Technological Innovations for Improving Water Security

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Guide for Presenters

The Programme Committee  have reviewed the papers submitted for LET 2018. Authors that submitted a paper should have received the notification from the Conference Secretariat. In case you did not receive any notification please check the spam box of your email or contact the Conference Secretariat at  let@iwahq.org

Oral Presenters

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Poster Pitch presenters

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Poster presenters

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Platform presentations

LET has a very limited number of oral presentations, only 10% of the submissions are accepted to be presented at platform.

Presentation date and time

As a platform presenter, you will have a slot in the programme, which means that you will have around 15 minutes to present your work on a power point presentation . The Programme Committee will allocate your presentation in a session with much related topics that will allow you to share your work within a very interested audience. You may start preparing your presentation using the presentation template.

  • Please send your presentation to the Conference Secretariat: let@iwahq.org before Thursday 24 May.

Full paper submission

After the peer-review process, the highest quality papers will be selected and authors will receive an invitation to develop full manuscripts to be submitted for publication in one of the IWA journals (namely: Water Science and Technology; Water Science and Technology: Water Supply; Journal of Water Reuse and Desalination; or Journal of Hydroinformatics). Please note that acceptance of a paper for conference presentation does not guarantee subsequent acceptance for journal publication, the final decision on journal publication lies with the journals’ Editor-in-Chief.

  • The 8-page formatted manuscript of your paper  should be sent to the Conference Secretariat (let@iwahq.org) before the 15 June. Please use the template and find the guidelines for preparing the manuscript on the website of IWA publishing.

Blog writing 

We highly encourage you to also share your thought-leadership prior to your presentation at LET2018, by submitting an opinion piece that conveys what’s innovative and thought-provoking about your topic of interest. This will be a way of promoting your participation at the LET Conference and start connecting with peers

Online Conference Preprint Proceedings 

The digital proceedings compile all the papers (outline papers) submitted to the event and accepted to be part of the programme. Therefore, all papers of the programme may be uploaded to the proceedings, if the author agrees. The proceedings will be available for all registered delegates, 1 week before the Conference.

This is not considered as publication (no ISSN no ISBN) and this is not mandatory. If you do not wish your outline paper to be accessible for all delegates of the conference please let us know. Only your name and title of the presentation will be listed.

Please note that your power point presentation should be sent to the Conference Secretariat at let@iwahq.org (please do not upload it in to the conference harvester)

2018 IWA Copyright: Accepted papers that have been presented at an LET Conference are made available in the Preprint Proceedings of the event using the Online Platform. To this end, the author(s) must confer the copyright to IWA when they submit the outline version of the paper through the abstract submission process. The author(s) retain the right to use a copy of the paper for personal use, internal institutional use at the author(s)’ institution, or scholarly posting at an open web site operated by the author(s) or their institution, limited to non-commercial use. Any other use of the outline paper requires approval by IWA.

Certification of attendance 

The certification of attendance will be sent to all the authors that attend the conference within one month after the Conference. The certification will be sent to the email address provided during the registration.

FAQ (Frequently asked questions)

I would like to deliver an oral presentation but my paper is selected for a poster presentation?

All the applications are reviewed by the Programme Committee in order to elaborate the programme. After extensive review from the Conference Programme Committee the submission is decided to be presented as a poster. Please note that only few papers are selected to be presented at platform.

What do you mean with “platform presenter”?

As a platform presenter, you will have a slot in the programme, which means that you will have around 15 minutes to present your work on a power point presentation. The Programme Committee will allocate your presentation in a session with much related topics that will allow you to share your work within a very interested audience.

My work was developed by 2 research institutes, may we have 2 presenters of the paper?

Unfortunately, only one person may present the paper. You may explain the audience the scope of the work and institution involved during your presentation.

Is it possible to use Keynote (mac)  instead of Power Point (Microsoft) for the oral presentation ?

We can not run Keynote mac on the presentation laptops.  Please make sure that you send your presentation in power point.  

Poster Pitch  Pesentations

Only few posters were selected to have a short slot in the Programme to present their work. As poster pitch presenter, you will 5 minutes to present your poster at the end of the Technical Session.  As a poster author you will also have a place at the venue to display the hard copy of poster.

Presentation of poster pitch

  • Remember you will have 5 minutes (maximum 3 ppt slides) to present your poster.
  • You can prepare your presentation using the following template.
  • As poster author you will also have a place at the venue to display the hard copy of poster.
  • Please send your presentation to the Conference Secretariat: let@iwahq.org before Thursday 24 May.

Poster display

As poster author you will also have a place at the venue to display your poster. You are requested to print and bring the hard copy of your poster to the venue and upload a digital version of the poster at the conference harvester ( to be  available at the online preprint proceedings).

  • Please use the standard template that can be accessed via the link  Poster Template . It is recommended to use this template but it is not compulsory.
  • Poster presenters need to print their own poster and bring it to the conference
  • The poster size must be 800 mm wide by 1200 mm long. The dimensions  relate to the physical space for poster display.
  • The digital version of your poster will be upload on the Conference online proceedings. Few weeks before the conference, the Conference Secretariat will send the authors the instructions of how to upload the digital poster.
Poster display schedule
Posters must be displayed before Monday 28 May 
Posters can be removed  until 31st  May 19:00 pm 

We intend to maximise the exposure to the audience as much as possible. In case you need to display or remove the poster later/earlier please inform the conference secretariat.

Full paper submission

As a Poster Presenter for the event, we do not require you to submit a full paper, however should you wish to submit a full paper for consideration for IWA publishing, please do so here: https://www.editorialmanager.com/wst/  You may use the template and find the guidelines for preparing the manuscript on the website of IWA publishing.

