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Event CIWEM Annual Conference 2009: Water & The Global Environment

The way we manage water and the environment are fundamental to our long term future, both in the UK and internationally. In April 2009 CIWEM will hold a two-day Annual Conference that will address multidisciplinary issues across all areas of the global water and environment sector. There will be a mix of keynote speakers, offered papers, exhibitions and networking opportunities that will make this the key event for water and environment professionals.

The key aims and objectives of this conference are to:
• Examine the key issues in water and environmental management
• Enable networking within the wider environmental sector
• Share knowledge and expertise

This conference is organised on an academic model, like the Defra Flood Risk Management conference, where there is a call for papers and speakers will be selected on that basis by the conference organising committee. All the speakers will pay the conference fee and this will be broadly in line with current CIWEM one day events.

Coverage and Content

The organising committee are inviting papers which cover any aspect of the water and environment sector. We are looking for papers that:
• Are of the highest quality
• Cover policy and legislation, practice, projects and initiatives, research and case studies
• Include UK, European and international case work
• Show how issues are developing and shaping future agendas
• Are challenging

The topics that might be covered include:
• Sustainability, and how its principles are being applied in practice
• Climate change
• Integration and catchment and river basin management, cross sectoral challenges and integration between sectors
• Water management – water resources, water quality, wastewater management
• Flood risk management including surface water management
• Environment sector policy and legislation
• The integration of the arts within environmental projects
• Societal impacts such as culture, well being, health, faith, and diversity on water and environmental issues

The Format of Submissions:

Prospective speakers should send an abstract which includes:
• Presentation title
• Full name, job title, affiliation of the speaker/s
• Full postal address, phone and email
• An abstract of 250 words maximum

Submissions should be emailed to: Dr Bob Earll, Email: [phone CMS Tel: 01531 890415]

Submission Deadline: August 15th 2008

Contact information Dr Bob Earll (email:
Phone: 01531 890415
Event type Conference
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Source CIWEM
Geographical coverage United Kingdom
Address Olympia Conference Centre, London, UK
Organizer CIWEM
Target audience International
Period [29/04/2009 - 30/04/2009]
Status Confirmed
Working language(s) ENGLISH