IWA YWP Online Poster Competition

28 May 2020, 12pm BST – 29 May 2020, 12pm BST

The 21st International Water Association Young Water Professionals Conference that was due to be hosted in Cardiff between 15th and 17th April has been postponed until next year. This year, we will be running an online poster competition instead. This will be open to any Young Water Professional who would like to take part.

The #IWAPoster Twitter Competition will be an online event held entirely over Twitter to bring members of the IWA YWP research community together to share their research, network and engage in scientific debate. 

If interested, please tweet your poster with the hashtag #IWAPoster between 12pm GMT Thu 28th May 2020 and 12pm GMT Fri 29th May 2020. During this 24hr period, be sure to ask and answer lots of questions among your fellow YWPs to ensure your work is well understood and to make sure you get the most out of the event. Make sure to include the hashtag #IWAPoster in all of your questions and replies, as well as your name and organisation.

Your poster should be accessible in that people from different areas and backgrounds are able to understand it, while also communicating your high quality innovative research. You can choose the dimensions of your poster, just ensure that the text and any figures are clear for people to read and understand. This is your opportunity to showcase the work that you do and your research to a vast audience.

There will be two prizes awarded: 

  1. Best Poster: awarded for the content, accessibility and design of your poster. The winner will win the 2020 Water Engineering Award Medal kindly sponsored by the Engineers Trust of the Worshipful Company of Engineers. This is presented at their Annual Awards Dinner and details of last year’s winner (and the other Awards) can be found here.
  2. Best Interaction: awarded for the poster that stimulates the greatest online audience participation. The winner will win a complimentary place at the IWater National Conference in September 2020.

We are delighted to announce that our master judging panel for Best Poster includes Ben Tam (Managing Director of Isle Utilities in the UK and Chair of the IWA UK Committee), Dr Marie Whaley (Senior Associate at Arup and IWA Board Member and Treasurer) and Lynn Cooper (Chief Executive of the Institute of Water). 

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch at: iwaukywp@gmail.com

Research RendezVous: Coastal Processes

3 June 2020

Confirmed speakers: Nicola Rimington from Natural Resource Wales and Cristina Corti, PGR student from Exeter University (WISE CDT)

Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85712645280?pwd=RHdVWk1zMTkvQ3lWdllDbmtkOTJSdz09
Meeting ID: 857 1264 5280
Password: 915125

Facebook Live Talk – Ioanna Stamataki: Floods and flash floods

4 June 2020
University of Bath Facebook page

Ioanna Stamataki from the University of Bath (Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering) is giving a talk on floods and flash floods as part of the University of Bath Facebook Live Talks series.

The 2nd International Symposium on Water System Operations (ISWSO2020) brings together researchers and practitioners in the field of monitoring, modelling and optimisation of water systems operations.

GW4 WSA PhD conference

Wed, 29 September 2020
, Waterfront meeting rooms

A team of PhD students from across the GW4 are leading an exciting new conference. Working with WSA and The Flow Partnership, their event will bring together practitioners working with communities across the world, and researchers, working in fields spanning climate change, water scarcity and resource management, flood risk and policy, to explore this vital ‘knowledge flow’.  

The call for abstracts is open for PhD, masters and research staff from all disciplines, with an interest in water security issues. Take part in the Flash Talks or participate in Poster Presentations. Find out more and register here.

This international conferences gathers together leading scientists, engineers, planners and practitioners and “rising stars” to provide an exciting opportunity to discuss and showcase cutting edge water management research and technical, institutional, modelling, planning and community driven social and policy innovations.