November 18, 2016

News and Info

Post Congress Announcements

  • Special Issues of EWRA journals
  1. As known, all the papers presented at the 10th World Congress of EWRA will appear in the Proceedings which will be published as special issues of the journal EUROPEAN WATER. Four 2017 issues of the journal will be assigned to the Proceedings. All the issues will be published by the end of the year (tentatively). We are currently in the process of sending the proofs to the corresponding author(s) of each paper. This process will last up to the end of the year.

  2. A specially appointed Committee took the responsibility to select papers, which should be expanded by at least 50%, and then be processed for peer review and possible publication in the three journals of EWRA: Water Resources Management, Environmental Processes and Water Utility Journal. Guidelines for revising the papers are attached. Submitted papers should be formatted according to each journal style (please see instructions).

The Guest Editors of the three journals are:

  • Water Resources Management: V.A. Tsihrintzis, H. Vangelis

  • Environmental Processes: A. Loukas, D. Tigkas

  • Water Utility Journal: G. Karatzas, G. Tsakiris

Submission deadline: 30 November 2017

The Organising Committee of the 10th World Congress of EWRA

Note: Obviously, the Guest Editors of these Special Issues of the Journals removed their papers, which were presented in the Congress, from the selection process.

Selected articles for “Water Resources Management”

Guidelines for submission to Water Resources Management

Selected articles for “Environmental Processes”

Guidelines for submission to Environmental Processes

Selected articles for “Water Utility Journal”

Guidelines for submission to Water Utility Journal


  • The 10th World Congress of EWRA at a glance

The 10th World Congress of EWRA on Water Resources and Environment was held in Athens 5-9 July 2017. The Congress was successfully completed.

More than 400 delegates from more than 65 countries took part in the Congress activities. A significant number of participants came from countries outside Europe. In total, some 1200 scientists and engineers contributed to the Congress.

The Congress included:

  • Keynote speeches
  • Oral presentations
  • Poster presentations
  • Demonstration presentations
  • Distant presentations
  • Round table discussions
  • Special sessions
  • Software workshops and seminars

The main core of the Congress was organized in nine conferences:

  • Advances in Hydrological Processes
  • Climate and Water Resources
  • Water Resources Management
  • Droughts and Water Scarcity
  • Water Quality and Environmental Processes
  • Urban Water Networks
  • Agricultural Water Management
  • Groundwater Hydrology and Contamination
  • Legislation and Policies

The rich Social Programme of the Congress also helped in creating a friendly and pleasant atmosphere. The accompanying persons participated in organized tours to important historic, traditional and modern sites of Athens. Finally, the participants had the opportunity to visit the first capital of modern Greece Nauplion in an excursion at the end of the Congress.

During The Congress, the General Assembly of EWRA took place leading to the renewal of the term in office of the existing Executive Committee. The GA also honoured three distinguished members of EWRA, P.E. O’Connell, S. Simonovic and N. Tsiourtis, for their service to the society and their achievements in water resources management.

Important decisions were also taken during the GA towards the establishment of a European Institute on Water Resources and Environment, which will be involved in research and educational activities.

Finally, the GA decided to organise the next World Congress in Madrid – Spain, in July 2019.

News about the Congress

  • Poster Guidelines
    Poster sessions are scheduled during the Congress as presented in the detailed Congress Programme. Please check the Congress Programme to find the date scheduled for your poster presentation. Authors are requested to be available during the scheduled poster sessions for questions on their poster.
    A standard poster board will be provided for your poster. Your poster details (title, authors, etc.) will appear on the top side of the board so as to locate your board easily.
    The poster size should be A0 portrait oriented (width: 84.1 cm / 33.1 in, length: 118.9 cm / 46.8 in). Do not exceed these dimensions or your poster will not fit. The poster must be easily readable from 1.5-2.0 m distance, so please choose the appropriate font size. Providing A4 takeaway versions of your poster is permitted but not required.
    In order to efficiently convey your message and communicate the results of your research to the viewers, we recommend spending considerable effort in designing your poster. Some useful tips include: Keep it short and simple, avoiding putting too much text on it. Your poster is a visual aid to present your work. Visual elements such as graphs, diagrams, figures should dominate. If possible use bulleted statements rather than blocks of text.
  • Announcement
    It is announced that the 10th World Congress of EWRA was set up under the auspices of the President of the Hellenic Republic, honourable Professor Prokopios Pavlopoulos.The Organising & Scientific Committee
  • Announcement
    Due to heavy workload for the reviewers, the reviewing process will be concluded in the next few days. We expect that all authors will receive comments on the papers by the end of April. Therefore, “early registration” will also be available until the end of April.
  • Deadline Extension of full paper submission
    The Organising and Scientific Committee of the Congress in its meeting today (16/2/2017) decided to extend the deadline for full paper submission for three weeks. The new deadline is 5th of March 2017. This decision satisfies the large number of requests delivered during the previous days.
  • Announcement
    A Concise Tentative Congress Programme is now available (download pdf: Concise_Programme).
  • Announcement
    The abstract evaluation procedure is completed. All the corresponding authors have been informed on the acceptance for proceeding into full paper submission. Those from the corresponding authors, who have not received the above message, should consult the Organising and Scientific Committee of the Congress (