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20–24 May 2019 ISMAR10 - 10th International Symposium On Managed Aquifer Recharge

Madrid, Spain

MAR can achieve much towards solving the myriad of local water problems that collectively have been termed “the global water crisis”, if it is included among the options evaluated locally. ISMAR10 strives to make transparent the effectiveness, benefits, constraints, limitations and applicability of MAR, together with its supporting scientific advances, to a wide variety of situations that have global relevance. No groundwater manager or consultant is complete without a comprehensive knowledge of MAR, and the fastest way to get up to date with international knowledge and connections is to attend ISMAR10.


4–7 September 2019 The 16th International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology

Island of Rhodes, Greece

CEST biennial series has become one of the worldwide leading environmental events gathering experts, scientists, entrepreneurs as well as representatives of public administration and social initiatives presenting state-of-the-art research and addressing emerging environmental issues. A selection of topics for which the Scientific and Programme Committee is particularly seeking contributions can be found https://cest2019.gnest.org/thematic-areas-and-topics.

The previous event, CEST2017, was the most successful event since the series was initially launched in 1989, with 460 participants from 75 countries originating from 6 continents (Europe, Asia, Africa, North America, South America and Australia). The programme included 415 oral and 253 poster presentations from 25 unique research areas. Participants also benefited from the interaction with 15 distinguished scientists that were invited and delivered keynote and plenary talks. CEST2019, coincides with the celebration of the 30 years anniversary (1989-2019) of CEST series and we are aiming to make it a memorable event.

All the papers that are selected for either oral or poster presentation undergo a review process. As a result of the improving quality of the papers in previous conferences, their proceedings have been included in databases, such as Science Citation Index (ISI) and SRCosmos. Since 2015, the papers that are presented in CEST, are submitted to cooperating journals for review and publication in special issues.

The conference is organized by the University of the Aegean (Greece) together with the South Aegean Region and is supported by the University of Salerno (Italy) and the Imperial College London (UK). The main organizer is the multi-disciplinary Global NEST (Network of Environmental Science and Technology); an international scientific movement that has been successfully developing for the last 29 years with members from more than 60 countries. Global NEST is an international scientific movement focusing on innovative environmental issues.

During CEST2019 you will have the opportunity to:

  • present and discuss your research with scientists from around the world
  • expand your network
  • attend presentations covering all the latest trends and innovations in the field of environmental science and technology
  • meet with our prestigious invited speakers (to be announced)
  • enjoy the island of Rhodes, one of the most famous Greek touristic attractions!

More info as well as registration and submission of paper are available at http://cest.gnest.org. The abstract submission deadline is the 12th December 2018.

Contact Conference Secretariat CEST2019
Tel. 0030-210-6492451- 452, FAX: 0030-210-6492499 e-mail: cest@gnest.org, http://cest.gnest.org


10–15 September 2017 14th IWA/IAHR International Conference on Urban Drainage (ICUD2017)

Prague, Czech Republic

The Joint Committee on Urban Drainage of IWA and IAHR together with the Czech Water Assocaation (CzWA) and the Czech Technical University (CTU) invite you to attend the ICUD in a new geographical region – Central and Eastern Europe. It is a region known for its turbulent history, rich culture, traditional scientific and engineering excellence and most recently its irrepressible spirit to pursue freedom, democracy and economic development.


11–13 September 2017 Water Challenges in XXI Century: Role of Economics, Statistics and Asset Management

Livorno, Italy

This third IWA conference will be subdivided in two conferences:“4th International Conference on Water Economics, Statistics and Finance” and “Economics, Statistics, Finance, Infrastructure Asset Management and Utility Bankability”. During the conference, water policy-makers and regulators, utility managers, planners and operators, scientists and academics, investing institution professionals, engineering developers and contractors, consultants and other water professionals from all over the world are invited to reflect, debate and present state-of-the art keynotes related to the improvement of water infrastructures’ performance and sustainability, in a global context of increasing risks and complexity.


