1st Intermittent Water Supply Conference
7th to 9th APRIL 2019, KAMPALA - UGANDA


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Intermittent Water Supply Specialist Group (IWS SG)

The IWS SG aims: to better understand why IWS exists, how it is managed and what the consequences for the users are; how to apply, in a simple and practical manner the existing body of knowledge in managing networks to utilities with intermittent supply; to document and disseminate existing experiences in IWS and to develop methodologies to improve water supply conditions (both quantity and quality).

What is IWS 2019 Conference?

"Where Intermittent Water Supply Professionals Meet"

This conference aims to advance the knowledge and share experiences on Intermittent Water Supply (IWS) and to frame the problem of IWS within its technical, institutional, financial and social contexts. It will provide an opportunity for water researchers, engineers and experts from academia, industry, governments and water utilities to exchange experiences, and knowhow on how to improve conditions under IWS and on how to develop methodologies to improve and transition to continuous supply.

Aims of the Conference

  • Frame the problem of IWS within its operational, financial, etc. contexts
  • Better understand the causes of IWS
  • How is IWS managed?
  • What are the consequences of IWS
  • Technical, institutional, financial, social and other problems associated with IWS
  • How to improve conditions under IWS
  • Develop methodologies to improve IWS and to transition to 24x7

Social Programme

Welcome Reception
On Sunday evening, 7th April 2019, you will have the opportunity to enjoy the company of all the delegates. You will be able to meet old friends – and make new ones!

Conference Banquet
The official conference banquet will take place on Tuesday evening, 9th April 2019.

Technical tours and site seeing packages
There will be a number of very interesting technical and social events that will be communicated very soon


The conference will host a specialised trade show that will provide an ideal opportunity for companies to promote their services and products relating to all aspects of Intermittent water management
Email: exhibitions@iws2019.org

Conference Themes

Living with IWS: Analyses and case studies on the downward spiral of IWS

  • Social and financial impact on individuals and societies
  • Impact on water utilities’ operations and performance
  • Water quality and health hazards
  • Asset deterioration and increased losses
Improving IWS: Providing a better level of services under IWS conditions

  • Technology applications
  • Hydraulic modelling of IWS conditions
  • Network design optimisation
  • Application of water loss control technologies
  • Communication with end users
Transitioning from IWS: Techniques and case studies for transitioning to continuous supply

  • Assessment of system transition potential
  • Designing a roadmap to continuous supply
  • Regulatory and institutional tools for tackling IWS
  • Financial and contracting instruments

Call for papers

Authors are invited to present papers dealing within the outlined thematic areas.

The aim is to provide a comprehensive programme of the highest quality, reflecting a wide range of international experiences.

You are invited to submit an extended abstract, in English, of up to 500 words in Microsoft Word format
Please headline your text with the following information:
  • Topic
  • Title of presentation
  • Authors names and affiliations
  • Three key words (to help with easy identification)
  • Contact person's name, email, postal address and telephone
Abstracts must be received by 2nd December 2018 at the following e-mail address: committee@iws2019.org


Selected papers will be peer reviewed for publication in IWA Publishing’s journals Water Science and Technology, Water Supply, or Water Practice and Technology.  Specifications for the formatting of papers are available on the IWAP website at https://iwaponline.com/pages/Instructions_for_authors

Reduced registration fees available

Join IWA to benefit from reduced delegate fees. IWA members gain access to an international network of water professionals and other benefits such as The Source Magazine, discounts on IWA Publishing products, participation in IWA Specialist Groups and unlimited access to IWA Connect, the global platform for water professionals.

As an IWS Conference delegate, you are entitled to an exclusive 20% discount on IWA Individual Membership until April 30, 2019.

Claim your discount with the special code: IWSUG19


Diane D'Arras

Diane D'Arras

IWA President

Prof. Kala Vairavamoorthy

Prof. Kala Vairavamoorthy

Executive Director, IWA

Bambos Charalambous

Bambos Charalambous

Chair of the IWA Intermittent Water Supply Specialist Group



MD - National Water And Sewerage Corporation

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