Invitation to submit an abstract – WSSP Extreme Weather Conference in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 6–7 April 2017
Aim and scope
The symposium aims to provide a platform for sharing information, presenting research and exchanging experiences on dealing with climate-change-induced extreme weather events and the effects on – and options for – water and waste water service providers in the pan-European region on how to effectively manage systems in light of these pressures. The focus will be on the relation between extreme weather events and water services, and their affiliated health implications. Specifically, the following key topics will be covered.
- Regulatory requirements for effective preparedness planning in relation to extreme weather events: what do operators need from their governments in order to provide safe and efficient (extreme event resilient) water and sanitation services?
- Climate resilient water safety planning in the pan-European region
- Sanitation safety planning in the pan-European region
- Effects of heavy precipitation and flooding on water supply (source-to-tap) and sanitation systems (waste water sewerage, waste water treatment plants) and adaptation strategies
- Effects of droughts on water quality and availability, especially for drinking water purposes, and adaptation strategies
- Spatial planning and sustainable ’green’ infrastructure for resilient water and sanitation services and urban water system resilience
- Holistic risk assessment/ risk management approaches and tools; interactions of drinking water supply and sanitation sector with other sectors as part of the adaptation strategies (eg agriculture, industry, energy)
- Climate change and health, water-related emerging infectious diseases
- Integrated asset management for water and sanitation services and extreme weather events
- Leapfrogging technologies for resilient water and sanitation services in transitioning countries
- Investment and financing for climate resilient water and sanitation services
- Cost versus benefits of adaptive planning to deal with droughts and floods
Papers and posters within the scope of the conference are welcome. Authors should submit an abstract of about 1,000 words (2 pages) to the Conference Secretariat (email@example.com), before December 1st, 2016. The contributions should focus on the topics mentioned. Send also a photograph and a short text about yourself with your abstract.