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Middle East Technical University / TURKEY
Dokuz Eylul University / TURKEY
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Dear Distinguished Participants

The 2nd IWA Regional Symposium on World’s Water Resources: Past, Present and Future, March, 22-24, 2017, ended after three fruitful symposium days. The event took place in Çeşme-İzmir, Turkey with 140 delegates from 13 countries. The purpose of the symposium was to highlight water as a source of life and to stress the need for water cooperation between all actors in society to protect its value and exchange ideas between academia and industry on various forms of water cooperation that were fundamental to water use and water management. The event also aimed to identify good practices for water cooperation and demonstrate its merits for poverty eradication, economic development, environmental sustainability and international peace. This unique event aimed at promoting interactions, to motivate discussions and to encourage collaborations among the global community on environment, wastewater and water management. Due to the type of papers and posters presented, the Symposium included 30 sessions for oral presentations and a poster session with the following ten themes:


·         Ancient Water Systems-

·         Water Resources

·         Water Treatment

·         Water Systems

·         Water Quality

·         Water Management

·         Water Reuse

·         Hydrology and Hydrogeology

·         Modeling and Simulation

·         Ecotoxicology and Health Risks


The symposium was a complete success with fruitful scientific information exchange and opportunities for networking among colleagues.The symposium was indeed very successful, as it disseminated knowledge via the presentation of the scientific papers, and it electronically published the voluminous proceedings and abstracts of papers. Important information was exchanged on topics related to water management, water and wastewater treatment, water use and water resources covering a temporal spectrum running from the ancient past till the current time. The last version of the proceedings and abstracts books is ready to be downloaded from the official web page of the Symposium.

All participants agreed that the Symposium was successful in meeting the event’s objectives. The Organizing and Program Committees were impressed by the diverse contributions that helped us to understand the importance oflearning from the past and proving that the past is the key for the future.

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, it is my great pleasure to express our gratitude to all of you who had so generously helped us make this event came into existence smoothly.We also would like to thank you all for your commitment and we look forward to our continued fruitful cooperation.


On behalf of the Organizing Committee

Prof.Dr. Alper BABA  Chairman

Prof.Dr. Andreas N. ANG ELAKIS
Chair Person of

Prof.Dr. Gökmen TAYFUR




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