Call for Abstracts

Addressing Groundwater Resilience under Climate Change

28-30 October 2020

The Association was pleased to launch its call for submission of abstracts for IWRA’s Online Conference on “Addressing Groundwater Resilience under Climate Change”, to be held from 28-30 October 2020.

The deadline to send proposals for oral presentations has already passed (31 July, 2020). We invite to stay tune for more information shortly on the programme, registration, keynote speakers and much more!

Currently, climate change has become an undeniable major pressure on the world’s freshwater resources.  Yet, the effects of climate change on groundwater, the most significant freshwater resource on Earth, are still poorly understood. Somewhat neglected by policymakers and ignored by the public, groundwater management, governance and monitoring are less developed compared to surface water, globally.  More up-to-date research and knowledge generation and sharing, as well as more efforts to raise awareness of the links between groundwater and climate change are also critical to ensure the sustainable management of this vital resource.

IWRA’s Online Conference (28 – 30 October 2020) will address these challenges and priorities in order to manage resiliently groundwater resources under climate change. The conference’s main goal is to, ultimately, promote the sharing and exchange of state-of-the-art scientific and policy knowledge on the links between an increased resilience of groundwater resources and climate change for the sustainable governance, use and management of these resources in all regions of the world.

This new innovative IWRA event has the overarching theme of “Addressing Groundwater Resilience under Climate Change” with five different themes, which you can discover below and on the detailed description of the themes online.

IWRA welcomed experts from all backgrounds, i.e. academics, water professionals, private sector practitioners and civil society stakeholders, who wished to present their work in the indicated theme and related sub-themes at the online conference, to submit an abstract.  On the basis of the submitted abstracts, a review will be undertaken to select the best papers for presentation. Selection criteria include technical quality, relevance to the conference themes and significant content.

The International Scientific Committee will evaluate the abstracts and give the acceptance notification at the earliest possible.

Important: At least one author of each selected paper must register and attend the online conference to present their work.  Selected authors will be asked to prepare and submit a short PPT presentation two weeks before the start of the conference.

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