Research School for Socio-Economic and
Natural Sciences of the Environment
Research School for Socio-Economic and
Natural Sciences of the Environment

PhD Symposium Innovations for sustainability: Tackling water and climate change-related challenges

Date: 10 October 2019 - 11 October 2019
Location: IHE Delft

We are pleased to announce the PhD symposium 2019 scheduled for 10th & 11th October, 2019 to be held at IHE Delft, Institute for Water Education. This symposium will provide a unique opportunity for PhD fellows/students to present their research to the IHE community.

The theme for the 2019 PhD symposium is “Innovations for Sustainability”.
SDGs cannot be achieved without new ways to respond to the interrelated environmental, societal, and economic challenges we are facing today.
Overcoming these challenges requires us to think of innovative and smarter solutions that can have positive impact on sustainable development.

We welcome presentations corresponding to this theme and with special focus on water and climate change related challenges.
With the goal of integrating the PhD community, we also welcome a certain number of presentations from external PhD students on relevant topics.


For participation in the PhD symposium, registration and submission of an abstract are required. Abstracts will appear in the symposium handbook and they should, therefore, be prepared following the template provided in the google form.
Abstracts and a short biography should be submitted using the form provided on the following link:

Important dates:

Deadline for submission of abstracts: 10th July, 2019
Acceptance of abstracts: 10th August, 2019

Guidelines for abstract preparation

Prepare your abstract for oral/poster presentation (300 words max) using the template below.

Oral presentation

Presenters will be expected to make a 15 minute presentation followed by 10 minutes for Q&A.

Poster presentation

Guidelines to prepare your poster can be found below. The presenters are expected to give 1 min poster pitch during the main sessions to enlighten the audience on the relevance of their work.

Awards for best presentations and posters

The symposium committee will deliver awards for the best posters and the best presentation.
Kindly note that all presentations: oral and poster, will be evaluated by a panel and the feedback will distributed to the presenters in a timely fashion. Awards will be given based on these evaluations.

Important documents

2019-10-10 PhD symposium poster small