Water Streams

 
Date
Streams and Panels organized as part of the
7th Annual International Forum on Water, 15-18 July 2019, Athens, Greece
Abstract Submission Information
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15-18 July 2019
Water Law
Stream Leader:
Dr. Ronald Griffin, Academic Member, ATINER & Professor, Florida A&M University, USA.

The aim of the stream is to bring together academics and researchers form all areas of law related to water resources (International and National Water Law) such as: Water Rights and Allocations, Water Quality Law, Drainage Law, Water Conservation Order, Groundwater Law, etc.
Deadline: 17 December 2018
Abstract Submitting Form
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15-18 July 2019
Water Pollution
Stream Leader:
Dr. Chee Kong Yap, Academic Member, ATINER and Associate Professor, Faculty of Science, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia.

Water is an indispensable element for human life. However, clean water supply is a worldwide issue nowadays. This is because of pollution due to anthropogenic activities that is related to increment of the size of human populations. The man-induced inputs would contribute to the contamination of water quality in rivers and reservoirs that are the important sources of pollution. The pollutants include heavy metals, domestic organic wastes, industrial wastes, elevation of oil and grease contents, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon, endocrine disrupting chemicals, persistent organic pollutants etc., that would deteriorate the natural chemistries of the water. The monitoring of such pollutant levels in the water samples is important because their elevated levels could be hazardous to biota that living in the water column or the sedimentary compartment that form the aquatic ecosystem. These biota are partly or mostly becoming the natural food resources to human populations. Therefore, water pollution will always become a never-ending issue facing our society today. To conclude, the aim of this stream is to update our knowledge on the issues relating water pollution and to discuss the most practical resolutions to reduce (if not to stop) water pollution integrating social-economic and environmental perspectives.
Deadline: 17 December 2018
Abstract Submitting Form
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15-18 July 2019
Dams: Engineering & Geological Issues
Stream Leader:
Dr. Nadhir Al-Ansari, Professor, Department of Civil, Environmental & Natural Resources Engineering, Lulea University of Technology, Sweden.

The aim of the stream is to highlight the engineering and geological issues that can create problems during and after construction of dams. Unexpectedly varied problems during construction or service years can threat the dam itself and the safety of the societies they serve. In the planning stage, selection of the wrong sites might trigger problems like landslides or excessive settlements. Choosing the wrong materials and/or specifications and methods for construction could result in malfunctioning dams. Implementing river diversion scheme can bring troubles to downstream communities, if hydrological data are not correctly analyzed, resulting in overtopping if diversion facilities are not sufficient. Misinterpretation of geological investigation data could lead to either improper foundation treatments or very costly ones. Even trouble free dams may show signs of aging after long service years, demanding constant attention and repairs. Recent climate change impacts on hydrological conditions may require complete revision and remodeling of the slipways and other outlet structures. Improper estimation of sediment discharge of the river might cause rapid siltation of the reservoir. Problems in dams can be of many kinds and variations, so making use of accumulated previous experience of case studies in such problems can be put to good use to avoid new ones.
Deadline: 17 December 2018
Abstract Submitting Form