SAVE THE DATE: International Conference "Water Sciences for Impact"

From 16th to 18th October, 2018, the International Conference “Water Sciences for Impact” will be held within the framework of the centenary celebrations of the University and Research of Wageningen, The Netherlands. The conference is being organized by University and Research of Wageningen itself, together with Deltares, KWR Watercycle Research Institute, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) and Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL).

In January, the University and Research of Wageningen issued the call for abstracts to be presented at the event, which will be focused on the quality and quantity of water in the broadest sense. Deadline April 2018.


It is expected to host the participation of exceptional specialists from science, politics, and both the public and private sectors, to examine the science of water from a multidisciplinary perspective. This field is crucial to developing our understanding of water quality and in particular the problems related to the quantities that humanity is able to resource. Such understanding is key to identifying the critical challenges related to water, developing new solutions, and implementing steps that contribute to the achievement of sustainable development objectives.

In that sense, one of the main objectives of the conference is the exchange of scientific knowledge to facilitate the narrowing and closure of gaps between scientists, policy makers, NGOs and the business community.

The presentations delivered during the event will revolve around three different topics, namely:

  1. a) Water and Climate Change;
  2. b) Water-Energy-Food Nexus-Ecosystem;
  3. c) Sustainable Water Quality.

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