Call for Abstracts
‘This is Water, WASH and Climate: Stories from Practice’

We are pleased to open the Call for Abstracts for the Water, WASH and Climate virtual symposium. Abstracts are invited for “Story Hosts” – water and WASH professionals interested in sharing their experiences relating to water management, WASH and climate change during a dedicated session: ‘This is Water, WASH and Climate: Stories from Practice’.

The “stories” are an opportunity to discuss your recent work – new projects, policies, or emerging situations – with the aid of audio-visuals such as photos, videos, and verbal presentations.

Abstracts for Water, WASH & Climate: Stories from Practice

Abstracts for Water, WASH & Climate: Stories from Practice

We are now inviting abstracts for a two-hour session entitled ‘This is Water & WASH Climate: Stories from Practice’, to encourage wide sharing of experiences from policy and practice. We encourage anyone active in water management or WASH from any sector, working in a resource constrained environment (such as developing countries, or remote or challenging areas), interested to discuss their work or situation to submit an abstract. In particular we encourage stories that share:

  1. Practices and policies operating at a diversity of scales – from local community to national level actions
  2. Emerging practices and/or research about approaches to improving water management and/or WASH in relation to climate change
  3. Community experiences of climate change relating to water management or WASH systems.
Click here to view the call for abstracts
How will this session work?

How will this session work?

This session will be held in the Remo platform and during the session, “Story Hosts” will be seated at a specified virtual table, which can seat up to 8 people in total, including up to 3 Story Hosts. At the table, Story Hosts can share their own screen to display any audio-visuals such as videos or slides. Each Story Host will also have access to an electronic whiteboard to display text, photos/images/graphics, links to external documents and videos that they may wish to share with delegates.

Participants will move around the virtual room, joining stories that are of interest to them, joining in discussions with Story Hosts and other delegates at the table.  Symposium organisers will promote movement of delegates to different story tables at 20 min intervals (though delegates are free to stay longer if they choose).  if you are planning a structured presentation, we suggest it is kept to under 10 minutes, and be prepared to repeat this as delegates join and leave your table.

We have produced the below abstract template which may assist you in completing the online form.

Please feel free to download and use a copy as part of your submission.

Abstract Template

Abstract Template

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Submit an abstract

Submit an abstract

Please ensure you have the following complete:

  • A form identifying Story title, keywords, location of story, author and host (presenter) information.
  • A brief description of the topic/story to be shared (maximum word count: 200 words.
  • A 30-60 sec video submission describing briefly the topic of the story and why you would like to share this at an international symposium, Please save the video with your first and last name, e.g. Smith_John
  • Abstract submission deadline: Midnight (AEST) 22 April 2022

The Committee and Secretariat will review abstracts and advise the outcome by 15 May 2022.

Click here to submit an abstract

The International WaterCentre and Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade are pleased to have partnered with the following organisations to deliver this forum.

The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade provides foreign, trade and development policy advice to the Government. We work with other government agencies to ensure that Australia’s pursuit of its global, regional and bilateral interests is coordinated effectively.

The International WaterCentre seeks to develop the skills and knowledge in individuals, communities and organisations to drive systemic and lasting change.
IWC does this by employing a diverse range of strategies that have integrated approaches to water management at their core to strengthen the capabilities of individuals, communities and organisations.

Water for Women is the Australian Government’s flagship water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) program supporting improved health, gender equality and wellbeing in Asian and Pacific communities through socially inclusive and sustainable WASH projects and research.

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) envisions a water-secure and resilient Asia and the Pacific, supporting ADB developing member countries through investments for better water services and careful management of water resources. http://www.adb.org/water