13–16 November 2017 Sustainable Solutions for Emerging Economies

Buenos Aires, Argentina

The International Water Association (IWA) and its main partner in Buenos Aires, Argentina´s Ministry of Internal Affairs, Public Works and Housing – Secretary of Water Resources, through AySA and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), are proud to announce that the next edition of the IWA Water and Development Congress & Exhibition (IWA WDCE2017) will take place from 13 to 16 November 2017 in Buenos Aires, Argentina


4–7 December 2017 All That Soil Erosion the Global Task to Conserve Our Soil Resources

Seoul, Korea

This Asia-EC JRC joint conference (official title: "/All That Soil Erosion: the Global Task to Conserve Our Soil Resources/" ) will provide a firm platform for all stakeholders of the global environmental policies, from the public and private sectors to academia and civil society, to integrate all knowledge on global soil erosion into the a comprehensive module. The Conference is organized by the Research Center of Surface Soil Resource Inventory and Integration (SSORii) in Korea and the EC Joint Research Center (JRC), with full support by the Soil Environment Center of the Korea Environmental Industry and Technology Institute (KEITI) and the Ministry of Environment. This conference is the continuation of the soil erosion modelling workshop that took place at JRC, Ispra.


11–15 December 2017 2017 AGU Fall Meeting

New Orleans, USA

Fall Meeting brings together the entire Earth and space science community from across the globe for discussions of emerging trends and the latest research. The technical program includes presentations on new and cutting-edge science you can’t get anywhere else. Fall Meeting offers something for everyone, from every scientific discipline, including the opportunity to:

  • Hear about a variety of relevant scientific topics
  • Listen to top-notch speakers
  • Build relationships with peers
  • Gain research inspiration from a new location
  • Stay up to date on the latest innovations in the field
  • Gain visibility and recognition of your work

Join us in discovering New Orleans, for a new Fall Meeting experience.


7–11 January 2018 2018 AMS Annual Meeting


2018 AMS Annual Meeting Theme: "Transforming Communication in the Weather, Water, and Climate Enterprise Focusing on Challenges Facing Our Sciences". Welcome to visit MDPI booth (#132) and meet journal editors then.

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10–12 January 2018 2018 International SWAT Conference

Chennai, India

The 2018 International SWAT Conference will be held 10–12 January at the Indian Institute of Technology—Madras in Chennai, India. There will be three workshops held concurrently prior to the conference on 8–9 January. Three workshops will be offered: Introductory SWAT with QSWAT, Advanced SWAT with SWAT-CUP, and SWAT-MODFLOW. See the conference website for more information.


11–16 February 2018 The 2018 Ocean Sciences Meeting (OSM)

Portland, Oregon, USA

The 2018 Ocean Sciences Meeting (OSM), co-sponsored by the American Geophysical Union (AGU), the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO), and The Oceanography Society (TOS), will be held 11–16 February, in Portland, Oregon. The OSM is an important venue for scientific exchange across broad marine science disciplines. Welcome to visit MDPI booth (#524) and meet journal editors then.

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21–23 February 2018 Use of Drones and Satellites in Agriculture

Lugo, Spain

The use of drones and satellites in agriculture is a reality, although we are currently at the crossroads of quickly and efficiently exploiting the information obtained to render it useful to farmers, selecting the most appropriate and versatile tool for each situation. In this sense, water management is one of the key issues in agriculture in which these new technologies can provide solutions, such as where to manage irrigation water, maximizing its efficiency, adapting crops to climate change, and facilitating the worldwide increase of food production. From the Organizing Committee of the "III National Symposium of Horticultural Engineering", dedicated in this edition to the "Use of Drones and Satellites in Agriculture", we invite you to participate in this event that will take place in February 2018, in Lugo. The section of Horticultural Engineering of the Spanish Society of Horticultural Sciences is the organizer of the event, acting the University of Santiago de Compostela - Campus Terra as local organizers.


8–13 April 2018 The EGU General Assembly 2018

Vienna, Austria

The EGU General Assembly 2018 will bring together geoscientists from all over the world to one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, planetary and space sciences. The EGU aims to provide a forum where scientists, especially early career researchers, can present their work and discuss their ideas with experts in all fields of geoscience. The EGU is looking forward to cordially welcoming you in Vienna. Welcome to visit MDPI booth (#36) and meet journal editors then.

For more information on the conference, please visit:


27–30 June 2018 The 3rd EWaS International Conference

Lefkada Island, Greece

The 3rd EWaS International Conference on “insights on the Water-Energy-Food Nexus”, is to be held in hotel Ionian Blue, Lefkada Island, Greece, from 27th to 30th of June 2018. The conference focuses on efficient water systems giving insights on the Water-Food-Energy Nexus. Scientists will address and discuss issues related to hydraulics, hydrology, water resources systems management, climate change and environmental systems.

