Newsletter May 2015

(XFI Building, Streatham Campus, University of Exeter)


WATEFCON 2015 - 5th to 7th August 2015 - University of Exeter

Theme:  Energy Efficient Urban Water Management

The WATEF Conference 2015  is being held from 5th to 7th August 2015 at the University of Exeter, Streatham Campus, XFi Building. The Devon county town of Exeter is ideally situated as a conference venue with good transport links and a rich cultural history.   Delegates may decide to stay on campus or alternatively book one of the recommended hotels in Exeter see link here

Registration:  This year's delegate registration fee includes lunch and refreshments, conference pack and proceedings, industry sessions, welcome drinks reception, as well as gala dinner on 6th August and the "mystery tour" on the afternoon of 7th August.  The all-inclusive fee also includes en-suite accommodation at Holland Halls student residence for the nights of 5th and 6th August.

Please CLICK on the register button below:

Highlights of the Programme

A full programme of events will be available soon - in the meantime some of the highlights of the conference include keynote speeches from Professor Armando Afonso, Dr Cara Beal, Professor Zoran Kapelan and Mr David Rose.   Details can be found here

Technical Committees:  All of the Technical Committees will be holding meetings during the afternoon of 5th August prior to the evening drinks reception.  A special session will be devoted to their presentations.   Further details on the Technical Committee can be found here

Drinks Reception:   A drinks reception for all delegates will be held at Reed Hall on the evening of 5th August.  This will give all delegates an ample opportunity to network prior to the conference and weather permitting enjoy the beautiful gardens.

Gala Dinner: A gala dinner will be held at Reed Hall on the evening of 6th August.  Further details will be forthcoming shortly.

Tour:  A "Mystery Tour" of a local (water themed) attraction is planned for the afternoon of 7th August .  Watch this space for further details!


Workshop on "Managing Water Demand" - 16 to 17 September 2015 - London.  The WATEF network are supporting this event which is being organised by the University of Southampton and Southern Water.  Full details can be found here - submission of a paper to this workshop is not compulsory.  


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Suzy Armsden (Network Administrator - WATEF Network)