International Conference 'Water Science for Impact'

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From 16 - 18 October this year, the Wageningen University & Research (WUR) organised the international conference 'Water Science for Impact'. The conference will focus on the interaction between science and society in developing solutions for pressing water related problems as identified in the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Aim and scope

Water Science for Impact will focus on water quality and quantity in the broadest sense. The conference brings together leaders in science, policy, and the public and private sectors to examine water science from a multidisciplinary perspective. Water science is crucial to expanding our understanding of water quality and quantity related issues that humankind encounters.

Target group

This conference aims at exchanging scientific knowledge and bridging gaps between scientists, policy makers, NGOs and the business community.


We welcome submissions around three different themes. Abstracts may focus on water systems at different spatial scales, including: urban or regional water systems; river and delta systems; surface and groundwater systems; and marine systems. Abstracts may include different approaches, including: observing and analytical approaches, systems approaches; modelling approaches; experimental approaches; trans-disciplinary participatory approaches.

       Theme 1: Water and Climate Change

       Theme 2: Water-Energy-Food-Ecosystem Nexus

       Theme 3: Sustainable Water Quality

Keynote speakers

- Prof. Stefan Uhlenbrook, Cooridinator UN World Water Assessment Programme
- Dr Simon Langan, Director of IIASA's Water Programme and Water Futures and Solutions Initiative

More information

For more information and the pricesvisit the conference website.


Registration is mandatory. Click here to register. 

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