Publish in Style – Full paper writing

IWA Full Paper Writing

Target Audience

Early career Water Academics & Researchers who have the interest to improve their full paper writing for publications


Writing a paper that is up to standard for publishing in high rated water journals is a skill that does not come automatically for academics and researchers. This webinar is targeted at professionals who want to start developing this skill. It will highlight what comprises a full paper, teach them how to distinguish good and bad practices in full paper writing, and gain insight into the editors’ minds. As a result participants will be able to apply the skills and knowledge conveyed in the webinar in their future Full paper writing.

Learning Objectives

• Have an understanding of what elements to incorporate in what part of the full paper
• Be able to identify good and bad elements in a paper
• Have a clear understanding what Editors of Journals look at when they review.
• Apply tips and tricks provided by the Editors and presenters to apply in their full paper writing


International Water Association


  • Gustaf Olsson Gustaf Olsson, Lund University, Sweden, has devoted his research to applications of Industrial Automation. This includes control and automation of water systems, power production, electrical power systems and industrial processes. In recent years he has focused on the water-energy nexus, trying to comprehend how energy exploration, generation and use are related to water operations and consumption. Gustaf has been involved in IWA activities since 1973. He has served as the editor-in-chief of Water Science and Technology, in the IWA Strategic Council, and in the IWA Board of Directors. He has received the IWA Publication Award and is an Honorary Member of IWA as well as an IWA Distinguished Fellow. During the last six years he has been mentoring IWA Young Water Professionals from all continents to develop their scientific writing skills
  • Norhayati Binti Abdullah Dr Norhayati Abdullah is an Associate and International Liaison Coordinator at the Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology (MJIIT) Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Kuala Lumpur. She is alumni of Sekolah Seri Puteri Kuala Lumpur and completed her primary education at Sekolah Kebangsaan Kampung Tenang, Labis. Born in Johor, Norhayati attained her PhD via collaborative works on industrial wastewater treatment between UTM and Newcastle University, England. At a global level, Norhayati has been involved with the International Water Association (IWA) program and activities since 2000, as Young water professional steering committee, IWA board, and now IWA fellowship. She initiated the IWA publication workshop series in 2010 under the auspices of IWA, UTM and The Malaysian Water Association (MWA).
  • Paola Lombardo Paola Lombardo is interested in consulting and research projects focusing on the aquatic (freshwater) environment, to better understand and protect water resources while maintaining a sustainable approach for human use. She is currently associate editor for IWA's Journal Water Science and Technology
  • Barbara Evans Professor of Public Health Engineering at University of Leeds, and the current Editor-in-Chief of the IWA Journal of Water, Sanitation and Health for Development