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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.  

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

Call for papers now open

Abstracts and subsequent full papers are invited for the bi-annual Water Efficiency Conference. This conference 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.

  • Call for Papers 
  • Scientific Committee
  • Keynote Speakers
  • Registration
  • Sponsors and Exhibitors
  • Venues
  • 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
8 January 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
Tel: +44 1225 38 6113

Ms Eleanor Eaton
Project Coordinator
Watef Network, University of Bath
Tel: +44 1273 64 2204

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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