9th WORLD CONGRESS OF EWRA
"
Water Resources Management in a Changing World: Challenges and Opportunities"

10-13 June 2015, Istanbul

 

Announcement

 

The deadline for abstract submission in all the Conferences of the Congress has been extended to 30th of November 2014. Notification of acceptance will be sent to authors by 20th of December 2014.

Detailed information on the Congress can be found at http://www.ewra2015istanbul.org.

[November 2014]


9th WORLD CONGRESS OF EWRA
"
Water Resources Management in a Changing World: Challenges and Opportunities"

10-13 June 2015, Istanbul

 

Important News

The First Announcement of EWRA2015 Istanbul Congress specified the dates of the organisation as 24-27 June 2015. In order to avoid overlapping with other events with similar character (e.g. IUGG and IAHS General Assembly and Symposia in 2015) and other holidays in Turkey, the Organising Committee of the Congress considered it necessary to change the dates of the World Congress. So, please note that the new dates of EWRA2015 Istanbul are 10-13 June, 2015 instead of 24-27 June, 2015. Currently, the website of the Congress is being updated and a new announcement will be issued shortly.

 

 

Abstract Submission Reminder

The World Congress of EWRA incorporates Six Conferences as follows:
      I. Hydrological Processes and Evolving Hazards
    II. Geo-information and Water Resources
   III. Technological Advances in Water Distribution, Purification and Desalination
    IV. Water Pollution and Eco-systems Conservancy
     V. Multicriteria Sustainability of Water Systems
    VI. Social, Political, Institutional and Legislative Aspects

Please note that the abstract submission deadline for all the Conferences is the October 31, 2014.

Detailed information on the Congress can be found at http://www.ewra2015istanbul.org.

[October 2014]


9th WORLD CONGRESS OF EWRA
"
Water Resources Management in a Changing World: Challenges and Opportunities"

24-27 June 2015, Istanbul

 

Abstract Submission Reminder

 

The World Congress of EWRA will be held in Istanbul (24-27 June 2015). The Congress incorporates Six Conferences as follows:
      I. Hydrological Processes and Evolving Hazards
    II. Geo-information and Water Resources
   III. Technological Advances in Water Distribution, Purification and Desalination
    IV. Water Pollution and Eco-systems Conservancy
     V. Multicriteria Sustainability of Water Systems
    VI. Social, Political, Institutional and Legislative Aspects

Please note that the abstract submission deadline for all the Conferences is the 31st of October 2014.

Detailed information on the Congress can be found at http://www.ewra2015istanbul.org.

[October 2014]


WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT
An International Journal

2013: New, higher Impact Factor for WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT

 

Late in July the impact factors of the journals for the year 2013 were announced by Thomson-Reuters. The new (3-year) impact factor of WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT, the international journal of EWRA published by SPRINGER, is 2.463. This result proves the steadily upward trend of the journal and improves its position between the leading journals in the field.

The performance of the journal during the last 3 years is presented in the following table

WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT

Year

Impact Factor

No. of Citations

No. of papers published

2013

2.463

4194

305

2012

2.259

3076

245

2011

2.054

2305

215

 

[September 2014]


INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE
"
Sustainable Solutions to Wastewater Management:
Maximizing the Impact of Territorial Co-operation"

19-21 June 2015
Kavala, Greece

 

Under the auspices of EWRA

 

First Announcement
(.pdf, 194 KB)

[July 2014]


9th WORLD CONGRESS OF EWRA
"
Water Resources Management in a Changing World: Challenges and Opportunities"

24-27 June 2015, Istanbul

 

Official Site: http://www.ewra2015istanbul.org

 

[July 2014]


9th WORLD CONGRESS OF EWRA
"
Water Resources Management in a Changing World: Challenges and Opportunities"

24-27 June 2015, Istanbul

 

Second Announcement and Call for papers

 

The World Congress of EWRA will be held in Istanbul (24-27 June 2015). Six Conferences are included in the programme of the Congress:
      I. Hydrological Processes and Evolving Hazards
    II. Geo-information and Water Resources
   III. Technological Advances in Water Distribution, Purification and Desalination
    IV. Water Pollution and Eco-systems Conservancy
     V. Multicriteria Sustainability of Water Systems
    VI. Social, Political, Institutional and Legislative Aspects

Please read the following announcement for detailed information on the Congress.

Announcement
(.pdf, 565 KB)

[June 2014]


ENVIRONMENTAL PROCESSES
An International Journal

Announcement

 

We are delighted to announce that our new EWRA official journal "Environmental Processes" has now a new site at Springer
http://www.springer.com/earth+sciences+and+geography/environmental+science+&+engineering/journal/40710 where you can find current papers published, instructions to the authors, and the link to the Editorial Manager to submit a paper online (https://www.editorialmanager.com/enpr/).

The journal will be quarterly, and will be published both in print and in electronic format. Published papers for the next two years will be free-access through the journal site. Color printing is also for free.

[May 2014]


INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM
"Wate
r Utility Support"

Athens, Greece, 5th June 2014

 

Announcement

 

The Symposium aims at presenting innovative solutions to all real problems the Water Utility Companies face from the technological, management and administrative aspects. Please read the following announcement for further information.

Announcement
(.pdf, 199 KB)

[May 2014]


WATER UTILITY JOURNAL
"
Urban water pipe networks sustainable management:
Acknowledging the value, defining the cost, setting the price of water"

Special Issue

 

Invitation to submit papers

 

Invitation to submit papers for a Special Issue of Water Utility Journal, published for the European Water Resources Association (EWRA), entitled “Urban water pipe networks sustainable management: Acknowledging the value, defining the cost, setting the price of water”.

Invitation
(.pdf, 220 KB)

[April 2014]


INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM
"Wate
r Utility Support"

Athens, Greece, 5th June 2014

 

First Announcement

 

The European Water Resources Association (EWRA) co-organises the International Symposium "Water Utility Support". Please read the following announcement for further information.

Announcement
(.pdf, 118 KB)

[January 2014]


New Journal by EWRA
Environmental Processes - An International Journal

Announcement - Call for papers

 

The journal "Environmental Processes" now receives papers. For information please download the following pdf file.

Information
(.pdf, 552 KB)

[December 2013]


8th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF EWRA
"Wate
r Resources Management in an Interdisciplinary and Changing Context"

Porto, Portugal, 26th-29th June 2013

 

Important Announcement

 

Due to the request of many authors and for achieving successful Special Issues of the EWRA journals, the deadline for submission of selected papers from the Porto Conference to the journals is extended up to the 15th of December 2013.

[November 2013]


New Journal by EWRA
Environmental Processes - An International Journal

Announcement - Call for papers

 

On June 26, 2013, the General Assembly of the European Water Resources Association (EWRA) held in Porto decided the launching of a new journal called Environmental Processes. This journal will be supported scientifically by the EWRA and will be published by Springer.

