Water Efficiency Conference 2022: Water Resources Resilience for Small Island Developing States SIDS on December 14-16, 2022 in Tunapuna, Trinidad and Tobago

Water Efficiency Conference 2022: Water Resources Resilience for Small Island Developing States (SIDS) December 14, 2022 - Tunapuna, Trinidad and Tobago

You are cordially invited to submit abstracts and subsequent full papers to the bi-annual Water Efficiency Conference organised by the Water Efficiency Network and:   

  •     The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad, West Indies.  
  •     The Association of Professional Engineers of Trinidad and Tobago (APETT).


The bi-annual conference aims to foster knowledge exchange and transfer between academia, researchers and industry practitioners. It is a good opportunity to showcase the latest, cutting edge research and developments related to the conference theme: Small Island Developing States & Water Resources Resilience. Small island regions are acutely aware of the environmental risks and the need to invest in more resilient water services to safeguard its economic growth and development. Therefore, this conference will include special sessions on Regional Integrated Approaches, Sustainable Water Resources Management Approach and Climate Change Adaptation for tackling the complex challenges of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) across the Caribbean region.

Key dates:

  • Abstract submission deadline: 30 December 2021
  • Paper submission deadline: 30 April 2022
  • Revised paper submission deadline: 30 May 2022
  • Registration opens: 30 December 2021
  • Early registration deadline: 30 May 2022
  • Conference starts: 14 December 2022          

How to participate

EasyChair Registration and login required. Previous delegates can use existing login details. Authors are limited to a maximum of two submissions.

 Papers and presentations:

  •     Extended research abstract or full papers of minimum 4 pages, and maximum 10 pages long
  •     Shorter-length industry papers and case studies of up to 4 pages, but not more than 10 pages maximum
  •     At least 1 author of the paper should attend and present the paper at the conference
  •     All papers will be subjected to a double-blind review process and included in the open-access ISBN registered e-proceedings

Posters and abstracts:

  •     A1 size, full-colour research or industry posters can be displayed at the conference
  •     A 250-word abstract to be included in the conference proceedings
  •     At least 1 author of the poster will be required to attend the conference

Flash presentations, multimedia and abstracts:

  •     Quick-fire 5-minute presentation of research or industry work followed by round-table     Q&A and discussion
  •     Multi-media options e.g. short videos, performances are allowed
  •     A 250-word abstract of the presentation to be included in the conference proceedings
  •     At least 1 author of the paper will be required to attend and present at the conference

Student and doctoral submissions encouraged. Certificates will be issued for conference attendance. Prizes and certificates will be awarded for best poster, paper and presentation from research students. Accepted papers will be invited to participate in the conference in one of the formats below. Proceedings from the conference are ISBN registered and published as Open Access.

In addition, shortlisted papers will be invited to submit extended papers to special issue journals including:

  •     Institute of Water Journal
  •     West Indian Journal of Engineering
  •     Journal of The Association Of Professional Engineers Of Trinidad & Tobago
  •     Journal of Architectural Engineering and Design Management

Conference chairs

Dr Kiran Tota-Maharaj

Reader in Department of Civil Engineering

School of Infrastructure & Sustainable Engineering  

Aston University, Birmingham UK

Email: [email protected]            


Prof Sue Charlesworth

Centre for Agroecology Water and  Resilience

Coventry University, Ryton Gardens, Wolston Lane

Coventry UK

Email: [email protected]      


Prof Edwin Ekwue

Professor and Dean Faculty of    Engineering

The University of West Indies, St.Augustine Campus

Trinida, West Indies

Email: [email protected]                      


Researchers and industry practitioners are cordially invited to submit papers, case studies and best practice solutions related to the conference theme and topics as detailed below (this list is not exhaustive):

  •         Bringing resilience to life
  •         Knowledge making & social change
  •         Net-zero through efficiency and resilience of the built environment
  •         Capacity building for climate & environmental change
  •         Local, regional & global case studies
  •         Community responses to environmental hazards
  •         Public engagement & participatory processes
  •         Collaboration, partnerships & relationships
  •         Smart & resilient water, communities, cities
  •         Customer, citizen and community innovation
  •         Smart processes, technologies, systems
  •         Drought-flood continuum
  •         Supply chain standards & processes
  •         Ecosystem services
  •         Water efficiency -data-driven, household, non-household, including SMEs
  •         Efficiency-equity nexus
  •         Water leadership & governance
  •         ICT for water
  •         Water reuse & recycling
  •         Innovation in product, practice, process, protocol or policy
  •         Water, Sanitation & Health (WASH) in temporary settlements & emergencies
  •         Integrated resource efficiency & resilience
  •         Other associated topics not listed above

Name: Water Efficiency Network
Website: http://www.watefnetwork.co.uk
Address: University of Bath

The network provides a forum to collaboratively explore the supply, treatment, distribution, risk monitoring, improved efficiency and conservation of water within the built environment. It also investigates the challenges to improving the adaptive capacity of building users, providers and professionals and consequently facilitate long-term, adaptable water efficiency through behaviour change and the use of technology.
Description Price Date
Full price USD 600.00 Before November 30, 2022
Early bird* and WATEF network members EUR 500.00 Before May 30, 2022
Students and scientific committee members EUR 400.00 Before May 30, 2022
Online only, and local delegates** EUR 300.00 Before May 30, 2022
Upgrade to in-person participation EUR 250.00 Before May 30, 2022
Partners, family and guests*** EUR 200.00 Before May 30, 2022