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Water efficiency conference 2022 (online and in-person)

Call for papers   

Theme: Water Resources Resilience for Small Island Developing States (SIDS)  
Special session: Water Security Challenges & Strategies in the 21st Century 
Special session: Flooding and resilience against climate change 

Date: 14 – 16 December 2022 
Venue: Faculty of Engineering, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad, West Indies. 

- The University of the West Indies, St Augustine Campus, Trinidad, West Indies 
Call for papers 
You are cordially invited to submit abstracts and subsequent full papers to the bi-annual Water Efficiency Conference organised by the Water Efficiency Network and:   
  • The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad, West Indies.  
  • The Association of Professional Engineers of Trinidad and Tobago (APETT). 

The bi-annual conference aims to foster knowledge exchange and transfer between academia, researchers and industry practitioners. It is a good opportunity to showcase the latest, cutting edge research and developments related to the conference theme: Small Island Developing States & Water Resources Resilience. Small island regions are acutely aware of the environmental risks and the need to invest in more resilient water services to safeguard its economic growth and development. Therefore, this conference will include special sessions on Regional Integrated Approaches, Sustainable Water Resources Management Approach and Climate Change Adaptation for tackling the complex challenges of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) across the Caribbean region.

Researchers and industry practitioners are cordially invited to submit papers, case studies and best practice solutions related to the conference theme and topics as detailed below (this list is not exhaustive):  

  • Bringing resilience to life 
  • Knowledge making & social change 
  • Net-zero through efficiency and resilience of the built environment
  • Capacity building for climate & environmental change
  • Local, regional & global case studies
  • Community responses to environmental hazards
  • Public engagement & participatory processes
  • Collaboration, partnerships & relationships
  • Smart & resilient water, communities, cities
  • Customer, citizen and community innovation 
  • Smart processes, technologies, systems
  • Drought-flood continuum
  • Supply chain standards & processes
  • Ecosystem services
  • Water efficiency -data-driven, household, non-household, including SMEs
  • Efficiency-equity nexus
  • Water leadership & governance 
  • ICT for water
  • Water reuse & recycling
  • Innovation in product, practice, process, protocol or policy
  • Water, Sanitation & Health (WASH) in temporary settlements & emergencies
  • Integrated resource efficiency & resilience
  • Other associated topics not listed above

Key dates 

Abstract submission deadline
Paper submission deadline
Revised paper submission deadline        
Registration opens
Early registration deadline
Conference starts                                    

|    30 December 2021
|    30 April 2022
|    30 May 2022
|    30 December 2021
|    30 May 2022
|    14 December 2022 




How to participate

 Authors are limited to a maximum of two submissions.

 Papers and presentations:

  • Extended research abstract or full papers of minimum 4 pages, and maximum 10 pages long
  • Shorter-length industry papers and case studies of up to 4 pages, but not more than 10 pages maximum
  • At least 1 author of the paper should attend and present the paper at the conference
  • All papers will be subjected to a double-blind review process and included in the open-access ISBN registered e-proceedings

Paper submission template: 
Download a template here

Paper submission:
Submit full papers here

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Previous delegates can use existing login details.


Posters and abstracts:

  • A1 size, full-colour research or industry posters can be displayed at the conference
  • A 250-word abstract to be included in the conference proceedings
  • At least 1 author of the poster will be required to attend the conference

Flash presentations, multimedia and abstracts:

  • Quick-fire 5-minute presentation of research or industry work followed by round-table Q&A and discussion
  • Multi-media options e.g. short videos, performances are allowed
  • A 250-word abstract of the presentation to be included in the conference proceedings
  • At least 1 author of the paper will be required to attend and present at the conference
Student and doctoral submissions encouraged. Certificates will be issued for conference attendance. Prizes and certificates will be awarded for best poster, paper and presentation from research students. Accepted papers will be invited to participate in the conference in one of the formats below. Proceedings from the conference are ISBN registered and published as Open Access.

In addition, shortlisted papers will be invited to submit extended papers to special issue journals including:

Conference chairs

Dr Kiran Tota-Maharaj

Reader in Department of Civil Engineering 
School of Infrastructure & Sustainable Engineering  
Aston University
Birmingham UK

Prof Sue Charlesworth

Centre for Agroecology Water and  Resilience
Coventry University
Ryton Gardens
Wolston Lane
Coventry UK

Prof Edwin Ekwue

Professor and Dean Faculty of    Engineering
The University of West Indies            St.Augustine Campus
West Indies

Watef Network Team

Dr Kemi Adeyeye

Assoc Prof in Integrated Design
Watef Network Lead, Watef Network
University of Bath, UK
Tel: +44 1255386113
Ms Charlotte Bryant

Project Coordinator
Watef Network
University of Bath

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