22nd March 2014: Registration, opening ceremony, plenary and parallel sessions
23rd March 2014: Plenary and parallel sessions, IWA meeting, closing ceremony, symposium dinner
24th March 2014: Plenary and parallel sessions, one-day excursion
The city of Patras is located in the NW Peloponnese, 213km west of Athens. It is the capital of the prefecture of Achaia, the largest city in the Peloponnese and the third largest in Greece. Patras is Greece’s “Gate to the West”, it’s harbour connecting the whole country with the ports of Western Europe. The city’s history can be traced back to the second millennium B.C. and the Mycenean civilizations, but it is during the 19th Century that the city flourished and became an important centre of commerce. Patras is interesting and attractive with archaeological sites and neoclassical buildings blending with modern residences and commerce. Places worth seeing in Patras include the Fortress, the Roman Odeon, the archaeological and folklore museums, St. Andrew’s Cathedral, the Municipal Theatre and Gallery, and Achaia Clauss winery. Today, the city is an important cultural centre where the University plays a leading role. Read more...
The IWA Regional Symposium takes the pleasure to invite all the accompanying members of it to participate in a two-day scheduled tour in an attempt to exhibit the most important elements of the Cultural heritage of Patras.
The official language of the Symposium will be English. However, during the opening ceremony during which World Water Day will be celebrated, greetings will be given by officials in the Greek language with full interpretation in English.