Brasil Oyapock River (Tom Peyre Costa 2010)
Bubbles (Tom Peyre Costa 2008)
Spain Cabdella (Tom Peyre Costa 2010)
Spain Drought (Tom Peyre Costa2010)

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XVIth IWRA World Water Congress
29 May - 2 June 2017
Cancun, Mexico

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XVI World Water Congress Registration and Deadlines

Registration for XVI World Water Congress is open!

The Organising Committee of the XVI World Water Congress, composed of the International Water Resources Association (IWRA), the National Water Commission of Mexico (CONAGUA) and the National Association of Water and Sanitation Utilities of Mexico (ANEAS) is pleased to invite you to participate in Cancun, Mexico, from 29 May to 2 June 2017, to join more than 1,000 delegates at the forefront of international water research and policy-making. 
We look forward to your participation! 

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Reminder: Revised deadlines  for Abstracts and Proposals


“Bridging Science and Policy”
How to develop and implement scientifically sound policies for the utilization, conservation, protection, and administration of water resources?


Call for Abstracts and Proposals

The International Scientific Committee (ISC) for the XVI World Water Congress welcomes papers for oral and posters presentation, as well as Special Session proposals that aim to incorporate science and policy for the water challenges facing our world. Experts, academics, water professionals, and stakeholders from all disciplines – including natural and social sciences, policymaking, economics, management, and governance – who wish to present their work and research during the Congress must submit proposals abiding by the following extended deadlines:
• 15th October 2016: deadline for submission of abstracts for oral presentations
• 15th November 2016: deadline for submission of Special Session proposals Abstract and Special Sessions proposals must be prepared in English and submitted through the Abstract Submission Platform:
• 1st December 2016: deadline for Side Events
Governmental, non-governmental, and inter-governmental organizations, as well as private entities, who wish to organize side events on relevant topics in conjunction with the Congress, or to host a stand, should contact with their proposals.


Call for Expressions of Interest to Host the XVII World Water Congress

The IWRA is very pleased to announce the formal call for expressions of interest to host the XVII World Water Congress.  The Congress is expected to be held for 5 days in either the second half of 2019 or the first half of 2020.  You can download the basic terms of reference here
The call is in two phases.  The first phase is the submission of a 2-page letter setting out your organisation’s interest and motivation to host the World Water Congress.  This must be received by the IWRA by the end of November 2016.  Following review of these initial expressions of interest, selected applicants will then be invited to submit a full detailed application by the 15th of February 2017.
The winner of the selection process will be formally announced at the upcoming XVI World Water Congress hosted by ANEAS and CONAGUA in Cancun, Mexico, between May 29th and June 2nd, 2017.
If you have any queries regarding the call, please contact the IWRA office at


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