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Submission Guidelines & Selection Criteria

Submission Guidelines

Please note the following important submission guidelines: 

  • Ozwater’19 submissions may be amended or withdrawn before Monday, 24 September 2018.
  • You must select from the list of conference themes in which your submission fits.
  • You must select the correct template and follow all formatting instructions in the submission template.
  • The title should be clear and concise (under 20 words).
  • You may submit more than one abstract, case study, or video pitch.
  • Presenters can only feature in the Ozwater’19 program once as an oral speaker. If multiple submissions are selected, an alternative presenter will be required.
  • By submitting an abstract, case study, or video pitch, it will be assumed that all authors have consented to its submission and that all copyright provisions listed here have been met.
  • If accepted, you understand that a full paper is compulsory (including from video pitch submissions)
  • The paper accepted into the Ozwater’19 program must not have been presented or published previously.
  • Abstracts & full papers will appear online as submitted by the requested due dates.
  • Submissions must be based on outcomes, not future projects.
  • Ozwater is the leading water sector conference in Australia and as such, the quality of presentation delivery should be of the highest standard.
  • Any submission of a commercial or marketing nature will not be accepted. A product pitch option will be launched later.

Abstract Selection Criteria

All abstracts for technical papers, case studies and video pitches are industry peer-reviewed by water industry professionals and academics and scored based on the below criteria. Australian Water Association staff are not involved with the reviewing process.

Top-scoring abstracts are then sent to the Ozwater’19 program committee for an additional review to ensure that they meet the Ozwater’19 themes and a draft program is established.

Technical papers, case studies and video pitches for consideration for oral presentations are judged on:

  • Relationship and significance to the themes of the conference
  • Contribution to the water sector
  • Technical and case study content
  • Interest and significance to the Ozwater audience
  • Status of the project
  • Quality (spelling, grammar and layout, and for videos that sound & visuals are clear)

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