Call for papers for 6th International Conference on Water and Flood Management (ICWFM 2017)

25 May 2016

To bring together the advanced science and practice in water and flood management that plays a key role in economic growth, social development and environmental protection the 6th International Conference on Water and Flood Management is going to be held at Dhaka, Bangladesh during 4-6 March 2017. The Institute of Water and Flood Management (IWFM) of BUET has been organizing this conference biennially since 2007 and each time the conference has been successful to draw attention of the academicians, researchers, policy makers and practitioners from home and abroad to the emerging issues in the water sector. The focus of this conference will be on sustainable use of water and water sector interventions that will increase the resilience in a changing world facing extreme climatic events. In recent times, the ‘Sustainable Development Goals’ of the United Nations and ‘Climate Agreement’ initiated at COP21 are two important developments in the international arena that address the current trends and future directions in science and practice in water and environment sectors. Sustainable development goals address the dimensions of sustainable development of environment, economics and society while climate agreement aims at dealing with future climate change through adaptation and mitigation. These interventions encourage sustainable use and management of water resource. Increasing water scarcity, urban population growth and deteriorating infrastructure are affecting water security around the world, particularly the climate vulnerable countries like Bangladesh. With this special focus on science, policy and practice to ensure sustainability in the water sector, this conference will work as a platform for researchers, policy makers and practitioners to exchange their knowledge and experience. The deliberations are expected to help formulate integrated plans, policies and actions towards improved water security and sustainability. The conference seeks to bring forward research findings, case studies, recent advances in planning and design methodologies, success stories and examples of sustainable water use and management.

This conference is organized by the Institute of Water and Flood Management (IWFM) and Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) in collaboration with Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB) and Local Government Engineering Department (LGED), sponsored by Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and co-sponsored by Center for Environmental and Geographic Information Services (CEGIS) and Institute of Water Modelling (IWM). International Water Association (IWA), International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and WaterAid are the technical partners of this initiative.

Details about the conference can be found in the attached poster. Please visit for more updates. N.B; Author(s) are requested to submit abstract on or before July 15, 2016.