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Water History Conference 2017

Grand Rapids, USA - Wednesday June 14 - friday 16, 2017

The Water History conference of the International Water History Association (IWHA) in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA, will once again provide a platform to exchange and develop insights about the history of our most precious resource. The conference is co-organized by the IWHA and Western Michigan University.The conference does not predefine topics for abstracts and sessions. Subjects and topics will range from rivers to drops, from seas to mountain lakes, from technologies to cultures, from first settlers to 20th century builders, as long as the subjects are related to water (are “wet”) and historical (are “old”). Daniel Macfarlane, chair of the program committee, at


Time schedule

  1. Decisions on acceptance are expected by January 20 2017
  2. The concept conference program should be available end of February 2017.
  3. To appear on the final program, presenters with accepted abstracts need to register before May 15, 2017.
  4. Registration will open in January 2017.

The conference hotel is the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel. Room reservations for IWHA participants can be made here.