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Call for Abstract – First Virtual Atlantic and Eastern Canadian Symposium on Water Quality Research on Nov. 1-3, 2021


First Virtual Atlantic and Eastern Canadian Symposium on Water Quality Research

November 1-3, 2021

Supported by:
Canadian Association on Water Quality (CAWQ)
Carleton University – Global Water Institute
Network on Persistent, Emerging, and Organic PoLlution in the
Environment (PEOPLE Network)
Memorial University – NRPOP Laboratory

Symposium Themes

  • Municipal and Industrial Wastewater

  • Drinking Water Treatment

  • Sludge Treatment and Management

  • Stormwater Management

  • Surface Water Quality and Protection

  • Groundwater Quality and Remediation

  • Risk and Impact Assessment

  • Climate Change Impact and

  • Emerging Contaminants

  • Sustainable Water Infrastructure

  • Resource Recovery

  • Water and Public Health

  • Modelling of Environmental Systems

  • Indigenous and Small Communities

  • Other Topics

Symposium objectives

Objectives of the symposium are to bring together people in diverse fields of water quality management and research to present achievements and innovations in science, engineering, and policy, and further the exchange of information for public benefit between universities, consultants, industry, and government in Canada and worldwide.

Oral podium presentations along with One-Slide 3 minutes presentations are solicited across the proposed symposium themes. The organizing committee also encourages the submission of high-quality abstracts on themes that are not listed but are based on innovative studies and/or commercial applications that are related to water quality issues.

If you would like to organize a special session, please contact conference co-chairs Prof. Bing Chen ( and Prof. Banu Örmeci (

Submission of Abstracts

Authors are requested to submit an extended abstract to The submission deadline is:

September 17, 2021

Instructions for extended abstract preparation

In order to facilitate the production of the book of abstracts for all attendees, please follow the format guidelines below.

  • Extended abstracts will be accepted. Submitted abstracts should include short sections of introduction, objectives, materials and methods, results and discussion, and conclusion.

  • Abstracts should not exceed 1500 words and should not include more than two figures/tables.

  • Abstracts should be single-spaced in Times New Roman (12-point font) and left-aligned

  • The title (bold 14-point font) should be centered at the top of the abstract

  • Author names (normal 12-point font) should be centered under the title

  • Author affiliations (italicized 12-point font) should be noted numerically and left-aligned

  • Presenting author name should be underlined, with an E-mail address in an endnote (normal 10-point font)

  • In order to compete for an award, authors should indicate if they are currently students or Young Water Professionals (YWPs; 35 years of age or younger)

Students and YWP awards

In order to encourage students’ and YWPs’ participation and showcasing their talents and the quality of their research, several awards will be given:

  • Philip H. Jones Awards for the best oral presentation: cash prizes of $400 to 1st place and $300 to 2nd place winner. Both winners will have one-year membership in CAWQ.

  • One-Slide-3-min Presentation Awards: cash prize of $200 to 1st place and $100 to 2nd place winner. All presentations will be recorded. The winners will be showcased on the CAWQ and conference websites

Registration fees

Students and YWPs*

CAWQ Member


Non-Member (Attending the conference only)


Non-Member (Conference fees + CAWQ membership)**



CAWQ Member


Non-Member (Attending the conference only)


Non-Member (Conference fees + CAWQ membership)**


* Water professionals who are 35 years of age or younger are considered YWPs

** Membership fee includes a one-year membership to the CAWQ. This includes a one-year subscription to the Water Quality Research Journal.

Online registration is available on the CAWQ website.

Presenters are invited to submit their full manuscripts for the special issues in:

Water Quality Research Journal, a quarterly publication by the Canadian Association on Water Quality (CAWQ) 

and the International Water Association (IWA) Publishing (

Environmental Systems Research, an peer-reviewed, open-access journal by the PEOPLE Network and Springer. (

Please consult the Instructions for Authors on the websites of the journals.


Prof. Bing Chen

Department of Civil Engineering
Memorial University
Director, Network on Persistent, Emerging, and Organic PoLlution in the Environment (PEOPLE Network)
Phone: (709) 864-8958

Prof. Banu Örmeci

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Carleton University
Director, Global Water Institute (GWI)
Phone: (613) 520-2600, ext. 4144


Detailed information are available on the symposium websites.

Click HERE to download the PDF version.

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