Thursday, January 15, 2015

Call for Abstracts - 2015 OU International WaTER Conference



The WaTER Technologies for Emerging Regions (WaTER) Center at the University of Oklahoma will host the Fourth OU International WaTER Conference and International Water Prize Award Ceremony on Sept. 21-23, 2015 in Norman, Oklahoma, USA.  
Abstracts, for oral presentations and posters on topics related to water and sanitation issues in emerging regions, are due on March 20, 2015  for all submissions, both international and U.S. domestic.
         International guests review the varied sessions at the 2013 WaTER Conference.
Conference attendees enjoy the many opportunities to meet with colleagues.

The Conference Selection Committee will review the abstracts and authors will be informed of acceptance by April 20, 2015.



Suggested topical areas include the following:


  • Assessment of WaSH and health interventions
  • Behavior and behavioral change in WaSH
  • Capacity building in WaSH
  • Conservation and reuse technologies
  • Climate change effects on water resources
  • Ecological engineering and natural treatment systems
  • Educational initiatives in WaSH
  • Experience of NGOs and charitable organizations in WaSH
  • Fluoride/arsenic mitigation systems
  • Gender and social equity – issues and challenges
  • Groundwater resources and well-drilling challenges
  • Lessons learned in urban WaSH
  • POU drinking water treatment
  • Social entrepreneurship and market-based approaches
  • Socioeconomic context: affordability and social equity
  • Student-led infrastructure projects in the developing world
  • WaSH technological innovation and design
  • Water resiliency and water reuse/challenges in rural U.S. settings (networked and not-networked)

        
Village life in a developing country

 A limited number of international (developing country) travel scholarships are available! 
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Guests at the 2013 Conference are treated to a traditional Native American dance.

Conference, workshop and travel scholarship information can be found at water.ou.edu Registration and  lodging details will be announced soon.

                    









Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Save the Date - 2015 Conference

The Water Technologies for Emerging Regions (WaTER) Center at the University of Oklahoma will host the Fourth OU International WaTER Conference and International Water Prize Award Ceremony on Sept. 21-23, 2015 in Norman, Okla., USA.  The conference will consist of two full days of meetings and presentations (Sept. 21-22) followed by optional workshops on Sept. 23. The theme of the 2015 Conference is: “Off the Grid: Sustainable Water and Sanitation in a Non-Networked World”.

Conference attendees have opportunity for networking and socializing

Panel discussion with keynote speakers

 
Native American dance presentation at the Water Prize award ceremony and banquet

Topical areas include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Appropriate Drilling Technologies 
  • Capacity Building
  • Climate Change Effects on Water Resources
  • Conservation and Reuse Technologies
  • Behavior and Behavioral Change
  • Drinking Water Treatment Innovations
  • Fluoride / Arsenic Mitigation Systems
  • Ground Water Exploration/Production
  • Novel WASH Technologies
  • Public Health Assessments
  • Rainwater Harvesting
  • Social Entrepreneurship/Microfinance
  • Treatment Wetlands for Water Quality Mitigation
  • Educational Initiatives in WaSH
  • Role of NGOs and charitable organizations in WaSH  
  • Student-led infrastructure projects in the developing world  
  • Water resiliency and water reuse/challenges in rural U.S. (networked and non-networked)
 
Breakout sessions on variety of WaSH topics
Poster session and afternoon social
Registration, travel scholarship, and call for abstract information will be announced soon. http://WaTER.ou.edu