11th International Specialised Conference on
Watershed and River Basin Management
4-5 September 2008
Call for Papers
Water is a challenge for the century.
Exploring the sustainability of our most valuable resource is your business. IWA presents a unique opportunity to engage in 2 days of innovative discussion
on the subjects of Water Resource Management, Climate Change, Water Supply Protection, Sustainable Urban Drainage, Pollution Sources & Controls and Monitoring
Join other experts in exchanging ideas and exploring networking opportunities during the IWA Watershed and River Basin Management Conference, 4 – 5 September
2008 in beautiful Budapest, Hungary. Mark this event on your calendar and begin to plan your absract/paper/poster today.
- River basin management planning under the EU Water Framework Directive;
- River basin management practices in different continents;
- Managing water resources in transboundary river basins with conflicting demand;
- Managing competing uses to protect water quality and quantity;
- Watershed management methods to facilitate water availability for aquatic ecosystem health and human uses;
- Interconnecting sub-watersheds to achieve basin goals;
- Hierarchal approaches to river basin management.
- Monitoring, ecological classification in EU countries and inter-calibration;
- State-of-the-art in assessing water and biological quality and integrating data;
- Programme of measures and ecological state.
- River basin management, advanced computation and decision support;
- The impact of climate change on watersheds, river basins, estuaries and reservoirs;
- Flood control and prevention.
- Effective methods to involve stakeholders and the public into the river basin management planning processes;
- Conflicts and multi-objective management – is it mostly methodology?
- Economics of river basin management.
Budapest, the capital of Hungary is bisected by the River Danube, which flows north to south through the centre of the city dividing it into two main parts.
Buda with Óbuda is situated mainly in the hills to the west, while the commercial Pest is on the plains to the east. The entire city covers an area of two hundred
square miles and divided into 23 administrative districts, it is home today to a population of 1.8 million people.
Budapest possesses a rich and fascinating history as well as a vibrant cultural heritage. Recognizing the unique value of its traditions it has managed to
maintain its magic and charm, and is rightly known as the Queen of the Danube. It has also been called the City of Spas, as there are a dozen thermal baths complexes
served by over a hundred natural thermal springs.
The conference will be held in Hunguest Hotel Griff, H-1113 Budapest, Bartók Béla út 152., Hungary. www.griffhotel.hu/hotel/introdutions.htm over the
two days 4-5 September 2008 immediately before the next IWA biennial Congress to be held in Vienna, Austria from 7-12 September 2008. A travel option will be
arranged by the conference organizers, a boat journey on the Danube from Budapest to Vienna – an trip not to be missed and a excellent opportunity to learn something
about the river.
Registeration and Paper Submission
You are invited to submit an abstract, in English, of about 500 words addressing any of the themes and describing new contributions to knowledge, methodology,
interpretation or application of existing knowledge. Case studies are welcome but must have value for practitioners facing similar problems.
To submit an abstract please use the www.iwa2008budapest.org conference homepage.
The Key Dates for our conference are:
Call for Abstracts opens 30th May 2007
Call for Abstracts closes 30th September 2007
Review process 1 October-30th November 2007
Invitation to submit full papers – December 2007
Paper submission closes 31st March 2008
János Fehér VITUKI CONSULT Zrt., Hungary, IWA (Hungarian Committee), Chair
Adrienn Clement Technical University of Budapest, Hungary
Ferenc Fehér National Union of Water Management Association, Hungary
József Gayer Ministry of Environment and Water, River Basin Management Section, Hungary
Gyula Holló Water Director; Ministry of Environment and Water, Dept. of Water Framework Directive, Hungary
Jovanka Ignjatovic Regional Environmental Centre, Szentendre, Hungary
Ferenc Ligetvári Szent István University, Gödöllő, Hungary
Péter Literáthy IWA (Hungarian Committee), Hungary – Co-Chair
Zoltán Makfalvi Transsilvanian Technical Association, Csíkszereda, Romania
Tomasz Okruszko Warsaw Agricultural University, Poland
Mária Papp Hungarian Water Utility Association, Hungary
Gyula Reich Global Water Partnership, Hungary
János Tamás University of Debrecen, Hungary
Evzen Zeman DHI Hydroinform a.s., Prague, Czech Republic
Ms Mónika Jetzin
TRIVENT Event Organizing Company
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Tel / Fax: +36-(1)-371-1333
Perri Standish-Lee Black & Veatch, USA – Chair of Programme Committe
Kirsty Blackstock The Macaulay Institute, Aberdeen, Scotland
Bob Crabtree WRc Water Research Centre, England
János Fehér VITUKI CONSULT Zrt., Hungary; IWA (Hungarian Committee)
Janusz Kindler University of Warsaw, Poland
Peter Kelderman UNESCO-IHE, Delft, The Netherlands
Wendell Koning Regional Environmental Management, Alberta, Canada
Jan -Tai Kuo National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Péter Literáthy IWA (Hungarian Committee), Hungary
Gareth McKonkey JANTECH cc, South Africa
Avi Ostfiled Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
Maria do Carmo Sobral University of Pernambuco, Brasil
László Somlyódy Technical University of Budapest, Hungary
John Tyson IWA W&RBM Specialist Group - Secretary
Alan Vicory Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission, (ORSANCO), USA
Michael Weyand Rurhverband, Germany
Matthias Zessner Inst. for Water Quality & Waste Managment, Vienna - Proceedings Editor.