Submit UNESCO i-WSSM Research Papers by 13 September!

IWRA in collaboration with UNESCO International Centre for Water Security and Sustainable Management (i-WSSM), invites you to submit proposals for the ‘GWSI Paper Series’ on Water Security and Sustainable Development Goals.  This year’s theme will focus on “Water Reuse Within a Circular Economy Context”. 

Researchers from international organisations, government agencies, research institutions, non-profit institutions, and the private sector are welcome to send their paper proposals, if they have not already done so, completing this form by this Friday, September 13th.

Selected papers will be published as part of the ‘GWSI Paper Series’ of UNESCO i-WSSM and UNESCO Headquarters.  Authors of chosen papers will be invited to present their work at an international event, such as IWRA’s XVII World Water Congress in May 2020 or Korea International Water Week (KIWW) next year.

Successful authors will be notified by late September, and full first draft papers will be due by October 25, 2019. Authors will be requested to respond to editorial review comments in December and peer review comments by February 21, 2020.

GWSI papers will need to meet the following requirements:

  • Topics: Papers should address a topic within the Water Security theme (see the Proposal Template following)
  • Content: Papers should include the content identified in Section 2 Content, following.
  • Case Study: Papers are strongly encouraged to include details of one or more practical and successful case studies.   
  • Environmental and socioeconomic settings: Papers may be tailored to specific environmental and socioeconomic settings or they may be broadly applicable; in any case, linkages to policy issues and/or key policy decisions should be included.
  • Languages: Proposals and papers must be submitted in English.
  • Format: The final paper should be at least 20-pages and not exceed 30 pages of double-spaced text, including all images and references.

Learn more about the GWPI Paper Series background and objectives, this call, its content, the submission process, and other specifics by clicking here

For any related questions and/ or comments you may contact or Mary Trudeau at

We look forward to receiving your research proposals by this Friday!

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