Sustainable Irrigation - 2012


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Sustainable Irrigation - 2012

  1. 1. Call for PapersSUSTAINABLEIRRIGATION20124th International Conferenceon Sustainable Irrigationand Drainage: Management,Technologies and Policies11 – 13 December, 2012 Organised by:Adelaide, Australia University of South Australia (UniSA), Australia Wessex Institute of Technology, UK Sponsored by: Centre for Regulation andAdvancing International Knowledge Transfer Market Analysis, UniSA University of Lethbridge, Canada WIT Transactions in Ecology and the CSIRO
  2. 2. The 2012 Sustainable Irrigation Conference provides aunique forum for multidisciplinary discussion. The objectiveof the meeting is to generate debate and ideas about howto make irrigation more environmentally, socially andeconomically sustainable.The conference theme acknowledges that of topics provided. Papers should focus onsustainability is not a fixed and clearly defined the implications of the findings for improvingobjective, rather it is a goal that is always the sustainability of irrigation, whether thischanging as knowledge and biophysical be drainage, irrigation techniques, economicrealities alter. In that sense, moving towards modelling, governance structures for irrigationsustainability is a journey with an ever evolving management, irrigation technology, reuse ofdestination. Irrigation, as the biggest water water or many other aspects. The conferenceuser in most regions of the world, is facing will include plenary sessions of speciallysignificant challenges in balancing social, invited papers from both developed andeconomic and environmental needs for water. developing countries providing examples of how irrigation can become sustainable.The purpose of the conference is to provide Lessons will be drawn from the past, presentexamples of how irrigation can become more and future.sustainable. Papers are invited under the listBenefits of AttendingConference Books Papers are published in Journal Papers Presenters will be invitedpaper and digital format and widely distributed to submit a paper to one of the sixthroughout the world. Delegates will receive International Scientific Journals edited bya copy of the book in paper or digital format the Wessex the time of registration. Papers are also Networking Participants can present theirarchived at research and interact with experts fromOpen Access Authors have the option to around the world, becoming part of amake their work available in Open Access unique community.format for wider dissemination.
  3. 3. ChairmenHenning Bjornlund B EllwoodUniversity of Lethbridge, Canada, and Meridian Energy, New ZealandUniversity of South Australia, Australia G GhinassiC A Brebbia University of Florence, ItalyWessex Institute of Technology, UK S MambrettiInternational Scientific Politecnico di Milano, ItalyAdvisory Committee A Marinov University Politehnica of Bucharest, RomaniaG Badalians GholikandiPower and Water University of Technology S Wheeler(PWUT), Iran University of South Australia, AustraliaM Cunha T YamamotoUniversity of Coimbra, Portugal Hokkaido University, JapanD De WrachienState University of Milan, ItalyConference TopicsIrrigation management Climate change effectsIrrigation modelling Water tradeIrrigation systems and planning Economics of irrigationEconomic incentives Governance for sustainable irrigationand instruments International issuesGroundwater resources Drainageand contamination Water quality and remediationWater Re-useIndexing and archiving • Papers presented at Sustainable Irrigationof conference papers 2012 will appear in a volume of WIT Transactions on Ecology and thePapers presented at Wessex Institute Environment (ISSN: 1746-448X, Digitalconferences are referenced by CrossRef ISSN: 1743-3541).and regularly appear in notable reviews,publications and databases, including • WIT Press ensures maximum disseminationofreferencing and abstract services such as your research throughout the world throughSCOPUS, Compendex, ISI Web of Knowledge, its own offices in Europe, the USA and itsIndex to Scientific and Technical Proceedings, extensive international distribution network.ProQuest and Scitech Book News. All • All conference papers are archived onlineconference books are archived in the British at where theyLibrary and American Library of Congress. are immediately and permanently available to the international scientific community.
  4. 4. Journal Submission Open AccessDelegates attending Sustainable Irrigation WIT strongly believes that removing the2012 will be invited to submit an extended barrier to research published online will greatlyversion of their paper for possible publication aid progress in all scientific and technicalin the International Journal of Sustainable disciplines, as well as all other spheres ofDevelopment and Planning, one of the six knowledge. Most WIT conference and alledited by the Wessex Institute. journal papers are freely available online. Submission Information Papers are invited on the topics outlined and others falling within the scope of the meeting. Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be submitted as soon as possible. Abstracts should clearly state the purpose, results and conclusions of the work to be described in the final paper. Final acceptance will be based on the full-length paper, which if accepted for publication must be presented at the conference. The language of the conference will be English. Online submissionLocation of South Australia, the city of Adelaide Email submissionnestles between spectacular sandy beaches the vineyards and green countryside ofthe Adelaide Hills. A cosmopolitan city, it is Submit your abstract with Sustainablehome to three major universities and a thriving Irrigation 2012 in the subject line.arts scene, as well as high-class restaurants, Please include your name, full address andmuseums and galleries. Adelaide was conference topicAustralia’s first planned city and is recognisedfor its exceptional design incorporating manygreen spaces, with botanic gardens andlandscaped parks to be enjoyed only a short Conference Secretariatwalk from the central business and shoppingdistrict. A surprising number of historic Beverley Coplandbuildings highlight the city’s abundant heritage, many of the quieter suburbs containcolonial and late nineteenth century landmarks Wessex Institute of Technologyand homes. Ashurst Lodge, Ashurst Southampton, SO40 7AA, UKConference Venue Tel: +44 (0) 238 029 3223The University of South Australia, situated Fax: +44 (0) 238 029 2853in Adelaide, is one of Australia’s largestUniversities and incorporates many specialist For more information visit:research centres across five campuses.