WATEF Newsletter September 2017

5th Water Efficiency Conference (#WATEFConf2018)

5th to 7th September 2018, University of Aveiro, Portugal

Aveiro - Ria  (reproduced under Creative Commons licence)

 **  Abstract Deadline Extended to 4 December 2017**

 Please come and join us at our first international conference to be held in the beautiful city of Aveiro - the "Venice of Portugal". There will be plenty of opportunities for delegates to network during the conference itself and during the programme of social events which traditionally form a key part of any WATEF Conference. The delegate fees will include a drinks reception, a gala dinner and a special "mystery" excursion. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity - to find out more send us your abstract now.

Confirmed keynote speakersinclude:

  • Antonio Ricardo Oliveira (Director of OLI - Sistemas Sanitarios SA)
  • Orestes Goncalves (Professor University Sao Paolo Brazil)
  • Carlos Borrego (Professor University of Aveiro and former Minister of the Environment)
  • Francisco Arregui (Professor of Polytechnic University of Valencia)
The City of Aveiro offers many attractions for the discerning visitor :
  • It's unique pastel coloured Art Nouveau buildings which line the network of picturesque canals A sunset trip in a colourful Moliciero under the many hump backed bridges which form the canal network. 

  •  The city boasts many good hotels and restaurants and a bustling nightlife. 

  •  The candy striped houses of the Costa Nova area easily accessible via the hourly bus service from Aveiro 

  • A wooded nature reserve with trails and birdwatching hides - the name Aveiro may come from the Latin word Aviarium (place of birds)

The candy-striped houses of the Costa Nova (reproduced under Creative Commons license)

WATEF news and events

WATEF 2017 Events: In conjunction with our Technical Committees we have arranged the following event:
  • "Creating the Digital Story of Water Sector Wholesale/Retail Separation" master class/ workshop to be held at Arup, London on 23rd November 2017.  The event will begin at 10.00 am - keynote speakers details will be available shortly.
External news and events
  • Safe & SuRe an EPSRC fellowship project led by Professor David Butler, which aims to develop a new paradigm for urban water management in the UK in response to emerging challenges and global uncertainties, will be hosting an event in London on the evening of 22 November 2017.
    • The event will be held at the Anomalous Space, Islington, N1 from 18.15 to 20.15 and is free to enter.  Please e-mail Kate Baker should you wish to attend. In order to assist their research Safe & SuRe would be very grateful if our members could complete this questionnaire.
  • Water Demand Management Bulletin - the very last issue can be seen here
  • ech20 Newsletter - read the latest news from Cath and her team here
Blog and Social Media

Please read our October blog and use #WATEFBLOG when sending your Tweets - thank you!  We would love to hear your watery tales so if you wish to become a WATEF blogger please let us know

Lastly please don't forget to join us on Linked-In or to follow us on Twitter(@WatefNetwork). 

Dr Kemi Adeyeye (Lead - WATEF Network)
Suzy Armsden
 (Coordinator - WATEF Network)