Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Water Resources Management 2011

6th International Conference on Sustainable Water Resources Management
23 - 25 May 2011, Riverside, California, USA


Wessex Institute of Technology, UK


The sixth International Conference on Water Resources Management will present the more recent technological and scientific developments associated with the management of surface and sub-surface water resources. Numerous water-related conferences organised by the Wessex Institute of Technology have been successfully held in many locations throughout the world. Water Resources Management is one of the most important conferences in the series.

The importance of this meeting cannot be over-emphasised as water increasingly becomes a precious resource on which the well-being of future generations depends. Issues of water quality, quantity, management and planning, as well as other related topics, are essential to the future of the world population.
Water resources are under extreme pressure today all over the world. The resulting problems have given rise to many activities which reflect growing concern about them and the importance accorded to their sustainable management.

The meeting aims to bring together engineers, scientists and other professionals from many different countries, involved in research and development activities in a wide range of water resources and management topics.

The first conference on Water Resources Management was held in Halkidiki, Greece in 2001, the second in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria (2003), the third in the Algarve, Portugal (2005), the fourth in Kos, Greece (2007) and the fifth in Malta (2009).

  • Water management and planning
  • Waste water treatment and management
  • Water markets, policies and contracts
  • The right to water
  • Urban water management
  • Water quality
  • Pollution control
  • Irrigation problems
  • River basin management
  • Hydrological modelling
  • Flood risk
  • Decision support systems
  • Remediation and renaturalisation
  • Climate change and water resources
  • Governance and monitoring
  • Waste water treatment and re-use
  • Regional and geo-politics of water
  • Water resources and economics
  • Water ecology
  • Sanitation
  • Wetlands
  • Extreme events
  • Hydraulic engineering
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Friday, 15 April 2011

Light 2011

1st International Conference on Light in Engineering, Architecture and the Environment
17 - 19 May 2011, Poznan, Poland


Wessex Institute of Technology, UK
Poznan University of Technology, Poland


The first Conference on Lighting in Engineering, Architecture, Arts and the Environment is aimed at discussing the latest developments in a variety of topics related to light and illumination, from its engineering aspects to its use in art and architecture and the effect of light on living systems and human health.

The study of lighting should not be restricted to its technical aspects, but also seen as a factor in creating better and healthier environments. An important topic is the human perception of light and colour and their use in art installations, stage performances and architecture.

Better understanding by urban planners of illumination has helped to enhance heritage architecture and can lead to the recovery of degraded city areas.
Emphasis on environmental and ecological issues has led to new understanding among planners and architects of the need to work in harmony with nature, including taking maximum advantage of daylight, as the source of life and wellbeing.

The conference will attract participants from research, academia, industry and practitioners as well as colleagues in environmental and ecological fields.


Light Engineering
  • Lighting equipment
  • Lighting design and applications
  • Light and lighting measurements
  • Outdoor lighting
  • Indoor lighting design and application

Light in Architecture
  • Architectural lighting design and applications
  • Illumination of architectural objects
  • Daylighting

Light and Arts
  • Illumination and installations
  • Stage performance

Light in Life and Environment
  • Human perception of light
  • Photobiology and photochemistry
  • Light and human health

Web Page

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Monday, 11 April 2011

Disaster Management 2011

2nd International Conference on Disaster Management and Human Health
11 - 13 May 2011, Orlando, USA


Wessex Institute of Technology, UK
University of Central Florida, USA


The second International Conference on Disaster Management has been reconvened following the success of the first meeting held at the Wessex Institute of Technology in the New Forest, UK.

The world is facing an increasing number of natural disasters affecting millions of people, destroying property and resulting in loss of human life. These include major floods, hurricanes, earthquakes, tsunamis and many others.

Today the world faces unparalleled threats from human-made disasters that can be attributed to the failure of industrial and energy installations as well as terrorism. Added to this is the unparalleled threat of emerging and re-emerging diseases, with scientists predicting events such as an influenza pandemics.

Human made and natural disasters in 2004 were estimated to have claimed more than 21,000 lives worldwide with economic losses in the order of US$100 billion.

Kirsty Duncan pointed out that in 2005, an unparalleled frequency and scale of natural disasters tested the international relief community; Hurricane Katrina, alone, destroyed 300,000 homes, displaced 770,000 people and cost $US 200 billion. The Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters found that natural disasters killed 235,000: affected 214 million people and cost $US190 million in 2008. The death toll was three times higher than the annual average for the years, 2000-2007 because Cyclone Nargis killed nearly 140,000 people in Myanmar and the Sichuan earthquake in China killed nearly 90,000 people. (Source: Duncan, K and Brebbia, C A (eds), Disaster Management and Human Health Risk, WIT Press, 2009).

All these events pose unprecedented risks to human health on a world scale which requires a massive effort by the international community. This conference therefore focuses on current global health risks, and how best to prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters in order to reduce human health impacts.

It will help participants to understand the nature of global risks, learn risk management strategies to prepare for disruptive events, and identify the best prevention methods in disaster management and public health. It will provide a forum for the exchange of information between leading academics and partners in disaster management. 


  • Emergency preparedness
  • Risk mitigation
  • Natural disasters
  • Man-made disasters
  • Learning from disasters
  • Disaster analysis, monitoring and mitigation
  • Global risks and health
  • Pandemic and biological threats
  • Surveillance and early warning systems
  • Public health preparedness
  • Socio-economic issues
  • Service sustainability

Web Page

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Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Fluid Structure Interaction 2011

6th International Conference on Fluid Structure Interaction
9 - 11 May 2011, Orlando, USA


University of Central Florida, USA
Wessex Institute of Technology


Fluid Structure Interaction 2011 is the sixth conference in this successful series, dedicated now to the memory of its originator, the late Professor Subrata Chakrabarti. The series provides a forum for the presentation of new ideas and the latest work in the specialised field of fluid structure interaction.

The principal aim of this conference is to promote international exchange of information and knowledge of fluid structure interaction problems, giving experts from different application fields the opportunity to interact with
one another and to provide valuable cross breeding of ideas and techniques.

The conference will encompass a wide range of topics within this area ranging from different types of fluids, such as; wind, current, biofluids and ocean waves to different types of structures; tall buildings, ocean structures, cables, towers, bridges, risers and others. New research for the advancement of interaction problems will be the main focus of the conference. Papers with new applications to real world problems will be particularly welcome. The basic mathematical formulations of fluid structure interaction and their numerical simulation will also be discussed, as well as their physical modelling. Papers are sought in areas such as advanced analytical techniques, computer and experimental modelling, new applications and verification of interaction.

The conference first started in Halkidiki, Greece, in 2001; followed by one in Cadiz, Spain, in 2003; another in La Coruña, Spain, in 2005; the New Forest, UK, in 2007 and the last in Crete in 2009.

  • Fluid pipeline interactions
  • Structure response to severe shock and blast
  • Hydrodynamic forces
  • Acoustics and noise
  • Computational methods
  • Response of structures, including fluid dynamics
  • Flow induced vibrations
  • Experimental studies and validation
  • Bioengineering applications
  • Offshore structures and pipelines
  • Subsea systems
  • Soil structure interaction

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