Abstract submission

Instructions for sending communications

Please note that abstract submission is only possible after your online registration

The Scientific Program will include Poster, Oral and Short Oral Communications (students only).

Once the abstract is submitted, the decision of the Scientific Committee must be awaited. Each participant can submit up to two abstracts as presenting author, but only one abstract could be selected for oral communication.

Before Abstract Submission, please take into account the following considerations:

  • All abstracts must be written in English.
  • All abstracts must be 4 pages maximum.
  • Authors MUST use the abstract template and follow the Abstract Guidelines detailed on it. ONLY WORD DOCUMENTS (.doc and .docx) WILL BE ACCEPTED.
  • Abstracts not adhering to the template WILL BE SENT BACK FOR CORRECTION.

You can download the abstract template here

Oral communications

Once the abstract has been accepted for presentation, please complete the payment process.

The oral presentation must be in English.

  • Speaking time for Oral Sessions: 20 min (15 min plus 5 min for questions).
  • Speaking time for Short Oral Communications: 7 min (discussion at the end of the Short Oral Session).
  • Files will be uploaded to computers running Windows 7 or superior with Microsoft Office 2016 or superior, so extensions such as .ppt and .pptx are allowed.


Authors should provide a copy of their presentation PowerPoint file to the organization at least two hours before the session starts (ideally the day before the presentation).

Once the abstract has been accepted for presentation, please complete the payment process.

Poster communications

Posters are displayed vertically. We suggest the following poster dimensions: max height: 120 cm; max width: 90 cm.


Posters will be exposed during the whole Meeting. Authors must be physically present in their posters during the corresponding session, which will be indicated in the final version of the Scientific Program.

Copyright terms

Outline papers (not full papers) submitted to an IWA conference and accepted to be part of the programme are usually compiled in preprint proceedings (paper or now more usually online) and are only available to the registered participants who pay and attend the conference. This is not considered as a publication (no ISSN no ISBN) and this is not mandatory. If a presenter does not wish the paper to be accessible to all delegates of the conference, then after notification from the author only the author name and title of the presentation will be listed. The copyrights of the online proceedings are shared by IWA and the authors. To this end, the author(s) must confer the copyright to IWA when they submit the outline version of the paper through the abstract submission process. The author(s) retain the right to use a copy of the paper for personal use, internal institutional use at the author(s)’ institution, or scholarly posting at an open website operated by the author(s) or their institution, limited to non-commercial use. Any other use of the outline paper requires approval by IWA. Authorisation term of publication of the abstract/outline paper in the proceedings. Once you upload your documents you will have to confirm if you authorize or not the International Water Association to show your outline paper on the conference proceedings.

Scientific Topics

During abstract submission you must select one of the following topics:

  • Innovative technologies and practices related to water, wastewater and sludge disinfection.
  • Emerging pathogens and disinfection by-products, antimicrobial resistance.
  • Biological and chemical stability control in drinking water and wastewater reuse.
  • Formation, fate and control of disinfection by-products.
  • Monitoring, modelling and control for effective process management and optimization.
  • Risk-based approaches for ecosystem quality and human health preservation.
  • Nature-based and low-intensity solutions for water and wastewater disinfection.
  • Water safe management in developing countries.

Key dates

Deadline for abstracts: March 1st, 2024

Last-Minute Posters: September 30th, 2024 (Please note that the last-minute posters will not be included in the symposium proceedings)


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