michigan, USA


The Asian Conference on Sustainability, Energy & the Environment (ACSEE) is a multidisciplinary conference held concurrently with The Asian Conference on the Social Sciences (ACSS). Keynote, Featured and Spotlight Speakers will provide a variety of perspectives from different academic and professional backgrounds. Registration for either conference will allow delegates to attend sessions in the other.

2019 International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology @ Xiamen Ocean Vocational College
Jun 7 – Jun 9 all-day

2019 International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology (ICEST 2019)

The primary goal of the 2019 International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology is to promote research and developmental activities in Environmental Science and Technology. Another goal is to promote scientific information interchange between researchers, developers, engineers, students, and practitioners working in China and abroad. The conference will be held every year to make it an ideal platform for people to share views and experiences in Environmental Science and Technology and related areas.

10th International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology


The 16th IWA Leading Edge Conference on Water and Wastewater Technologies @ Edinburgh International Convention Center
Jun 10 – Jun 16 all-day

The 16th IWA Leading Edge Conference on Water and Wastewater Technologies

The IWA Leading Edge Conference on Water and Wastewater Technologies is designed to be the place where new ideas are introduced and the opportunity is provided to interact with the “best of the best”. This is the global conference where new insights into how pioneering science, technological innovation and leading practices shape the major transformation in water management that is underway.

IWA Leading Edge Conference on Water and Wastewater Technologies

The global event for water professionals.

The IWA Leading Edge Conference on Water and Wastewater Technologies is designed to be the place where new ideas are introduced and the opportunity is provided to interact with the “best of the best”. This is the global conference where new insights into how pioneering science, technological innovation and leading practices shape the major transformation in water management that is underway.

The LET conference is held in a different country every year. After unparalleled success in Amsterdam (2003), Singapore (2007 & 2009), Zurich (2008), Phoenix (2010), Amsterdam (2011), Brisbane (2012), Bordeaux (2013), Abu Dhabi (2014),Hong Kong (2015),  Jerez de la Frontera (2016), Florianópolis (2017) and Nanjing (2018) IWA is hosting its 16th Leading Edge Conference on Water and Wastewater Technologies in 2019 in Edinburgh, UK, which complements the approaches of urban water management between megacities, smaller towns and rural environments, driven by the diversity of climatic conditions and the natural and human environment.

The IWA Leading Edge Conference on Water and Wastewater Technologies Program

The LET 2019 taking place in Edinburgh, United Kingdom, will cover 8 programme topics:

12th IWA International Conference on Water Reclamation and Reuse @ Mercure Hotel MOA Berlin
Jun 16 – Jun 20 all-day

12th IWA International Conference on Water Reclamation and Reuse

12th IWA International Conference on Water Reclamation and Reuse

Water stress, either caused by droughts, competing water uses or hydrological conditions is an important driver for an efficient water management by all water users. This applies to many regions across the world. Water reclamation and reuse – “Overcoming Water Stress by Water Reclamation and Reuse” – is the key strategy to cope with these problems. The 12th IWA International Conference on Water Reclamation and Reuse brings together experts from research and development, solution providers and application.


  • Agricultural reuse
  • Industrial reuse
  • Urban reuse including landscape irrigation (non potable)
  • Groundwater recharge
  • Small-scale/decentralized systems
  • Potable reuse (surface water augmentation and groundwater recharge)
  • Direct potable reuse
  • Integrated reuse systems (industrial, urban, rural)
  • Reuse in developing countries
  • Operation, maintenance and service arrangements
  • Monitoring and compliance
  • Market acceptance of reuse solutions
  • Public perception, engagement, and acceptance
  • Risk management
  • Regulation and governance
  • Social and economic perspectives
  • Partnerships for reuse scheme development/ Industrial symbiosis
  • Case studies: from 0% up to 100% reuse
  • Extending the limits of traditional treatments
  • Developing risk assessment models: microbial and chemical components
  • Innovative treatment technologies and applications
  • New reuse concepts
  • Water, food, and energy nexus in reuse
  • Energy/ Nutrient recovery
  • Concentrate and residual management
  • Overcoming institutional and legal barriers
  • Integrating reuse in existing systems
  • Recent experiences in developing EU regulations

The capital city: Berlin

Berlin is a fascinatingly unique mix of history, zeitgeist and energy, a city combining great cultural diversity with an incomparable range of events and opportunities of sightseeing. The remnants of the Berlin Wall, the Holocaust Memorial, plus a new government quarter in Germany’s capital – all coining a cityscape where the traces of Germany’s more recent history are vividly evident.

Get your own impression of this vibrant city here.

Focusing on water, Berlin with its very narrow water cycle is a good example for water stress based on seasonal changes and the risk to develop towards permanent water stress due to climate change and urban growth. Besides the Berlin Water Company (BWB) a range of highly active water networks, e.g. German Water Partnership (GWP) and AQUANET and research institutions, e.g. Technical University of Berlin, IGB Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology among others are located here. As German capital, all important high level governmental institutions are represented in Berlin, e.g. the Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the German Environment Agency (UBA).