The aim of the new journal is the presentation of original and timely research results and technical papers by academic researchers and professionals outside universities and research centers, including those in consulting firms, government agencies and public interest groups, on topics concerning the various processes taking place in the natural and the anthropogenic environment. The objective is to contribute towards the improvement of the understanding of environmental processes, aiming to provide solutions to environmental problems.

Specific objectives of the journal, among others, are the presentation of:

  • original monitoring data, experimental data, theoretical investigations and mathematical modeling of processes in environmental systems;

  • processes related to the interactions of the water, air-atmosphere, and soil-sediment environments with the humans and the biosphere;

  • environmental flow processes, hydrodynamics and hydrology;

  • pollutant physical, chemical and biological processes, including pollutant sources and origin, fate, dispersion and degradation, transport, deposition and accumulation, and impacts on human health and environmental quality;

  • interaction processes between the social, cultural, economic and natural environments;

  • evaluation of currently applied and new proposed technologies for protection of the environment;

  • testing of currently used and new proposed monitoring, instrumentation and analysis techniques related to the environmental processes.

  • educational, regulatory, and research needs on environmental processes and protection.

Main subjects of the journal include but are not limited to processes in:

  • Environmental Fluid Mechanics, Hydrodynamics
  • Water Resources Engineering and Management, Hydrology, Surface Water, Erosion and Sediment Transport, Groundwater
  • Non-point Source Pollution, Urbanization, Agriculture, Best Management Practices
  • Water Quality and Health of Aquatic Systems, Fate and Transport of Pollutants
  • Ecosystem Management, Protection and Restoration - Ecohydraulics, Ecohydrology
  • Protection and Restoration of the Coastal Environment
  • Waste Minimization and Pollution Prevention, Process Modification for Pollution Prevention and Energy Efficiency, Recycling and Reuse of Wastes and Wastewater
  • Management and Treatment of Solid, Liquid and Gaseous Wastes, Municipal, Industrial
  • Ecological Engineering - Natural Wastewater and Sludge Treatment Systems, Constructed Wetlands, Stabilization Ponds
  • Environmental Geotechnology, Remediation of Contaminated Sites, Bioremediation
  • Management of Toxic and Hazardous Substances
  • Atmospheric Pollution and Control Technology
  • Impacts of Global Environmental/Climatic Changes
  • Energy, Buildings and the Environment
  • Analysis and Forecasting of Natural Hazards - Environmental Risk Management
  • Sustainable Development - Environmental/Ecological Economics
  • Environmental Impact Assessment and Risk Analysis
  • Ecosystem Services, Life Cycle Assessment
  • Public/Environmental Health - Industrial/Occupational Hygiene - Indoor Air Pollution
  • Remote Sensing - Photogrammetric and Satellite Systems - Earth Observation Systems
  • Geographical Information Systems - Environmental Applications
  • Mathematical and Numerical Modeling, Systems Analysis, Operations Research, Decision Making – Environmental Applications
  • Environmental Legislation and Policy, Environmental Regulation
  • Environmental Education

The readership of the journal includes: Environmental engineers, environmental scientists, civil engineers, water engineers, hydraulic engineers, hydrologists, chemical engineers, mechanical engineers, agricultural engineers, rural and surveying engineers, geoinformatic engineers, geographers, geologists, biogeochemists, geophysicists, earth scientists, geomorphologists, analytical chemists, environmental chemists, climatologists, soil scientists, oceanographers, limnologists, landscape ecologists, ecologists, biologists, fishery scientists, forest scientists, epidemiologists, toxicologists, pharmacologists, environmental economists, social scientists, environmental lawyers, and computer and information scientists, holding positions as academic professors and researchers, practicing engineers and environmental professionals, managers, decision makers, public regulatory agency officials, water company officials, public health officials and policy makers, infrastructure owner/operators, risk managers, public interest groups, NGOs.

 

Editor-in-Chief:

Dr. Vassilios A. Tsihrintzis
Professor of Ecological Engineering and Technology Laboratory of Reclamation Works and Water Resources Management School of Rural and Surveying Engineering NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS Address: 9 Iroon Polytechniou St., Zografou 157 73 Athens, Greece Phone: +30-210-772.2620 (Office), +30-210-772.2700 (Lab), Fax: +30-210-772.2632, Mobile: +30-6974-993867 E-mail: tsihrin@otenet.gr; tsihrin@central.ntua.gr; tsihrin@survey.ntua.gr

 

Associate Editors:

1. Prof. Biljana Skrbic Department of Technology UNIVERSITY OF NOVI SAD Serbia E-mail: biljana@tf.uns.ac.rs

2. Ass. Prof. Yunping Xu College of Urban & Environmental Science PEKING UNIVERSITY Beijing, 100871, China Tel: 86-10-62752091 (o) /86-13124737414 (m) Fax: 86-10-62754411 Email: yunpingxu@pku.edu.cn

3. Assoc. Prof. Shonali Laha Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY University Park, Miami, FL, USA Tel. (305) 348-1092 E-mail: lahas@fiu.edu

4. Prof. George Tsakiris Centre for the Assessment of Natural Hazards (CANaH) School of Rural and Surveying Engineering NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS 157 73 Zografou, Athens, Greece Tel. +30 210-772.2631 E-mail: gtsakir@central.ntua.gr; gtsakir@hotmail.gr

 

Time of the 1st issue: Spring 2014 Frequency: 4 issues per year Paper Submission: Papers describing original research should be submitted by e-mail directly to the Editor-in-Chief (tsihrin@otenet.gr) or to the following address: envproc@ewra.net. Paper preparation should follow the Guide for authors of Water Resources Management journal (http://www.springer.com/earth+sciences+and+geography/hydrogeology/journal/11269).

[October 2013]


8th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF EWRA
"Wate
r Resources Management in an Interdisciplinary and Changing Context"

Porto, Portugal, 26th-29th June 2013

 

Announcement

 

The selection of papers to be processed for publication in the journals of EWRA was completed. 104 papers were selected, 33 for the journal of Water Resources Management, 33 for the journal European Water, 20 for the Water Utility journal and 18 for the journal of Environmental Processes. Authors of the selected papers are invited to submit their papers according to the guidelines of the corresponding journal. Slight amendments or additions in the text are accepted as long as they remain minimal. The deadline for submission is 15th of November.

Please search the corresponding list of "selected papers" or refer to the website of the Conference.

Note: The guidelines of Environmental Processes are similar to Water Resources Management.

[October 2013]


9th WORLD CONGRESS OF EWRA
"
Water Resources Management in a Changing World: Challenges and Opportunities"

24-27 June 2015, Istanbul

 

First Announcement and Call for papers
 

The 9th WORLD CONGRESS of the European Water Resources Association will be held in Istanbul (Turkey), 24-27 June 2015.

