We invite abstracts of high-quality papers with particular attention to the Symposium focus on leadership in knowledge and capacity development across sectors, disciplines, geographies and other boundaries. The Symposium provides a unique opportunity to present to an international, interdisciplinary and cross-sector delegation of water professionals, policy and decision makers, water users, development practitioners,
researchers knowledge managers, educators and other capacity development specialists.
In addition to submissions by scientists and academics, we especially encourage submissions from practitioners, professionals and policy makers who can speak to the effectiveness and efficiency of capacity development in the water domain. Papers reporting original findings resulting from case studies and from rigorous analytical studies are particularly welcome.
Abstracts (400-500 words) must be submitted by 14 November 2019. Abstracts must provide a clear overview of the purpose and goal of the study/analysis/review, a description of the methodology, a short but meaningful discussion of key results with conclusions, and their relevance for the sector. Authors will be notified of the acceptance of their abstract by 12 December 2019. Authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to provide either a full paper (4000-10,000 words) by 29 February 2020, or a complete description for a poster. They will be notified regarding the acceptance of their paper for presentation by 27 March 2020. After the Symposium, a final peer review will select updated papers for publication. Registration for
the Symposium will open in December 2019.