Introduction

The 11th International Conference on Sustainable Water Resources Management will present recent technological and scientific developments, associated with the management of surface and sub-surface water resources and also the river basin management methodologies.

Water is essential for sustaining life on our planet and its uneven distribution is a source of permanent conflict. The growth of human population combined with the irregularity in precipitation and water availability may restrict even further the access to water in certain regions of the world. This problem is made more severe by anthropogenic activities that affect its quality.

River Basin Management includes all aspects of Hydrology, Ecology, Environmental Management, Flood Plains and Wetlands. Riverine systems are coming under increasing pressure due to anthropological and natural causes. Prominent amongst the problems affecting them is water scarcity and quality, which requires the development of improved methods for better river management.

Changes in the landscape, use of the land and climate conditions lead to a continuous re-evaluation of river basin management objectives. This requires the development of better measuring tools as well as the use of increasingly accurate computer software.

Catastrophic events such as floods and associated landslides, erosion and sedimentation can have serious effects not only on life and property but also on the basin ecology. Frequently these problems are aggravated by the unforeseen consequences of man-made changes in the river basin. This has led in recent years to work on river restoration and rehabilitation with various degrees of success.

The conference provides a platform for professionals involved in sustainable water resources management to exchange knowledge and gain an insight into the state of the art in the current technology, techniques and solutions in that field as they have been developed and applied in different countries. Participants include a wide variety of stakeholders from research and academia, to industrial sectors as well as government organisations.

The first conference of this series was held in Halkidiki, Greece in 2001, followed by Las Palmas, Gran Canaria (2003); the Algarve, Portugal (2005); Kos, Greece (2007); Malta (2009), Riverside; California (2011) the New Forest, UK, home of the Wessex Institute (2013); A Coruna, Spain (2015); Prague, Czech Republic (2017) and Alicante, Spain (2019).

Papers presented at the Sustainable Water Resources Management meetings are permanently available to the international community in digital format at www.witpress.com/elibrary.

Conference Topics

The following list covers some of the topics to be presented at Sustainable Water Resources Management 2021. Papers on other subjects related to the objectives of the conference are also welcome.

  • Water resources management and planning
  • Sustainable management
  • Ecological and environmental impact
  • Water rights and accessibility
  • Trans-boundary water management
  • Water markets economics and policies
  • Water resources in arid regions
  • Climate change effects
  • Flood risk management
  • Drought risk management
  • Rainwater management
  • Erosion and sediment transport
  • Irrigation
  • Groundwater
  • Wetlands as water sources
  • Estuaries and deltas
  • GIS and remote sensing
  • Integrated water analysis
  • Hydraulic structures
  • Hydropower issues and development
  • Hydrological modelling
  • Hydraulic modelling
  • Application of river hydraulic software
  • Data acquisition, management & analysis
  • Experimental measurements
  • Water quality and health
  • Agricultural pollutants and organic contaminants
  • River basin management
  • River restoration and rehabilitation
  • Water, food and energy
  • Water and the community
  • Case studies

Benefits of Attending

USB Drive

Delegates will receive a USB drive at the conference containing the presented papers.

Publication

Papers presented at Sustainable Water Resources Management 2021 are to be published in a volume of WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment (Electronic ISSN: 1743-3541). The publication will be available in both electronic and hard copy.

Indexing

The WIT Transactions are DOI registered with CrossRef and are currently listed in indexing services such as Scopus and Google Scholar, as well as being submitted to the Web of Science. All conference books are listed in the British Library and American Library of Congress.

Open Access and Digital Archive

All conference papers are archived permanently on our electronic library where they can be downloaded for free (www.witpress.com/elibrary).

Peer review

To ensure the quality of our publications, abstracts and papers are double peer-reviewed by members of the International Scientific Advisory Committee and other experts, with manuscripts processed through CrossRef Similarity Check to screen for plagiarism.

Reduced Fee for PhD Students

The Wessex Institute believes in the importance of encouraging PhD students to present and publish innovative research at its conferences. As a result, the Institute offers PhD students a much-reduced conference fee.

Networking

Participants can present their research and interact with experts from around the world, as part of a unique community.

Journal publication opportunity

After the conference, delegates will be invited to submit an enhanced version of the conference paper to one of the WIT Press International Journals.

Publication of Papers

Peer review

To ensure the quality of our publications, abstracts and papers are double peer-reviewed by members of the International Scientific Advisory Committee and other experts, with manuscripts processed through CrossRef Similarity Check to screen for plagiarism.