The Conference has the title “Water Resources Management in a Changing World: Challenges and Opportunities” and will host 6 parallel Conferences.

 

For details on the 9th WORLD CONGRESS of EWRA please visit the WebPage: http://www.ewra2015.ewra.net

 

[October 2013]


WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT
An International Journal

A closer look on WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT performance

 

During the last week of June Thomson-Reuter presented the new Impact factors for all the scientific journals for 2012. As known, the main journal of EWRA, achieved a higher impact factor reaching IF (2012): 2.259 form the IF (2011): 2.054. This is an increase of about 10% in one year.

As known, the journal has IF higher than 2 for the last 4 consecutive years. This places WARM within the top-10 journals (according to the IF) in the area of Water Resources from nearly 100 journals. Similarly, the journal is among the journals in many other categories. It is estimated that the journal belongs to Q1 class in a wide range of categories.

However, if we have a closer look at the performance of the journal, we can conclude that the journal is performing much better than the IF increase of last year shows. Here are some points, which support this opinion.

a) For the period 2008-2012, the number of cites increased from 701 (2008) to 3076 in 2012, a 5-year increase of 338%.

b) For the same period, the IF increased from 1.350 (2008) to 2.259 in 2012, which is a 5-year increase of 67%.

c) This performance is observed, although the number of papers published in the journal are increasing steadily from 2008 to 2012. That is, from 112 (2008) we published 245 in 2012. By establishing the number of articles and assuming the same performance trend during the next years, an additional increase of the IF will be expected

[July 2013]


EWRA General Assembly – Porto 26 June 2013

Minutes

 

The Minutes of the General Assembly (GA) of EWRA are now available on line at the "Minutes" section of this web site.

[July 2013]


8th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF EWRA
"Wate
r Resources Management in an Interdisciplinary and Changing Context"

Porto, Portugal, 26th-29th June 2013

 

Honouring Prof. Luis Santos Pereira

Speech by Prof. G. Tsakiris

 

It is a privilege for me to express my respect and admiration for Prof. Luis Santos Pereira for his achievements for promoting new ways of thinking in some crucial areas of water resources management and in particular in the area of agricultural water management.

I have the feeling that Prof. Pereira, apart from his achievements with widespread effect, is virtually everywhere; in Conferences, in Symposia, in Seminars, in any kind of meetings. He is writing papers, books, reports, conference speeches, he is advising organizations, universities, supervises PhDs etc.

At the same time he is married, having a happy family with children and grandchildren.

I just wonder how he spends a working day!

Always he responds to any query promptly. He is "young" in his response with innovative fresh ideas from the 80Â’s up to now.

They say that when honouring somebody you can use superlatives – But superlatives without explanation and documentation are just hot air.

In the case of Prof. Pereira the documentation is his personality and the devoted participation in everything he does, whenever he participates.

In few minutes I will read you a summary of his CV. But before this I would like to just mention that he is always with young people, writing papers with them and giving them the opportunity to go higher. His cooperation has no limits, no red lines, nothing, just the work.

Now allow me something personal: I have met Luis in many meetings in the past and I confess I like to quarrel with him so that he becomes slightly excited and he makes a real sincere effort to support his views.

In some cases I do not agree with what he is supporting but I always liked him to get serious and persuasive.

Sometimes he forgets. For instance, he has written a preface in a book of mine some 7 years ago. When the book was published I sent him a copy. Then he argued that he never received a copy.

A couple of years ago we met in Catania and he started complaining that he never received a copy of the book. Then I sent him another copy. Today I asked him whether he received the copy and he persuaded me again that up to now he has not received the second copy. Well, I will send him another copy!

Let me now pin-point some of his important moments of his career. He was born in Elvas Portugal and graduated as Agricultural Engineer from the Technical University of Lisbon in 1969. He did his postgraduate studies in Switzerland (Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, 1972) and PhD (Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, 1977). Professor in Agricultural and Biosystems Eng., Institute of Agronomy, Technical University of Lisbon during the period (1990 – 2012). He is supervisor (or co-supervisor) of 31 Doctor Theses, and 53 MSc Theses. He has been Director – general for Hydraulics and Agricultural Engineering in the Ministry of Agriculture of Portugal (1977 – 1980) and consultant with various UN Agencies (FAO, UNDP, WMO, UNESCO, IAM-Bari, ICARDA).

He is recipient of many awards and recognitions from several institutions in USA, Italy, China, India etc.

He is an active member of the European Water Resources Association participating in almost all its conferences and symposia and writing articles for the journal of “Water Resources Management”.

He is author (or co-author) of about 180 journal papers, 120 book chapters, 160 conference proceedings and numerous speeches in scientific meetings.

His benchmark contributions to the water and agricultural sector are:
(a) The “Crop Evapotranspiration” described in the book “Crop evapotranspiration – Guidelines for Computing Crop Water Requirements (FAO, 1988) (Authors: Allen, Pereira, Rae, Smith). It should be mentioned that this book is quoted more than 1000 times a year.
(b) The “Modelling of soil water balance” presented in the models ISAREG and SIMDualKc. These models are used operationally in several countries.
(c) The rational approach to cope with water scarcity and droughts described in the book “Coping with Water Scarcity – Addressing the Challenges (Authors: Pereira, Cordery, Iacovides).

Dear Luis
I had the privilege to express my gratitude for all your contributions to the water resources management society and for the Guidance to the new generation of scientists and engineers working in the field. On behalf of the European Water Resources Association I thank you for all you have done!

[July 2013]


8th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF EWRA
"Wate
r Resources Management in an Interdisciplinary and Changing Context"

Porto, Portugal, 26th-29th June 2013

 

Honoured Personalities

 

During the General Assembly of EWRA in Porto on the 26th of June 2013 two distinguished members of EWRA, Prof. E. Vlachs and Prof. L.S. Pereira, were honoured for their outstanding contributions to the broad field of Water Resources Management.

 

Evan C. Vlachos

Evan C. VlachosEvan Vlachos joined CSU in the fall of 1967. From law (LLB University of Athens), general sociology (Ph.D. Indiana University), he progressed to interdisciplinary studies, especially in integrated water resources planning and management, technology assessment, and, social forecasting. During his years with the Department of Sociology and with a joint appointment with Civil Engineering he introduced 15 new courses concentrating in the areas of population studies, methods and technology assessment and futurism. He also directed over 35 Dissertations and Theses in Sociology and was co-director or key member to over 200 Dissertations and Theses in Civil Engineering. He has consistently received the top ratings in teaching evaluations and introduced and taught for 2 years the Special Seminar on "Citizenship and the Future". In terms of Scholarly output he has produced 10 books, 63 articles/chapters in books, 20 book reviews and essays, 42 monographs and technical reports, and over 130 (mostly invited) papers for professional meetings. He has also served in the editorial boards of such scholarly journals as the Social Sciences Journal, Water International, and Water Policy.

