• Each parallel session will include multiple presentations.
  • Presenters will have 10 minutes to do their presentation.
  • There will be an extra time at the end of each session for questions/discussion.
  • Prepare your presentation in PowerPoint (please use the conference template).


  • Please come to your assigned session room 15 minutes before the session starts. Even if you have sent your presentation in advance, please bring your PowerPoint file on a USB stick and copy it to the laptop of the conference room. Check if everything works.
  • Please note, you will not be able to play your presentation directly from your laptop.
  • If you wish to incorporate videos in your presentation, make sure you check that it works at the computers at the venue.
  • Every room is equipped with a laptop, projector and screen.
  • Technical assistance will be available in each room.
  • Please be respectful of your fellow presenters and their allocated time by staying within the time allowed and complying with the session chairs if they ask you to wrap up.



Authors should submit online an extended abstract, in a standard format. (See SUBMISSIONS) 
On the basis of the proposals submitted, a review will be undertaken to select papers for presentation (oral or poster). Submissions should demonstrate special contribution to the advance in knowledge regarding the conference topics.

At least one author for each selected paper must register and attend the conference to present the paper. Authors must meet their own expenses to attend the conference.
The approved oral and poster presentations will be downloaded via the conference website, exclusively for registered participants. Publication in this website will require at least one registered author for the conference. Based on extended abstracts’ merit, the conference Scientific and Program Committee will recommend papers to be submitted to peer-reviewed IWA Journals.
The Joint Conference will be organized in thematic sessions, combining invited speakers and open platform presentations, with some plenary sessions common to both IWA Specialist Groups Conferences and with parallel sessions covering the topics’ list of each conference. Invited speakers will deliver state-of-the-art presentations on key topics of the Conference. This year the conference will innovate providing a think-tank session for knowledge sharing and elevator pitch sessions for posters, university spinoffs, startups, enterprises and companies. The technical tours on Saturday morning will provide attendees the opportunity to enhance their technical knowledge while enjoying the beautiful scenery of the Porto area.
The working language of the Conference is english.
A Technical Exhibition will be offered as a complement of the oral and poster presentation sessions. Service providers and organizations of the water sector are invited to participate.
Information about this Technical Exhibition will be released later.