Publication

Papers presented at Sustainable Water Resources Management 2021 are to be published in a volume of WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment (Electronic ISSN: 1743-3541). The publication will be available in both electronic and hard copy.

Indexing

The WIT Transactions are DOI registered with CrossRef and are currently listed in indexing services such as Scopus and Google Scholar, as well as being submitted to the Web of Science. All conference books are listed in the British Library and American Library of Congress.

Open Access and Digital Archive

All conference papers are archived permanently on our electronic library where they can be downloaded for free (www.witpress.com/elibrary).

Journal publication opportunity

After the conference, delegates will be invited to submit an enhanced version of the conference paper to one of the WIT Press International Journals.

Location Information

Capital of Lombardy and the second most populated city of Italy, Milan is known for being the centre of the Italian fashion and motor industries, and for being one of the most beautiful cities in Italy. Its rich culture, history and architecture heritage attracts visitors from all over the world. The gothic Duomo Cathedral, La Scala opera house and the impressive Castello  Sforzesco are a few of Milan’s must-see. 

Art and Culture

Duomo: The Duomo is the church which symbolises the city. Entirely built in Candoglia marble, the cathedral was begun in 1386 and only finished centuries later in 1966. The imposing structure, decorative sculptures and over 3,400 statues combine with magnificent windows for a dramatic overall effect. This huge and beautiful building is completed with 135 spires and crowned by the great tower topped with the famous Madonnina.

Milan Duomo

Da Vinci’s “Last Supper” at Santa Maria delle Grazie: Built in the late 1400s in the Gothic style, the church was completed by Bramante, who is believed to have rebuilt the enormous apse there. The apse is a classic example of the spacious architecture of the Renaissance, along with another two delightful additions, the Cloister and the Old Sacristy. The attached ancient Dominican convent houses Da Vinci's celebrated "Last Supper" on the refectory wall.

Da Vinci’s “Last Supper”

Pinacoteca di Brera: This national gallery is among the most famous in the world, containing masterpieces of Italian painting from the 14th to 20th century. These include Piero della Francesca's "Brera Altarpiece", Raphael's "Marriage of the Virgin", the "Lamentation over the Dead Christ" by Andrea Mantegna, Giovanni Bellini's "Pietà", the "Cristo alla Colonna" by Bramante and Caravaggio's "Supper at Emmaus".

Pinacoteca Ambrosiana: The art gallery was founded by Cardinal Federico Borromeo in 1618 with the aim of educating young generations of artists. It is located inside the Palazzo dell'Ambrosiana whose construction began in 1609. Today it preserves some of the most important works in the world by artists such as Leonardo, Caravaggio, Tiziano, Botticelli and Tintoretto.

Castello Sforzesco: Begun in the late 1400s, the front of the Castle is dominated by the tower by Filarete. Inside the Rocchetta Courtyard - where the castle-dwellers could retreat in times of danger – was designed by Bramante, and houses the treasury. The normal residence was within the so-called Ducal Court, a set of richly frescoed and decorated rooms. One of Da Vinci's Milanese works, the "Sala delle Assi" can be found here.

Milan Sforzesco

La Scala opera house: Built in the late 1700s, this is the international temple of classical music where the most famous singers and composers in the world have been launched and celebrated. Every day its schedule offers opera, concerts or ballet in one of the world's most beautiful theatres: unmissable. 

Shopping

World-renown for Italian haute-couture fashion, Milan has many streets dedicated to fashion retailers.  The main shopping area is concentrated between the Piazza Duom, Piazza Cavour and Piazza San Bibila, and is home to the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, the nineteenth-century shopping arcades believed to be the oldest in existence and famed for their extravagant architecture. Flagship stores of fashion houses including Prada, Dolce and Gabbana, and Armani can be found on the Via della Spiga and Quadrillatero d’Oro, and the nearby Corso Buenos Aires is reputed to be the longest shopping street in Europe, with a wide range of both Italian and global stores. 

Beyond Milan

One hour by train from Milan, Lake Como can be found in the foothills of the Alps and is perennially popular with visitors due to its outstanding location and pretty towns.  Lakes Maggiore and Lugano are also a short distance away.  Monza, a town renown for its many interesting churches, parks and Grand Prix racetrack is only 15km northeast of Milan and easily reached by bus or train.