Between 1979-1984, Dr. Vlachos served as Director of the Environmental Resources Center and from 1985 on, as Associate Director of the International School for Water Resources. He has served as Member and Chairman of the Environmental Advisory Board, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers between 1982-1987. Between 1993 and 2000 he also served as member and chairman of the Advisory Panel on Environmental and Earth S&T in NATO, Brussels (Eastern Europe and Russia). He has been member of UNESCO's Committee on "Water and Civilization" and "Urban Studies" and a member of committees of the European Commission's environmental section in Brussels. He has also been for many years a member of the Environmental Committee of the Luso-American Foundation for Development in Lisbon and a regular organizer and lecturer of their annual course on "Global Environmental Issues". A special interactive activity in this period has been invitation to act as evaluator (in a team) of the graduate water resources programs for the following Greek Universities: National Technical University of Athens, University of the Aegean, Agricultural University of Athens, and Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

Throughout these 41 years at CSU there was also involvement with consulting both in the U.S. and abroad, especially with larger public projects in the Western U.S., Italy, Greece, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Sweden, and Brazil. Involvement included also consulting firms such as Design Studios West, regarding city master plans in Grand Rapids, Michigan; Phoenix, Arizona, the Governors committee on planning for The Front Range urban corridor in Colorado, as well as Athens' and Greece's urban planning. Finally, he has also participated in a larger number of seminars and training courses with a variety of Federal agencies, foreign governmental units and international organizations such as the United Nations, European Commission and NATO, where he also served as chair of the Evaluation Studies Committee. In 2008 he was instrumental in bringing into the campus ICIWaRM, a joint project of U.S. Universities, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and UNESCO. He is acting Director of the CSU lab.

Essentially, past activities concentrated on interdisciplinary teaching, research, service, and consulting; on providing linkages between theory and practice; on expanding international commitment and comparative case studies; and, on sharing also findings and insights with wider audiences outside the University.

As far as national and international funded research are concerned, exemplary of his work include major projects as, New Towns Project (HUD); Guidelines for evaluating environmental impact assessment of the Venice Lagoon (Italy); Environmental Design and Public Projects (NSF); Water Resources Planning in Southern Portugal (Portuguese Dept. of Natural Resources); Climate and Water Resources (NATO); Managing Droughts (NSF); Integrated Water Resources Assessment and Management (Brazil); Transboundary Water problems (Ford Foundation); Cumulative impacts of energy development (USDI); Water Conflicts in the Middle East (Corps of Engineers); Coastal Zone Management (European Commission); Water in International Affairs (OTI); Comprehensive Planning, cities of Pueblo, Fort Collins and Estes Park; Urban Water Conflicts (UNESCO); Condition and Security Indicators for Interdependent Infrastructure Systems (NSF); and, smaller grants from the Social Sciences Research Center, AID, McArthur Foundation, Dept. of Transportation, Office of Water Resources Research, USDA and the Tinker Foundation. In addition, there were also a series of consultancies with relevant Ministries and Agencies in Portugal, Italy, Greece, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Brazil, Thailand, Bangladesh, Egypt and others.

Finally, among a number of awards and recognitions, are a Fulbright Grant, the U.S. Army's Corps of Engineers Medal of Outstanding Civilian Service Award, the CSU Oliver Pennock Distinguished Service Award, the American Water Resources Association's Icko Iben Award (for exemplary interdisciplinary work), the Outstanding APA Colorado Planning Award, and the CSU Office of International Programs Distinguished Service Award. In 2011 Evan Vlachos received an Honorary Doctorate in Civil Engineering from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.

 

 

LuĂ­s Santos Pereira

Born in Elvas, Portugal, August 13, 1942; married, father of four and grandfather of ten. Agricultural Engineer, Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal, 1969. Post-graduate in Hydrology, Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland, 1972. PhD, Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland, 1977.

Professor, Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, Institute of Agronomy, Technical University of Lisbon, 1980-2012. Head, CEER, Biosystems Engineering Research Centre, 1993-2012. Is currently coordinator of a PhD programme on Biosystems Engineering; supervisor or co-supervisor of 31 Doctor Theses (7 more in progress) and 53 MSc. theses. He has been Director General for Hydraulics and Agricultural Engineering, Ministry of Agriculture, Lisbon (1977-80) and consultant with various UN Agencies - FAO, UNDP, WMO, and UNESCO -, IAM-Bari, Italy, and ICARDA, Aleppo.

Invited Professor at the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Bari, Italy, at the Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, and for specialization and postgraduate studies at the China Agricultural University and the China Institute of Water Resources and Hydroelectric Power Research, Beijing, as well as research advisor of the Federal University of Santa Maria, Brazil and the International Center for Agricultural Research in Dry Areas (ICARDA), Aleppo, Syria.

Awards and Recognitions
Doctor honoris causa, University of Rousse, Bulgaria, 2005.
Is Hon. President of International Commission of Agricultural Engineering (CIGR), and Hon.Vice-President of the International Commission of Irrigation and Drainage (ICID).
Member, Portuguese Academy of Engineering, and Foreign Correspondent Member of the "Accademia dei Georgofili", Firenze, Italy, the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers, and the Académie d’Agriculture de France. Fellow member, National Institution of Engineers. Recipient of awards and recognitions from ICID and CIGR and from several institutions in USA, Italy, China, India, Egypt, Ecuador, Mexico, Libya, Bulgaria and Portugal.

Research
- Has been leader of CEER, Biosystems Engineering Research Centre, Institute of Agronomy, Technical University of Lisbon, of numerous projects in Portugal and in cooperation of institutions of various countries. Particularly relevant the leadership of international research projects, namely on water management relative to the North China Plain, the Yellow River Basin, the Aral Sea basin and Latin American countries.
- Convenor/co-convenor of numerous international scientific conferences and workshops, in particular a series of Workshops on "Crop Water and Environment Models", a series of Inter-regional Conferences on "Water and the Environment", and a series of Workshops and Training Courses for Latin America. Is presently convening a new series of Inter-regional Conferences on "Land and Water Challenges".
- Member of international research evaluation panels with the European Commission, the CNR of Italy, the Ministry of Science of Spain and CYTED, and for reviewing academic activities with the University of SĂŁo Paulo, Brazil, the Agricultural Research Centers of CSIC, Spain, and the ICARDA, Aleppo. Is member of the editorial board of several scientific journals.
- Is author or co-author of a large number of papers in journals (180), book chapters (102) and conference proceedings (160) as well as numerous speeches to scientific meetings. Is author/co-author or editor of 34 books.

