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Call for Papers issued in advance of International Water Mist Conference

22 January 2024

THE TWENTY-third International Water Mist Conference will take place in Antwerp, Belgium on 18-19 September at the Radisson Blu Astrid Hotel. The Call for Papers has now been published and the abstract deadline set for 15 May.

Sponsors can now begin to book their space for the exhibition, which will run alongside the conference. The ticket sales process starts on 15 May when the conference website will be activated. For the first few months, delegates can benefit from special prices during the Early Bird period. The latter ends on 14 August.

The deadline for submissions to apply for the Ragnar Wighus Award is 28 March. This year, the award will be bestowed upon the author of the best Master’s degree thesis dealing with water mist. The International Water Mist Association’s (IWMA) Scientific Council, chaired by Max Lakkonen (IFAB), will evaluate the submissions and pick the winner, who’ll then be invited to introduce their thesis at the event.

IWMA general manager Bettina McDowell explained: “As always, Day One of conference will mainly deal with systems in practice, whereas Day Two will be dedicated to the scientific aspects of water mist. In terms of the topics to be presented, we’re looking forward in particular to receiving those abstracts dealing with timber buildings. All other topics are, of course, very welcome.”

The main purpose of the IWMA is to promote R&D involving – and the use of – water mist-based fire suppression systems worldwide. The organisation actively enhances the recognition and acceptance of this beneficial firefighting method throughout the fire industry and its end user community. It does so by way of a variety of activities including the establishment and co-ordination of Working Groups and the organisation of international conferences and seminars.

Ultimately, the IWMA strives to enhance the necessary basis for a much wider use of water mist technology. An important element of its work is the aforementioned Scientific Council, which focuses on scientific research aimed at creating synergies by bringing together independent international research activities.

*Further information is available online at www.iwma.net