Milan tram

Milan Travel Information

BY AIR:

Milan is served by three international airports offering flights to most major international destinations and to a wide range of European airports. 

MILAN MALPENSA AIRPORT (50Km to the city centre)

Milan Malpensa is served by most major international airlines from destinations worldwide such as Aegean Airlines, Baltic Air, Air Berlin, Air France, Air Italy, Czech Airlines, German Wings, Iberia, LOT, Lufthansa, Neos, SAS, Spanair, TAP, Air China, American Airlines, Alitalita, British Airways, Delta, Singapore Airlines and Easyjet. For a full list of airlines and destinations, please visit https://www.milanomalpensa-airport.com/en/

From/To Malpensa Airport:

Train: The Malpensa Express airport service connects the airport with the center of Milan and vice versa, with a train every 15 minutes, 7 days a week. The Journey to Milan central station takes around 50 minutes and costs €13. See more details at https://www.malpensaexpress.it/en/

Bus: Bus connections between the airport and Milan Central Station are operated by three bus lines: Terravision, Malpensa Bus Express (Autostradale) and Malpensa Shuttle (Air Pullman). The Journey takes around 50 minutes and costs around €8. See more details at https://www.milanomalpensa-airport.com/en/from-to/by-coach

See instructions below under “HOW TO GET TO THE UNIVERSITY FROM THE CITY CENTRE” should you wish to continue your trip directly to the conference venue by public transport.

Taxi: The taxi ranks are located at the ARRIVALS entrance, on the ground floor, at gate 6 of Terminal 1 and at gate 4 at Terminal 2. A journey to central Milano will cost approximately €90.

MILAN LINATE AIRPORT (10Km to the city centre)

Milan Linate is served mainly by European and domestic airlines, presently including Aer Lingus, Air Berlin, Air France, Alitalia, British Airways, Brussels Airways, Easyjet, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, Olympic Airways, TAP and SAS. Full list of airways and destination can be found at https://www.milanolinate-airport.com/en/

From/To Linate Airport:

Bus: Buses connect from Milan Linate to Stazione Centrale in central Milano.  The Linate Shuttle operates every 30 minutes to the city centre costing €5. The Malpensa Shuttle (see Milan Malpensa, above) also calls at Milan Linate en route to the city centre.  Local bus number 73 departs every 10 minutes to Duomo in the city centre, costing €1.5 for a single journey. 

See instructions below under “MOVING AROUND MILAN - PUBLIC TRANSPORT” should you wish to continue your trip directly to the conference venue by public transport.

Taxi: Taxis are available at Milan Linate and cost approximately €20 for journeys to the city centre.

MILAN-BERGAMO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (60Km to the city centre)

Bergamo Airport serves as a Ryanair hub with many European destinations.

To see a map of destinations, please visit the airport’s website: https://www.milanbergamoairport.it/en/

From/To Bergamo Airport:

Bus/Train: The Airport Bus Shuttle by ATB runs every 10 minutes and only takes 15 minutes to get to Bergamo Central Station (€3.50) from where you can take a train to Milan Central Station (€5.50). Trains to Milan run approximately every 30 minutes.  Alternatively, an Autostradale bus connects Bergamo Airport directly to Milano Central Station every 30 minutes throughout the day, and costs €6 for the one hour plus journey (See www.autostradale.it). 

See instructions below under “MOVING AROUND MILAN - PUBLIC TRANSPORT” should you wish to continue your trip directly to the conference venue by public transport.

Taxi: Taxis are available and cost around €90 for travel to central Milano.

BY RAIL

Milano is one of northern Italy’s largest railway junctions.  Milano Centrale station offers trains to cities throughout Italy as well as major stations in France, Switzerland and Germany including Zurich, Geneva, Munich, Paris and Stuttgart. For timetables and tickets please visit https://www.trenitalia.com/en.html

BY BUS

Milano’s main bus station can be found opposite the Stazione Porta Garibaldi on Piazza Sigmund Freud and is served by a number of international bus services including those operated by Eurolines.  These arrive regularly from cities across Europe.

BY ROAD

Milano is situated at a major crossroads within the Italian motorway or autostrada network and thus is easy to reach by road from other Italian cities, and those outside of Italy. Please note that Milan has a congestion charging scheme which requires drivers in the city centre to purchase a permit, which are readily available at newsstands and in local shops.

