Conference 2022

The aim of this 1st Water-WISER Early Career Researcher Conference is to bring together a range of Early Career Researchers who are interested in Water and Waste, and its surrounding themes, and connect them with other researchers with a key focus on networking and developing potential partners. With themes ranging from Inequalities in Public Health to GIS and Remote Sensing, we aim to incorporate a wide range of researchers from a variety of water and waste backgrounds.

The conference is set to run over a 2-day period, with a third day involving a fieldtrip (details to be confirmed shortly).

  • 21–22 June 2022 – In-Person Conference at Loughborough University
  • 23 June 2022 – An organised fieldtrip (Location TBC)

Registration for the conference is now open

The deadline for registration is the 30th May.  The Conference Registration Form contains all the information on dates, booking accommodation, evening meals, fieldtrip, parking registration, and so forth.

Please read on for more details and for the Call for Abstracts, including the guidelines for submission, which contains key dates, submission procedures and conditions, and a formal invitation to submit abstracts from our committee. The Call for Abstracts can also be downloaded here.

Call for Abstracts

1st Water-WISER Early Career Researchers’ Conference: Transdisciplinary perspectives on water and waste challenges

21 June – 23 June 2022, Loughborough, Leicestershire, United Kingdom

Organised by:

Invitation from the Organising Committee

With the absence of face-to-face conferences over the past two years, the 1st Water-WISER Early Career Researchers’ Conference on transdisciplinary perspectives on water and waste challenges will be a golden opportunity for researchers and professionals alike to reconnect and network in person.

This conference has been developed by Early Career Researchers (ECR), with ECRs in mind, as conferences are an amazing platform to promote interdisciplinary research, all while bringing together academics, and professionals from a variety of backgrounds with a common goal. This year Water-WISER’s ECR conference aims to bring together a multitude of cohorts from different doctoral training programmes, independent researchers, and various industrial and charitable stakeholders, to bring an all-inclusive opportunity for researchers to inform and excite a larger audience on the value of their research in emerging developments in Water.

We have devised a number of sessions to encompass the vast array of topics included in water research. Conferences are only as good as their participants and we encourage you to actively participate in this conference through the submission of your abstracts on Emerging Developments in Water Research, divided into the following sub themes:

  • Groundwater and Water Resources Management
  • (Delivering) Sanitation and Hygiene (infrastructure and services)
  • Circular Economy
  • Inequalities in Public Health
  • Climate Hazards, Resilience, and Adaptation
  • GIS and Remote Sensing
  • Economics and Finance
  • Governance, Politics and Policy

If you’re struggling to decide which topic your research falls into, please email.

If your research or work pertains to the any of the above themes from laboratory to demonstration scale and social studies, we welcome your submissions. Abstracts should be no longer than 2 pages, including figures, tables, and references.

For more information, please download the template here.

Queries and completed abstracts should be sent to

Key Dates


The final submission date for abstracts is 16th April 2022. Submissions will be peer-reviewed, and authors will be notified of the decision on their abstract by 2nd May 2022.

Condition of Presenting

By submitting an abstract, you are consenting to be the corresponding author and the first point of contact for all communication regarding your submission. You will be responsible for communicating with any other authors of the submission.

Once the abstract is selected for either platform presentation or poster presentation, at least one of the authors must register for the conference and present the abstract at the conference.

Procedure for Submission

The following sequence of actions is the only method for submitting material for an oral or poster presentation at Water-WISER ECR 2022:

You are asked to submit an abstract whether you intend to give an oral or poster presentation. The maximum length of your abstract is to be 2 pages (A4) of text, figures, tables, and references. The template can be downloaded here.

Please upload all submissions here:

Conference Committee

  • Ayan Hujaleh
  • Bartholomew Hill
  • Lucy Whitley
  • Sandy Rodger
  • Hannah Ritchie
  • Marine Poncet
  • Mst Sufia Sultana
  • Hannah Robinson
  • Rob Colston
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