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2nd International Electronic Conference on Water Sciences (ECWS-2)

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Welcome from the Chairs of 2nd International Electronic Conference on Water Sciences

We are pleased to welcome you to the 2nd International Electronic Conference on Water Sciences (ECWS-2),  which will be held online, promoted by the open access journal Water http://www.mdpi.com/journal/water. After the 1st International Electronic Conference on Water Sciences (ECWS-1) successfully addressed this vitally important subject, http://sciforum.net/conference/ecws-1, we recognized the need for hosting a second conference, aiming at deepen the discussion and expand the list of  topics to be covered. Climate change, urbanization, consumption and demand for food and energy, and changing land use, are examples of phenomena and trends that place water at the center of the challenge for sustainable development. Emerging issues ask for innovative solutions, therefore appealing to the efforts of researchers. Water management, being a complex multi-disciplinary topic, requires the scientific knowledge and the technical competences capable of solving a multiplicity of problems. Both basic and applied studies are being conducted all over the world addressing topics of local, regional and global relevance. Inter- and cross-disciplinary in breadth, the conference focus on stimulating intellectual exchange regarding all aspects of water, while disseminating cutting-edge information concerning protection of this natural resource. There will be the following Topical Sections:
  1. Environmental Geochemistry
  2. Water Quality and Analytical Tools
  3. Rainwater Harvesting in Buildings
  4. Pathogens in Water
  5. Emerging Contaminants in the Water Cycle
  6. Climate Change and Marine Ecosystems
  7. Wetland Research
  8. Poster Section
This is a virtual conference sponsored by the open access journal Water (http://www.mdpi.com/journal/water) The participation is free of charge—both for authors and attendees. Selected papers will be published in the journal Water, through invitation from the conference chairs. Water (ISSN 2073-4441; CODEN: WATEGH) is an open access journal on water science and technology, including the ecology and management of water resources, and is published monthly online by MDPI. Open Access: free for readers, with publishing fees paid by authors or their institutions. High visibility: indexed by the Science Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science), Scopus (Elsevier) and other databases. Rapid publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 29 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 7 days (median values for papers published in this journal in 2016). Impact Factor: 1.832 (2016); 5-Year Impact Factor: 2.056 (2016)  
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