Boletim Informativo 152-153 | Outubro/Dezembro 2015

4th IWA International Symposium on Water and Wastewater Technologies in Ancient Civilizations

Setembro, 17 a 19
Coimbra, Portugal

Evento apoiado pela APRH.

The 4th IWA International Symposium on Water and Wastewater Technologies in Ancient Civilizations will take place at the Department of Civil Engineering of the University of Coimbra (at Polo II).

The Symposium is dedicated to themes relevant to ancient, traditional and cultural technologies of water and wastewater globally, since the prehistoric era. This unique event aims to promote interactions, to motivate discussions and to encourage collaborations among the global community on water, wastewater and stormwater management. Information about ancient technologies of water and sanitation in various civilizations, which enhance durable engineering practices and water management, are crucial to develop present and future technologies.


This Symposium will bring together research scientists, historians, archaeologists, and engineers from academic institutions and industries around the world. It will present the major achievements in several scientific fields of water and sanitation technologies and management throughout the millennia. In addition, it will provide valuable insights into those technologies with their apparent characteristics of durability, adaptability to the environment, and sustainability. These technologies are the underpinning of modern achievements in water, wastewater and stormwater management practices.

Symposium Themes

  • History of climatic changes and/or variability
  • Water cultures
  • Environmental history
  • Cultural heritage of water usage
  • Water supply and treatment
  • Urban water and wastewater management

Important dates
Manuscript submission deadline: March 15
Notification of acceptance: May 15
Full paper submission: June 30

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