Advanced Technologies and Best Practices

Taste the future

14-17 November 2018, Salerno, Italy


The WaterEnergyNEXUS is one of the most important and priority issue to be resolved for both current and next generations. The Sanitary Environmental Engineering Division (SEED) of the University of Salerno ​(Italy) in cooperation with Advanced Institute of Water Industry at Kyungpook National University (Korea) and with The Energy and Resources Institute, TERI (India) is organizing the second Edition of WaterEnergyNEXUS Conference, that will be held in Salerno (Italy) from November 14 to 17 of this year.

The first edition of WaterEnergyNEXUS has been organized last September in Korea during the Asian International Water Week, one of the more relevant and strategic appointment of 2017 in Asia for scientists and professionals that are working on the field of the water industry and sustainability.

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. This edition is organized with 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.


  • Malini Balakrishnan
    Malini BalakrishnanThe Energy and Resources Institute


    • Vincenzo Naddeo
      Vincenzo NaddeoUniversity of Salerno


      • Kwang-Ho Choo
        Kwang-Ho ChooKyungpook National University


        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;
        • 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;
        • 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;
        • 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.


        • Marc A. Anderson
          Marc A. AndersonInstituto IMDEA energìa



          • Damià Barcelò
            Damià BarcelòConsejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC)



            • Shadi Wajih Hasan
              Shadi Wajih HasanKhalifa University of Science and Technology



              • Arun  Kansal
                Arun KansalTERI University



                • Gregory Korshin
                  Gregory KorshinUniversity of Washington

                  (United States)


                  • Changha Lee
                    Changha LeeSeoul National University (SNU)

                    (South Korea)


                    • Johannes Lohaus
                      Johannes LohausEuropean Water Association (EWA)



                      • Raul Munoz
                        Raul MunozUniversity of Valladolid



                        • Sebastià Puig
                          Sebastià PuigUniversitat de Girona



                          • Mohammad Taherzadeh
                            Mohammad TaherzadehUniversity of Borås



                            • Stefan Uhlenbrook
                              Stefan UhlenbrookCoordinator of the UN World Water Assessment Programme



                              • Kala Vairavamoorthy
                                Kala VairavamoorthyInternational Water Association (IWA)



                                • Jannis Wenk
                                  Jannis WenkUniversity of Bath




                                  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.

                                  Event Date

                                  14-17 November 2018

                                  Important Dates

                                  Paper submission open
                                  Deadline for paper submission
                                  Acceptance Notification
                                  Early-bird Registration Close
                                  Regular Registration Open
                                  Deadline for Regular Registration
                                  Deadline of Artwork Submission

                                  March 22, 2018
                                  July 31, 2018
                                  August 10, 2018
                                  August 15, 2018
                                  August 16, 2018
                                  October 1, 2018
                                  October 20, 2018

                                  Paper submission open
                                  March 22, 2018

                                  Deadline for paper submission
                                  June 30, 2018

                                  Acceptance Notification
                                  August 5, 2018

                                  Early-bird Registration Close
                                  August 15, 2018

                                  Regular Registration Open
                                  August 16, 2018

                                  Deadline for Regular Registration
                                  October 1, 2018

                                  Deadline of Artwork Submission
                                  October 20, 2018

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