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The 8th International Electronic Conference on Water Sciences

Innovative Trends to Reshape the Water Science, Technology and Engineering

Part of the International Electronic Conference on Water Sciences series
14–16 Oct 2024
Event's Timezone: Central European Summer Time
Abstract Submission Deadline
17th June 2024
Abstract Acceptance Notification
30th June 2024

Registration Deadline
11th October 2024

Water Science, Water Technology, Water Engineering
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ECWS-8 will be FREE for Participation!

Join us today to register and submit your abstract, and be part of cutting-edge discussions and networking opportunities!

Welcome from the Chair

We are delighted to welcome you to the 8th International Electronic Conference on Water Sciences (ECWS-8), which will be held online and promoted by the open-access MDPI journal Water (ISSN 2073-4441; IF 3.4).

In recent years, seven International Electronic Conferences on Water Sciences (ECWS-1, ECWS-2, ECW-3, ECWS-4, ECWS-5, ECWS-6 and ECWS-7) have addressed various important water-related issues. The seventh conference focused on adaptive water resource management, policies and governance to tackle the challenges of the ongoing climatic, environmental and social changes. The ECWS-8 will explore and discuss the following key issues: adaptive water resources management; new technologies in water science; enhancement of water safety and security for humans, their economic activities and the environment; and the formulation of new numerical methods and structures for water resources adaptation, management and development.

The ECWS-8 invites researchers from academia, as well as water practitioners, to contribute original findings, novel ideas, scientific concepts and new technologies and experiences to deal with water resource management, policies and governance, with a special focus on sustainability, resilience, uncertainty, risk and adaptation, making reference to the following topics:

1. Rivers, Dams and Reservoirs;
2. Hydrodynamics, Hydraulic Transients, Hydropower and Pumped Storage in Water–Energy Nexus;
3. Estuaries, Coasts and Ports;
4. Urban Water, Systems Efficiency, and Smart Water Grids and Technology;
5. Numerical and Experimental Methods, Data Analyses, Digital Twin, IoT Machine Learning and AI in Water Sciences;
6. Water Resources Management, Floods and Risk Mitigation.

The conference will be held entirely online, allowing people from all around the world to participate without any concerns about travel or related expenses. An electronic conference offers a platform for quick and direct exchanges of the latest research findings and innovative ideas.

The water scientific community's support and enthusiasm are greatly appreciated, as you play a crucial role in ensuring the success of this 8th edition of ECWS. Your contribution will pave the way for many more successful editions in the future.

Kind regards,
Prof. Helena M. Ramos
Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon, Portugal

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Event Chair

Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon, Portugal

Session Chairs

Dr. Lampros Vasiliades

Department of Civil Engineering, University of Thessaly, Greece

Dr. Luis Garrote

Department of Civil Engineering: Hydraulics, Energy and Environment Technical University of Madrid, Spain

Dr. Marco Ferrante


Prof. Dr. Carmen Teodosiu

Department of Environmental Engineering and Management, Gheorghe Asachi Technical University of Iasi, Romania

Prof. Dr. Junye Wang

Athabasca River Basin Research Institute, Athabasca University, Canada

Prof. Dr. Athanasios Loukas

Department of Rural and Surveying Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Dr. Vicente S. Fuertes-Miquel

Department of Hydraulic Engineering and Environment, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain

Dr. Borja G. Reguero

Institute of Marine Sciences, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1156 High St., Santa Cruz, CA 95064, USA

Dr. Cristina Sousa Coutinho Calheiros

1. Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research (CIIMAR/CIMAR), University of Porto, Novo Edifício do Terminal de Cruzeiros do Porto de Leixões, Avenida General Norton de Matos, S/N, 4450-208 Matosinhos, Portugal 2. Institute of Science and Environment, University of St. Joseph, Rua de Londres 106, Macao 999078, China

Event Committee Members

CREA Research Centre for Agricultural Policies and Bioeconomy, Italy

School of Water Resources & Hydropower Engineering, Wuhan University, China

Department of Organic and Physical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, Medical University of Warsaw, Poland

Fernando Pessoa Research, Innovation and Development Institute (FP-I3ID), University Fernando Pessoa (UFP), Portugal

Department of Water Resources and Environmental Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Greece

Faculty of Civil Engineering and Resource Management, AGH University of Krakow, Poland

Antalya Bilim University, Turkey

Department of Civil Engineering, University North, Croatia

Department of Finance, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania

Department of Civil Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra, Portugal

Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland

School of Science and Engineering, University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia

School of Civil Engineering, University of Leeds, UK

Department of Land, Environment, Agriculture and Forestry, University of Padova, Italy

The International Centre for Numerical Methods in Engineering , Spain

Ecole Nationale des Sciences Appliquées, Morocco

School of Environment Science and Engineering, Tianjin University, China

Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, 4200-465 Porto, Portugal

Department of Marine Sciences, School of the Environment, University of the Aegean, Lesvos, Greece

Instituto Politécnico de Leiria | ESTM · School of Tourism and Maritime Technology


The registration for ECWS-8 will be free of charge! The registration includes attendance to all conference sessions.

If you are registering several people under the same registration, please do not use the same email address for each person, but their individual university email addresses. Thank you for your understanding.

