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03.05.2024 - Call for Abstracts: Water Security and Climate Change Conference 2024

The Water Security and Climate Change Conference (WSCC24) will be held on 09 – 11 October 2024 at the Justus Liebig University in Gießen, Germany. The WSCC conference, an annual event since 2016, has become a notable academic platform for scientific, technical, and policy-oriented discourses and discussions.


The Water Security and Climate Change Conference (WSCC) is an annual event where scientists, policy makers, and stakeholders from various sectors discuss the diverse facets of water security and its relationship to climate variability and climate change. The conference strives to go beyond science and build bridges between the state-of-the-art in multiple disciplines and different groups of stakeholders and practitioners. The WSCC aims to provide a platform for discussions on water and food secure societies, by creating a stimulating environment that produces innovative ideas and clear pathways towards their implementation. This successful conference has already taken place in Thailand, Germany, Kenya, Mexico, Vietnam, and Ecuador.



The WSCC is an initiative of the ‘Higher Education Excellence in Development Cooperation – exceed’ program. It has been initially implemented under the auspices of the Sustainable Water Management in Developing Countries network (SWINDON) and the Centers for Natural Resources and Development (CNRD) in close cooperation with the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT). The scientific and organizational committee has been continuously expanded and today includes the Food Security Center (FSC) and the SDGnexus Network.


Conference Themes

Find out more about the three conference themes of the WSCC24:

  • Theme 1: Integrated Urban-Rural Water Management
  • Theme 2: Agriculture and Resource-Use Transformation along the Urban-Rural Continuum
  • Theme 3: From Data to Decision: Building a Sustainable Water Future


Abstract Submission

The WSCC conference scientific committee welcomes your abstracts for oral presentations and scientific posters related to one of the three conference themes. The submission period is 01 May – 15 June 2024.

All relevant information related to the abstract submission are summarized in the call for abstracts. Please note: The WSCC24 is planned as an in-person conference. An online participation for presenters is not foreseen. All presenters should be prepared to be at the conference in Germany to present their content during the conference.

Download Call for Abstracts

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Funding for Selected Presenters

Limited funding is available to support selected presenters in particular from DAC listed countries. The conference organizers will contact potential presenters eligible for funding after the submission deadline to determine the further proceeding. For selected presenters the WSCC24 may cover, depending on the necessity:

  • International travel (round-trip ticket) from the nearest international airport in the country of departure to Frankfurt am Main (FRA).
  • Airport transfer to/from the hotel in Gießen by public transport or shuttle.
  • The registration fee for the conference.
  • Four nights of accommodation (check-in 08th of October, check-out 12th of October) in a hotel selected by the conference organizing team including breakfast.

Please note that the WSCC2024 will NOT cover the following:

  • Local transport from current place of residence to the nearest international airport in your country
  • Airport taxes, if any
  • Visa fee, if any
  • Travel health insurance fees
  • Daily allowance or boarding that exceeds the meals that are offered during the conference

Spouses/Partners are not supported, but they can attend the conference as participants when paying the conference fee. Travel arrangements for spouses/partners need to be arranged by the participant and will not be organized by the conference organizers.


Do not hesitate to contact at in case you have any further questions or encounter difficulties during the submission process.

Further information can also be found on the conference webpage: