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, 2‐6 July 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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Template for Extended Abstracts

There are three types of Extended Abstracts which can be submitted to the Congress: a) Oral, b) Poster, and c) Distant.

Only Extended Abstracts are needed for all contributions which will be presented during the Congress. They should be submitted according to the strict guidelines presented in the template available in the website.

Press the button below to download the template. Submissions will be welcome from 15th of September 2018 through a specially designed platform. The deadline for submissions of Extended Abstracts is 31 December 2018.

Second Announcement

The “Second Announcement” is downloadable through the following button.


  • Deadline for submission of extended abstracts: 31 December 2018
  • Notification of acceptance and comments for revision: up to 31 January 2019