Benchmark contributions/achievements refer to
a) Crop evapotranspiration, following the Guidelines book on Crop Evapotranspiration. Guidelines for Computing Crop Water Requirements, authored by RG Allen, LS Pereira, D Raes, and M Smith, published by FAO in 1998 as Irrigation and Drainage Paper 56, which is translated into Spanish and Russian. This book is quoted more than 1000 times a year and related concepts and operational procedures are worldwide adopted. b) Modelling the soil water balance, first using the single crop coefficient approach in the ISAREG model, recently with the SIMDualKc model adopting the dual crop coefficient approach. These models are used both operationally and for research by various institutions in several countries.
c) Water Scarcity and Droughts, referring to atentative of rational approach to cope with water scarcity and droughts, which are the object of a book on Coping with Water Scarcity. Addressing the Challenges, co-authored by LS Pereira, I Cordery and I Iacovides, published in 2009 by the Springer. A first version has been published by UNESCO in 2002. Numerous papers on drought studies in Portugal and Iran have been published namely in the EWRA journal Water Resources Management.

[July 2013]


8th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF EWRA
"Wate
r Resources Management in an Interdisciplinary and Changing Context"

Porto, Portugal, 26th-29th June 2013

 

The Conference at a glance

 

The 8th International Conference of EWRA took place in Porto-Portugal during the period 26-29 June 2013.

The conference is considered undoubtedly as a great success producing important scientific results.

In the conference more than 600 people participated as authors or participants from more than 30 countries. About 250 active participants took part in the activities of the conference.

From the 320 initially proposed papers for presentation only 151 presentations were finally accepted and presented in oral or poster form.

Four invited speeches were delivered by well known scientists whereas a round table discussion was organized at the end of the conference focusing on future research directions in Europe.

During the Conference the General Assembly of EWRA was conducted. The GA decided that the next Congress of EWRA will take place in Istanbul-Turkey in June 2015. Also a new executive Committee of EWRA was elected.

Finally a technical visit to Frades Power Station took place in Saturday 29 June.

[July 2013]


EWRA General Assembly – Porto 26 June 2013

New Executive Committee of EWRA 2014-2017

 

During the General Assembly of the European Water Resources Association (EWRA) in Porto on the 26th of June 2013 the following officers were elected:

     President :                        G. Tsakiris         (Greece - Nat. Technical Univ. of Athens)

     Vice President :                  R. Maia              (Portugal - Univ. of Porto)

     Secretary General :             A. Cancelliere     (Italy - Univ. of Catania)

     Treasurer :                        N. Harmancioglu  (Turkey - Univ. of Izmir)

     Inter. Relations :                L. Garrote          (Spain - Technical Univ. of Madrid)

[July 2013]


EWRA General Assembly – Porto 26 June 2013

Venue of the Next Congress of EWRA: ISTANBUL

 

The General Assembly of EWRA which took place in Porto-Portugal on the 26th of June 2013 decided to organize the next Congress of EWRA in Istanbul-Turkey in June 2015.

The first announcement of the Congress will be circulated in Autumn 2013.

[July 2013]


8th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF EWRA
"Wate
r Resources Management in an Interdisciplinary and Changing Context"

Porto, Portugal, 26th-29th June 2013

 

Opening Speech of the President

 

Opening Speech
(.pdf, 11 KB)

[July 2013]


WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT
An International Journal

The 2012 Impact Factor

 

Some days ago the new Impact Factor (2012) for scientific journals were announced by Thomson-Reuters.

The journal of EWRA, the WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT achieved its highest impact factor so far 2.259 with total number of cites 3076.

Therefore, its IF was increased from 2.054 (2011) to 2.259 (2012) that is an increase of 10%, in one year. The total number of cites was increased from 2305 (in 2011) to 3076 (in 2012) that is an increase of 33% in one year.

[July 2013]


8th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF EWRA
"Wate
r Resources Management in an Interdisciplinary and Changing Context"

Porto, Portugal, 26th-29th June 2013

 

Announcement

 

The EWRA Executive Committee plans to honour two distinguished Professors, active members of EWRA, Evan Vlachos and Luis S. Pereira, for their outstanding contributions in the field of Water Resources Management.

The ceremony will take place within the General Assembly of EWRA during the Conference in Porto on the 26th of June 2013 (afternoon).

All participants of the Conference are invited to attend this ceremony and participate in the GA of EWRA.

[June 2013]


8th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF EWRA
"Wate
r Resources Management in an Interdisciplinary and Changing Context"

Porto, Portugal, 26th-29th June 2013

 

Field Trip on Saturday 29th June 2013

 

The participants of the EWRA Conference in Porto are informed that on Saturday 29th of June 2013 a Field Trip will be organised to Frades Power Station. Details on the Field Trip are available at the web site of the Conference.

Participants are advised to book this trip at the registration desk during the Conference. Additional information can be requested at the registration desk.

[June 2013]


EWRA General Assembly – Porto 26 June 2013

Announcement

 

The EWRA General Assembly (GA) planned to take place in Porto on the 26th of June 2013 is the second, since the GA in Porto one week earlier could not gather the 1/5 of its members.

Therefore the GA of the 26th of June 2013 is the second GA - in respect to Article 13.3 of Statutes, and may decide legally irrespective of the number of members present.

[June 2013]


8th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF EWRA
"Wate
r Resources Management in an Interdisciplinary and Changing Context"

Porto, Portugal, 26th-29th June 2013

 

Tentative Daily Conference Programme

 

A tentative daily schedule of the oral presentations is now available at the "Programme" section of Conference web site (http://www.ewra2013.ewra.net).

Please note that this programme is not final and it will be updated if necessary.

[June 2013]


EWRA General Assembly

Porto, Portugal, 26th June 2013

 

Agenda

 

1. General Introduction.

2. Honour to Prof. Evan Vlachos and Prof. Luis Santos Pereira

3. Proposal for a new EWRA structure

4. Amendments to the Statutes

5. New EWRA activities

6. Selection of the next Congress venue

7. Elections for the members of the EC

8. GA Closure

[June 2013]


EWRA General Assembly – Porto 26 June 2013

Announcement

 

During the General Assembly (GA) of EWRA in Porto on 26th of June 2013, elections for all the posts of the Executive Committee will be held.

Nominations for the President, Vice-President, Secretary general, Treasurer and Membership Coordinator are accepted by any member of EWRA up to the beginning of the GA on the 26th of June 2013.

The nominations should be sent to the EWRA Secretariat (ewra@ewra.net). Proposers should request for a confirmation.

[June 2013]


EWRA General Assembly – Porto 26 June 2013

Announcement

 

During the General Assembly (GA) of EWRA in Porto on 26th of June 2013, the selection of the venue of the next Congress will take place.

Documented proposals should be submitted to the EWRA Secretariat (ewra@ewra.net) up to the beginning of the GA on the 26th of June 2013.

[June 2013]


EWRA news
The Bulletin of the European Water Resources Association

Issue 2012/2

 

The new issue of the bulletin of the European Water Resources Association "EWRA news" is now available on line.

