Call for abstracts for the "1st EWaS-MED International Conference: Improving Efficiency of Water Systems in a changing natural and financial environment "
|Address||Aristotle university of Thessaloniki Campus, Thessaloniki|
|Organizer||Aristotle University of Thessalonikiin collaboration with the University of Thessaly and supported by the European Water Resources Association (EWRA)|
|Period||[11/04/2013 - 13/04/2013]|
Water scarcity and climate change are the main causes of water related problems worldwide. Nevertheless, Mediterranean countries are facing strong water shortage problems and long periods of droughts. The EU Water Framework Directive WFD-2000/60/EC sets the background for the development of an integrated and sustainable water management policy. Water utilities must implement appropriate measures ensuring the conservation of water resources of sufficient quality and quantity.
Towards this target, development of methodologies for reducing Non Revenue Water and Water Losses are more than necessary, in urban water distribution networks. However, allocation of appropriate funds for the implementation of such measures is becoming limited, under financial crisis conditions. Water pricing policies, are foreseen by WFD to fully recover water related services costs.
In this context, the 1st EWaS-MED International Conference is on Improving Efficiency of Water Systems in a changing natural and financial environment, especially across the Mediterranean Basin facing severe environmental threats due to the Climate Change and economic crisis conditions. The Conference’s topics deal with the management of the entire water supply chain, starting from the water abstraction at the water resources, up to the customers’ tap and the effluent from a wastewater treatment plant, especially focusing on the water losses occurring throughout the entire process. Thus, particular emphasis will be given to the latest developments, strategies, techniques and applications of international best practices in water loss assessment, management, leakage reduction and control, improvement of customer metering, AMR, telemetry and telecontrol applications.
As such, the conference is the first Mediterranean regional event aiming at further raising awareness in the field of improved efficiency of water systems given the fast changing climatic and financial conditions in the Mediterranean Basin.
Authors are invited to present papers dealing with related topics shown below. The aim is to provide a comprehensive programme of the highest quality, reflecting a wide range of international experiences.
THEMES AND TOPICS
Theme A: Water Resources Management”
- Simulation, optimization and management
- Implementing the WFD - evaluation & progress
- Climate change and its impacts
- Funding opportunities
- Case studies and lessons learnt
Theme B: “Urban Water Systems Management”
2.1. Simulation and optimization techniques of water pipe networks
2.2. Raw and waste water treatment plants
2.3. Demand prediction and management
2.4. Water pricing
2.5. Performance optimisation
2.6. Repair or replace
2.7. Water and Energy
2.8. Case Studies
Theme C: “Water losses topics”
3.1. Water loss management
3.2. Apparent Losses Management
3.3. NRW reduction techniques
3.4. Water metering
3.5. Process Benchmarking
3.6. Decision Support Systems
3.7. Technical vs financial aspects
3.8. Case Studies
Deadline for submission of abstracts: Monday, October 1st, 2012
Notification of acceptance: Friday, November 30th, 2012
Deadline for submission of full papers: Monday, January 14th, 2013
Deadline for comments sent to authors: Friday, February 22nd, 2013
Deadline for submission of final version: Monday, March 4th, 2013
Acceptance of full papers: Friday, March 15th, 2013
SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS
Abstracts could be submitted to the Conference Secretary, Mrs Stavroula Tsitsifli, email@example.com
The abstracts should include the title of the paper, the names and full affiliation(s) of the author(s), the respective keywords (max. 5) and the Conference’s specific theme and topic the paper fits in. The length of the text should not exceed 300 words.
FURTHER DETAILS - CONTACTS
Assistant Professor Vasilis Kanakoudis, Conference Vice Chairman, firstname.lastname@example.org
Associate Professor Petros Samaras, Conference Vice Chairman, email@example.com
Conference Secretary, Mrs Stavroula Tsitsifli, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Despoina Zioga, email@example.com
Mrs. Anastasia Papadopoulou, firstname.lastname@example.org
Eng. Marco Fantozzi Innovative Solutions to Leverage Performance in Water Industry Via Forcella 29 - 25064 Gussago (BS) - Italy
(email: email@example.com ; firstname.lastname@example.org ; email@example.com ; firstname.lastname@example.org ; email@example.com ; firstname.lastname@example.org)
Phone: +39 030 2524372 - Fax. +39 030 2524372 - Skype: marco.fantozzi ; Mobile +39 339 5923610 // Web: www.studiomarcofantozzi.it Web: www.leakssuite.com
|File link local||1st-EWaS-MED-International-Conference_Pre-announcement.pdf (PDF, 218 Kb)|
|Source of information||Waterloss project|
|Keyword(s)||financial environment, Efficiency of Water Systems, EU-WFD, water losses, urban water management, desalination, water metering|
|Subject(s)||ANALYSIS AND TESTS , CHARACTERISTICAL PARAMETERS OF WATERS AND SLUDGES , DRINKING WATER , DRINKING WATER AND SANITATION : COMMON PROCESSES OF PURIFICATION AND TREATMENT , ENERGY , FINANCE-ECONOMY , HEALTH - HYGIENE - PATHOGENIC MICROORGANISM , HYDRAULICS - HYDROLOGY , INDUSTRY , INFORMATION - COMPUTER SCIENCES , INFRASTRUCTURES , MEASUREMENTS AND INSTRUMENTATION , METHTODOLOGY - STATISTICS - DECISION AID , NATURAL MEDIUM , POLICY-WATER POLICY AND WATER MANAGEMENT , PREVENTION AND NUISANCES POLLUTION , RIGHT , RISKS AND CLIMATOLOGY , SANITATION -STRICT PURIFICATION PROCESSES , SLUDGES , TOOL TERMS , WATER QUALITY|