About the Congress

Based on the decision of the General Assembly of EWRA held in Athens (7 July 2017), the 11th World Congress on Water Resources and Environment under the theme “Managing Water Resources for a Sustainable Future” will be held in Madrid, 25-29 June 2019.

The aim of the Congress is to discuss innovation in water resources management to address current and future challenges: growing uncertainty, greater extremes, increasing demand, water scarcity and global change. While traditional management practice is still effective, new technologies and approaches are emerging to better protect, regulate, allocate and recycle water resources. Sustainable management of water resources in the 21st Century requires a comprehensive understanding of the interaction of complex natural and social components in a changing context. The Congress will seek scientifically sound and economically-efficient solutions that are environmentally friendly, socially acceptable and climate-proof.

The Congress intends to be a forum for scientists and engineers from diverse cultures around the world to discuss their understanding of water resources systems at a diversity of scales and to promote environmentally sustainable water resources management.

A wide range of topics addressing the most critical aspects of water resources management will be presented in the Congress. We welcome contributions from researchers from all aspects of water resources management who are keen to look beyond their research perspective and who like to discuss their research findings in relation to other approaches

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Concise programme

A tentative concise programme is now available online. You may download the concise programme here. Please note that slight changes may appear in the full programme towards the better organisation of the Congress.

The participants are informed that the Opening Ceremony of the Congress will take place on Wednesday morning at 09:00, marked in the concise programme as "Inaugural Speeches". A Field Trip / Technical Visit is scheduled for Saturday. The Gala Dinner will take place on Thursday evening.


The Executive Committee of EWRA decided to offer 10 grants for the participation in the Congress as follows:

  1. Five (5) grants to students from a developing country. The grants include participation at student category plus Gala dinner. Ηowever selected students have to pay for travel & accommodation.
  2. Five (5) grants to young scientists/engineers from a developing country for distant paper submission.


Applications for grants can be made by the end of April at ewra.payments@seeman.gr. The application should include name, affiliation, full address, e-mail address and a 10-line short CV. The application should be accompanied by an ext. abstract of the paper to be presented during the Congress (deadline for submission of ext. abstract: end of April).

The results of the evaluation of applications will be announced by the end of May.

Extended Abstracts Submissions

Only Ext. Abstracts (Extended Abstracts) are needed for all contributions which will be presented during the Congress. The authors will not be asked to submit a full paper after the evaluation of Ext. Abstracts. Full papers are not accepted in this Congress.

There are three types of Ext. Abstracts which can be submitted to the Congress: a) Oral, b) Poster, and c) Distant.
They should be submitted according to the strict guidelines presented in the template available in the "Submissions" section of the website.

Please note that the new deadline for submissions of Ext. Abstracts is 28th February 2019.


Registration form is now available online.

Date & Venue

The 11th World Congress of EWRA on Water Resources and Environment will take place in Madrid from 25th to 29th of June 2019.

Please note that there is a change of the initially announced dates (2-6 July). This change was imposed due to the fact that most probably the initially announced period for the Congress coincides with the university entrance examinations which take place in Spain occupying the facilities of the universities.


The venue of the 11th World Congress is:
Civil Engineering School of Technical University of Madrid (UPM)
(Escuela de Ingenieros de Caminos, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid,  Ciudad Universitaria campus)

Fourth Announcement and Call for Ext. Abstracts

The “Fourth Announcement and Call for Ext. Abstracts” is downloadable through the following button.


  • Deadline for submission of extended abstracts: 31 December 2018 28 February 2019
  • Notification of acceptance and comments for revision: up to 31 January 2019 (7 March 2019 for submissions of 2019)