EWRA news [2012/2]
(.pdf, 473 KB)

[May 2013]


8th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF EWRA
"Wate
r Resources Management in an Interdisciplinary and Changing Context"

Porto, Portugal, 26th-29th June 2013

 

New deadline for full paper submission

 


The period for full paper submission (oral or poster) is extended up to the 5th of April 2013 instead of the 21st of March 2013. The full papers should comply fully with the guidelines and rules included in the previous announcements.


All full papers will be scrutinised for final acceptance for presentation in the Conference. All papers (oral or poster) will be equally processed for possible publication in one of the journals of EWRA.

 

 

 

Option for poster papers

 


In case the authors of a paper, which was accepted for POSTER presentation during the abstract selection phase, do not wish to submit a full paper and comply with the requirements of publication in the journals of EWRA (e.g. copyright etc.), they may choose the following option: They submit an extended abstract of 1 to 3 pages instead of a full paper, which will be included in the Proceedings of the Conference. This extended abstract will not be considered for possible journal publication. The deadline for this type of submission is 5th of April 2013.


[March 2013]


8th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF EWRA
"Wate
r Resources Management in an Interdisciplinary and Changing Context"

Porto, Portugal, 26th-29th June 2013

 

Full paper submission

 


Deadline for full paper submissions: 21st of March 2013.


Guidelines for submitting a full paper are now available at the "Submissions" section of the web site of the Conference.


[January 2013]


8th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF EWRA
"Wate
r Resources Management in an Interdisciplinary and Changing Context"

Porto, Portugal, 26th-29th June 2013

 

Abstract Submission

 


Deadline for abstract submissions: 30th of November 2012 21st of December 2012.


Date of final acceptance of abstracts: 15th of January 2013.


The abstracts should be submitted electronically in one of the addresses:

ewra2013@fe.up.pt or ewra2013@ewra.net.


The abstracts should be written following the template for abstracts submission.

Announcement
(.pdf, 519 KB)

[December 2012]


8th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF EWRA
"Wate
r Resources Management in an Interdisciplinary and Changing Context"

Porto, Portugal, 26th-29th June 2013

 

For details on the 8th International Conference of EWRA please visit the WebPages of the Conference http://www.ewra2013.ewra.net

 

[September 2012]


8th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF EWRA
"Wate
r Resources Management in an Interdisciplinary and Changing Context"

Porto, Portugal, 26th-29th June 2013

 

Abstract Submission

 


Deadline for abstract submissions: 30th of November 2012.


Date of final acceptance of abstracts: 15th of January 2013.


The abstracts should be submitted electronically in one of the addresses:

ewra2013@fe.up.pt or ewra2013@ewra.net.


The abstracts should be written following the template for abstracts submission.

 

[September 2012]


"WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT" JOURNAL

The Impact Factor for WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT


The impact factors of the journals for 2011 were released by Thomson-Reuters in July 2012.


The journal of WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT achieved an impact factor of 2.054 consolidating its position among the lead journals in the field of Water Resources.


It is the third consecutive year in which the IF of the journal remains above 2.


It is interesting to note that the impact of the journal is steadily increasing as it is observed from the total number of cites which were increased from 1818 in 2010 to 2305 in 2011.

 

[July 2012]


8th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF EWRA
"Wate
r Resources Management in an Interdisciplinary and Changing Context"

Porto, Portugal, 26th-29th June 2013

 

Second Announcement and Call for papers
 

INTRODUCTION

In Europe, the last decade has been of great change and adaptation in water policy and management. Following the work and progress achieved in the 7th International Conference held in Limassol (2009) and the VI International Symposium of EWRA, held in Catania (2011), on “Water Engineering and Management in a Changing Environment”, it is a good opportunity to evaluate the current status of the work achieved by the EU Member States related to the Water Framework Directive (WFD) implementation, having in mind the 2015 deadline. On the other hand, the Floods Directive, published in 2007, is also a current concern of the Member States that are required to draw up flood risk maps by 2013 and establish flood risk management plans by 2015.

In parallel, it is also important to highlight and acknowledge the process on water infrastructures and technologies, facing the changing context and the increasing challenges created by climate change and other new paradigms taking place in water resources management. More specifically, according to WFD requirements, the second cycle of River Basin Management Plans cycle will have to include climate change effects.

In this context, the 8th International Conference of European Water Resources Association (EWRA) will give special emphasis to the application of the WFD, emphasising the challenges encountered and foreseen by the different Member States and more specifically the challenges raised by the transboundary river basins which represent more than 60% of the European territory.

The 8th International Conference of EWRA intends to be a platform of discussion and sharing of information and experiences between scientists and professionals from the Member States but also from other regions around the globe facing new challenges related to water resources management. More than an analysis of what has to be done, Member States need to share their know-how and enhance their capacity building related to the implementation of a common legislation at the European level.

Abstracts can be submitted in the three sections of the Conference proposed hereafter. The first section is devoted to the current state of the implementation of the Water Framework Directive and the lessons learned, the second section will deal with innovative methodologies in water resources management and policies. Finally, the third section will deal with several specific topics, which are at the cutting edge of future innovations in this scientific area.

 

SECTIONS AND TOPICS

Section 1: “Water Framework Directive – implementation status and lessons learned”

- Lessons learned from WFD application

- Organisational and Public Participation issues

- Transboundary river basins

- Incorporation of climate change effects and adaptation in WFD implementation

Section 2: “Water resources management”

- Adaptive IWRM and new paradigms

- Floods Directive and applications

- Droughts and Water Scarcity

- Water Quality

Section 3: “Water related specific topics”

- Water and Energy

- Water loss management

- Eco-efficiency (Life cycle assessment)

- Risk management oriented approach

- Optimal vs. Rational decision making

 

ORGANISING COMMITTEE

- Rodrigo Maia (President)

- Ana Iglesias

- AntĂłnio Guerreiro de Brito

- Abilio Seca Teixeira

- Jose Tentugal Valente

- JoĂŁo Pedro PĂŞgo

- George Tsakiris

- Bambos Charalambous

- Stuart Hamilton

 

IMPORTANT DATES

- Deadline for submission of abstracts:    30 November 2012

- Notification of acceptance:                   15 January 2013

- Deadline for submission of full papers:  15 March 2013

- Acceptance of full papers:                   30 April 2013

 

SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS

- Abstracts for oral or poster papers could be submitted to ewra2013@fe.up.pt

- The abstracts should include title, the names of the authors, their full affiliation and their proposal for the type of presentation (oral or poster). The length of the text should be between 200 and 250 words.

 

LOCAL SECRETARIAT

Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto

Department of Civil Engineering

Hydraulics, Water Resources and Environment Division

Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, s.n.