The Conference Chairman:  Assoc. Prof. Vasilis Kanakoudis, University of Thessaly


17–21 September 2018 SWAT2018

Brussels, Belgium

The Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) in collaboration with the USDA-ARS and Texas AgriLife Research, is organizing the 2018 SWAT International Conference on September 17 - 21, 2018. The conference has become the most important gathering for international experts and institutions in the field of river basin management.


5–9 November 2018 The Joint Conference on Forests and Water 2018

Valdivia, Chile

The Joint Conference on Forests and Water 2018, which brings together the II Congreso Latinoamericano Bosques y Agua and the V IUFRO Conference on Forests and Water in a Changing Environment, is ready to receive abstracts on the twelve topics of the conference (http://forestsandwater2018.cl/registro/abstract-submission/). These topics are related to forest hydrology, watershed management, eco-hydrology, climate and climate change (http://forestsandwater2018.cl/programa/temas/). The main objective of the event is to promote science as a basis for the sustainable development of forest ecosystems, both native forests and plantations, water resources and aquatic ecosystems in a context of climate change. Abstracts submission will be open until May 31.

Christian Little of the Forest Institute, and Kevin Bishop of the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Presidents of the Joint Conference, point out that the opening of abstracts is one of the most exciting moments in the organization of the conference: "We look forward to many abstract contributions from scientists, researchers, resource managers, NGOs and policy-makers related to any of the twelve topics of the conference”. This meeting is organized jointly by various institutions including IUFRO (International Union of Forest Research Organizations), Universidad Austral de Chile, the Forestry Institute (INFOR), Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Oregon State University, the Center for the Science of Climate and Resilience (CR) 2 and the Native Forest Center Foundation (FORECOS).

More information is available on the conference website


8–11 November 2018 HydroMediT 2018 - The 3rd International Congress on Applied Ichthyology and Aquatic Environment

Volos, Greece

To date “HydroMediT” is being established as one of the major International Congresses on novel scientific and technological trends and aspects on aquatic living resources in our region, covering the Mediterranean and its adjacent seas. HydroMediT 2018 is being hosted in Volos, Greece, with a series of national and international stakeholders as co-organizers, supporters and sponsors. The general fields and the specific topics of the Congress will attract contributions from all over the Mediterranean and its adjacent seas, and their list can be viewed in full on the Congress website, which is updated regularly.


25–27 June 2009 European Water Resources Association’s (EWRA) 7th International Conference on “Water Resources Conservancy and Risk Reduction Under Climatic Instability”

Limassol, Cyprus

The conference will provide an international forum for the exchange of scientific information and knowledge-sharing on state-of-the-art research efforts and contemporary water-related issues, on a multitude of thematic areas such as water management and technologies, macro-engineering and environmental governance, proactive planning and crisis management, sustainable development, urban water supply systems, water losses, water shortage and water reuse, water pollution, risk assessment.


27–31 July 2009 7th Conference of the Commission on Water Sustainability “Managing water in a changing world”

Torino, Italy

Throughout the world problems of decreasing water quality and quantity are associated with increased consumer numbers and individual demand, increases in the range and amount of uses, and the problem of actual and potential environmental, especially climatic, change. While technological and political solutions, or at least approaches to solutions, vary from society to society, the underlying problems are similar. This conference will assess the similarities and differences.
The Commission for Water Sustainability aims to interpret "sustainability" in the widest possible sense, including the sustainability of the environment in the face of water development work as well as the sustainability of water resources. It aims to foster links between the human and physical aspects of water management, with specific concern for the sustainability of water resources and for the impacts of water management on the environment.

The Conference is calling for papers focusing on the following Sections:
* Underground resources
* Water and hydro-geological risks
* Planning of water resources
* Infrastructures for water resources management
* Hydrologic emergencies
* Water resources and environmental and climatic change
* Water sustainability in the alpine environment


16–22 August 2009 World Water Week in Stockholm

Stockholm, Sweden

The World Water Week in Stockholm is the annual meeting place for the planet’s most urgent water-related issues. Organised by the Stockholm International Water Institute, it brings together experts, practitioners, decision makers and leaders from around the globe to exchange ideas, foster new thinking and develop solutions. The theme for 2009 is Responding to Global Changes: Accessing Water for the Common Good.


