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Summer School on

Solid waste and wastewater management in developing countries: challenges and perspectives

June 9 (arrival) – June 15 (departure), 2019

University of Lomé, Lomé, Togo

Background:

Poor waste management may lead to a number of environmental and health issues such as: contamination of surface and ground waters; contamination of soils; spreading of diseases by different vectors like birds, insects, and rodents; odour in landfills; and uncontrolled release of methane by anaerobic decomposition of waste. Failure by most developing countries to adequately manage solid waste and wastewater is, therefore, negatively affecting their ability to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

Objectives:

On successful completion of the Summer School, the participants will have acquired knowledge on the various solid waste and wastewater management technologies available worldwide; the challenges local governments in developing countries face in implementing waste management program-mes and the potential benefits arising from implementation of sustainable waste manage-ment programmes.

The flyer can be downloaded here:  Flyer Summer School

For extended abstract paper submission please  c a r e f u l l y  read and use the following template: Template for Abstract (Deviations will not be accepted!!!).

Selection and notification of the applicants will be carried out until March 2019.

Workshop Book:

The authors of the accepted presentations (based on the abstracts submitted) are also requested to submit a full paper and copyright agreement. The submission of the full paper is made with the registration (electronic copy of the full paper) during the first day of the workshop. The authors are further requested to prepare the full paper according to the guidelines below. The full papers are printed in a Workshop Book with associated ISBN number and are published by Cuvillier Publisher, Germany.

Guidelines for paper submission:

Guidelines for Exceed Swindon Proceedings Papers 2018-03-06

COPYRIGHT TRANSFER AGREEMENT 2017

Application:

Apply-for-Summerschool/

 Deadline is 15 February 2019.

Regional Expert Workshop on

Modern and Traditional Methods of Water Resource Management in Africa

5 May (arrival) – 9 May (departure), 2019

University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa

Background:

Water is a key driver of economic and social development, while it also has a basic function in maintaining the integrity of the natural environment. The traditional fragmented approach of dealing with water issues is no longer viable and a hybrid system which incorporate modern methods is essential. This is a rational approach that has now been accepted internationally as the way forward for efficient, equitable and sustainable development of the world’s limited but most precious resources.

Finding solutions to these challenging hydric problems requires close collaboration between traditional knowledge and current science practices, expert practitioners, and stakeholders from public organizations.

Objectives:

The workshop will focus on a multi-disciplinary diagnosis of water challenges in developing countries in general but specifically in Sub Sahara Africa and propose viable solutions with respect to the modern and traditional methods of water resource management. Specific areas of interest would include water quality and quantity parameters, water supply in urban and rural areas, wastewater treatment and recycling.

The flyer can be downloaded here:    Flyer Workshop

Please note, the venue of the workshop will be in Durban (South Africa). In the Flyer, the conference rates for self-supporting participants are given. The exceed-SWINDON project cannot support local applicants living in the catchement area of Durban. Further, independently from the location applicants from private companies, private research institutions, private universities, NGOs,  are also excluded from financial support.

For extended abstract paper submission please  c a r e f u l l y  read and use the following template: Template for Abstract (Deviations will not be accepted!!!).

Selection and notification of the applicants will be carried out until 28 February 2019.

Workshop Book:

The authors of the accepted presentations (based on the abstracts submitted) are also requested to submit a full paper and copyright agreement. The submission of the full paper is made with the registration (electronic copy of the full paper) during the first day of the workshop. The authors are further requested to prepare the full paper according to the guidelines below. The full papers are printed in a Workshop Book with associated ISBN number and are published by Cuvillier Publisher, Germany.

Guidelines for paper submission:

Guidelines for Exceed Swindon Proceedings Papers 2018-03-06

COPYRIGHT TRANSFER AGREEMENT 2017   

Application:

Apply-for-Workshop/

The deadline has been extended from

17 Jan 2019   to   30 Jan 2019 !