YOUNG WATER P R O F E S S I O N A L S Call for Papers 1st Bulgarian National Young Water Professionals ConferenceYOUNG WATER P R O F E S S I O N A L S / Y W P /This Conference is organizedby the Bulgarian Young WaterProfessionals Commit teewith the support of theBulgarian Water Association,under the auspices of theInternational WaterAssociation-IWA Young WaterProfessionals Committee. 17-18 MAY 2012 SOFIA, BULGARIA http://2012.ywp-bulgaria.com
Dear Young Water Professionals, As Chair of the Bulgarian YWP Committee it is a great pleasure for me to make an announcement about the First Bulgarian National Young Water Professionals’ conference with international participation in Sofia 2012! National water associations worldwide play an important role in the Water Sector development throughout collecting experts-relevant topics together by supporting capacity building and by providing an international network of water professionals. The challenges in the development of the water sector in Bulgaria concerns thewhole professional community and they are unique possibility for the Young WaterProfessionals to upgrade their professional skills and to proof their own capacityfor achieving their professional ambitions. The conference is open to all the interested Young Water Professionals onnational and international level by the age of 35, active in the Water sector andmotivated to contribute to development of the Water Sector for achieving a betterquality of water resources and water utilities series. The first Bulgarian national young water professional’s conference in Sofia in2012 will provide a professional platform for knowledge and experience exchangeand I would be glad to welcome you in Sofia!Programme Committee Organizing CommitteeChair:R.Arsov, Prof.,Bulgaria Chair:Fani Arnaudova,Dipl.-Ing.,Msc.H.Kroiss, o.Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c.,Austria Magdalina Zaharieva,Eng.Dr. Zdravka Doquang,Ph.D,Bulgaria/France Vasiola Blagoeva,Eng.At.Pascalev, Dr.Eng., Bulgaria Desislava Lozeva,Eng.K.Schilling /former Ruzicka/, Austria Orsolya Bagdi, EM Secretariat/office BWAF.Arnaudova,Dipl.-Ing.,MSc, BulgariaYu.Feng,Dr.-Ing., China/GermanyIl.Minev, BulgariaF.M.Abu Hilou,MS.cEng.,Palestine Territory Deadlines to Remember:C.R.Mocanu,CS III dr.ing., Romania Submission of Abstracts:A.Stoucescu,Ph.D.StudentEng, Romania 29th of February 2012J.Wanner, Prof. Ing., Ph.D., DrSc.Czech Republik Notification of Acceptance: YOUNG WATER P R O F E S S I O N A L SM.Liu,ARC senior research assoc.,China/Germany 12th of March 2012 Submission of Full Papers: 31st of March 2012Conference TopicsThe conference will include oral presentations and posters oral presentations.Papers on all aspects of the water sector are welcome, but the conference willHave a special focus on the following topics: !Water&Wastewater Treatment Technologies; !Water Infrastructure Management; !Application of Contemporary Construction Technologies and Materials; !Climate Change and Water Resources; !River Basins Management; !Case studiesAbstracts’ SubmissionThe conference is open to all the Bulgarian and international young waterprofessionals under the age of 35. The official language of the conference isEnglish.The abstracts of about one page should verified clearly the content of the oralpresentation and have to be submitted within the submission’s deadline.Posters’ content have to be submitted within the period for abstracts submissionand have clearly demonstrate the author’s ideas and intents.The abstracts and posters must be submitted online using the conference website.Abstracts and posters will be a subject of peer review and selection.Formatting guidelines for abstracts as well as submission procedure can befound at http://2012.ywp-bulgaria.com/?page_id=78 .At least one YWP author of each selected platform paper and poster mustregister and attend the conference to present the paper. The best paper will beincluded in the programme of the YWP conference in Budapest 2012.
About IWA & the IWA Young Water Professionals ProgrammeThe Young Water Professionals Programme of IWA providesnational and regional conferences and forums worldwide in apeer to peer learning environment for water sector experts and http://www.iwahq.orgstudents under the age of 35 to network and present their work.About the Bulgarian Young Water Professionals CommitteeThe Young Water Professionals (YWP) at the Bulgarian WaterAssociation (BWA) was established on the 29th of January 2010by a constituent assembly of BWA members under 35 years old,organized by invitation from the BWA President and SecretaryGeneral. The members have different professional profiles inthe water sector in Bulgaria. The branch elected an YWPcommittee of seven members, representing all the profilesaccordingly. http://www.ywp-bulgaria.comThe Young Water Professionals (YWP) in Bulgaria started their activities since2007 and naturally evolved into an important component in the water sector.Until now the group of the young individual members expanded into a quarterof the BWA individual members, which was a prerequisite they to be organizedofficially according to the initiative of IWA for national chapters all over theworld.About the BWAThe Bulgarian Water Association (BWA) is a non governmental, non-profitorganization established on 1 December 2005 by merging of BulgarianAssociation of Water&Wastewater Utilities and Bulgarian Association of WaterQuality, both established in 1993. YOUNG WATER P R O F E S S I O N A L SIn general members of the Association are juridical andnatural persons, who are involved in the water supply andwastewater collection (WSW) field, including quality andtreatment of drinking water and wastewater; management,preservation and utilization of water resources. Nowmembers of BWA are also experts and firms, operates in thefields of Irrigation and Drainage and Water PowerGeneration.BWA prepares peer reviews on legislative and regulatory draft documentsdrawn up by governmental bodies, develops standpoints and strategies,and assists in commissioning of expert appraisals, projects andconsultations on all issues concerning water supply and wastewatercollection, protection and use of water resources.More information is given in the respective section of the website: http://www.bwa-bg.com/site.php?Article=259&Language=2The Venue The Grand Hotel Sofia represents an unity of the modern and the old-fashion architecture and is placed at the centre of the city with easy communication. Address of the venue: 1 Gurko Str., 1000 Sofia, BulgariaT h o s e o r g a n i z at i o n s , Contacti n t e r e s t e d i n Fani Arnaudova, Dipl.-Ing., M.Sc.sponsorship/partnership may /Chair of the Bulgarian YWP Committee/c o n t a c t u s a t firstname.lastname@example.org@yahoo.com http://2012.ywp-bulgaria.com