21–24 September 2009 12th International Riversymposium

Brisbane, Australia

The 12th International Riversymposium, 21-24 September 2009, will be full of vibrant discussions and fora on factors influencing different areas of the catchments. The focus will be on the interactions between these catchments and the activities that take place within them. Themes will examine strategies for coping with changing conditions, uses and policies for catchments and their management now and in the future.


5–8 October 2009 Global Conference on Microbial Contaminants in Drinking Water


Microbiological waterborne disease remains a significant concern for the worldwide water community. Whether it’s investigating an emerging pathogen or developing a new control strategy, the challenges facing water supply professionals, public health officials, and regulatory agencies are daunting.

This event will provide a comprehensive forum for the exchange of up-to-the-minute information and cutting-edge ideas relating to this critical public health issue. Special areas of concern include human health, risk and policy issues, detection technology, treatment and management strategies, tropical water quality issues, water security, disaster management and response. Participants will hear from international experts in public health management and waterborne disease surveillance and will attend technical sessions that address waterborne disease issues from source to tap.


24–26 March 2010 International Drought Symposium

Riverside, California

The Water Science and Policy Center at the University of California, Riverside, is planning an International Drought Symposium that will take place March 24-26, 2010, at the Marriott Hotel in Riverside. The main objective is to compare drought impacts and mitigation under various physical, economic, and institutional situations in these states, and to allow 'out of the box' approaches to be considered and adopted by the various countries.

The symposium will bring senior disciplinary experts from Spain, Australia, South Africa, Mexico, and California — all drought-prone areas — to sit together and share scientific and policy aspects related to drought and its mitigation in each of these areas. The disciplines to be included are: economics, agronomy, hydrology, ecology, technology, policy, and water management.


25 March 2010 Water for Life 2010 Conference

University of Calgary, Canada

This conference aims at bringing the subject of water issues to the frontline and to provide a space for discussion and debate by policy makers, water managers, academics, students and the public in general. It will focus on Alberta water management, progress and challenges, and the implications of water issues around the world.


7–9 June 2010 Sustainable Irrigation 2010

Bucharest, Romania

Sustainable Irrigation 2010 is the third conference in this series, following the success of the meetings enjoyed in Bologna (2006) and Alicante (2008).

As the standard of living of a large section of the world’s population continues to increase, the strategic importance of fresh water resources also rises. It is essential to seek ways of achieving the most efficient and equitable use of these resources at the same time as making their use sustainable.

Even in those countries where fresh water is currently easily available, over-exploitation is leading to damaging long lasting environmental effects, such as the lowering of water tables or depletion of river flows. Adding to these effects, the problem of contamination effectively reduces the availability of clean water.

Water is essential for irrigation purposes, but its indiscriminate use can lead not only to shortages, but also to the deterioration of crop yields and soils. It is hence vital to ensure that it is applied as effectively as possible in order to reach sustainability.

This conference seeks to address the different aspects of irrigation, including not only the management of water resources, scientific and technical aspects, but also matters related to policy and economics.

The conference aims to attract researchers in academia and industry as well as professional practitioners and policy makers to review the latest developments in sustainable irrigation from a scientific, technological, political and economic point of view. Its objective is also to discuss how to reach the sustainable management of irrigation resources in the future by applying modern computer simulation methods, advanced and new technologies as well as analyzing different policies and economic forecasting techniques.


15–17 September 2010 Implementation in Inter- and Transdisciplinary Research, Practice and Teaching

Geneva, Switzerland

In a knowledge society, research questions, processes and results cannot be disconnected from everyday practices. Politicians, funding bodies and society at large increasingly demand of researchers to propose efficient ways of how to use abstract findings in concrete situations and as a common good. From the very start, implementation strategies should therefore include processes of embedding the research in its social and scientific contexts, recursiveness and negotiation with non-academic actors, and testing the expected impact through ‘real-world’ experiments. How exactly to bring research results to fruition, integrate theory and practice and build truly participative collaborations are key issues of inter- and transdisciplinarity. Keynotes includes experts in the fields of public health, new media, urban planning, sustainability, action research. Please visit our website for further information. Deadline for paper/poster/workshop submissions: 3 May 2010.


