19th IWA International Conference on Diffuse Pollution & Eutrophication

Community Organizer:

The sustainable development goals (SDG) approved in 2015 identified the importance of promoting sustainable water management for safer and resilient cities. The 19th IWA International Conference on Diffuse Pollution and Eutrophication (DIPCON 2019) aims to encourage research, disseminate information, and support the development of policies to understand and solve environmental constraints caused by diffuse or non-point sources of pollution. Moreover, DIPCON 2019 aims to address a wide range of issues associated with urban and agricultural contamination of water, air, and soil resources that result from disseminated or non-point sources. DIPCON 2019 will also serve as a venue to introduce the current trend of water management to developing and developed countries.

DIPCON 2019 is particularly interested in understanding the physical, hydrological, biological, and chemical processes that contribute to diffuse pollution, and learning how this knowledge may be used to design systems to mitigate diffuse pollution using nature-based solutions and decentralized management approaches. Social, economic, and policy issues are also important to the conference as it provides opportunities to link technological questions and potential solutions with the human institutions and communities that will benefit from improvement of water, air, and soil quality. As such, DIPCON 2019 will highlight the importance of the collaborative effort of the government, as well as the water professionals, in addressing the problems brought about by traditional urban development. DIPCON 2019 will provide an opportunity to bring together researchers, scientists, practitioners, NGOs, and policy makers to discuss several aspects within the scope of the conference topics.


  • Integrated Watershed Management
  • Agricultural runoff: Agricultural pollution (including nutrients and pesticides)
  • Urban/Industrial Diffuse Pollution: urban drainage systems (including CSOs and SSOs)/traffic pollution/industrial pollution
  • Nature based solutions: Low impact development/Green Infrastructures/Water wise cities/Decentralized water management systems/Ecological Design/Innovative and Policies
  • Integrated watershed management
  • Integrated coastal watershed management (Marine and coastal area problems)
  • Soil and Groundwater contamination
  • Reservoir and surface water bodies issues: Eutrophication/Turbid flows
  • Public participation and sustainable development issues
  • Policies, Governance and Education on Diffuse Pollution and Eutrophication
  • Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation
  • Ecological health issues
  • Rainwater Harvesting
  • Diffuse pollution and Eutrophication Monitoring and Modeling (Modeling/GIS and Remote sensing application)