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World Congress on Water, Climate & Energy

By on January 22, 2013

13May 2012
18May 2012
Water and energy are critical for our current society and will be of increasing importance in the future. Climate change is forcing us to reassess our energy usage and will have real and substantial impacts on the water cycle. Solving the interlinked challenges of water, climate and energy in a sustainable manner is one of the fundamental goals of this generation. Following on from conferences on Climate Change Adaptation and Water and Energy, the International Water Association is proud to announce the inaugural World Congress on Water, Climate and Energy in 2012.

The Congress will explore the topics of resilient and sustainable cities with a focus on climate change adaptation and mitigation. The challenges of climate change adaptation and incorporating uncertainty into the city vision and infrastructure will be discussed together with the impacts and responses of climate change on water resources. Reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, operating in a carbon constrained world and a focus on renewable energy including practical applications and integration in to the energy mix will be covered.

Solutions to these challenges, including the role of technologies and smart networks will also be a central theme. Recognising that technology is only part of the solution the conference will also address the economic, political and regulatory aspects of water, climate and energy.

The congress will attract up to 2,000 international participants for this global event and will feature a large industry presence and trade exhibition.

Submissions for oral and poster presentation are invited on the topics listed below supplemented by invited talks by world experts and political leaders.


Environment and Ecology
Communications & Information
Climate Change
Economics and Policy
Water, Agriculture and Food
Special Programmes


Academic and Industry Researchers
Utility Companies and Industry Suppliers
City and Municipal Planners and Managers
Government Policy and Regulatory Officials
Environmental and Energy-Related Organisations
Water Resource/Catchment Managers
Leaders in Climate Change Policy
Practitioners in the Smart Green Economy

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