Call for Abstracts

One Water, One Health:
Water, Food and Public Health in a Changing World

7-9 June 2021

IWRA invited experts from all backgrounds, i.e. academics, water professionals, private sector practitioners and civil society stakeholders, who wished to present their work on the indicated theme and related sub-themes at this online conference, to submit an abstract until May 3rd, 2021.  

Abstracts received, described the research objectives, methods, findings and relevance, while indicating the preferred theme and using the official template and cover the abstract sections detailed in the template. 

On the basis of the submitted abstracts, a review by the International Scientific Committee of experts was undertaken to select the best abstracts for presentation. Selection criteria include technical quality, relevance to the conference themes, and significance of the content.  Acceptance notifications were sent out starting on Monday, May 10th, 2021

Important: At least one author of each selected abstract must have registered and needs to attend the online conference to present their work.  Registration is free for everyone, thanks for the generous support of the FAO. Selected authors will be asked to prepare and submit a short PowerPoint presentation at least two weeks before the start of the conference.

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The conference debates and results will contribute to achieving the objectives of the thematic areas – “Groundwater in a Changing Environment” and “Education Key to Water Security” – of the 8th phase of the UNESCO IHP programme on “Water Security: Responses to Local, Regional, and Global Challenges.