Advanced Technologies and Best Practices

Taste the future

25-28 November 2020, Djerba, Tunisia


The WaterEnergyNEXUS is one of the most important and priority issue to be resolved for both current and next generations. The University of Sfax (Tunisia) in cooperation with Sanitary Environmental Engineering Division (SEED) of the University of Salerno (Italy), Advanced Institute of Water Industry at Kyungpook National University (Korea) and with The Energy and Resources Institute, TERI (India) is organizing the third Edition of WaterEnergyNEXUS Conference, that will be held in Djerba (Tunisia) on 25-28 November 2020.

The first edition of WaterEnergyNEXUS has been organized in Korea during the Asian International Water Week, one of the more relevant and strategic appointment in Asia for scientists and professionals that are working on the field of the water industry and sustainability. The second edition were organized in Salerno (Italy) in 2018

Also this year WaterEnergyNEXUS will provide an international platform to share and discuss key topics on such water issues with the presentation of nature-based solutions, advanced technologies and best practices with the support of experts invited as plenary and keynote speakers.

The conference received the support of the UNESCO World Water Association Programme (WWAP) and of the International Water Association (IWA) and under the patronage of several scientific societies, associations and organizations. An additional aim of the next WaterEnergyNEXUS conference is to contribute to the overall goal of enhancing cooperation, integration and sustainable development in the Euro-Mediterranean region on critical topics of Water and Energy.

General Chairman

Of The International Conference Series WaterEnergyNEXUS
(And Coordinator Of The Scientific Advisory Board)

Vincenzo Naddeo

Vincenzo Naddeo
University of Salerno

Conference Chairpersons

  • Malini Balakrishnan
    Malini BalakrishnanThe Energy and Resources Institute


    • Kwang-Ho Choo
      Kwang-Ho ChooKyungpook National University


      • Mohamed Ksibi
        Mohamed KsibiUniversity of Sfax


        We survive only in presence of high-quality water. Clean water and sanitation are our priority in Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) promoted by United Nations (UN)
        Energy is central to nearly every major challenge and opportunity the world faces today. Energy for all is essential and We must work to ensure universal access to modern energy services, improve efficiency and increase use of renewable sources.
        Water and Energy systems are interdependent and are strongly linked to the Human and Ecosystem health. In addition an inappropriate use of Water and Energy resources affect the quality of life and climate change.


        Topics of interest of the WaterEnergyNEXUS conference include, but are not limited, to the following aspects:

        • Nexus framework and governance
          • Nexus from the energy perspective;
          • Nexus from the water perspective related to energy;
          • Existing tools and models in analyzing the nexus;
          • Land, climate and energy constraints on water and food sectors;
          • Governance challenges in the Water-Energy Nexus;
          • Governance in supporting innovations in renewable energies and mitigating climate change impacts;
          • Investment and finance for energy and water infrastructure;
          • Urban Water Security;
          • Urban Agriculture;
          • Policy for the implementation of the Circular Economy in the water cycle
        • Environmental technologies for the sustainable development of the water sector
          • Water-energy nexus/energy saving technology;
          • Nutrients/hazardous substances control;
          • Appropriate water/wastewater technologies for developing countries;
          • Advanced technology or Nature based solutions for water;
          • Green technologies for sustainable water and wastewater management;
          • Renewable/valuable resources recovery and utilization;
          • Wastewater/waste to energy;
          • Control of contaminants of emerging concerns (CECs) included Bacteria Resistant to Antibiotics (BRA) and microplastics.
        • Future clean energy technologies and systems under water constraints
          • Water needs in the energy systems such as power plants, fuel refineries, renewable energy development, and carbon capture & storage, etc.;
          • Energy needs for water supply and agriculture: extraction, transportation, and disposal of water, livestock production, fertilizer production, irrigation, food transportation etc.;
          • Agriculture and land-use impacts on future energy systems;
          • Future urban energy systems with considerations of water and food security;
          • Environmental Biotechnology and Bioenergy
        • Implementation and best practices
          • Technology innovations for supporting global secure access to clean energy and water;
          • Reductions in water and wastewater utility operational costs through energy efficiency improvements;
          • Case studies of innovative technologies and policies in municipalities and industries for energy and water savings;
          • Energy and water consumption and balance flows of urban and industrial systems.


        • Ngai Yin Yip
          Ngai Yin YipColumbia University in the City of New York


          • Raquel Lebrero Fernández
            Raquel Lebrero FernándezUniversidad de Valladolid


            • Ola M. Gomaa
              Ola M. GomaaEgyptian Atomic Energy Authority


              • Haizhou Liu
                Haizhou LiuUniversity of California Riverside


                • Cristina Trois
                  Cristina TroisUniversity of KwaZulu-Natal

                  (South Africa)

                  • Maria Alejandra Martinez
                    Maria Alejandra MartinezPROIMI, CONICET


                    • Burak Demirel
                      Burak DemirelBoğaziçi Üniversitesi


                      • Speaker from Korea
                        Speaker from Korea
                        • Speaker from EWA
                          Speaker from EWA


                          All accepted papers (max. 3 pages) after the pre-conference peer-review process will be published as book chapters in the conference proceedings by Springer. All the works presented at WaterEnergyNEXUS conference, are candidate for the submission in the collaborating journals for inclusion in special issues after the peer review process of the journals.

                          ART CONTEST

                          “WhEN we are sketching” is a new creative art contest competition within WaterEnergyNEXUS to design iconic artworks on the event topics, proposing original artworks with a distinctive style. An additional goal is to increase the involvement of stakeholders on the conference issues using the power of art and image communication techniques, creating images that can focus people on the emerging topics. In this contest, Science and Art will work together for disseminating environmental sustainability. Submit you artwok not leater of October 20th.

                          Important Dates

                          • Deadline for abstract submission (1 page using this Template): 15 March 2020
                          • Notification of acceptance to present at WEN-2020: 15 April 2020
                          • Opening of online registration to attend WEN-2020: 15 April 2020
                          • Deadline for early-bird registration payment (confirmation to attend): 15 June 2020
                          • Invitation to submit (optional) a short paper (4 pages using this Template): 20 April 2020
                          • Deadline for short paper submission to the proceedings (by Springer): 1 June 2020
                          • Notification of preliminary acceptance to publish in the proceedings: 15 June 2020
                          • Deadline for submission of a first revised version: 1 July 2020
                          • Deadline for submission of a second revised version: 15 July 2020
                          • Notification of final acceptance or rejection: 20 July 2020
                          • Submission to Springer of paper after English revision: 20 August 2020
                          • Typesetting, proofreading and production (Springer) :20 August – 20 December 2020
                          • Online publication of the proceedings by Springer: 10 January 2021
                          • Invitation to authors of the best papers to submit in special issues: 15 January 2021
                          • Deadline for online registration at WEN-2020: 15 September 2020
                          • Deadline for registration payment (confirmation to attend) :15 October 2020
                          • Arrival of participants to Djerba Island: 24 November 2020
                          • Conference days: 25-26-27 November 2020
                          • Field-trip and tour in southern Tunisia: 28 November 2020
                          • Departure of participants from Djerba Island: 29 November 2020

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