9th International Water Association Membrane Technology Conference @ Centre de Congrès Pierre Baudis
Jun 23 – Jun 27 all-day

9th International Water Association Membrane Technology Conference

9th International Water Association Membrane Technology Conference


Different water applications for membranes and membrane processes

  • Drinking water treatment
  • Domestic wastewater treatment and reuse
  • Industrial wastewater treatment, recycling and reuse
  • Desalination and brine disposal
  • Produced water
  • Water for remote places
  • Water production at the point of use

Conventional and innovative membranes and pro- cesses for water, including

  • Hybrid membrane processes (membrane bioreactors, ozonation and membrane,…)
  • Membrane distillation and other membrane contactors
  • New membranes and module design
  • Novel configurations in membrane processes

Fundamentals of membrane processes for water treatment

  • Membrane fouling/scaling mechanisms, control and prevention
  • Process modeling and simulation
  • Membrane integrity and retention of emerging pollutants

Membranes in the water and energy nexus and for sustainability

  • Energy efficiency in water production and treatment
  • Water production by renewable energies
  • Resource recovery using membrane processes
  • Towards Zero liquid discharge
  • Life cycle analysis and environmental optimisation of membrane processes
International Young Water Professionals Conference 2019 @ Ryerson University
Jun 23 – Jun 27 all-day

International Young Water Professionals Conference 2019

The International Young Water Professionals Conference 2019 aims to empower young talent, like yourselves, to contribute to delivering the solutions for sustainable water management (IWA Vision). This conference is one of the vehicles in which we support young water professionals to develop themselves to be at the forefront of decision making. Besides a must attend event for career progression, you will have fun networking and building friendships with your passionate peers. Through the offering of technical paper sessions, topical workshops, soft skill learning sessions, networking opportunities and a career fair, the IYWPC will be the “Must Attend” event for young water professionals (YWPs), especially for those wishing to develop their career and progress further into the water sector.

International Young Water Professionals Conference 2019

The goal of the IWA International Young Water Professional Conference (IYWPC) is to provide tangible support to the empowerment of young talent in the water sector by connecting, developing and recognising emerging talent. The conference will provide a unique combination of programmatic content that will appeal to young academics, early career- as well as advancing water professionals from all disciplines and all types of organisations.

The 9th edition of this accessible and affordable conference for young professionals, starting and or working to develop a water career, is organised by and for young water professionals (YWPs), it will:

  • Provide a platform to exchange good practices and lessons learned, generate inter-disciplinary and inter-generational dialogue
  • Provide a platform for YWPs to network nationally, regionally and internationally
  • Provide ample professional updating and learning activities for YWPs from all disciplines and organisations (eg. Pre-conference support for Academic authors, workshop organisers, and attendees and onsite skill development Sessions).
  • Providing connections to the water sector (i.e. industry, research, government and NGOs) through developing career fairs
3rd International Conference on Smart Grid and Smart Cities @ University of California
Jun 25 – Jun 28 all-day

3rd International Conference on Smart Grid and Smart Cities

For the past few years, smart grids have been the main topic of fervent research and development at both industrial and academic level. The smart grid is envisaged to be the next generation electric grid for Smart Cities. It enables the smart integration of conventional power generation, renewable generation, distributed generation, energy storage, transmission, distribution and demand management. The benefits of smart grid include the enhanced reliability and resilience, higher intelligence and optimized control, decentralized operation, higher operational efficiency, more efficient demand management, and better power quality. However, all these prospected transformations also bring with them numerous challenges and opportunities.

3rd International Conference on Smart Grid and Smart Cities

Call for Papers

*Smart Sensors and Advanced Metering Infrastructure
*Power and Energy System Applications
(generation, transmission, distribution, markets, operations, planning)
*Impact of Smart Grid on Distributed Energy Resources
(electric cars, demand response, distributed generation, storage)
*Energy Management Systems
*Intelligent urbanism
*Smart city
*Platforms and technologies
*Smart city roadmap
*Environmental sustainability
*Heritage conservation
*Appropriate technology
*Social access
*Transit-oriented development
*Regional integration
*Human scale
*Institutional integrity

4th International Conference on Water Pollution and Treatment @ SAPIENZA University of Rome - Faculty of Architecture
Jul 16 – Jul 18 all-day

4th International Conference on Water Pollution and Treatment

2019 4th International Conference on Water Pollution and Treatment (ICWPT 2019) is the premier forum for the presentation of new advances and research results in the fields of theoretical, experimental, and applied Water Pollution and Treatment. The conference will bring together leading researchers, engineers and scientists in the domain of interest from around the world.

