Join the 9th International Conference on Water Resources and Environment Research (ICWRER 2022)

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

The University of Central Florida, in Orlando, is set to host the 9th International Conference on Water Resources and Environment Research (ICWRER 2022) under the stellar leadership of Professor Ni-Bin Chang. From April 25th to 27th, many delegates from around the globe are expected to participate in the online conference with the theme: Bridging the gaps of interdisciplinary sustainability solutions for complex water and environmental systems.

Keith Hipel
The ICWRER sequence of conferences was initiated by Water Institute member Professor Keith Hipel, with support from Waterloo’s Department of Systems Design Engineering and the Faculty of Engineering. The first ICWRER conference was held at the University of Waterloo in 1993 to honour the late Professor T.E. Unny for his life-long accomplishments in hydrology and hydraulics. The conference has grown in popularity over the years and gained a loyal following of delegates who attended past events in Kyoto, Japan (1996, 2016), Brisbane, Australia (1999), Dresden, Germany (2002), Adelaide, Australia (2008), Quebec City, Canada (2010), Koblenz, Germany (2013) and Nanjing, China (2019).

Professor Keith Hipel, Honorary Conference Chair.

Professor Hipel is Honorary Chair of theICWRER 2022 conference, Chair of its International Scientific Committee and Session Chair of Conflict Resolution for Complex Resources and Environmental Systems, alongside Liping Fang and Simone Philpot. Keith is also Chair of the overall ICWRER Steering Committee. Professors K. Ponnambalam (Systems Design Engineering), Liping Fang (Ryerson University and University of Waterloo), and Roy Brouwer (Director of the Water Institute) are also members of the Steering Committee. Keith also remains active as Coordinator of the Conflict Analysis Group as well as supervising and mentoring students.

The ICWRER brings together physical and societal systems experts from around the globe to better understand water resources and environment systems to reach more informed decisions when addressing complex problems.

Keynote speakers this year include Jun Xia, Research Institute for Water Security, Slobodan P. Simonovic, Western University, Soroosh Sorooshian, UC Irvine,Roger A. Falconer, Cardiff University and David Butler, University of Exeter.

Conference topics include areas such as climate change, next-generation hydroinformatics, conflict resolution, food-energy-water nexus analysis, nutrient recycling and recovery, eco-water security and smart water management, remote sensing, IoT and environmental monitoring.

Hipel and Unny

Professor Hipel and professor Unny, 1991.

The conference is open to all in the research and scientific community concerned about environmental sustainability and is known for creating long-lasting and productive partnerships among conference participants.

Visit the conference website here.

To attend this year’s conference please email one of the conference chairs by Friday, April 22, 2022.

Conference Chair: Prof. Ni-Bin Chang (University of Central Florida, USA)

Conference Co-Chair: Prof. Liping Fang (Ryerson University, Adjunct Professor in the Department of Systems Design Engineering at the University of Waterloo, Canada)