- Science and Education for Water Services

In 1998, the Capacity Development of Water and Environmental Services (CADWES) research team was formally established at Tampere University of Technology (TUT).

As its mission CADWES has defined "to produce usable knowledge and education, based on multi- and interdisciplinary research, on the evolution and development of sustainable use of water services and water resources in a wider institutional context: organisations, governance, management, economics, legislation, policy, rules and practices".


IWHA 2022 – Abstract Submission is now open

Dear Delegate,

On behalf of the local organising committee we would like to invite you to the Biennial Conference of the International Water History Association Hybrid Conference, hosted by Stellenbosch University, South Africa, on 29 June – 1 July 2022. As the LOC, we are pleased to announce that the abstract submission for the International Water History Association Hybrid Conference is now open. It is a pleasure and a privilege to invite you to submit your abstract for this prestigious event.



A listing of the topics is given below as an aid towards the formulation of a suitable paper within the conference theme. Please note that the topics are not exhaustive and other papers satisfying the conference theme can also be submitted. Abstracts for papers are invited under the following topics:

Historical and current ethical perspectives on water.
History of agricultural development and the evolution of smarter water use
Water history and the environment
History of droughts
History of floods
Marine history
Irrigation history
Urban water history
Rural water history
History of urbanization and water supply
History of water treatment and purification
History of wastewater reuse
Water and wastewater infrastructure systems
Old and new water technologies
Water related knowledge in ancient manuscripts (in different languages)

Sanitation history
Used water
Religion and water
Water management systems
Water security
Water disaster management: droughts and floods
Large dams
Large dams and river systems
African water history
Water and sustainable development
Cultural history of water
Water history and its methodologies
Ocean Waters
River histories
Environmental Justice and Water Equity
Water/Hydro diplomacy
Water and climate change
Waterscape changes in response to urbanization
Spatial arrangements and water technology systems (protection perimeters for water works and networks)

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Come and share your research findings, innovative ideas and reflections about teaching, learning and assessment with regards to our innovative topics.

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Uusi julkaisu

Jarmo J. Hukka and Tapio S. Katko. 2021. Towards Sustainable Water Services: Subsidiarity, Multi-level Governance and Resilience for Building Viable Water Utilities.

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KUTSU / INVITATION 9th Annual Conference of the UNESCO Chair in Sustainable Water Services 3.6.2021, 12:00 Zoom meeting

Kiitos kaikille osallistujille. Esityksien pdf-tiedostot löydät täältä.

Unesco-oppituolin vuosikonferenssi 3.6.2021, kutsu

Water Services in Urban settings / Vesihuolto kaupungeissa

Kutsumme teidät Tampereella 3.6.2021 pidettävään UNESCO oppituolin vuosikonferenssiin alkaen kello 12.00

Paikka: ZOOM/ Tampereen yliopisto,  Meeting ID: 693 9798 4801 

Passcode: CADWES

Mukaan pääset tästä linkistä. / Use this link to join the Zoom-meating.

Lämpimästi tervetuloa! Welcome!

Järjestäjät: CADWES, GROWS, Tampereen Dosenttiyhdistys

Seminaarin tukijat: VEPATUKI-tutkimusklusteri

Water Services and Cooperation / Vesihuollon yhteistyö

Time: 3/6/2021, at 12.00 a.m.

12.00             Opening, Petri Juuti, Tampere University

12.05             Cape Town’s 2015 to 2018 drought, Professor Wessel Visser, Stellenbosch University

12.45             Water, Sanitation, People & the Growing Services Demand in Urban Settings, Doctoral student Japheth Koros, CADWES

Break 13.15-13.25

13.25        Water Services in Urban settings, Dr. Alexandros Makarigakis, Programme Specialist, Water for Human Settlements, UNESCO Paris

13.50                  From shanty towns to metropolises: historical progress and reflections on water services in Shanghai and some African countries, Professor Jin, Zhang, Shanghai Normal University, Shanghai, China

Break 14.20-14.30

14.30             Wastewater treatment in small towns: Case Huittinen WWTP, Dr. Anna Halinen, Huittisten puhdistamo Oy.

15.00              Remunicipalization of WSS, David McDonald, Professor, Queen’s University, Canada

15.30               Sustainable water services and resilient organisations, Dosentti Tapio Katko, CADWES

16.00               Discussion / Keskustelu

16.15              Tilaisuus päättyy / dosentti Riikka Juuti

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