Thursday, June 16, 2011

Call for papers Young Scientist Workshop, International Water Week, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 31 October – 4 November

Are you a young water professional or PhD student working in the area of urban water management or urban planning?

Then the Young Scientist Workshop 'Water Challenges of Urbanisation' during the International Water Week Amsterdam 2011 should be of interest to you!
The Young Scientist Workshop is an intensive scientific event students and international young professionals from the water industry and public organisations. The topic of the Workshop concerns the challenges of providing water systems in urbanizing areas, a cross-cutting topic covering water management, water supply, sanitation and spatial planning.
Apart from exchanging ideas with other professionals, you will work with colleagues from all over the world on a joint vision of the challenges and solutions to urbanisation problems. The outcome will be reported in a memorandum made available to all conference delegates, and published in a journal after the conference.
Before the workshop you are asked to prepare a scientific paper and/or case study addressing a specific water problem integral to the growth of cities under the stress of climate change. After review the selected papers will be published in the IWW-YSW proceedings. You and the other participants will present posters in the exhibition hall of the conference. The workshop is scientifically supervised by several professors involved in the water sector and some senior water professionals who chair the workshop sessions and the discussions.
You are invited to submit an abstract of about 500 words to the conference secretariat before 30 June 2011. The Young Scientist Workshop focus on urbanisation under pressures of growing population and climate change. 
• drinking water availability
• sewer systems
• sewage treatment
• drainage, including floods
• integrated water management
The best paper will be selected by a scientific jury and the winner will be announced during the IWW. The prize associated with the award is 1500 euro.
A scientific committee will review the abstracts. Notification of acceptance will be shortly after submission of the abstract and before 25 July. Full paper manuscripts are expected to be submitted before 1 September 2011.
More information can be found on the YSW website
Organising committee
Arnold Lobbrecht (UNESCO-IHE, Delft)
Florrie de Pater (Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam)
Scientific committee
prof. Jeroen Aarts (VU Amsterdam)
prof. Luuk Rietveld (TU Delft)
prof. Roland Price (UNESCO -IHE)
Information and registration
E ysw(at)

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