What are IWA Publishing getting up to at the IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition? Our authors and editors let us know about some of exciting events taking place in Tokyo.

Make sure to follow us – @IWAPublishing and @IWAP_OA – and the hashtag #WorldWaterCongress on Twitter for updates and giveaways throughout the Congress.


Monday 17th September

15:15–15:35: Book launch (IWA Stand 115)

Clean Water Using Solar and Wind: Outside the Power Grid 

“One out of ten people lack clean water and one out of seven does not have any electrical power.

Renewable energy – solar and wind – is developing at a breath-taking speed. Now it can provide clean energy and water to the people outside the conventional electric grids and is getting affordable also for the poorest.

Water professionals must become aware of the new possibilities of delivering clean water and the IWA World Water Conference is a perfect platform to deliver this message.”

Gustaf Olsson, Author


15:45–17:15: Skills development session (Room 801)

"Publish in Style: A How To for Authors" 

How can you make your paper interesting to readers?

Getting your work published is not easy! Ensuring your message comes across is not either. In this session we will be working with you on how to adapt your paper to the desired readership, whilst helping you to understand what a journal reviewer is looking for in a paper.


Tuesday 18th September

15:15–15:35: Book launch (IWA Stand 115)

Microbiological Sensors for the Drinking Water Industry 

This new book takes a modern, interdisciplinary approach to drinking water quality monitoring by microbiological sensors. Expert insights include sensing technology, system behaviour, business, legislation, and intelligent response algorithms.

“The international scope of the Congress makes it the ideal place to celebrate the launch of Microbiological Sensors for the Drinking Water Industry: collaboration among water professionals (educators, legislators and technologists) is essential to move this field forward.”

Torben Lund Skovhus and Bo Højris, Authors


Wednesday 19th September

10:00–10:20: Journal launch (IWA Stand 115)
Blue-Green Systems

“Blue-Green Systems (BGS) is a new Open Access journal for the rapidly expanding research community advancing the science of BGS (also known as Nature Based Solutions, Sponge Cities, Low Impact Development and Water Sensitive Urban Design). The highly interdisciplinary journal will bridge gaps between natural sciences, engineering, urban planning, landscape architecture, and social sciences. BGS aims to be the key outlet for BGS researchers, acting as a melting pot of all disciplines working together to deliver next-generation solutions for our rapidly urbanising planet.”

Ana Deletic, Editor-in-Chief


12:45–13.10: Book launch (IWA Stand 115)

Manuel des Droits de l'Homme à l'Eau Potable et à l'Assainissement à l’intention des Praticiens

“Adopted three years ago, the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals are for all countries and for all people and there is a role for everyone, including a large part of IWA's Membership: utility managers, operators and regulators. IWA developed the Manual to help this international audience to progress their operations and regulations in a human rights framework. The new French translation makes this important text even more accessible and the IWA World Water Congress is the perfect place to launch "Le Manuel".”

Robert Bos, Author


Thursday 20th September

9.50–10.10: Book launch (IWA Stand 115)

The Roadmap to Low Carbon Urban Water Utilities: An International guide to the WaCCliM approach

“The Roadmap to a Low-Carbon Urban Water Utility is the first guide of its kind to demonstrate a practical approach towards low-carbon, holistic and sustainable urban water management. 

The publication is directed at urban water utility managers, as well as stakeholders who support utility action plans, helping them to develop a strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through targeted service performance improvements that will support the transition to a climate-resilient future.”

Corinne Trommsdorff, Editor


10.30–12.00: Skills development session (Room 801)

"Open Access and Innovation in Publishing"

Curious about the rapidly evolving world of scientific publishing? Struggling to stay abreast of all those Open Access terms? Join us for an interactive workshop focusing on changes and innovations in publishing with a particular focus on Open Access, emerging platforms and new technologies.

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