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World Congress on Water, Climate and Energy, Dublin, Ireland, 13-18 May 2012

The inaugural IWA World Congress on Water, Climate and Energy will explore the topics of resilient and sustainable cities with a focus on climate change adaptation and mitigation.

Theme: Building a Sustainable Global Future

Organised  by: International Water Association (IWA)


  • Utilities Asset Management
  • Environment and Ecology
  • Communications and Information
  • Climate Change
  • Economics, Policy & Sustainable Planning
  • Water, Agriculture and Food

Abstract deadline: 15 September 2011

For more information go to the conference web site:


September 9, 2011 at 1:52 pm 1 comment

2011 Water and Health Conference: Where Science Meets Policy, Chapel Hill, NC, USA, 03-07 October 2011

Organised by: Institute for the Environment and the Water Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC)

Main themes:

  • freshwater availability & climate change adaptation
  • Southeastern U.S. water challenges
  • human rights and ethics
  • small community water, sanitation and hygiene
  • peri-urban water, sanitation and hygiene
  • hygiene behaviours and household water treatment

Abstract deadline: 01 May 2011

For more information go to conference website

January 11, 2011 at 9:54 pm Leave a comment

Water Crisis and Choices: ADB and Partners Conference 2010, Manila, Philippines, 11-15 October 2010

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Organised by: Asian Development Bank (ADB)

This conference brings together over 40 ADB partner organisations, 80 panellists and 500 water decision makers to raise awareness of water issues and solutions in Asia and Pacific region. ADB will present its Water Operational Framework 2011-2020.

Conference themes:

Cities and Water: Solutions for Efficiency

  • From Loss to Profit: Structural Transformation via Reduced NRW
  • Cleaning Utility Balance Sheets: Attracting Investments
  • Energy in Water: The Case for a Smaller Footprint

Water in Food: Productivity Gains

  • Less Water, More Food: Solutions for Enhanced Productivity
  • Technologies in Irrigated Agriculture: Costs and Benefits
  • Small-Scale Irrigation: Is this the Future?

Clean Water: A Question of Quality

  • Legislating Clean Water: Getting the Laws to Work Better
  • Water Reuse: Scale, Technology, and Prospects
  • Clean Up Costs: Expanding Investments

Basin Level Management: A Scorecard for Asia

  • Basin Planning and Management: An Asian Scorecard
  • Adapting to Climate Change: Risks and Resilience
  • Accessing Available Freshwater: Expanded Capture and Storage

Conference web site:

September 7, 2010 at 2:22 pm 2 comments

IWRM Karlsruhe 2010, Germany, 24-25 November 2010

Organised by: Karlsruher Messe- und Kongress-GmbH and the Fraunhofer IOSB

Sponsored by: Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (Germany)

At the conference, there will be 60 presentations from IWRM specialists from a total of 18 different countries, including Australia, Brazil, Chile, China, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, India, Israel, Jordan, Latvia, the Netherlands, Palestine, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom and Viet Nam.


Management of Rainfall Retention and Storage

  • Retention and Artificial Recharge
  • Erosion, Irrigation and Desertification

Waste Water Management in Agriculture

  • Hygienisation Management and Disinfection Processes, Sanitation
  • Waste Water Reuse in Agriculture

Materials Flow and Ingredients Flow Management

  • Nutrient Cycles
  • Contaminant Remediation and Immobilization
  • Management and Water Treatment Processes
  • Water Quality Management
  • Sediment Transport / Morphology

Water Resources Management (incl. Urban Areas)

  • Utilization and Protection of Water Resources
  • The Economic Triangle: Water, Energy, Food
  • Water Resource Modeling
  • Water Policies & Decision Support, Capacity Building
  • Water Supply & Distribution Management

Water Management under Extreme Conditions

  • Flood Water Management and Run-off Modeling
  • Climate Change

Conference web site:

September 2, 2010 at 2:50 pm 2 comments

Water Corruption, Environment, Governance and Climate Change, Berlin, Germany, 29 March 2010

This Expert Consultation organised by the Water Integrity Network (WIN) intends to address the serious gap in knowledge and research on the nexus of water, climate change, governance and corruption.

Significant financing will be invested in new and existing water infrastructure, governance mechanisms and technology for climate change adaptation and mitigation. As these investments begin to flow, special attention must be paid to the growing risk of corruption. Investments may be diverted, misdirected, over or under- estimated, not only due to corruption, but also because of weak governance and inappropriate management. Overall, this will lead to missed opportunities to combat the adverse effects of climate change as social inequity continues to increase and environmental conditions worsen.

Selected authors will receive an invitation to participate in the consultation. The invitation will include one return economy class airfare, visa/insurance fees, per diem and accommodation for three days in Berlin.

Paper submission deadline: 03 March 2010 at 18.00 CET

For more information read the call for papers on the WIN web site

Please note: do not send requests for information or submissions to this blog

February 18, 2010 at 8:46 am

IWA World Water Congress and Exhibition, Montréal, Canada, 19–24 September 2010

Organised by: International Water Association (IWA), Canadian Water and Wastewater Association (CWWA) and Canadian Association on Water Quality (CAWQ)

Principal sponsors: ITT Corporation, Suez Environnement, Veolia Water

IWA is expecting 3,000 delegates and 1,500 trade visitors to attend their biennial event.

Key topics:

  • Science and application of water management
  • Water, climate and energy
  • Cities of the future
  • Managing utilities and their assets
  • Securing new and traditional water resources for the future
  • Water, ecosystems and catchments
  • Water and health
  • Water and wastewater in developing countries.

For more information go to Congress website

January 20, 2010 at 10:39 am

2nd Africa Water Week, Johannesburg, South Africa, 09-13 November 2009

Organised by: African Ministers Council on Water (AMCOW) and the South Africa Department of Water and Environmental Affairs

Held in conjunction with the 7th regular Session of AMCOW, during which South Africa will assume the Chairmanship of AMCOW.

Main theme: “Carrying forward the commitments of Sharm El Sheik on Water and Sanitation: Sprint to the finish”


  • Financing water and sanitation infrastructure;
  • Closing the sanitation gap;
  • Mitigating the impact of climate change;
  • Managing Africa’s trans-boundary waters;
  • Fast-tracking water services.

About 1,000 delegates from the African continent will attend the 5 day event, which will also include:

Side event: SuSanA special seminar “Organizational co-learning for up scaling sustainable sanitation in Sub-Sahara Africa“, 08 Nov 2009

Contact: Mr. Mohale Mopai, tel no. 012 336 8741, E-mail:

More information

September 21, 2009 at 9:09 am

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