Submission Information

The 2014 Water and Health Conference: Where Science Meets Policy will bring together experts from academia, industry, non-governmental organizations, government and foundations to provide an interdisciplinary perspective spanning science, policy, practice and economics. We are now accepting abstracts for poster and verbal presentations. This year’s conference will take place October 13-17 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA.

2014 Conference Themes

  • WaSH in Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals
  • Hygiene and Behavior Change
  • WaSH Emergency Response
  • Monitoring and Evaluation: Impact and Efficiencies for Projects and Programs
  • Water Supply and Quality: From Catchment to Consumer and Back
  • Sanitation: How Are We Doing on Defining the Future?
  • Addressing Disparities in WaSH: Rural, Peri-urban and Indigenous Populations

Abstract Submission Guidelines

  • Title: 150 characters
  • Authors: 300 characters
  • Presenter: 100 characters
  • Text: 5000 characters, including spaces

Instructions for Submission

Application for Scholarship Illustration

To submit an abstract for the 2014 Water and Health Conference, please select Sign up to Submit from the site menu. You will first be asked to make a user account for our conference and then directed to the abstract submission form. After you create an account, you may return to the site later to edit existing submissions or submit additional abstracts by selecting Submit or Edit an Abstract from the site menu.

If you are presented with an error page like the one pictured at right when you select Sign up to Submit from the site menu, then you have already created a user account and may select Submit or Edit an Abstract to create a new submission or edit an existing one.

Submission Deadline

April 30, 2014

Scholarships Available

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Scholarships are available for authors from low- and middle-income countries* and student authors from the USA whose oral and poster presentation abstracts are the most highly ranked.

To be eligible for scholarships the author’s nationality and current location of work/study will be considered. Abstracts will be judged on their technical/scientific quality, relevance to the conference themes, creativity and originality. To apply for a scholarship, please check the appropriate box on the first page of the abstract submission form.

Please contact Marissa Streyle at for information about sponsoring scholarships.

* As determined by the World Bank


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