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The I International Congress on Water and Sustainability will cover three main thematic research areas, each consisting of different research topics to which you can include your original research work, project and / or experience.

The deadline of submitting your abstracts is February 27th. Confirmation of accepted abstracts will be sent before March 15th. Full communication manuscripts must be send before April 28th.

The Congress is multilingual. Manuscripts can be presented in: Catalan, Spanish, English and French. We kindly remind you that the journal magazines with whom the congress cooperates, publish in English.

The thematic areas are:



1.- Purification

2.- Waste management and treatment

3.- Waste water

4.- Environmental management

5.- Integral management of water resources

This research thematic allows the application of a variety of research topics such as the use of natural products for drinking water, the use of membranes in water treatment, innovative purification / desalination technologies or the analysis of water quality in rivers, aquifers, and sustainability-focused seas as well as systems and process life cycle analysis and other environmental studies. In addition, the research topic integrated management of water resources includes issues such as watershed  management, data collection, data transmission or processing...


Cooperation and Sustainability:

1.- Water and cooperation for development

2.- Water management

3.- Technology and cooperation for development

4.- Technology for sustainability

5.- Case studies and innovative and/or sustainable cooperation projects

6.- Innovation and eco-design

The thematic area of cooperation and sustainability allows the analysis and presentation of case studies on water treatment both drinkable and residual in countries that face sincere water management challenges. Further, it allows the analysis of the different actors involved in water related cooperation for development and analysis through Human Rights. Finally, there is also a more technological side with tow main approaches, the economic and social development of the beneficiaries and sustainability, with a focus on how innovation and eco-design can participate in sustainability.


1.- Communication of water technology in classrooms

2.- Sustainability in teaching

3.- Technology for human or economic development

4.- Integration in the curricula

This thematic area aims to encompass all educational aspects related to water, such as a strictly scientific-practical point of view or an implementation focused point of view in the different curricula and study plans.


Water Management Models:

1.- Legal aspects

2.- Transition models

3.- Partnership experiences

4.- Participation and transparency

This last research line includes all aspects related to water management, taking into account all relevant aspects on model transition processes and their strength or weakness, such as decision making, information and dissemination, participation and transparency, etc.


The best articles of the congress of each research thematic will be sent, with the permission of the authors, to the following magazines:

International Journal of Water Resources Development is a policy and practice-oriented Journal that covers all aspects of water resources policy, management, development, and governance. It is an interdisciplinary journal that focuses on water resources and their economic, financial, social, and environmental-related impacts. Contributions include the interdependences and inter-linkages between the water and the agricultural, energy, industrial and health sectors in both developed and developing countries, both at present and in the future.

Water resources


  • Topics on Cooperation and development and on Water Management Models, focused on projects and economic perspective: IC Intangible Capital(abrir en una ventana nueva) Indexed by SCImago Journal & Country Rank (SJR), SCOPUS, with an impact factor:0.221 (Q3- Business, Management and Accounting) and ESCI (Emerging Sources Citation Index) Thomson Reuters.

Intangible Capital is an open access scientific journal that publishes theoretical or empirical peer-reviewed articles, which contribute to advance the understanding of phenomena related with all aspects of management and organizational behaviour, approached from the perspectives of intellectual capital, strategic management, human resource management, applied psychology, education, IT, supply chain management, accounting.

Intangible capital

The Journal of Technology and Science Education (JOTSE) has been created as a contribution to the development and improvement of scientific and technological education by constituting a common space to share experiences to all those who, somehow, are involved in the teaching and learning processes of engineering studies, in all modalities