WDSA / CCWI 2018 Joint International Conference

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

Special Conference Track for Industry Participants

Water professionals from industry, municipalities, government, and consulting firms are invited to attend the WDSA / CCWI 2018 conference. A special conference track focused on industry presentations will allow water professionals from municipalities, government, and private consulting to exchange ideas and share experiences on interesting projects. Participants in this special industry track will only be required to prepare an oral presentation (full papers not required).

To be considered for this special industry track, participants are required to submit a short 300-1000 word abstract that provides some detail about the industry presentation.

The deadline for abstracts is January 31st, 2018. Please complete your abstract using the abstract template (Abstract Template.doc). Before submitting your abstract, please identify the abstract file with the first author’s last name and the identifier INDUSTRY and a number in case you are submitting more than one abstract (e.g., Smith01INDUSTRY.docx; Smith02 INDUSTRY.docx; etc). Please submit all abstracts to: wdsa-ccwi2018.jointconference@queensu.ca. If you are submitting more than one abstract, please include only one abstract per email.

We look forward to receiving your abstracts and seeing you in Kingston!

Abstract Template (Word, 31.0 KB)

WDSA / CCWI 2018 – Topics

The conference will cover the following general themes:

  • SMART water systems
  • Water engineering solutions for smart, livable and sustainable cities
  • Integral approaches and sustainable urban water cycle problems
  • Asset management and performance modelling
  • Demand forecasting, leakage and energy management
  • Real time monitoring, modelling, prediction control, SCADA, GIS and data management issues
  • Climate change and urban water management, water supply and water scarcity
  • Storm water control in urban and industrialized areas including blue-green solutions
  • Water and wastewater treatment modelling, optimization and control
  • Wastewater and storm water quality modelling, including sediment and pollutant transport
  • Advances in sensors, instrumentation and communications technologies
  • Big data techniques and analysis
  • Security, reliability and resilience
  • Practical applications including laboratory, modelling, case studies, demonstration projects
  • Water and wastewater issues and advances in the Arctic and cold climate regions
  • Field work: case studies and practical applications
  • Educational and research transfer tools
  • Water distribution network modelling
  • Water distribution networks as complex systems
  • Water distribution network optimization: planning, design, rehabilitation and expansion
  • Leakage and energy management in water distribution networks
  • Smart water distribution networks (metering, assessment, forecasting and operations)
  • Transient analysis in water distribution networks
  • Water security in water distribution networks
  • Drinking water quality and treatment issues (biofilm, discoloration and contaminant intrusion)
  • Water distribution network operation and maintenance
  • Benchmarking in water distribution networks
  • The future of EPANET2 and SWMM5.0
  • Future of water distribution system research
  • Emerging technologies in water distribution systems practice