EVENT: Watef Network Conference 2020 at UWE Bristol

The Water Efficiency (Watef) Network 2020 Conference takes place at the University of the West of England in Bristol on 2-4 September 2020.

The theme of the conference is Moving towards water resilient communities, and there will be a special session entitled: ‘Responding to resilience rhetoric: where are we now?’

The conference aims to foster knowledge exchange and transfer between academia, researchers and industry practitioners. It is therefore a good opportunity to showcase the latest, cutting edge research and developments in water efficiency and sustainability.

The call for papers is now open.

Researchers and industry practitioners are cordially invited to submit papers, case studies and best practice solutions related to the conference theme and topics on water in the built environment as detailed below (this list is not exhaustive):
  • Bringing resilience to life
  • Capacity building for climate & environmental change
  • Community responses to environmental hazards
  • Collaboration, partnerships & relationships
  • Customer, citizen and community innovation
  • Drought-flood continuum
  • Ecosystem services
  • Efficiency-equity nexus
  • ICT, gamification and BIM for water
  • Innovation in product, practice, process, protocol or policy
  • Integrated resource efficiency & resilience
  • Knowledge making & social change
  • Local, regional & global case studies
  • Public engagement & participatory processes
  • SDG6: Clean water and sanitation for all
  • Smart & resilient water, communities, cities
  • Smart processes, technologies, systems
  • Supply chain standards & processes
  • Water efficiency – all aspects including data-driven, household, non-household
  • Water access equity, equality
  • Water-energy, water-energy-food nexus
  • Water infrastructure
  • Water livelihoods
  • Water policy, leadership & governance
  • Water reuse & recycling, alternative water supply
  • Water, Sanitation & Health (WASH) in temporary settlements & emergencies
  • Urban water, sustainable water for the built environment
  • Other associated topics not listed above

Full details of the call for papers is available here. The abstract deadline is 20 January 2020.

For more information about the conference, including key dates, please visit the Watef website.

The conference chairs are Dr Sarah Ward (Associate Professor in Environmental Hazards & Community Resilience, UWE Bristol) and Prof Chad Staddon (Director, International Water Security Network).