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Last call for the WWW-YES-2011 edition

by Daniel Thevenot - published on , updated on

Condition for application to the 11th edition of WWW-YES

(Arcueil, France, 6 - 10 June 2011)

1/ To be involved within a PhD or post-doctoral program within a scientific institution, or to have finished a PhD since less than 3 years,

2/ To be less than 40 years old at the date of application,

3/ To be able to participate the whole duration

4/ To be able to communicate in English

5/ To present a topic in the field of urban waters

6/ To raise either from local, national or international institutions the funds necessary for travelling to/from Paris (WWW-YES workshop does not support any travel costs).


The workshop topic "Urban waters" is open, i.e. not targeted towards a specific scientific field. Each participant should use at least 2 keywords (in addition to "urban water") in his/her paper from the following list:

- collecting systems,
- contaminants,
- creek revitalization,
- decision support systems,
- developing countries,
- diffuse pollution,
- discharges,
- drainage,
- ecological sanitation, ECOSAN
- ecosystem,
- eutrophication
- flooding,
- gender issues,
- geopolitics,
- management,
- modelling,
- micro pollutants (organic or inorganic),
- North-South collaboration.
- overflow,
- pathogens,
- politics,
- pollution,
- quality,
- rainwater harvesting,
- recycling (water or nutrients),
- re-use,
- risk assessment,
- sanitation,
- sewers,
- social conflicts,
- source control,
- sustainable development,
- toxicity,
- treatment,
- [urban water],
- water resources,
- waste water,
- water born diseases.


If the application is selected, accept to prepare in English:

i/ a manuscript (6-10 p) and a oral presentation (10 min ),

ii/ a review report on a designated manuscript and to chair a 30 min discussion of the related oral presentation,

iii/ a survey report on the drinking water management of a town (selected within the birth or working country).


At the same level of application quality, candidates issued from developing countries are prioritized.

Procedure for application to the 11th edition of WWW-YES

(Arcueil, France, 6 - 10 June 2011)

The registration form (on-line procedure) for the WWW-YES-2011 workshop was accessible here (inactive link, application is now closed).

Applications had to be made before 14 December 2010: nevertheless, since numerous application forms were under revision, the deadline was extended till 16 January 2011. (Any further inquiry should be sent by mail to the organizing comittee).


Besides an automatic acknowledgement of each application form, an individual e-mail message was sent shortly after reception of each application form, together with possible questions on specific application fields. Accordingly, candidates were possibly invited to revise on line their application form.


After examination of all received applications, all applicants have been informed of the acceptance or refusal of their application. Taking into account the late application received, these messages have all been sent at the beginning of February 2011. Upon acceptance of their application, candidates will have to finalize their registration before 4 April 2011 :


- By uploading to the WWW-YES web site using the same procedure and link than for registration (active link, opening a new window: this upload procedure is available since 24 February 2011) a 6-10 page paper written in English, related to the proposed presentation, in order to prepare the workshop proceedings. The paper should be produced using Microsoft Word and the WWW-YES template file (file attached below). The file to upload, should be less than 10 Mb. More presentation and content details can be found below in the IWA guidelines (file attached below) and WWW-YES check-list for reviewers (file attached below). This task needs to be done before 4 April 2011.

- By preparing a survey report on the drinking water management of a selected city (except for cities surveyed by participants of previous WWW-YES editions) and submitting a survey form, using an html link that will be sent by e-mail, and sending to Daniel Thevenot 3 JPG files illustrating the drinking water equipment and/or problems on the selected city. This task needs to be done before 4 April 2011.

- By sending by email to the organizing committee the expected date and time of arrival and departure to/from Paris, for organising the accommodation and the meals at Arcueil. For most participants, accommodation will be extended from the day preceding the workshop to the day after it, i.e. from Sunday evening to Sunday morning.


Template for preparing your manuscript for the WWW-YES-2011 workshop

First announcement of WWW-YES-2011 workshop