Call for Action: Join the UTEP World Water Week 2024

The annual event, held in line with World Water Day celebrated on March 22nd, seeks to engage faculty, students, community partners, and other stakeholders to raise awareness and contribute innovative ideas and solutions to water-related issues. Participants will have the platform to share their scholarship and activism through interdisciplinary sessions, thereby providing an excellent opportunity to establish new working relationships and gain broader visibility in the field.

We cordially invite community members, artists, scholars, groups, and organizations to submit their proposals to present work in various formats such as artistic or literary performances, roundtables, public conversations, interactive workshops, and panels. These interdisciplinary sessions will occur on Tuesday, March 19th, Thursday, March 21st, and Friday, March 22nd. It is important to note that UTEP World Water Week is not a traditional academic conference, thereby encouraging submissions that include non-traditional formats, work-in-progress, or new ideas that can stimulate innovative ways of thinking about the topic of water.

Submissions are planned to be a maximum of one hour and twenty minutes. Questions about alternative formats can be directed to this year’s conference coordinators Melissa Melpignano ([email protected]) and Liz Walsh ([email protected]).

The deadline for proposal submission is Friday, November 10, 2023. Notices of acceptance will be sent out by November 27, 2023, and the final event schedule will be confirmed no later than December 4, 2023.

For submission and additional details, please fill out the online Google Form.

Your participation in this conference represents a significant contribution to the ongoing global discourse on water sustainability and peace.




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