Blog writing 

We highly encourage you to also share your thought-leadership prior to your presentation at LET2018, by submitting an opinion piece that conveys what’s innovative and thought-provoking about your topic of interest. This will be a way of promoting your participation at the LET Conference and start connecting with peers

Online Conference Preprint Proceedings 

The digital proceedings compile all the papers (outline papers and digital posters) submitted to the event and accepted to be part of the programme. Therefore, all papers of the programme may be uploaded to the proceedings, if the author agrees. The proceedings will be available for all registered delegates, 1 week before the Conference. Few weeks before the conference, the Conference Secretariat will send the authors the instructions of how to upload their info in the online proceedings.

This is not considered as publication (no ISSN no ISBN) and this is not mandatory. If you do not wish your outline paper to be accessible for all delegates of the conference please let us know. Only your name and title of the presentation will be listed.

Please note that your 3 slides power point presentation should be sent to the Conference Secretariat at let@iwahq.org (please do not upload it in to the conference harvester)

2018 IWA Copyright: Accepted papers that have been presented at an LET Conference are made available in the Preprint Proceedings of the event using the Online Platform . To this end, the author(s) must confer the copyright to IWA when they submit the outline version of the paper through the abstract submission process. The author(s) retain the right to use a copy of the paper for personal use, internal institutional use at the author(s)’ institution, or scholarly posting at an open web site operated by the author(s) or their institution, limited to non-commercial use. Any other use of the outline paper requires approval by IWA.

Certification of attendance 

The certification of attendance will be sent to all the authors that attend the conference within one month after the Conference. The certification will be sent to the email address provided during the registration.

Poster presentations

Poster display

As poster author you will also have a place at the venue to display your poster. You are requested to print and bring the hard copy of your poster to the venue and also to upload a digital version of the poster at the conference harvester ( to be  available at the online preprint proceedings) .

  • Please use the standard template that can be accessed via the link  Poster Template . It is recommended to use this template but it is not compulsory.
  • Poster presenters need to print their own poster and bring it to the conference
  • The poster size must be 800 mm wide by 1200 mm long. The dimensions  relate to the physical space for poster display.
  • The digital version of your poster will be upload on the Conference online preprint proceedings. Few weeks before the conference, the Conference Secretariat will send the authors the instructions of how to upload the digital poster.
Poster display schedule
Posters must be displayed before Monday 28 May 
Posters can be removed  until  31st  May 19:00 pm 

We intend to maximise the exposure to the audience as much as possible. In case you need to display or remove the poster later/earlier please inform the conference secretariat.

Full paper submission

As a Poster Presenter for the event, we do not require you to submit a full paper, however should you wish to submit a full paper for consideration for IWA publishing, please do so here: https://www.editorialmanager.com/wst/  You may use the template and find the guidelines for preparing the manuscript on the website of IWA publishing.

Blog writing 

We highly encourage you to also share your thought-leadership prior to your presentation at LET2018, by submitting an opinion piece that conveys what’s innovative and thought-provoking about your topic of interest. This will be a way of promoting your participation at the LET Conference and start connecting with peers

Online Conference Preprint Proceedings 

The digital proceedings compile all the papers (outline papers and digital posters) submitted to the event and accepted to be part of the programme. Therefore, all papers of the programme may be uploaded to the proceedings, if the author agrees. The proceedings will be available for all registered delegates, 1 week before the Conference. Few weeks before the conference, the Conference Secretariat will send the authors the instructions of how to upload their info in the online proceedings.

This is not considered as publication (no ISSN no ISBN) and this is not mandatory. If you do not wish your outline paper to be accessible for all delegates of the conference please let us know. Only your name and title of the presentation will be listed.

2018 IWA Copyright: Accepted papers that have been presented at an LET Conference are made available in the Preprint Proceedings of the event using the Online Platform. To this end, the author(s) must confer the copyright to IWA when they submit the outline version of the paper through the abstract submission process. The author(s) retain the right to use a copy of the paper for personal use, internal institutional use at the author(s)’ institution, or scholarly posting at an open web site operated by the author(s) or their institution, limited to non-commercial use. Any other use of the outline paper requires approval by IWA.

Certification of attendance 

The certification of attendance will be sent to all the authors that attend the conference within one month after the Conference. The certification will be sent to the email address provided during the registration.

FAQ (Frequently asked questions)

I would like to deliver an oral presentation but my paper is selected for a poster presentation?

All the applications are reviewed by the Programme Committee in order to elaborate the programme. After extensive review from the Conference Programme Committee the submission is decided to be presented as a poster. Please note that only few papers are selected to be presented at platform.

Why  it is important to submit the digital poster?

The submission of the poster will allow you to show your work on the online proceedings of the Congress. We will make the proceedings available for the registered delegates before the congress. It is an opportunity to show your study in advance and reach more audience.

For further question please visit Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) at the contact section of the Conference website.

Important Dates

    • Outline Paper Submission deadline 31st October 2017
    • Authors notification   From 15th January 2018
    • Registration open February 2018
    • Deadline for authors to register 31 March 2018.
    • Early Bird Registration deadline 15 April 2018.
    • Submission deadline for delivery of full papers 15 June 2018

Sponsorship Opportunities

We partner with some of the water sector’s leading companies and organizations and work together for a better water future. Our sponsors and partners benefit from a unique opportunity to connect with thought leaders from within and outside the water sector and to network with over 400 delegates.

If you are interested in sponsoring the IWA LET2018 Conference or having a stand in the Exhibition, please contact:

Joao Grilo   
Conference Programme Manager International Water Association
Email: joao.grilo@iwahq.org  (Sponsorship opportunities)

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