The 10th IWA Symposium on Modelling and Integrated Assessment (Watermatex 2019) will provide an international forum to present, discuss and exchange methodologies and international experiences on all aspects of water-related problems, within an interdisciplinary framework that relies heavily on the use of different types of models. While methodology-focused, the symposium’s contributions of course also extend to practical applications of such methodologies, where applications are not restricted to any single discipline. The conference therefore deals with problems in drinking water treatment and distribution, sewer systems and wastewater treatment, surface and groundwater, technical and natural systems. Integrated Assessment aims at bringing all aspects of a problem together, and is particularly concerned with such issues as the social and economic impacts of potential solutions to water-related problems.
Pre-conference workshops will be organized, including a YWP workshop. Senior and Young Water Professionals will jointly review papers.
Watermatex aims at promoting the application of mathematical methods for modelling and simulation, data management, systems analysis and decision support within the entire water sector. It targets people and organisations active within research and consulting as well as institutions and utilities with the aim of extending the use of models and computing tools to support the understanding, management and optimization of all water systems. New internet-based developments (i.e. digital water) like IoT, big data and machine learning can be highlighted, opening up new opportunities for enhanced modelling, but at the same time posing new threats in terms of cybersecurity.
The Modelling and Integrated Assessment (MIA) Specialist Group of the International Water Association (IWA) organises the Watermatex symposium every fourth year. The first one dates back to 1987 in London, UK. The most recent editions were in June 2011 in San Sebastian, Spain and in June 2015 in Gold Coast, Australia.
We look forward to welcoming you in the beautiful city of Copenhagen, Denmark, in September 2019 for the 10th Watermatex Symposium!