19th IWA LET: Submit your paper by 15 December!

Only one month left to submit your paper for the next IWA LET conference in Essen, Germany! Join us at the IWA Leading Edge Conference on Water and Wastewater Technologies 2024, the premier international event for cutting-edge innovations in water and wastewater management.

This edition is themed around Closing the water cycle through efficient and innovative technologies. This is a dynamic subject and one for which LET is ideally-placed to provide leadership. Do not miss this opportunity to participate. Download the call for papers and find out more!

Why Submit?

Submitting a paper for LET 2024 gives you an opportunity to present your work to a global audience and the opportunity of publication in a leading international peer-reviewed journal. The conference technical programme will consist of platform presentations, posters, workshops and panel discussions. All outline papers selected for presentation are due to be included in an online preprint – which will be accessible to all conference delegates.

Full papers from a selection of presentations will also be considered for publication in one of the IWA Publishing journals. Selected posters will be on display for the duration of the conference. We invite you to submit outline papers on the respective topics, to be submitted via our conference website: iwa-let.org/programme-2024

Outline papers will be accepted for oral or poster presentations. The submission deadline for outline papers is 15 December 2023. Submissions will be peer-reviewed and authors will be notified.

Water & Wastewater Themes

The programme will provide a unique platform for water professionals to present and share their recent findings and insights. There are several hot topics related to water and wastewater advancements.

Joint Water and Wastewater Themes
Closing the water cycle
Micro-contaminant monitoring and removal

Water Themes
Developments in Digitalisation
Membranes, hybrid systems and new materials
Advancements in Desalination

Wastewater Themes
Resource Recovery and Sludge Treatment
Carbon and energy neutrality and greenhouse gas emissions
Innovative processes

Important Dates

30 November 2023: Deadline for plenary lecture proposal
15 December 2023: Deadline for outline paper (max. 2 x A4 pages) submission
31 January 2024: Notification of acceptance for authors
31 January 2024: Advanced technical programme announced
1 March 2024: Deadline for Workshop proposal



Outline papers shall be limited to a maximum of two A4 pages (including figures and tables). The outline paper has to contain adequate information to allow for a sound review. To submit your outline paper please use the IWA template available here: iwa-let.org/programme-2024