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.