Professor Zhiguo Yuan​Invitation to the IWA Specialist Conference, Watermatex 2015

On behalf of the Scientific and Organizing Committees we cordially invite you to attend the 9th IWA Symposium on Modelling and Integrated Assessment (WATERMATEX 2015) to be held June 14–17, 2015 at the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.

This event is the latest in a long series of IWA Specialist Conferences that started in London (1987), continued in Durham, USA (1991), Budapest (1994), Quebec (1997), Gent (2000), Beijing (2004), Washington (2007), San Sebastian (2011), and in 2015, the Gold Coast.

WATERMATEX focuses on the application of a wide range of mathematical methods for solving water-related problems. Methodological approaches to be presented and discussed at WATERMATEX 2015 are diverse, including not only the more conventional process and hydraulic modelling but also socio-technical and economic modelling. The application areas are wide-ranging encompassing the total water cycle, including surface and groundwater, drinking water production and distribution, wastewater collection and treatment, and resource recovery. The Symposium will place great emphasis on the integration of all of these elements through the promotion and use of integrated modelling, ‘smart’ water systems, ‘big data’ management and life-cycle assessment. It will also address key challenges in modelling of the “cities of the future”.

WATERMATEX 2015 offers an excellent forum for water system managers, practitioners, consultants and researchers to exchange knowledge. The interaction will be a catalyst for new ideas and collaborative projects.

Last but not least, Watermatex 2015 will be held at Surfers Paradise, world-famous for beautiful beaches and sunshine, but also a world-class conference and exhibition destination.

We encourage you to submit an extended abstract for WATERMATEX 2015, and we look forward to meeting you in person at the Gold Coast in June 2015!

Yours sincerely,
Professor Zhiguo Yuan
Chair of the Local Organising Committee