1st International Conference on the Design, Construction, Maintenance, Monitoring and Control of Urb (Urban Water 2012)
|Event Date/Time: Apr 25, 2011||End Date/Time: Apr 27, 2011|
As our cities continue to expand, their urban infrastructure needs to be re-evaluated and adapted to new requirements related to the increase in population and the growing areas under urbanisation. New water systems are also required to reduce the risk associated with floods, network failures and many others associated with inadequate networks. New systems should reduce economic losses and environmental impacts as well as promote a higher degree of reliability to users. Improved management, measurement and control mechanisms are needed to ensure the efficiency and safety of urban water systems.
Topics such as contamination and pollution discharges in urban water bodies, as well as the monitoring of water recycling systems are currently receiving a great deal of attention from researchers and professional engineers working in the water industry. Architects and town planners are also aware of the importance of the interaction between urban water cycles and city planning and landscaping. Management of all these aspects require the development of specialised computer tools that can respond to the increased complexity of urban water systems.
The conference will also discuss legal and regulatory aspects, in addition to more technical problems, involving the design, construction, maintenance, monitoring and control of urban water systems.
Conference topics include;
* Surface water and ground water sources
* Water supply networks
* Coping with water scarcity
* Leakage and losses
* Modelling systems
* Optimization and control
* Safety and security of water systems
* Maintenance and repairs
* Water quality
* Water and sustainability
* Water savings
* Water re-use
* Waste water treatment and disposal
* Structural works and infrastructure
* Networks design
* Real time control
* Water quality issues
* Combined sewer overflows
* Storage tanks
* Flood control
* Environmental impact
* Industrial waste water
Papers presented at Urban Water 2012 will appear in a volume of WIT Transactions on the Built Environment (ISSN: 1746-4498, Digital ISSN 1743-3509). The papers will also be archived online in the Wessex Institute eLibrary and delegates will be invited to submit an extended version of their paper for possible publication in one of the International Journals edited by the Wessex Institute.