Dear Friends and Colleagues,
A reminder that the IWRA XVIth World Water Congress ( will take place in Cancun, Mexico, May 29 – June 2, 2017. As Chair of the International Scientific Committee, I look forward to welcoming you to Cancun and encourage you to review the thematic structure of the Congress, which is encompassed by the overall theme of Bridging Science and Policy. I also invite you to consider submitting an abstract for oral or poster presentation, or to submit a proposal for a special session or side event. The deadline for abstract and special session proposals is September 1, 2016, while the deadline for side events is November 1, 2016. Details for such submissions are on the Congress website. Of course, I am at your disposal if you have any questions.


Gabriel Eckstein
Chair, International Scientific Committee, IWRA XVI World Water Congress

call for papers

The XVIth World Water Congress International Scientific Committee (ISC) welcomes papers for oral and posters sessions that aim to incorporate science and policy for the water challenges facing our world. Experts, academics, water professionals, and stakeholders from all disciplines – including science, policy, economics, management, and governance – who wish to present their work and research during the Congress must submit an abstracts from March 16th to September 1st 2016.

Abstract proposals must be prepared in English and submitted through the Abstract Submission Platform. Abstracts should clearly describe the research, project, study, or paper (“project”) in under 500 words and include: (a) the purpose or thesis of the project; (b) a summary of the key issue(s) or problem(s) addressed; (c) the methodology or procedures used; (d) a summary of the results or conclusions derived from the project; (e) a summary of the implications of the project or its results; and (f) incorporate a science-policy dimension. Abstracts should not include graphs, charts, diagrams, images, references, or citations. Abstracts will be reviewed by the ISC on a rolling basis. All authors of accepted abstracts (for both oral and poster sessions) are expected to prepare and submit a paper, due on 01 January 2017, for inclusion in the Congress Proceedings.