World Water Week provides a unique forum for the exchange of views, experiences and practices between the scientific, business, policy and civic
World Water Week provides a unique forum for the exchange of views, experiences and practices between the scientific, business, policy and civic communities. It focuses on new thinking and positive action toward water-related challenges and their impact on the world’s environment, health, climate, economic and poverty reduction agendas by:
- Linking scientific understanding with policy and decision-making to develop concrete solutions to water, environment and development challenges
- Fostering proactive partnerships and alliances between individuals and organisations from different fields of expertise
- Highlighting ground-breaking research, best practices and innovative policy work by stakeholders and experts around the world and from multiple disciplines
- Reviewing the implementation of actions, commitments and decisions in international processes and by different stakeholders in response to the challenges
- Awarding outstanding achievements.
World Water Week is organised by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) and takes place in Stockholm, Sweden. It has been the annual focal point for the globe’s water issues since 1991.
Every year, SIWI provides a platform for over 300 collaborating organisations to convene events about water and development issues. It is also an opportunity for individuals from around the globe also present their findings at the scientific seminars.
World Water Week theme
Each year the Week addresses a particular theme to enable a deeper examination of a specific water-related topic. While not all events during the Week relate to the overall theme, the seminars driven by the Scientific Programme Committee and many sessions focus on various aspects of the theme.
In 2019, the theme will be “Water for society – Including all”.
25 (Sunday) 9:00 am - 30 (Friday) 12:00 pm GMT+2
he Water Institute attended the Our Ocean Wealth Summit 2018 and Trade Show to demonstrate some of our current marine based projects. Chloe Richards is an MSc student who is working
he Water Institute attended the Our Ocean Wealth Summit 2018 and Trade Show to demonstrate some of our current marine based projects.
Chloe Richards is an MSc student who is working on marine inspired design for antifouling technology who will be showing her deployment frame which will be used in the Galway and Dublin Bay. Her project focuses on overcoming the challenges that biofouling presents in the marine environment. The goal of the project is to use structures and textures found in nature to combat the accumulation of biofouling organisms. She hopes to be able to develop a novel antifouling coating which will be less biocidal than currently available options. Find out more by clicking here.
Martin Nolan is a researcher who is a part of the MONITOOL Interreg project will also be in attendance. The project is based upon Directive 2013/39/EU relating to priority metals in the field of water policy. These include cadmium, nickel and lead. The MONITOOL project aims to define and outline suitable Environmental Quality Standards (EQS) to allow for the use of Diffusive Gradient in Thin Film (DGT) passive samplers for the monitoring of these metals. Find out more by clicking here.
Management and conservation of fish species requires knowledge of their distribution. Traditionally this is done by visual detection and counting. Molly Williams aims to develop a novel biosensor which would detect environmental DNA (eDNA) from a water sample. DNA was chosen as the target for the biosensor due to the high potential selectivity and sensitivity. The method Molly is developing allows for on-site monitoring without direct interaction with the fish, reducing potential harm to the valuable species. Find out more by clicking here.
The MARine environmental in situ Assessment and monitoring tool BOX is an FP7 EU-funded project tasked with the development of multiple analytical devices which could form a neural network for marine-based in-situ sensing of chemical and biological pollutants using novel biosensors. DCU WI’s Dr. Jenny Lawler and Ivan Maquire developed microfluidic disks capable of detecting toxins in water samples. This TOXISENSE sensor can be seen at our stand at Seafest 2018. To find out more about the MARIABOX project click here.
Thank you to the Marine Institute and all other organisers for the amazing event. We hope to attend next year.
All Day (Wednesday)
Join us at the “Next Generation Analytical Platforms for Environmental Sensing” (NAPES) workshop at the Croke Park Convention Centre, Dublin, 27/28 March 2017 and participate in discussions on how advances
Join us at the “Next Generation Analytical Platforms for Environmental Sensing” (NAPES) workshop at the Croke Park Convention Centre, Dublin, 27/28 March 2017 and participate in discussions on how advances in environmental sensing will impact on Water management, Agriculture & Food and Citizen centred services.
For more information visit http://www.napes.eu/news/events/.
march 27 (Monday) - 28 (Tuesday)
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This event is now finished. You can find the post conference report, website and presentations from the day below.
We would like to invite you to attend the IWA Regional Conference on Diffuse Pollution and Catchment Management, taking place in Dublin City University from 23 – 27th October 2016
The conference will be hosted in conjunction with the International Water Association (IWA) and DCU Water Institute.
The target audience of delegates and presenters will include individuals from academia and research institutes, environmental agencies, consultancies, government & political organizations and industries across the spectrum of water management.
Water is a global challenge with traditional pressures still very much on the agenda and emerging issues driving new research topics in the search for solutions.
We very much welcome your scientific contributions spanning the many traditional areas, as well as new innovative topics addressing diffuse pollution and catchment management.
october 23 (Sunday) - 27 (Thursday)
This event is now finished. You can find links to photographs from each day below. DCU Water Institute Week will run from January 25th - 28th in the Stokes Building
This event is now finished. You can find links to photographs from each day below.
DCU Water Institute Week will run from January 25th – 28th in the Stokes Building Foyer & Room S206, S209 DCU Main Campus.
Events are scheduled to take place as follows:
Monday 25th: Marine Science Art Fusion “Diaphanous Beneath” & reception, 4-7pm
What lies beneath? Below the waters transparent surface there is growth. Drawing on research from DCU Water Institute’s Marine and Environmental Sensing Technology Hub (MESTECH) Diaphanous Beneath is a collection of garments which explores and interprets the growth, layering and patterns of the diatom and crab surface. Materials are manipulated, layered and embellished to represent the expansion of organic matter and the clear and translucent quality of the sea.
Growth, action and reaction, layering, repellent surfaces, complex details. Fashion meets Science in this 3-dimensionsal visual exploration of these biofilm forming organisms.
To register, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, before Friday 15th to register.
Tuesday 26th: Photography Exhibition – DCU
Underwater vision system for the identification of sharks and other marine species.
Wednesday 27th: SWIG workshop: 9.30am – 4pm
Coastal Pollution Monitoring Workshop
The SWIG Coastal Pollution Monitoring Workshop will address the impact of EU Directives including Water Framework, Bathing Waters and Shellfish to monitoring of rivers through to coastal waters under current pressures from both industrial and natural pollution. The Workshop will provide delegates the opportunity to learn about current monitoring projects and practices from regulators, academics, water companies and sensor suppliers from both the UK and Ireland.
The workshop will look at monitoring technologies for application to coasts, ports, marinas affecting leisure users, fisheries, aquaculture and bathing waters.
Thursday 28th: DCU Water Institute/Agilent Symposium 9.30am – 5.30pm
Advanced Analytical Methods for Environmental Analysis of Water
This symposium will bring experts from Ireland, Europe and the United States to show applications of advanced analytical methodologies for the field of water monitoring. Topics cover emerging contaminants, challenges of detection and matrix and global water perspectives.
january 25 (Monday) - 28 (Thursday)