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SWINDON Conference 2019 – THE FUTURE OF WATER RESOURCES

October 13 - October 18

340 USD

Background:

The Sustainable Development Goal 6: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all, recognizes the centrality of water, sanitation and hygiene in the peoples’ people. It is also recognized that a thriving and sustainable water sector is vital to many of the other objectives and SDGs.

The water crisis has been intensified by rapid population growth, urbanization and economic development. For example, agriculture is the largest consumer of water worldwide and by 2050, agriculture will have to produce 60% more food globally and 100% more in developing countries. On a large scale, globalization and the way to spread the benefits of industrialization to the whole world equitably and without unsustainable impacts on water and other natural resources is the key issue. From the ecological point of view, efforts for sustainable development have not been successful. The degradation of the global environment has reached a critical level, with the main ecosystems approaching limits that could trigger a massive collapse.

Climate change is a challenge of the water crisis in terms of scarcity and security, as rising temperatures will raise evaporation rates of both soil and water surfaces, increase water needs for crop livelihoods and intensify the demand for water. Also, climate change will cause an increasingly variable and unpredictable supply. The increase in the frequency and severity of droughts and floods, with serious consequences for rich and poor nations, is already a reality and is wreaking havoc on livelihoods and traditional production models.

The emergence of public recognition and concern for the state of water resources provides an opportune moment for the field to reorient to meet the complex, interdependent, interdisciplinary, and global nature of today’s water challenges.

At present, water resources systems analysis is limited by low scientific and academic visibility relative to its influence in practice and bridled by localized findings that are difficult to generalize. The evident success of water resource systems analysis in practice needs in future to be strengthened by substantiating the field as the science of water resources that seeks to predict the water resources variables and outcomes that are important to governments, industries, and the public the world over.

Conference Topics:

      1. Climate Change
      2. Green Infrastructure
      3. Water, Ecosystem and Socio-economic Integrating Aspects
      4. Water-Energy-Nexus
      5. The Impact/Performance/Role of SDGs

Conference goal:

Provide a forum for discussion about the challenges that humanity will face in terms of the availability and sustainable use of water. In the face of a climate change scenario, it is expected that the research presented during the conference will allow the integration of physical, environmental and social aspects in the search for solutions to the water crisis.

Target Participants:

The target participants of this conference are water engineers, hydrologists, biologists, oceanographers, managers, geologists, and experts (e.g. in waste water treatment, waste treatment, groundwater/freshwater management/modelling, water quality, … etc.) who are doing research and work related to the conference’s topics. Associated exceed-Swindon members, who are interested in this field and do research, are addressed as well.

Registration FEE:

The conference fee is 340 USD. Participants (authors) attend the conference at their own costs and are responsible for making their own travel arrangements (flight ticketing, accommodation, visa).

The fee includes:

      • Welcome cocktail
      • Conferences’ Days Lunch

Hotel Booking:

Hotel el Conquistador

El Español de Montejo (new venue!!!)

Important dates:

      • Application: 26 April – 30 June 2019
      • Notification: 15 July

Abstract guidelines:

To register and submit your abstract click here

Agenda:

October Events
13th Arrival
14th Conference Day 1
15th Conference Day 2
16th Conference Day 3 – Cultural visit to Uxmal
17th SWINDON Plenary Meeting
18th Departure

Local Organising Committee:

      • Rodolfo Silva-Casarín – UNAM
      • Valeria Chávez Cerón – UNAM

Details

Start:
October 13
End:
October 18
Cost:
340 USD
Website:
https://swindon-water.com/registration/

Venue

El Español de Montejo
Paseo de Montejo #484, Esquina Calle 41
Mérida, Yucatán Mexico
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Website:
https://www.elespanoldemontejo.com.mx/en/index

Organizer

SWINDON e. V.