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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.

The conference will feature the special session; Responding to resilience rhetoric: where are we now?

Latest News

COVID-19 Statement: WatefCon20 is still set for September 2020 as planned.

We are hoping that by September life will have returned to normal.  However, we are exploring plans for contingency measures to make sure that the conference will go ahead, and the proceedings will be published.

Registration now open: book now and receive our special early bird rate

Special Session Confirmed on Water Poverty 

This session will highlight the interconnections amongst water poverty, appliance poverty, water labelling, smart metering and much more to provide a lively debate representing the latest work from a range of perspectives.

More about the conference

  • Call for Papers 
  • Scientific Committee
  • Registration
  • Venues 
  • Social Events
  • Keynote Speakers
  • Sponsors and Exhibitors
  • Accommodation

  • Key dates

    Abstract submission deadline:
    Paper submission deadline:   
    Revised paper submission deadline:
    Registration opens:   
    Early registration deadline:   
    Conference starts ... 
    Now extended to 20 January 2020
    30 March 2020
    30 April 2020
    February 2020
    30 April 2020
    2 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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