4th International Conference on Water Pollution and Treatment

Topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to:

Water Resources Planning and Management
Water pollution
Water resources integrated management
Water resources sustainable development
Water resources and Environmental Management in Mega deltas
GIS and remote sensing applications
Impacts of global and regional climate change
Instrumentation and measurement
Watershed assessment and monitoring
Water quality and protection
Trans-boundary Water Conflict and cooperation Issues
Artificial recharge and active management of aquifers
Groundwater contamination and protection
Integrated coastal aquifer management

Hydraulics and Water Infrastructure
Water distribution systems analysis
Water Demand/ Forecasting Water management, control and regulation
Erosion, scour and sediment transport
Maintenance and rehabilitation of hydraulic structures
Information Technology (IT) applications in Water Infrastructure
Hydraulic monitoring, modeling and simulation

Water Treatment Technology
Wastewater reuse
Industrial water treatment
Sanitary drainage treatment
Computer applications in water treatment
Purification plants and networks
Environmental impact assessment
Energy use and efficiency

Agricultural issues
Irrigation and drainage technologies
Agricultural water pollution
Crop water consumption
Virtual water use
Energy consumption

5th International Congress on Water, Waste and Energy Management @ Université París 8
Jul 22 – Jul 24 all-day

5th International Congress on Water, Waste and Energy Management

The 5th International Congress on Water, Waste and Energy Management (WWEM-19) is organized by academics and researchers belonging to different scientific areas of the University Complutense of MadridUniversity Carlos III of MadridUniversity of Extremadura and University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria with the technical support of Sciknowledge European Conferences.

The event has the objective of creating an international forum for academics, researchers and scientists from worldwide to discuss worldwide results and proposals regarding to the soundest issues related to Water, Waste and Energy Management.

This event will include the participation of renowned keynote speakers, oral presentations, posters sessions and technical conferences related to the topics dealt with in the Scientific Program as well as an attractive social and cultural program.

All accepted papers will be published in the Abstract E-book of the Conference. Those communications considered of having enough quality can be further considered for publication in the International Conference Journals. At the authors’ choice, those works not suitable for publication in any of the congress journals will be published in the Extended Proceedings E-book of the International Congress.

The Conference will also have a space for companies and/or institutions to present their products, services, innovations and research results.

5th International Congress on Water, Waste and Energy Management

International Conference on Clean Water Air & Soil (CleanWAS 2019) @ University of Transport
Jul 26 – Jul 28 all-day

International Conference on Clean Water, Air & Soil (CleanWAS 2019)

International Conference on Clean Water Air & Soil (CleanWAS 2019) will be held between 26-28 July 2019 in University of Transport, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The former conference of CleanWAS, attracted about 100 attendees from all of the world.

CleanWAS is the conference organized every year since 2012 under The International Water, Air and Soil Conservation  society (INWASCON) with joint supports from International Islamic University Malaysia, Nankai University, Mahidol University, China University of Geosciences, Chulalongkorn University, Universiti kebangsaan Malaysia and Chiang Mai University.

The aim of CleanWAS 2019 is to provide productive opportunities for academics and practitioners from interdisciplinary fields of Environmental Sciences to meet, share and take away expertise and ideas in related disciplines. The conference will bring together leading researchers, engineers and academician in the domain of interest from around the globe. CleanWAS 2019 offers interdisciplinary themes of quality R&D topical developments from potential contributors and experts and provides an opportunity in bring in the new techniques and horizons that will contribute to clean environment.


Agriculture and Forestry
Biological Resources
Carbon Capture and Storage
Climate Change
Emission Sources
Energy Management
Environmental Health Issues
Environmental Monitoring
Environmental Science
Hazardous Substances
Human- Environment Interaction
Human Food Chain
Hydrology and Water Resources
Life Sciences
Natural Resources Management
Oceanograph y and Marine Sciences
Organic Environment Interactions
Pollution Prevention
Waste Management
Water & Wastewater Management

International Conference on Water, Informatics, Sustainability, and Environment 2019 @ Richcraft Hall, Carleton University
Aug 6 – Aug 8 all-day

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.

International Conference on Water, Informatics, Sustainability, and Environment 2019

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.


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.


  • 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
Regional Water Loss Conference – Romania
Sep 22 – Sep 24 all-day

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
Oct 1 – Oct 5 all-day

11th IWA EE YWP Conference: Water for All, Water for Nature, Reliable Water Supply, Wastewater, Treatment and Reuse

11th Eastern European Young Water Professionals Conference

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 @ Tryp Valencia Oceanic Hotel
Oct 2 – Oct 4 all-day

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).

Water and Society 2019

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 (

Conference Topics

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
  • Agribusiness
POWER H2020 Final Conference @ Conference Room at the Catalan Delegation
Oct 9 – Oct 10 all-day

POWER H2020 Final Conference

IWA Water and Development Congress & Exhibition 2019
Dec 1 – Dec 5 all-day

IWA Water and Development Congress & Exhibition 2019

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
Dec 5 – Dec 7 all-day

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

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