Abstract submissions are invited for the Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium 2022

The abstract submission deadline is 11:59 PM AEST Friday 29 April.

All abstract submissions will be reviewed by the HWRS Scientific Committee. The Scientific Committee may accept or reject abstracts and their decision is final. The outcome of abstract submissions will be emailed in June.

Find out more about the HWRS theme and subthemes for 2022. 

Presentation types

Oral presentation

An oral presentation consists of a brief presentation and question and answer time. Presentation slides are mandatory. Video clips, props and graphs are encouraged but not compulsory. A paper submission is required to deliver an oral presentation.

Poster presentation

A poster presentation consists of visual information (photos, graphics, text, references tables and figures) displayed on the virtual platform. Posters should include a summary of key findings (from research, investigations, studies or project work) and recommendations for future research or projects. A paper is not required for a poster presentation, though a paid registration from the presenting author is still required. 

General policies and requirements for abstract submission

Important information

  • Authors may only submit one abstract as the presenting author. A second abstract may be submitted provided the author is a co-presenter.
  • Presenting authors are required to register and pay to attend the Symposium by 30 September 2022 (co-authors are not required to register, though co-presenters are).
  • A presentation may be delivered by a maximum of two presenting authors, however, both presenters must be registered to attend the Symposium.
  • No funding or discounts are available to presenting authors.
  • If the abstract is selected, consent is provided for the presentation slides (for oral presenters), video, audio recording and photos taken during the oral presentation/poster presentation to be used and published by Engineers Australia. This includes being provided to delegates of HWRS.
  • Online submission is the only method for submitting abstracts for HWRS 2022.
  • Following abstract acceptance, a paper must be submitted to present an oral at HWRS 2022, delivering a poster does not require a paper submission.

How to submit an abstract for HWRS

Create an eOrganiser account to submit an abstract.
Upon creating an account submitting authors will be asked to verify their email address. Please check the spam or junk folder if this is not received. Please contact [email protected] if you are unable to locate the verification email. 

Abstract submission guidelines

  1. All abstracts must follow the HWRS 2022 Abstract Submission Guidelines (need this from PD). Doc provided. Need the updated word template prior to saving as PDF and loading onto the website. 
  2. The abstract must be written in English.
  3. The presenting author must ensure that the abstract is submitted correctly.
  4. Presenting authors must provide a biography (maximum of 100 words) and photograph (a passport-style photograph in high resolution up to 2MB) at the time of abstract submission. Photos and bios for co-authors may also be provided but are optional.

Post submitting

  1. Upon abstract submission, authors will be sent a confirmation email containing their abstract in a PDF file. Please contact [email protected] if a confirmation email is not received.
  2. The abstract should not be resubmitted for any reason other than if notified of a submission error.
  3.  Authors can view or edit their abstracts by returning to their eOrganiser account and selecting 'Submissions'. Edits can be made until the review process begins.


  1. By submitting an abstract authors agree to the General Policies and Requirements listed above and the Speaker/Author Agreement (need this from PD). Link can stay the same, just need 2021 updated to 2022. The link to copyright guidelines needs to be updated (once the word template is provided a new PDF can be loaded).
  2. Presenting authors are required to register and pay to attend the Symposium by 30 September 2022 (co-authors are not required to register, though co-presenters are). 
  3. Presenters that remain unregistered after the deadline will have their submission removed from the program and Symposium proceedings. 
  4. Following abstract acceptance, a paper must be submitted to present at HWRS 2022.
  5. Failure to submit a paper will result in removal from the program.
  6. Members of Engineers Australia can claim CPD hours for presenting at and attending HWRS 2022.


Call for abstracts open

15 Mar 2022

Call for abstracts close

20 May 2022

Notification of abstract acceptance

17 Jun 2022

Early bird registrations open

23 Jun 2022

Paper submission deadline

22 Jul 2022

Early bird registrations close

31 Aug 2022

Standard registrations open

01 Sep 2022

Standard registrations close

22 Nov 2022

Late registrations open

23 Nov 2022

HWRS 2022 Day 1

30 Nov 2022

HWRS 2022 Day 2

01 Dec 2022