All abstracts should be written in English. An international Programme Committee will review the abstracts. Only papers and posters presented in person by the author(s) will be accepted. Authors must be able to meet their own expenses and fee. When submitting your proposal online, you will find a more detailed list of key words that we will use to categorise your submission and match it with appropriate reviewers. Papers and posters within the scope of the conference are welcome. Authors should submit an abstract of about 1,000 words (2 pages) to the Conference Secretariat.
Please click on this link for an example in Microsoft Word (or click here to open the file in PDF) of an abstract that should be used as a guideline for your abstract submission. Authors who submit their abstract without following this example, are not being considered for a slot in the conference program.
The contributions should focus on the topics mentioned. Send also a photograph and a short text about yourself with your abstract. All abstracts should be typewritten in English. An international Scientific Committee will review the abstracts. Only papers and posters presented in person by the author(s) will be accepted.
Once all proposals have been reviewed and as the final programme for the congress is developed, the selected papers, and posters will be grouped into appropriate sessions. The names of the themes, tracks and topics may change to reflect these groupings. Full instructions on how to prepare and submit your proposal are available online.
Proposals for platform presentations on current issues or developments, regulatory issues and new water or wastewater technologies are especially welcomed. Submissions (platform and poster) must be in the form of an outline paper (two pages of text, plus maximum two additional pages of tables and figures).
If you present a poster paper it will be on display for two days and eligible for a best poster award which will be announced at the congress closing ceremony. Oral and poster presentations are accorded equal status. The difference from a platform presentation is that you should let your poster do the ‘talking’; i.e. the material presented must convey your key points. If you prefer to present a poster please note this when you submit your proposal.
Presentations must be in plain English and clearly define the objectives, status, methodology, findings and significance of the investigation or study.
Does the subject matter fit the theme of the congress? Is the work interesting and likely to prompt discussion at the congress? To be accepted for presentation a proposal needs to deal with breakthrough technology, new concepts or novel applications of established concepts. You can describe improvements to existing theories and present new data to support them.
Status of project
Are the conclusions and work reported correct and valid? A successful proposal needs to establish that the project or case study is well developed. If you can demonstrate concrete results that are supported by data or results your proposal is more likely to be accepted.
Make sure that you state the objectives and scope of the project, the conditions under which the data was obtained, the procedures or methodology you used, and the conclusions.
Benefits and significance
What are the benefits of the project? What is its significance for your local area, country or other countries in your region?
Is the proposal clearly set out and understandable? The committee will consider the quality of the proposal as indicative of the quality of the final presentation. It is therefore in your interests to prepare your proposal with care, organise your material well, write clearly in plain English or Russian and prepare your graphics professionally and make sure your information is accurate and up-to-date.