Call for Abstracts on Water Cooperation

In the framework of the High Level International Conference on Water Cooperation (, to be held on 20-22 August 2013 in Dushanbe and co-organized by the Government of Tajikistan and the United Nations, scholars from all over the world – young and experienced alike – are warmly invited to submit abstracts or half page concepts in English or Russian of scientific papers, posters, articles, chapters, books and dissertations relevant for the conference. This will contribute to incorporate cutting edge research in the discussion and advance research about water cooperation. The deadline for submission of abstracts is 20 June 2013.

An international Scientific Committee composed of renowned scholars from various disciplines will evaluate the abstracts according to their scientific quality and relevance considering the themes of the conference. Based on the outcomes of this evaluation, some authors will then be invited to submit full papers by 20 July 2013 and present them at a side event to the conference. Posters will be exposed in the venue of the side event and at the international exhibition organized alongside the conference. Based on the outcomes of the evaluation process, travel support and accommodation will be available for a limited number of scholars. After the conference, the authors of the best papers will be invited to submit them for publication in a special issue of a high impact peer-reviewed international journal or book series.

Members of the Scientific Committee

 Prof. Yarash Pulatov, Director General of the Tajik Scientific and Research Institute for Hydraulic Engineering and Land Reclamation, Tajikistan

Prof. Andres Szollosi-Nagy, Rector of the UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, Netherlands (tbc)

Dr. Sergei Vinogradov, Senior Lecturer at the Center for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy of the University of Dundee, United Kingdom

Prof. Erika Weinthal, Associate Professor of Environmental Policy, Duke University, United States

Prof. Adeel Zafar , Director of United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH), Canada (tbc)


HLICWC Conference Secretariat
Ministry of Land Reclamation and Water Resources
Shamsi St. 5/1
Dushanbe 734064