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The conference is organized with the support of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation

International Scientific and Practical Conference “BRICS Water Forum”

29–30 September 2016

 BRICS Water Forum Resolution (DOC, 68 Кб)

 Research publication opportunities for Forum participants (PDF, 288 Кб)

The aim of the International scientific and practical conference “BRICS Water Forum” was to discuss the sustainable water resources use and related advanced solutions. The conference contributed to:

  • Establishment of a common water resources community of researchers and experts working in BRICS countries
  • Identification of existing capacities to undertake joint research and development, as well as technology transfer to address the needs of the water sector and the related sectors

 

Presentations thesis will be published as conference materials. 

The conference and its outcomes are highlighted by the Russian Ministry of Education and Science, Russian Agency for Water Resources, Higher School of EconomicsXpir portal, "Rare Earth" journal

Pictures from the conference are available for viewing and download

Video from the conference is available here:

Plenary session

Session “Water quality in natural reservoirs”: part 1part 2part 3

Session “Agricultural water use”: part 1part 2

Round table "Management of water resources for agriculture in the Silk Road Economic Belt. The experience of China and BRICS

Round table “Programs and instruments for funding research and innovation projects related to water resources and their use”

Round table “Foresight and STI policy for water resources”

 

Key dates

registration was extended: applications from speakers are accepted until 28 July 2016* 

applications are reviewed until 1 August 2016

registration was extended: participants without a presentation may register until 23 September 2016

All applications for presentation will be reviewed by the Programme Committee. The number and titles of round tables and poster sessions will be adjusted after the review of submitted applications by the Programme Committee.

* The organizers do not guarantee timely visa support for BRICS participants applying after 28 July.

Venue

Russia, Moscow, Myasnitskaya street, 11, room 518 (conference hall)
Venue map

Languages:
Russian, English

Thematic sessions 

The conference targets participants from BRICS countries:

Researchers from universities, state and private research centers specializing in the conference thematic areas

Employees of R&D departments of manufacturing companies

Representatives of government agencies involved of science and technology policy-making affecting water resources

Representatives of technology transfer centers

Representatives of funding agencies supporting R&D in water resources

 

Poster sessions

To take part in a poster session please send materials that visualize the outcomes of your research or suggested technological solutions in A1 format. Requirements to materials for poster sessions can be found here.

Special events

  • Bilateral and multilateral meetings and negotiations among the interested participants
  • Presentation of BRICS Network University

The number and titles of round tables and poster sessions will be adjusted after the review of submitted applications by the Programme Committee.

Working languages: Russian and English (with simultaneous translation). The plenary sessions of the conference will be broadcasted live and will be available for participation by video-conference. The Organizing Committee may provide information support to international participants related to accommodation options and recommended hotels.

News

The last meeting of the "BRICS Water Forum" Organizing Committee was held at the Ministry of Education and Science

On 18 August, 2016 the Russian Ministry of Education and Science hosted the final Organizing Committee meeting of the “BRICS Water Forum”

Russian Ministry of Education and Science hosted the third Programme Committee meeting of the “BRICS Water Forum”

On 4 August, 2016 the Russian Ministry of Education and Science hosted the third Programme Committee meeting of the “BRICS Water Forum”. Participants discussed the draft Program of the event.

Russian Ministry of Education and Science hosted the second Programme Committee meeting of the “BRICS Water Forum”

On 28 June, 2016 the Russian Ministry of Education and Science hosted the second Programme Committee meeting of the “BRICS Water Forum”

Russian Ministry of Education and Science hosted the first Programme Committee meeting of the “BRICS Water Forum”

On 20 May, 2016 the Russian Ministry of Education and Science hosted the first Programme Committee meeting of the “BRICS Water Forum”, to be held in Moscow on 29-30 September, 2016. The Programme Committee comprises representatives of leading research centres, universities, innovative companies, and government agencies.