Call for abstracts - Water Safety Conference 2022

The 2022 IWA International Conference for Water Safety (IWA – WS Conference) will be held in Narvik, Norway on 22-24 June 2022. The IWA-WSC2022 will bring together leading international experts from academia, industry, government, policymakers/authorities and other organizations to actively exchange, share, and challenge state-of-the-art research on water safety that could contribute practical knowledge in the implementation of WS to the key stakeholders involved in providing safe drinking water.

Water Safety Plans are widely recognized as the international best practice for guiding reliable and effective management of drinking water supplies to safeguard public health. Continuing to share knowledge, experiences and lessons learned by all involved in water safety related activities is particularly important in these uncertain times, and the conference will place special emphasis on recent advancements in water safety planning.

The 11 conference themes listed hereafter are further described on the conference website in a dedicated section:

  • Water safety planning for climate resilience
  • Monitoring and control of drinking water quality and supply systems
  • Risk based approaches in drinking water regulation
  • Emergency planning and preparation
  • New and emerging risks
  • Water safety in buildings
  • Risk evaluation and management
  • Water reclamation and reuse in the context of water and sanitation safety planning
  • Water safety in small systems
  • Water safety plan auditing and implementation
  • Lessons learned on water safety in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic

Abstract submission for oral presentation, poster presentation, and poster exhibition is open until 1 December 2021. Read more about submitting abstracts:

Key dates:

  • Deadline – Abstract/workshop submission - December 1, 2021
  • Open – Registration - December 1, 2021
  • Deadline – Early bird registration - February 15, 2022
  • Author notification - March 1, 2022
  • Deadline – Abstract registration - March 15, 2022

More information: here