4200-465 Porto - Portugal
 

Contact Person: Cristina Silva

Telef.: (+351) 225 081 957, e-mail: ewra2013@fe.up.pt

 

USEFUL INFORMATION

Language: The Official language of the Symposium is English

Venue: Porto, Portugal

Dates: June 26th – June 29th 2013

Types of presentations: Oral or Poster presentations will be accepted

Further information: Information concerning details on the Conference (e.g. accommodation, specific sessions, guidelines for writing the papers, excursions etc.) will be announced by June 2012.

[April 2012]


Forth-Coming Events
Conferences supported by EWRA

Announcement

 

The European Water Resources Association (EWRA) supports the following Conferences:

5th International Conference: "Water Loss Reduction in Water Supply Systems"
          Sofia - Bulgaria, 19-20 November 2012
          Bulgarian Water Association (BWA)
          http://www.bwa-bg.com

Call for papers and general information
(.pdf, 234 KB)

 

REGIONAL WATER FORUM, 14th edition of complex of events
          Bucharest - Romania, 11-13 June 2012
          Romanian Water Association (ARA)
          http://
www.araexpoapa.ro

Invitation
(.pdf, 111 KB)

[April 2012]


8th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF EWRA
"Wate
r Resources Management in an Interdisciplinary and Changing Context"

26-29 June 2013, Porto - Portugal
 

The 8th International Conference of the European Water Resources Association will be held in Porto (Porugal), 26-29 June 2013.

The Conference has the title “Water Resources Management in an Interdisciplinary and Changing Context”.

The host of the Conference will be the University of Porto and the Conference Coordinator will be Prof. Rodrigo Maia, Vice President of EWRA.

[December 2011]


Forth-Coming Events
Conferences supported by EWRA

Announcement

 

The European Water Resources Association (EWRA) supports the following Conferences:

1st Middle East Water Leakage Summit 2011
          Dubai - UAE, 23 November 2011
          http://www.h2ome.net/leakagesummit/


Water Loss Europe 2012
          Ferrara - Italy, 23-25 May 2012
         
IWA Water Loss Specialist Group
          http://www.waterlosseurope.com/


4
th International Conference: "Water Loss Reduction in Water Supply Systems"
          Sofia - Bulgaria, 14-15 November 2011
          Bulgarian Water Association (BWA)
          http://www.bwa-bg.com

Call for papers and general information
(.pdf, 99 KB)

[September 2011]


VI INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM of EWRA
‘Water Engineering and Management in a Changing Environment’
(Catania, Sicily, 29 June – 2 July 2011)

Press Release

 

The 6th International Symposium of the European Water Resources Association took place in Catania – Sicily from 29th of June to 2nd of July. The host of the Symposium and local organiser was the University of Catania and the venue was Monastero dei Benedettini, Piazza Dante (Faculty of Arts). Co-organisers of the Symposium were the Italian Hydrotechnical Association and the CSEI Catania (Centre for the Applied Economics in Engineering). About 150 papers were submitted and presented in oral and poster sessions as well as in five invited lectures ...

Press Release
(.pdf, 29 KB)

[July 2011]


VI INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM of EWRA
‘Water Engineering and Management in a Changing Environment’
(Catania, Sicily, 29 June – 2 July 2011)

Opening Speech of the President of EWRA Prof. G. Tsakiris

 

Dear representatives of Sicilian Authorities, Dear distinguished guests, Dear colleagues,

This is probably my 10th visit to Sicily and Catania. Although I noticed several changes around even from my last visit three years ago, I confess that I feel the same warm hospitality of this Mediterranean island which I felt in my first visit in early 80s in the framework of a collaborative research project. My experience in this first visit is for me unforgettable, since straight from the airport we were transported in a huge garden of a village (probably Aceriale) in a fantastic, full of life party of local people singing in joy with the women offering all sorts of delicious pizzas for the whole day. Please forgive me for this personal comment which I could not avoid being back in this hospitable place. Now I am here as the President of the European Water Resources Association in our 6th International Symposium, the first held in Italy.

The global endorsement of the concept of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) is mainly concerned with the achievement of global water security. This practically means that the desired outcome of IWRM is to secure that all people have access to sufficient safe water for their needs at affordable cost, provided that at the same time the natural environment and its resources are protected and enhanced ...

Opening Speech
(.pdf, 28 KB)

[July 2011]


GENERAL ASSEMBLY of EWRA
Catania - Sicily
June 30th, 2011

Brief report / Minutes

 

President: I welcome you all in the General Assembly of EWRA here in Catania. There are several topics which we will discuss in this session. However, because time is restricted I would ask you to be brief and up to the point so that we convene this important session of our Association in an effective way. The General Assembly takes place together with the Board of Management of the Association. In fact the Board of Management is inactive after the amendment to the statutes done 6 years ago ...

Minutes
(.pdf, 41 KB)

[July 2011]


VI INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM of EWRA
‘Water Engineering and Management in a Changing Environment’
(Catania, Sicily, 29 June – 2 July 2011)

Closing Ceremony: Closure Speech of the President of EWRA Prof. G. Tsakiris

 

Dear colleagues, Dear friends,

This is the end of the 6th International Symposium held in Catania. I am really glad for the excellent organisation and the high quality of presentations. We, the Executive Committee, will make systematic efforts to disseminate the conclusions and the findings of the Symposium through our media so that a more profound impact of the Symposium will be achieved ...

Closure Speech
(.pdf, 25 KB)

[July 2011]


"WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT" JOURNAL

New Impact Factor for WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT


As members of the European Water Resources Association we are sure you are interested to hear that the Journal Citation Reports ® 2010 have just been released by Thomson Reuters.

The 2010 Impact factor of our journal WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT is 2.201.

For the last three years WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT has seen the following development:
 

Year Impact Factor Citations
2010 2.201 1818
2009 2.013 1275
2008 1.350 701


Now WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT is the 6th journal (with regard to Impact Factor) in water resources among the leading journals in the field. Last year it was 8th.

European Water Resources Association would like to take this opportunity to thank all authors and reviewers of the journal for their contribution to the success of the journal.

[July 2011]


VI INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM of EWRA
‘Water Engineering and Management in a Changing Environment’
(Catania, Sicily, 29 June – 2 July 2011)

Announcement
 

 

http://www.ewra2011.dica.unict.it/

Brochure
(.pdf, 132 KB)

[February 2011]


PERMANENT WORKING GROUPS

Launching Announcement

 

The European Water Resources Association (EWRA) announces the establishment of "Permanent Working Groups".

Announcement
(.pdf, 39 KB)

[September 2010]


WATER UTILITY JOURNAL

Launching Announcement

 

The European Water Resources Association (EWRA) announces the launching of the new "Water Utility Journal".

Announcement
(.pdf, 39 KB)

[September 2010]


EWRA news
The Bulletin of the European Water Resources Association

Issue 2010/1

 

The new issue of the bulletin of the European Water Resources Association "EWRA news" is now available on line.