27–28 September 2010 4th European Water & Wastewater Management Conference & Exhibition

Leeds, England

The European Water and Wastewater Management Conference (EWWMC) provides a forum to channel and highlight the latest ideas and developments and the theme of this year’s event is “Reducing the Environmental Footprint of the Water Industry”. It will explore how the industry is gearing up to the environmental and economic challenges by increasing the efficiency of existing technology, whilst pushing forward with the development of more novel approaches. It will debate how to deal with the seemingly contradictory requirements to deliver large reductions in its carbon footprint (enforced by the Carbon Reduction Commitment), whilst gearing up to meet the much tighter standards of the Water Framework Directive yet delivering both of these at a reduced cost to the consumer. The Conference hopes to show that such challenges pose opportunities and that many in the industry relish the prospects of moving out of recession by delivering a new generation of low-energy options, constructed and operated with a much reduced carbon footprint. The Conference offers highly respected key note speakers who will stimulate debate and discussions. There are a number of parallel sessions over the two days, with submitted papers covering the full breadth of water industry activities, each of these terminated with a convenor facilitated debate intended to fully engage the delegates. The event provides an ideal opportunity to be updated on the way ahead for the industry and is also the perfect opportunity for younger members to experience the lively debates and discussion that are such a feature of this industry.


15–17 November 2010 15th European Biosolids & Organic Resources Conference, Seminar & Exhibition

Leeds, England

The annual European Biosolids and Organic Resources Conference continues to attract technical papers covering a wide range of topical areas and delivered by speakers recognised nationally and internationally for their expertise in this area. As a result it is consistently attended by a large and knowledgeable audience who debate and discuss the issues of the day in a learned and welcoming environment.


6–8 December 2010 Transboundary Aquifers: Challenges and New Directions (ISARM2010)

Paris, France

This conference aims to provide a platform for discussion to consider ways to promote cooperation amongst States in the management and development of transboundary aquifers. It will also consider the various steps to be taken to achieve this - from the adoption of such policies, to their implementation into practical, operational actions. The debates taking place during the conference are expected to guide stakeholders in the management of ‘invisible’ but essential groundwater resources and to meet the expectations of groundwater resources users in terms of water security. This event marks the end of the first phase of the ISARM Programme and the start of the second. It aims to consider the challenges and new directions required for the sustainable development and management of transboundary aquifers. Topics 1. Global overview of transboundary aquifer systems (Regional inventories and case studies – Sharing data and information) 2. Managing transboundary aquifers: Challenges and opportunities (Lessons learned and best practices – Assessing the impacts of global changes to groundwater resources and managing aquifer system’s response) 3. Building capacities and strengthening institutions (Legal and institutional advances – Regional agencies and organizations – Multilateral agreements, interstate cooperation – Training, education and technical assistance needs – Water law and environmental concerns – Globalization and virtual water flow) 4. Strengthening cooperation (Benefits of cooperation and impact of conflicts: techniques for conflict anticipation, prevention mediation, negotiation and resolution)


19–23 June 2011 12th International Symposium on the Interactions between Sediments and Water (IASWS 2011)

Dartington Hall, Totnes, Devon, UK

The International Association for Sediment Water Science (IASWS) is pleased to announce that the 12th International Symposium on the Interactions between Sediment and Water will take place in June, 2011 in southwest England. The symposium will be co-hosted by the University of Plymouth and Queen Mary University of London and held at Dartington Hall, Totnes, Devon.

Management objectives for aquatic systems are increasingly highlighting the importance of sediment-water interactions in controlling nutrient and pollutant cycling. The 12th International Symposium on the Interactions between Sediments and Water will explore our current knowledge of process interactions from catchment to coast, examining how sediment and water interactions drive, influence and link many of the physical, chemical and biological processes at play within and between terrestrial, freshwater and marine ecosystems.


1–30 November 2011 The 1st World Sustainability Forum (WSF-2011)


Research concerned with sustainability and sustainable development is progressing fast.  Simultaneously, activities within industry, government and academia are becoming more globalized. Successful research requires interaction with multiple partners around the world. We are facing an obvious need for new types of communication within our scientific community. Sciforum.net electronic conferences provide a platform for fast exchange of the latest research findings, as well as a possibility for global meetings with no limitations related to traveling.

