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Event Water & Environment 2010 - CIWEM's Annual Conference

The way we manage water and the environment are fundamental to our long term future, both in the UK and internationally. The urgency of climate change and the challenges of water, food and energy security, set against a climate of financial limitation, call for more integrated and ‘green’ solutions.
The aim of the conference is to challenge and inspire the water and environmental community by sharing knowledge and best practice, which is at the heart of meeting key global challenges.
In April 2010 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.
This conference is organised on an academic model, where there is a call for presentations and speakers will be selected on that basis by the conference programme 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 programme committee is 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 studies
• Show how issues are developing and shaping future agendas
• Are challenging
The topics that are likely to be covered include:

• Flooding, urban drainage, surface water management, and the integration of water and flood management
• Sustainability
• Climate change; mitigation and adaptation, food, energy and water security
• Catchment, river basin and watershed management approaches, collaborative working
• Water management – water resources, water quality, wastewater management, integrated water resource management
• Environment sector policy, legislation and regulation, the political process
• Investment and innovation; the opportunities and challenges of greening the economy
• Societal impacts including arts and culture, well being, health, faith, and diversity on water and environmental issues
The Format of Submissions:
Prospective speakers should send an abstract including the information listed below. The submission should be set out according to the submission template which can be found on the CIWEM website ( and CMS (

Information to include:

• 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: Friday 11th September 2009
Further information is available on the event website:
Whilst speakers are not required to produce a full written paper in order to present at the conference, we strongly encourage those speakers that have produced a paper, to submit their manuscripts to one of CIWEM’s peer-reviewed journals: Water and Environment Journal or the Journal of Flood Risk Management. Manuscripts should be submitted online via the Manuscript Central websites: and respectively.
There are comprehensive exhibitor and sponsorship packages for the conference – please contact Justin Taberham for further information,
To receive conference updates, please email the word ‘UPDATE’ to

Contact information CIWEM (email:
Event type Conference
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Source CIWEM
Geographical coverage United Kingdom
Address Olympia Conference Centre, London
Organizer CIWEM
Target audience International
Period [28/04/2010 - 29/04/2010]
Status Confirmed
Working language(s) ENGLISH