MOVING AROUND MILAN - PUBLIC TRANSPORT

Milan has an extensive public transport network of buses and trams plus underground and suburban railways, operated by ATM (https://www.atm.it/en/Pages/default.aspx).  The Milanese Metro operates daily between 6am and midnight and consists of 4 underground lines comprehensively covering the city. Bus networks cover the whole city.  Tickets for both the Metro, buses and trams need to be purchased before travel at newsstands and shops throughout the city. You can buy single tickets or 24/48 travel cards. Costing €1.50, Single tickets are valid for one journey or 75 minutes travel. You will sometimes have to buy a separate ticket for your luggage, depending on its size and note that if you have more than one suitcase, you might not be allowed to get on the metro, tram or bus. A ticket for your luggage costs €1.50.

HOW TO GET TO THE UNIVERSITY FROM THE CITY CENTRE

By Metro

Piola metro station, on Line 2 (green) is the closest to the university. See the University map below showing the metro stop.

See metro map https://giromilano.atm.it/images/schema_rete_metro.jpg

By Tram

Tram Lines 19 and 33 stop at the Leonardo Campus.

On the ATM website, you can see from where you can catch these trams. See the University map below showing the tram stops at the Leonardo Campus.

UNIVERSITY MAP

Closer to the conference we will update the map to show the building number where the conference will take place.

Politechnico Milan map showing bus and tram stop

 

Conference Venue

The Polytechnic of Milan will host the conference at their Milano Leonardo Campus. This campus hosts the University's main management and administrative structures as well the School of Civil, Environmental and Land Management Engineering amongst others.

Venue Address:

Politecnico de Milano
Milano Leonardo Campus
Piazza Leonardo da Vinci 32
20133
Milano

Accommodation

List of hotels near Polytechnic of Milano - Leonardo Campus


Hotel Dieci 4* (600m to university campus)

http://www.hoteldieci.it/en/

Largo Rio de Janeiro, 122, 20133

+39 02 70608180

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Price from web 75€/110€ (with breakfast and taxes)


21WOL Milano Centro (700m to university campus)

https://www.21wol.it/en/

Via Enrico Nöe 24, 20133

+39 02 5656 8715

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Price from web 104€/120€ (without breakfast)


Oasi Village Hotel 3* (550m to university campus)

https://www.oasivillagehotel.it/

Viale Lombardia, 20 - 20131

+39 02 23951472

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Price from web 115€/120€


Hotel Montecarlo 3* (800m to university campus)

http://hotelmontecarlomilano.it/en/index.asp

Via Vallazze, 39 - 20131

+39 02 70601382

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Price from web 75€/94€ with breakfast


Hotel Lombardia 4* (1.1Km to university campus)

Viale Lombardia, 74/76 - 20131

+39 02 2824849

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Price from web 81€/114€ with breakfast


* Prices listed above are accurate at 30th January 2020.

Additional Information

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Here's what our delegates have to say...


"I very much enjoyed my first overseas conference. The presentations were extremely interesting and there was a great range of topics. The social aspect of the conference allowed for great networking opportunities, and the organisers made us feel welcome from the beginning. I would love to attend another WIT conference if the opportunity arose."

Mel Parnell, UK (attended Air Pollution 2019)



"I found the atmosphere to be relaxed and friendly, with lively intelligent discussion of all topics. Organisation from the beginning to the end was professional and efficient. I found immersion into the pool of knowledge both enlightening and stimulating."

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"My contacts with the WIT started in the 1991 conference on Water Pollution. Since then I am participating in several conferences related to fluid flows. Apart of the conferences, in the first years of contact I presented a talk in 1998 at the Wessex Institute on the theme of turbulence influences in gas-liquid mass transfers. Along the subsequent years, it was always a pleasure to take part on the activities of the WIT, and to contact Carlos and the Staff."

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"The conferences held by the Wessex Institute are always characterized by a very high quality of participants and presented papers, and by a relaxed atmosphere, ideal for listening carefully and for doing networking. A peculiarity that I personally appreciate very much is the time given to the participants, slightly higher than the average of the other congresses (up to 20-25 minutes per intervention), which allow an exposition rich in details and not hasty."

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"I have had a very good experience. I think that the idea of an institute that is interested in the communication and exchange of technological aspects of innovation, development, adaptation and transfer of methods and techniques is important for the development of similar institutions and the society that created them, as they put technology at the service of people, perhaps not independently, but differently from the institutes that serve large companies or corporations that, as we say in Mexico, are cooked separately, in terms of budgets, means of communication and scope."

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