EWRA news [2010/1]
(.pdf, 362 KB)

[April 2010]


AthensPlus - Issue of the Week
WATER SECURITY MUST BE ON THE COPENHAGEN AGENDA

by Prof. G. Tsakiris
President of EWRA

ATHENSPLUS, December 11, 2009

Read the article
(.pdf, 631 KB)

[December 2009]


MOST CITED EWRA PAPERS FOR 2007 AND 2008
Post Conference Activity


2007

The most cited paper in EWRA journals during the year 2007 is the paper:

Hoekstra ,A. Y.  and A. K. Chapagain, 2007. Water footprints of nations: Water use by people as a function of their consumption pattern. Water Resources Management 21:35-48
Number of citing articles: 29

The second cited paper for 2007 is the paper:

Pahl-Wostl, C., 2007. Transitions towards adaptive management of water facing climate and global change. Water Resources Management 21:49-62
Number of citing articles: 20

2006

The most cited paper in EWRA journals during the year 2006 is the paper:

Haddad, O.B., A. Afshar and M. A. Mariño, 2006. Honey-Bees Mating Optimization (HBMO) Algorithm: A New Heuristic Approach for Water Resources Optimization. Water Resources Management 20: 661–680
Number of citing articles: 14

The second cited paper for 2006 is the paper:

Vicente-Serrano S.M., 2006. Differences in Spatial Patterns of Drought on Different Time Scales: An Analysis of the Iberian. Water Resources Management 20: 37–60
Number of citing articles: 12

[July 2009]


7th International Conference of EWRA
"Water Resources Conservancy and Risk Reduction Under Climatic Instability"

Press Release

 

The 7th International Conference of the European Water Resources Association “Water Resources Conservancy and Risk Reduction under Climatic Instability’ took place in Limassol – Cyprus (25-27 June 2009). The Conference was successfully organised by the University of Cyprus (Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering). About 200 participants from 24 countries actively participated in the various Symposia of the Conference ...

Press Release
(.pdf, 26 KB)

[July 2009]


7th International Conference of EWRA
"Water Resources Conservancy and Risk Reduction Under Climatic Instability"

Proceedings

 

[July 2009]


WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT

Impact factor for 2008: 1.35
15 issues for 2009

 

Water Resources Management (WARM), the main journal of the European Water Resources Association (published by Springer) increases the number of issues from 12 to 15 per year as per 2009. This was decided due to the substantial increase of the number of papers submitted for publication in the journal during the last years.

The new impact factor of the journal WARM is 1.35. The IF was increased by 73%, from 0.78 in 2007 to 1.35 in 2008.

Due to the above developments and some additional factors, WARM is the fastest growing journal in the field of Water Resources.

The Editor-in-chief and the Editorial Board wish to thank the authors of the papers published in WARM, the reviewers and the Publishing Company for their assistance to make WARM a leading journal in the field of Water Resources.

[July 2009]


EWRA news
The Bulletin of the European Water Resources Association

Issue 2009/1

 

The first issue of the bulletin of the European Water Resources Association "EWRA news" is now available on line.

EWRA news [2009/1]
(.pdf, 312 KB)

[June 2009]


7th International Conference of EWRA

Announcement

 

 

 

Dear Friends and Colleagues

 Please be advised that

the deadline for the submission of scientific abstracts
to the 
European Water Resources AssociationÂ’s (EWRA)
7th International Conference
on

“Water Resources Conservation and Risk Reduction Under Climatic Instability”
to be held in
Limassol, Cyprus
(25 - 27 June 2009)

has been extended to

January 15, 2009.

The conference will provide an international forum for the exchange of scientific information and knowledge-sharing on state-of-the-art research efforts and contemporary water-related issues, on a multitude of thematic areas such as water management and technologies, macro-engineering and environmental governance, proactive planning and crisis management, sustainable development, urban water supply systems, water losses, water shortage and water reuse, water pollution, and risk assessment.

 It will be our pleasure to have you join us for this event.

On behalf of the Organizing Committee,
Dr. Symeon Christodoulou (Conference Host and Chair)

· · ·

The University of Cyprus also welcomes the SMART Research Consortium for their scientific coordination meeting on Sustainable Management of Available Water Resources with Innovative Technologies (SMART) to be held during EWRA2009.
(http://www.iwrm-smart.org)

 

Brochure
(.pdf, 121 KB)


NEW BOOKS
in the field of water resources


A selection of recent publications in the field of water resources can be found at the following link. You are welcome to submit other related publications that you find appropriate to be added in the current list.

New Books
(.pdf, 99 KB)


European Water Resources Association

Publications

 

Journals

Conference & symposia

     

        

 

Brochure
(.pdf, 498 KB)


International Symposium of EWRA
"Water Resources Management: New Approaches and Technologies"

Chania (Crete-Greece), 13-16 June 2007

 

The Symposium took place in Chania, Greece, with over 150 participants from various countries. Two parallel sessions took place and 50 papers where presented in oral and poster form. The proceedings of the Symposium where published in a volume of 300 pages.

Selected articles were referred again and were published in the journal “European Water”.

During the Symposium the General Assembly of EWRA took place, the minutes of which may be found in the "Minutes" page.


6th International Conference of EWRA
"Sharing a common vision for our Water Resources"

7-10 September 2005, Menton - France
 

The 6th International Conference of EWRA was successfully convened at Palais del' Europe in Menton - France, 7-10 September 2005. 180 papers were presented either orally (in four parallel sessions) or as poster papers. Participants from 34 countries took part in various activities of the Conference.

The Conclusions and Recommendations of the Conference are presented through the following power point presentation:

Conclusions
(.ppt, 130 KB)

The abstracts of the presented papers are available through the following link:

Paper abstracts
(.pdf, 623 KB)


6th International Conference of EWRA
"Sharing a common vision for our Water Resources"

Dispatch from the French Press


22nd of March
The International Water Day

A note from the President
G. Tsakiris
President of EWRA

Read the note
(.pdf, 16 KB)


EWRA Symposium - Water Resources Management:
Risks and Challenges for the 21st Century

Izmir, Turkey - 2-4 September 2004

 

Executive Summary

 

Read the summary
(.pdf, 38 KB)

 


EWRA Symposium - Water Resources Management:
Risks and Challenges for the 21st Century

Izmir, Turkey - 2-4 September 2004

 

The European Water Resources Association Symposium on "Water Resources Management: Risks and Challenges for the 21st Century" took place in Izmir 2 - 5 September 2004 with great success.
A note from the chairman Prof. N.B. Harmancioglu and the titles of the presented papers are available through the site. Information on how to obtain the volumes of the proceedings can be found at the publications section.

 

Note and papers
(.pdf, 284 KB)

 



Information on Water Resources Management Issues can be found at the web site http://www.waterinfo.gr