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Conference Themes


Hydro-environmental Modelling and Assessment: 

field, laboratory and computational studies for floods, droughts, temperature,  salinity, pollution, sediment transport, etc.


Hydro-biological Processes

field, laboratory and informatics studies for faecal bacteria, nutrients, eutrophication, harmful alga blooms, decay, kinetics, irradiance, health risk assessment, etc.


Hydro-morphological Processes

field laboratory and computational studies for erosion and deposition rates, sediment-solute adsorption/desorption, ecological parameters, heavy metal, arsenic, viruses, emerging pollutants and microplastic interactions etc.


Groundwater Transport Processes

field and computational studies for groundwater quality, salinity intrusion, over-exploited aquifers, surface water and groundwater exchange, etc.


Urban Stormwater Management

contamination and impact studies for diffuse source pollution, Combined Stormwater Overflows (CSOs), improved treatment processes, water reuse, membrane technology etc.


Nature-Based Solutions: 

for sustainable water management, ecosystems services, industrial approaches, smart cities etc.


Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience: 

earthquakes, tsunamis, landslides, dam failure, adaptation, water security in arid and semi-arid zones, etc.


Climate Change and Population Growth Impacts: 

scientific impacts, extreme hydrological and meteorological events, sea-level rise, aquifer resilience, socio-economics and policy, future challenges, etc.


Digital Water Transformation:  

for improved water security through: hydroinformatics tools and methods, smart cities, leakage assessment, AI/machine learning, digital twins, autonomous robotics, etc.


Data Technologies

mobile phone reception (e.g., rainfall intensity), data from remote sensing (e.g., algal sensors), data management (e.g., standards), uncertainty.


Design of Storage Facilities, Coastal Basins and Desalination Plants: 

for water supply (including coastal reservoirs), barrages and lagoons for energy supply, demand management, human and ecosystem needs, etc.


Agricultural and Aquaculture Developments: 

including remote sensing, GIS, data management, irrigation developments, sustainable food production, hydroponic farming, agricultural policy, etc.


Water-Food-Energy Nexus: 

virtual water, water pricing, industrial strategies, ecosystems services, water stress, education, etc.


Water Transfer and Governance: 

hydro-environmental challenges of water transfer, inter-state and international challenges of water transfer, water rights and governance, etc.


Externalities of Engineering: 

impact of robotisation, connecting with nature, reverting land clearing, preventing wastewater pollution, improving rainfall predictions, avoiding groundwater contamination, etc.

The papers related to these themes will be presented in 5 parallel sessions.