2 Weeks Left: Submit Today Abstracts, Special Sessions & Side Events Proposals for IWRA’s XVII World Water Congress until 31 July.

IWRA’s XVII World Water Congress (11-15 May 2020, Daegu, Korea) is fast approaching! There are only 2 weeks left for abstracts, special sessions and side events submissions until the deadline. 

You are therefore cordially invited to send your proposals for oral and poster presentations, special sessions, as well as side events, before July 31st 2019.

As you may have already seen in the XVII Congress 1st announcement, this well renowned water event has the overarching theme of “Foundations for Global Water Security and Resilience: Knowledge, Technology and Policy” with 5 different sub-themes and 3 cross-cutting issues

Call for Abstracts

  • Experts, academics, water professionals, private sector practitioners, and civil society stakeholders, from all disciplines and perspectives who wish to present their work and experiences during this Congress, need to submit an abstract.  Abstracts should clearly describe the research, analysis, project or investigation in a maximum of 350 words, in English (with no graphs, charts, diagrams, images, references, or citations).  Once accepted, a full-paper will be submitted by December 31st, 2019, for both oral and poster presentations.  The International Scientific Committee (ISC) will offer to peer review a strictly limited number of papers in cases where authors need peer review to obtain funding to attend the congress.  More info here.

Call for Special Sessions

  • A Special Session is a parallel session on the main congress programme, proposed to the ISC by an organisation or group of organisations.  It needs to be aligned with one or more of the congress themes, and focus on a significant issue not explicitly covered by one of the official sub-themes, and/ or highlighting an important collaborative programme or initiative.  A special session must be of interest to a broad range of congress delegates, not just designed for project collaborators and stakeholders. Typically, it comprises a 90-minute session, with specific content and speakers (5 to 6), prepared in English under 1000 words.  More info here.

Side Events

  • A side event is a conference, workshop or meeting, organised and funded independently by an organisation outside of IWRA, which may be formally associated with the Congress for mutual interest and benefit.  It should have a theme or purpose that is connected to the Congress themes, and take place immediately prior to, during, or following the main Congress programme.  Governmental, non-governmental, and inter-governmental organisations, as well as private sector organisations, who wish to organise a side event on relevant topics in conjunction with the Congress should contact IWRA Executive Office (congress@iwra.org). 

We look forward to receiving your proposals. 

In the meantime, if you have any questions, please contact us at congress@iwra.org