The World Sustainability Forum 2011 (WSF-2011) will cover timely research topics concerned with sustainability and sustainable development. The conference will include six topical sessions focusing on:

1.       Environmental Sustainability (Section A).
2.       Economical Sustainability (Section B).
3.       Social Sustainability (Section C).
4.       Renewable Energy Self-Sufficiency (Section D).
5.       Energy Return-on-Investment (Section E).
6.       Governance & Sustainability (Section F).
7.       Sustainability Assessment and Policies (Section G).
8.       Remote Sensing for Sustainable Management of Land and Biodiversity (Section H)
9.       General and Related topics (Section I)

This inter- and multi-disciplinary conference aims to examine, explore and critically engage with issues related to recent insights and advances in these topics. In particular, the conference will encourage both theoretical and practical debates surrounding environmental, economical and social contexts for those who want to go beyond the buzzword.

The conference will be completely free of charge―both to attend and for authors to publish―and is sponsored by MDPI and the scientific journal Sustainability.Selected papers will be published in the journal Sustainability.

The 1st World Sustainability Forum Conference will be held at www.sciforum.net, a new platform developed by MDPI to organize electronic conferences for scholars.

For more information about Sciforum and the importance of electronic conferences, please visit http://www.sciforum.net/about/

Please submit your abstract with max 2500 character (in English) by October 1, 2011. Abstracts should be submitted online at www.wsforum.org. All submissions will be reviewed by our scientific committee. For accepted abstracts, a full draft paper should be submitted by October 30, 2011.


6–8 February 2012 International Symposium on Water and Wetlands in the Mediterranean - From Grado to Agadir: The next twenty years

Agadir, Morocco

Twenty years after the Grado Conference, this new International Symposium aims to review the current situation of water and wetlands in the Mediterranean, identify new challenges and plan for the next 20 years. Important objectives are to highlight the changes occurring in the Mediterranean and their potential impact on wetlands, to identify ways in which wetland resources can be used sustainably, with a strong emphasis on water resources, and to provide ways for closer cooperation between experts and decision-makers in the Mediterranean involved in the water sector, wetlands, biodiversity and other related fields.


15–16 February 2012 The 3rd UF Water Institute Symposium

Gainesville, FL, USA

This symposium will bring together scientists, engineers, academics, non-governmental organizations, policy makers, water managers, industry and utility representatives, lawyers, students, and the public to explore emerging issues related to nutrient sources, dynamics, management, and policy from multiple perspectives.


25–27 April 2012 1st International Conference on the Design, Construction, Maintenance, Monitoring and Control of Urban Water Systems

New Forest, UK

Topics such as contamination and pollution discharges in urban water bodies, as well as the monitoring of water recycling systems are currently receiving a great deal of attention from researchers and professional engineers working in the water industry. Architects and town planners are also aware of the importance of the interaction between urban water cycles and city planning and landscaping. Management of all these aspects require the development of specialised computer tools that can respond to the increased complexity of urban water systems.

The conference will also discuss legal and regulatory aspects, in addition to more technical problems, involving the design, construction, maintenance, monitoring and control of urban water systems.


30 May–1 June 2012 FRIAR 2012: 3rd International Conference on Flood Recovery, Innovation and Response

Dubrovnik, Croatia

The conference provides a forum for researchers, academics and practitioners actively involved in improving our understanding of flood events including risk management and mitigation, as well as emergency response and many other related issues. The meeting will bring together engineers, scientists and other professionals from many countries involved in research and development activities in a wide range of technical and management topics related to flooding and its devastating effects.


10–12 July 2012 11th International Conference on Modelling, Monitoring and Management of Water Pollution

New Forest, UK

Water Pollution 2012 is the 11th International Conference in the series on Modelling, Monitoring and Management of Water Pollution. The meeting, which started in 1991, has always been very successful and provides a forum for the discussion and exchange of information between scientists, managers and academics from different areas of water contamination. The conference creates an international venue for interdisciplinary discussion and dissemination of work related to water quality and environmental problems caused by the increase of pollutant loads and the inappropriate management of water resources.


