14th IWA International Conference on Water Reclamation and Reuse


Abstract Guidelines

  • The deadline for abstract submissions is 31st May 2024 at midnight South African Standard Time. We will not accept abstracts after this date.
  • All abstracts must be written in English.
  • Please proofread your abstract carefully and check spelling, grammar, and scientific facts before you submit. We will not make any corrections; it will be reproduced exactly as you have submitted it.
  • The text cannot exceed 500 words. No graphics are allowed.
  • Include three (3) keywords in your abstract submission.
  • Please submit your abstract online through the conference website.
  • All abstracts will be reviewed by Program & Scientific Committee members, and they will make the final selection.
  • Notification of acceptance/rejection will commence on 31st July 2024.
  • You may give a presentation at the conference if your abstract has been accepted, an extended abstract or a full paper are not required.
  • The deadline for registration and payment is 30th August 2024.We will only include an accepted abstract in the program if we have received registration and payment on time.


Your abstract should clearly indicate the following:

  • A brief background of the context of your work/investigation/hypothesis in relation to the conference theme and subthemes
  • A summary of the main aspects to be discussed or addressed in your oral/poster presentation
  • Short/main conclusion resulting from your work/investigation/hypothesis.

Evaluation process

Criteria for evaluating the quality of abstracts include: originality of ideas and methods, concise presentation of methods and results, clarity of application and implementation and quality of writing. Each abstract will be evaluated by at least two reviewers.

Conference Overarching Theme: “Water Reuse: Building Water Supply Resilience

Themes and subthemes:

Water reuse adoption

    • Water reuse in developing countries
    • Market and social acceptance
    • Public involvement and education
    • Risk management
    • Regulation and governance
    • Economic perspectives
    • The water-energy-food nexus
    • Integration of water reuse into existing systems
    • The role of international collaboration and aid
    • Improved sanitation standards and access to clean drinking water
    • Sustainable water reuse within the context of climate change

Water reuse implementation

    • Agricultural reuse
    • Industrial reuse
    • Urban reuse
    • Non-potable water reuse
    • Potable water reuse (indirect and direct)
    • Desalination in water reuse
    • Decentralized and small-scale solutions
    • Managing water reuse in fast-growing megacities
    • Building water supply resilience through reuse
    • The financing of water reuse project

Removal of water reuse bottlenecks

    • Innovative technologies and applications (e.g. recycled water in “green” hydrogen production)
    • Concentrate and residual management
    • Zero-liquid discharge/minimum-liquid discharge
    • Fecal sludge management
    • Smart and digital water reuse
    • Antimicrobial resistance
    • Wastewater-based epidemiological surveillance
    • Water reuse adoption models

Choose your presentation type preference below.

  • Oral (15 minutes presentation + 5 minutes discussion)
  • Poster
  • Workshop

If your abstract is accepted, the Program Committee retains the right to change the presentation type and the program. We will communicate this directly to the respective author.

Full papers

Authors of accepted oral presentations are invited to submit full papers by 15th January 2025. The Program & Scientific Committees will select the best papers which can be submitted to the Journal of Water Reuse (IWA Publishing; open access) for publication in a special conference issue. Please follow the instructions for authors.

Instructions for authors | Journal of Water Reuse and Desalination | IWA Publishing (iwaponline.com)