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Second call for WWW-YES-2009-Brazil

by Daniel Thevenot, Daniel Thevenot - published on , updated on

Condition for application to the 9th edition of WWW-YES (Belo Horizonte, Brazil 26 - 30 October 2009):

  1. to be involved within a PhD or post-doctoral program within a scientific institution, or to have finished a PhD since less than 3 years,
  2. to be less than 40 years old at the date of application,
  3. to be able to participate the whole duration
  4. to be able to communicate in English
  5. to present a topic in the field of urban waters

The workshop topic "Urban waters" is open, i.e. not targeted towards a specific scientific field. Each participant should use at least 2 keywords (in addition to "urban water") in his/her paper from the following list:

- collecting systems,
- contaminants,
- creek revitalization,
- decision support systems,
- developing countries,
- diffuse pollution,
- discharges,
- drainage,
- ecological sanitation, ECOSAN
- ecosystem,
- eutrophication
- flooding,
- gender issues,
- geopolitics,
- IWRM
- management,
- modelling,
- micro pollutants (organic or inorganic),
- North-South collaboration.
- overflow,
- pathogens,
- politics,
- pollution,
- quality,
- rainwater harvesting,
- recycling (water or nutrients),
- re-use,
- risk assessment,
- sanitation,
- sewers,
- social conflicts,
- source control,
- sustainable development,
- toxicity,
- treatment,
- [urban water],
- water resources,
- waste water,
- water born diseases.

If the application is selected, accept to prepare in English

  1. a manuscript (6-10 p) and a oral presentation (10 min ),
  2. a review report on a designated manuscript and to chair a 30 min discussion of the related oral presentation,
  3. a survey report on the drinking water management of a town (within the birth or working country).

At the same level of application quality, candidates issued from developing countries are prioritized.

The registration form (on-line procedure) for the WWW-YES-Brazil workshop could be accessed here (Link, opening a new window). Applications are now closed: they should have been made before 15 June 2009. (Any further inquiry should be sent by mail to the organizing comittee).

Besides an automatic reply to the application deposit, an acknowledgement will be returned be e-mail shortly after reception of each application form, together with possible questions on specific application fields. Accordingly, candidates may possibly be invited to revise on line their application form.

After examination of all received applications, all applicants have been informed of the acceptance or refusal of their application before 1st July 2009. Upon acceptance of their application, candidates had to finalize their registration before 26 August 2009 :

  1. By uploading to the WWW-YES web site using the same procedure and link than for registration (Link, opening a new window) a 6-10 page paper written in English, related to the proposed presentation, in order to prepare the workshop proceedings. The paper should be produced using Microsoft Word and the WWW-YES template file (file attached below). The file to upload, should be less than 2 Mb. More presentation and content details can be found below in the IWA guidelines (file attached below) and WWW-YES check-list for reviewers (file attached below).
  2. By sending by mail to the organizing committee the expected date and time of arrival and departure to/from Paris, for organising the accommodation and the meals at Belo Horizonte. For most participants, accommodation will be extended from the day preceding the workshop to the day after it.