2–4 September 2013 12th International Computing and Control for the Water Industry Conference

Perugia, Italy

The main focus of the conference is on water supply/distribution and urban drainage/sewerage systems.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following: Water engineering solutions for smart, liveable and sustainable cities; Systems modeling, optimization and decision support; Asset management and performance modeling; Demand forecasting, leakage and energy management; Real time monitoring, modeling, prediction control and data management issues; Impacts of climate change on urban water management; Sustainable urban water management; Stormwater control in urban areas, including blue-green solutions; Water and wastewater treatment modeling, optimization and control; Water quality modelling, including sediment and pollutant transport; Advances in sensors, instrumentation and communications technologies; Data management including SCADA and GIS; Security, reliability and resilience; Case studies and practical applications; Modeling tools for the nearshore hydrodynamics.


1–5 June 2014 Singapore International Water Week 2014


Water professionals need more than just working knowledge of developments in a fast-paced global water market. Stay ahead of current developments with this platform for water practitioners to share expertise and identify solutions to challenges faced by their peers worldwide.

In 2014, the Water Convention continues in its promise to examine the trends and challenges facing East Asia, Asia Pacific, and the Middle East regions along five themes:

1. Delivering Water from Source to Tap
2. Effective and Efficient Wastewater Management
3. Water for Liveability and Resilience
4. Water Quality and Health
5. Water for Industries


7–9 September 2015 The 5th World Sustainability Forum

Centre for Teaching and Research of the University Hospital of Basel

2015 is an important year for all of us. We are taking stock of the accomplishments based on the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) that were adopted in the year 2000. The results of these efforts are immensely positive. In most countries around the globe, extreme poverty and hunger have been reduced, and infant, child, and maternal mortality have decreased. Girls have better access to primary schooling, progress has been made in slowing the spread of HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis, access to safe drinking water and sanitation has improved, and more information and knowledge is available to more people via the internet than ever before. However, not all goals have been achieved and some regions have benefitted less, particularly Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia.

The period marked by the MDGs will end in December 2015. As part of the post-2015 development agenda, the international community is working intensely on a new set of goals, the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), to be adopted at the 70th Session of the UN General Assembly in the second half of September 2015. The new set of goals, despite their similarity in some aspects, go beyond the MDGs in that (a) the formulation and focus of the goals are more encompassing, explicitly requiring active participation from wealthy and poor nations alike, and that (b) the overall focus is shifting away from ameliorating the situation of poor and underdeveloped regions and societies toward improving the sustainability of global economic and social development while concurrently protecting the environment.

First Call - The 5th World Sustainability Forum (WSF5)- Transitioning toward Sustainability


25–28 February 2016 Himalayan Studies Conference 2016

Austin, Texas, USA

The South Asia Institute Hosts Himalayan Studies Conference in February 2016.From February 25 to 28, Austin, Texas will be the home to what may be the largest gathering of scholars of the Himalayas in the world. The University of Texas at Austin and the South Asia Institute will host the fourth Himalayan Studies Conference (HSC IV), organized by the Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies (ANHS) and convened by Prof. Heather Hindman. The HSC was first held in 2011 at Macalester College to provide a more intensive forum for scholarly discussion about the region. The event was well-received, and the second HSC was held at Western Michigan University the following year. For the ANHS, the conference is an opportunity for members to get to know one another and to engage in in-depth discussions that transcend disciplinary boundaries. In March 2014, Mark Turin organized HSC III at Yale University, and participation in the conference blossomed with New Haven rewarding participants with a beautiful weekend. The conference at Yale featured more than 50 panels, a keynote address by Françoise Robin and a screening of Kesang Tseten’s film “Who Will Be a Gurkha.” For many, one of the highlights of the conference was the convivial conversation that took place between formal papers and the excellent food. From the Yale conference, many collaborations were born and publications proposed.


24–27 April 2016 2016 NGWA Groundwater Summit

Denver, CO, USA

Join fellow industry professionals from around the world at NGWA’s preeminent technical conference, the Groundwater Summit, which will be focusing in 2016 on “Solving Groundwater Challenges Through Research and Practice”. This event offers you  unparalleled opportunities to:

  • Share your research, knowledge, and expertise
  • Learn firsthand from leading experts
  • Collaborate with hundreds of your peers.

We invite you to join us this April in Denver, Colorado.


27–28 January 2017 The 6th World Sustainability Forum

Cape Town, South Africa

An international scientific conference of the journal Sustainability under the patronage of the University of Basel, University of the Western Cape, University of Cape Town and the National Research Foundation of the Republic of South Africa.


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