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News Call for Presentations: Water & Environment 2012: CIWEM’s Annual Conference

When it came to power in May 2010 the UK Coalition Government pledged to be the greenest government ever. We have been promised a ‘green revolution’ for a green economy, green jobs and for low-carbon living ……… but how far have we come? What more do we need to do? And how do our international counterparts compare?
In March 2012, CIWEM will hold a two-day Annual Conference that will address multidisciplinary issues across all areas of the global water and environment sector. It will have the key theme - “Green Revolution” and the conference will consider our progress towards achieving this. 
This conference is looking to speakers to inspire and demonstrate ideas and innovations that will enable us to achieve a greener and more sustainable future.
The aim of the conference is to challenge and inspire the water and environment community by sharing knowledge and best practice, which is at the heart of meeting key global challenges for a low-carbon future. There will be a mix of keynote speakers, offered papers, exhibitions and networking opportunities that will make this the key event for water and environment professionals.
This conference is organised on an academic model, where there is a call for presentations and speakers will be selected on that basis by the conference programme committee.
All the speakers will pay the conference fee and this will be broadly in line with current CIWEM one day events.
Coverage and Content
In particular we are looking for offers of presentations covering topics embracing the theme including:

  • “Futures” issues
    • “Tracking” future developments
    • Innovation and advancement
    • New business opportunities and models
    • Green investment
    • Change management
  • Global water security and interactions with energy, food and carbon
  • Integration and partnership working
  • Regulation
  • Case Studies – European/International – Global exemplars of brilliant and inspiring practice
  • Valuing the environment and eco system services
  • Earth Summit 2012: Rio +20  -
  • EC Blueprint for water
  • Influencing Government “direction”

We would welcome presentations on flood risk management, climate change, water management, waste management, population and social science that embrace these topics.
We are looking for presentations that:

• Are of the highest quality
• Cover policy and legislation, practice, projects and initiatives, research and case studies
• Include UK, European and international case studies
• Show how issues are developing and shaping future agendas
• Are challenging
The Format of Submissions:
Prospective speakers should submit an abstract via the online submission form which can be found on the CMS website

The submission should include the following information:

• Presentation title
• Full name, job title, affiliation of the speaker (/s)
• Full postal address, phone and email
• An abstract of 250 words maximum

Lead Speakers - Please note that identifying the lead speaker is critical to the submission and selection process. All correspondence will be sent to this person. 
For more information please contact Dr Bob Earll, (phone CMS Tel: 01531 890415)
Submission Deadline: Friday 19th August 2011
Whilst speakers are not required to produce a full written paper in order to present at the conference, we strongly encourage those speakers who wish to produce a paper, to submit their manuscripts to one of CIWEM’s peer-reviewed journals: Water and Environment Journal or the Journal of Flood Risk Management. Manuscripts should be submitted online via the Manuscript Central websites: and respectively.
There are comprehensive exhibitor and sponsorship packages for the conference – please contact Lauren Goozee for further information,
To receive conference updates, please email the word ‘UPDATE’
We aim to provide the optimal public benefit by making outputs from the conference freely available on the CIWEM website after the event.



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Keyword(s) environment management, environment right, environmental protection, Water governance, water management, water pollution
Geographical coverage United Kingdom,
News date 18/07/2011
Working language(s) ENGLISH