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Call for Abstracts

By submitting an abstract to the EWRI Congress 2021, you acknowledge that you understand that:

  • You are available to present at any time and in the format that EWRI Congress assigns your presentation (Monday, June 7 - Friday, June 11, 2021).  Due to COVID-19, we will be hosting this conference virtually.  
  • It is mandatory that you register and pay for the conference by Friday, February 12, 2021. Should an author submit their final paper but fail to register by the deadline, the unregistered paper will be removed from the conference program and proceedings.
  • The final papers was on Monday, November 30, 2020, 11:59 PM EST. Paper submission was not mandatory.


Topics and Tracks for the 2021 EWRI Congress

  • Atmospheric Water Management
  • Cyber-physical Security of Urban Water Infrastructure
  • Desalination & Water Reuse Symposium
  • Emerging Contaminants
  • Energy Conservation and Management in Water Industry
  • Environmental
  • Environmental Systems and Processes
  • Environmental Science and Engineering Research
  • Environmental and Water Resources Education and Outreach
  • Emerging & Innovative Technologies
  • Freshwater Systems and Ecology
  • Groundwater Symposium
  • Wisconsin & Illinois History Symposium
  • Hydraulics & Waterways
  • Hydro-Climate/Climate Change Symposium
  • Hydraulic Fracturing Symposium
  • International Environmental and Water Resource Issues
  • Irrigation and Drainage
  • Reclaimed Water for Irrigation Symposium
  • Planning and Management
  • Stormwater
  • Sustainability
  • Urban Water Resources Research Council
  • Water Distribution Systems Analysis Symposium
  • Water Resource Planning & Management
  • Water Quality Modeling and Restoration
  • Water Security and Equity
  • Water Standards
  • Water, Wastewater & Stormwater
  • Watershed

Abstract Guidelines

Abstracts must be:

  • In English
  • Approximately 250 words but no longer than 1-page in length
  • Your own scientific, technical or project work but not literature review
  • No more than 2 submissions per person (as the presenter)
  • Only 1 of which may be approved for oral presentation
  • Only 1 of which may be approved for poster presentation

Abstracts must NOT be:

  • Autobiographical
  • Previously published (except if for oral presentation only)
  • Commercial or promotional
  • ASCE/EWRI membership is encouraged, but not required for submission. Submitters whose abstracts are accepted for presentation, whether oral or poster, are expected to register for and attend the EWRI Congress 2021 in their preferred mode

Important Deadlines

Abstracts Due:  ** Extended **  Wednesday, September 23, 2020, 11:59 PM EST

Final Paper Deadline: Monday, November 30, 2020, 11:59 PM EST

  • Final paper length is limited to 15 pages including the abstract, text, photos, and graphics.
  • Final papers must be at least 5 pages in length (excluding references) for inclusion in the published proceedings
  • Authors whose abstracts and/or final papers are selected for inclusion in the technical program will be required to register for the EWRI Congress at the appropriate fee, attend the conference, and make their presentations in person or preferred mode.
  • Final paper submission is optional

Speaker/Author Registration Deadline: ** Extended ** Friday, February 12, 2021 

The deadline for speaker/author registration is midnight Friday, February 12, 2021, Eastern US Time (GMT minus 5).

Should an author submit their final paper but fail to register by the deadline, the unregistered paper will be removed from the conference program and proceedings.

If you intend to submit only an abstract for presentation at the conference, you are still required to register by this date.

Speaker/author registration fees are non-refundable after Friday, March 5, 2021, due to the necessary advance production of the proceedings and the program. Exceptions will only be made for illness or emergency if the request is made in writing and accompanied by a doctor's note and/or similar official documentation stating the emergency and person's name. The subsequent refund will be made minus a $100 processing fee.

    Please contact the 2021 EWRI Congress Technical Chairs, Lily Baldwin and Veera Gnaneswar Gude if you have any questions.

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