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CALL FOR PAPERS

First International
Conference on

Water &
Society
2011

ORGANISED BY:

University of Nevada,
Las Vegas, USA
Wessex Institute of
Technology, UK
SPONSORED BY:
5 - 7 December 2011
WIT Transactions on Ecology Las Vegas, USA
and the Environment

WESSEX INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY


www.wessex.ac.uk/society2011
INTRODUCTION CONFERENCE CHAIRMEN
This first International Conference on Water and D Pepper
Society aims to provide a multi-disciplinary forum for the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA
presentation and discussion of many issues affecting M Laituri
water resources today. Colorado State University, USA
C A Brebbia
The meeting will encourage trans-disciplinary
Wessex Institute of Technology, UK
communication on issues related to the nature of water,
and its use and exploitation by society. The conference
is motivated by the need to bridge the gap between
the broad spectrum of social sciences and humanistic
INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC
disciplines and specialists in physical sciences, biology, ADVISORY COMMITTEE
environmental sciences, health and others that, in the
words of Ilya Prigogine, constitute the “hard” sciences. H Bjornlund
University of South Australia, Australia, and University
Water, as the source of all life, is the most precious of Lethbridge, Canada
substance on the planet. Its comparative abundance M C Cunha
has led to many misuses which will seriously impair our University of Coimbra, Portugal
common future. Problems such as water degradation E Del Guidice
and contamination are impossible to resolve without Institute of Physics, NEUSS, Germany
the participation of many different disciplines. These
S Fassnacht
issues are, by definition, trans-national and relate to
Colorado State University, USA
rights of states and hence it is essential to discuss these
at international level to arrive at equitable and binding S Jorgensen
solutions that will ensure the rights of society to quality University of Copenhagen, Denmark
water supplies. B Mahmood
Unitec Institute of Technology, New Zealand
BENEFITS OF ATTENDING S Mecca
Providence College, USA
Conference papers are peer-reviewed by members I Navis
of the International Scientific Advisory Committee Clark County, Nevada, USA
and other colleagues. Papers are rapidly processed
T Oestigaard
for publication in hard-cover and digital book form.
The Nordic Africa Institute, Sweden
The books are available to delegates at registration
and are also widely distributed throughout the world G Pollack
by WITPress. University of Washington, USA
Papers are also available in digital format to the F Sternleib
international scientific community through the Wessex Colorado State University, USA
Institute eLibrary http://library.witpress.com
Conference participants will be invited to submit an CONFERENCE TOPICS
extended version of their paper to the International
Journal of Sustainable Development and Planning The nature of water
associated with WIT. Water as a human right
Papers presented at Wessex Institute conferences
Water as the source of life
appear regularly in notable reviews, publications and
databases. Water in a changing climate
The opportunity to present your research within Future water demands and adaptation strategies
a unique forum and collaborate with experts from Water resources contamination
around the world.
Surface and sub-surface water resources
Irrigation and desertification
Please pass these details on to
other interested colleagues Water, sanitation and health
Transnational water rights
Look for further information on this Legislation and controls
conference and other activities organised Water through the ages
by Wessex Institute of Technology at:
Lessons to be learnt
www.wessex.ac.uk
Water and disaster management

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SUBMISSION INFORMATION
Papers are invited on the topics outlined and others falling
within the scope of the meeting. Abstracts of no more than Online Submission
300 words should be submitted as soon as possible. We
www.wessex.ac.uk/society2011
strongly encourage the submission of abstracts online.

Abstracts should clearly state the purpose, results and Email Submission
conclusions of the work to be described in the final paper. Email: imoreno@wessex.ac.uk
Final acceptance will be based on the full-length paper, Please submit your abstract with Water and Society
which if accepted for publication, must be presented at the
2011 in the subject line. Include your name, full
conference. To be fair to all participants, each registered
address and conference topic.
delegate will only be able to submit one paper.

The language of the conference will be English. Fax or Mail Submission

Fax or mail a copy of your abstract with the completed


Enquiry Form overleaf to the secretariat below.
Journal Submission
Delegates attending Water and Society 2011
will be invited to submit an expanded version of
their paper for publication in the International
Journal of Sustainable Development and CONFERENCE SECRETARIAT
Planning, associated with the Wessex Institute of
Technology. Irene Moreno Millan
Conference Coordinator
Water and Society 2011
WESSEX INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
OPEN ACCESS Ashurst Lodge, Ashurst
Participants are encouraged to opt to make their
paper Open Access.
Southampton, SO40 7AA, UK
Tel: + 44 (0) 238 029 3223
We strongly believe that removing barriers to research
published online will greatly aid progress in many
Fax: + 44 (0) 238 029 2853
scientific and technical disciplines. Email: imoreno@wessex.ac.uk

INDEXING AND ARCHIVING OF PAPERS


Papers presented at Wessex Institute conferences are referenced by Crossref and regularly appear in notable
reviews, publications and databases, including referencing and abstract services – Scopus, Compendex, ISI Web
of Knowledge, Index to Scientific & Technical Proceedings, ProQuest and Scitech Book News. All conference
books are archived in the British Library and American Library of Congress.
In addition the conference papers will be:
Published by WIT Press in a volume of WIT Transactions on Ecology and
the Environment in paper and digital format (ISSN:1743-3541).
Available to conference delegates at the time of registration as a hardcover
volume.
Promoted directly to researchers and institutional libraries.
Distributed widely through the international book trade.
Archived online in the Transactions of the Wessex Institute collection, which
provides the international scientific community with immediate and permanent
access to individual papers.
View the Transactions of the Wessex Institute collection at:
http://library.witpress.com

For more information visit: www.wessex.ac.uk/society2011

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LOCATION CONFERENCE VENUE
Often described as ‘the Entertainment Capital of the Water and Society 2011 will take place at the University
World’, Las Vegas is the largest city in the state of Nevada of Nevada, Las Vegas, located east of central Las Vegas
and famed for its nightlife, lavish stage shows, luxury adjacent to McCarran airport. The university is home to
hotels and casinos. Situated in the heart of the Mojave many specialist centres and laboratories in science and
Desert and circled by impressive mountains, the city is engineering fields and is currently pioneering an urban
close to both the Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam offering sustainability initiative in the city of Las Vegas.
a spectacular alternative to the Las Vegas Strip and many
opportunities for walking, climbing and sightseeing. The
city is also home to a multitude of restaurants serving
many cuisines, including some considered to be amongst WESSEX INSTITUTE
the best in the USA. OF TECHNOLOGY
The Wessex Institute of Technology (WIT) is an
International Centre for Knowledge Transfer that
fosters a number of key programmes within the
research community.

The excellent reputation of the WIT Conference


Programme held in different parts of the world
continues to grow. This is just one of the initiatives
offered by the Institute. Other activities include:

Graduate Programmes at Master and PhD level.


Advanced research.
Publications, including books and journals.
E-Publishing comprising the Transactions and
DISPLAY FACILITIES other journals of the Wessex Institute.
Services to industry.
There will be space for organisations to display
products, services and literature related to the theme FOR FURTHER INFORMATION VISIT
of the conference. Further details are available from the www.wessex.ac.uk
Conference Secretariat.

. ENQUIRY FORM
Water and Society 2011
5 - 7 December 2011, Las Vegas, USA

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