Water Efficiency Conference 2022: Call for Papers

(online and in-person)

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 bi-annual Water Efficiency Conference is organised by the Water Efficiency Network in collaboration with:   
  • The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad, West Indies.  
  • The Association of Professional Engineers of Trinidad and Tobago (APETT).

Aim and scope

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 service
  • Water efficiency -data-driven, household, non-household, including SME
  • 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

  • Paper submission deadline (incl. final abstract and posters. See: how to participate below): 30 May 2022
  • Revised submission deadline: 30 June 2022      
  • Registration is open. Early registration deadline: 30 May 2022
  • Conference starts: 14 December 2022

Conference recognition and publications

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.
Open access - Wikipedia Proceedings from the conference are ISBN registered and published as Open Access.

In addition, shortlisted papers will be invited to submit extended papers for consideration in the following:

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.
[Download the submission template].
EasyChair Registration and login required. 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.