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! 

Guests at the 2013 Conference are treated to a traditional Native American dance.

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