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Watef Network Conference 2020

The bi-annual conference of the Water Efficiency network aims to foster knowledge exchange and transfer between academia, researchers and industry practitioners. It is therefore a good opportunity to showcase the latest, cutting edge research and developments in water efficiency and sustainability.  

This event is organised by the Water Efficiency Network in association with the Centre for Water, Communities and Resilience at the University of the West of England, Bristol (UK) and Bristol Water.

Latest News

Draft Programme published

We can now confirm that the conference will feature special sessions on Water Poverty, Digital Water Futures, COVID-19 and Resilience and Integrated Water Management, as well as a broad range of parallel sessions. 

We are going online!

The conference organising committee recently met to reassess the current and potential future situation in relation to Covid-19. The decision was made to move the conference FULLY ONLINE in the format of a programme over TWO HALF DAYS, which will be the 3rd and 4th of September. 

The conference will now be free, but registration is required. Sign up here.

More about the conference


  • Call for Papers 
  • Scientific Committee
  • Registration
  • Programme
  • Keynote Speakers
  • Sponsors and Exhibitors

  • Key dates

    Abstract submission deadline:
    Paper submission deadline:   
    Revised paper submission deadline:
    Registration opens:   
    Registration deadline:   
    Conference starts ... 
    20 January 2020
    30 March 2020
    10 July 2020
    9 June 2020
    31 August 2020
    3 September 2020

    Conference chairs:

    Dr Sarah Ward
    Associate Professor in Environmental Hazards 
    & Community Resilience
    Dept of Geography and Environmental Management
    Faculty of Environment and Technology   


    Prof Chad Staddon                  
    Professor of Resource Economics and Policy
    Dept of Geography and Environmental Management
    Faculty of Environment and Technology

    Local organising committee (University of West of England):

    • Kiran Tota-Maharaj   
    • Thanti Octavianti
    • Stroma Cole
    • Deepak Gopinath
    • Paul Kelson
    • Emma Thomas

    Watef Network Team:

    Dr Kemi Adeyeye
    Assoc Prof in Integrated Design,
    Watef Network Lead
    Watef Network, University of Bath


    Ms Eleanor Eaton

    Project Coordinator
    Watef Network, University of Bath

    Contact: for all conference, exhibition and sponsorship enquiries.

    Image credit:Steve Keiretsu for "Clifton Suspension Bridge", reproduced under creative commons license. Source: 
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