WDSA / CCWI 2018 Joint International Conference

WDSA / CCWI 2018 Joint International Conference
WDSA / CCWI 2018 Joint International Conference

History of the WDSA and CCWI Conferences

Water Distribution Systems Analysis (WDSA)

The WDSA conference brings together researchers and practitioners who are engaged in the modelling and analysis of water supply and distribution systems. The first meeting was organized by Dr. Jim Uber in 1999 as a conference track at the Annual Conference of the Water Resources Planning and Management Division of ASCE. In this form, this meeting has become an annual event at the annual EWRI World Water Congress. 

In 2006, an organizing committee headed by Dr. Steven Buchberger decided to also hold a WDSA meeting as a stand-alone conference in Cincinnati, USA.  This event attracted more than 350 participants from around the world.  With the success of that 2006 conference, a WDSA stand-alone conference has been held every other year in the following locations:

  • 2006 Cincinnati, USA,
  • 2008 Krueger National Park, South Africa
  • 2010 Tucson, Arizona, USA
  • 2012 Adelaide, Australia
  • 2014 Bari, Italy
  • 2016 Cartagena, Colombia

Computer and Control in the Water Industry (CCWI)

The CCWI conference brings together practitioners and researchers to discuss topics in water systems modelling and control. The CCWI conference has been held in the UK, Italy, and the Netherlands and it has become a biannual event organized by the Universities of Brunel, De Montfort, Exeter, Imperial College, and Sheffield.