Please note that the submission and registration are two separate parts. Only scholars who registered can receive a link to access the conference live streaming. The deadline for registration is 11 October 2024.

Instructions for Authors

Procedure for Submission

ECWS-8 will accept abstracts only. The accepted abstracts will be available online on during and after the conference.

Important Deadline
1. Deadline for abstract submission: 17 June 2024.
2. Announcement of oral and poster abstract results: 30 June 2024. You will be notified of the acceptance of an oral/poster presentation in a separate email.

Abstract Submission

Abstract submissions should be completed online by registering with and using the "Submit Abstract" function once logged into the system. No physical template is necessary.

1. The abstract structure should include the introduction, methods, results, and conclusions sections of about 200–300 words in length.
2. All abstracts should be submitted and presented in clear, publication-ready English with accurate grammar and spelling.
3. You may submit multiple abstracts. However, only one abstract will be selected for oral presentation.
4. The abstracts submitted to this conference must be original and novel, without prior publication in any journals or it will not be accepted to this conference.

Detailed Requirements:
1. The submitting author must ensure that all co-authors are aware of the contents of the abstract.
2. Please select only one presenter for each submission. If you would like to change the presenter after submission, please email us accordingly.

Note: We only accept live presentations.

Oral Presentation and Slides Submission
The slot for the oral presentation is 15 mins. We advise that your presentation lasts for a maximum of 12 mins, leaving at least 3 mins for the Q&A session.
Authors are encouraged to prepare a presentation in PowerPoint or similar software, to be displayed online along with the abstract. Slides, if available, will be displayed directly on the website using the proprietary slide viewer at Slides can be prepared in exactly the same way as for any traditional conference where research results are presented. Slides should be converted to PDF format prior to submission so that they can be converted for online display.
Poster Presentation

- Should include the title, authors, contact details and main research findings, as well as tables, figures and graphs where necessary.
- Size in pixel: 1080 width x 1536 height–portrait orientation.
- Size in cm: 38,1 width x 54,2 height–portrait orientation.
- Font size: ≥16.
- Examples of successful submissions can be viewed here at the following links: (1), (2), (3)
- You can use our free template to create your poster. The poster template can be downloaded HERE.

The Poster Sessions will take place in Zoom break-out rooms. The rooms will be called after your surname. You will automatically be assigned to your break-out room, however, you will be responsible for your own room, i.e. sharing your screen by yourself, handling the comments in the chat if there are any, etc. People will then be able to visit your room and discuss your poster with you. Please make sure you have the Zoom Desktop client or mobile app, version 5.3.0 or higher.

We will reach out to you closer to the dates of the conference with more information.

Publication Opportunities

1. WaterJournal Publication
Participants in this conference are cordially invited to contribute a full manuscript to the conference's Special Issue, published in Water (ISSN 2073-4441, Impact Factor 3.4), with a 10% discount on the publication fee. Please note that no other discounts are applicable. All submitted papers will undergo MDPI’s standard peer-review procedure. The abstracts should be cited and noted on the first page of the paper.

2. Proceeding Paper Publication
All accepted abstracts will be published in the conference report of The 8th International Electronic Conference on Water Sciences (ISSN: 2673-4931) in the Biology and Life Sciences Forum; if you wish to publish an extended proceeding paper (4-8 pages), please submit it to the same journal after the conference.

Authors are asked to disclose that it is a proceeding paper of the IECBM2024 conference paper in their cover letter. Carefully read the rules outlined in the 'Instructions for Authors' on the journal’s website and ensure that your submission adheres to these guidelines.

Proceedings submission deadline: 1 December 2024

Manuscripts for the proceedings issue must be formatted as follows:
Full author names.
Affiliations (including full postal address) and authors' e-mail addresses.
Results and Discussion.

Potential Conflicts of Interest

It is the author's responsibility to identify and declare any personal circumstances or interests that may be perceived as inappropriately influencing the representation or interpretation of clinical research. If there is no conflict, please state "The authors declare no conflicts of interest." This should be conveyed in a separate "Conflict of Interest" statement preceding the "Acknowledgments" and "References" sections at the end of the manuscript. Any financial support for the study must be fully disclosed in the "Acknowledgments" section.


MDPI, the publisher of the platform, is an open access publisher. We believe authors should retain the copyright to their scholarly works. Hence, by submitting an abstract to this conference, you retain the copyright to the work, but you grant MDPI the non-exclusive right to publish this abstract online on the platform. This means you can easily submit your full paper (with the abstract) to any scientific journal at a later stage and transfer the copyright to its publisher if required.

Event Awards

To acknowledge the support of the conference's esteemed authors and recognize their outstanding scientific accomplishments, we are pleased to announce that the conference will provide 6 awards including Best Oral Presentation Awards and Best Poster Awards.

The Awards
Best Oral Presentation Awards and Best Poster Awards

Number of Awards Available: 6

The Best Oral Presentation Awards are given to the paper judged to make the most significant oral contribution to the conference.
The Best Poster Awards are given to the submission judged to make the most significant and interesting poster for the conference.

There will be six winners selected for these awards. The winner will receive a certificate and 200 CHF each.

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Conference Secretariat

Ms. Lisa Yang
Ms. Miruna Nicolcioiu

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