1st SADC-GMI/IWMI Groundwater Conference
Adapting to Climate Change in the SADC Region through Water Security – A Focus on Groundwater. The Southern African Development Community – Groundwater Management Institute (SADC-GMI) and the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) are proud to announce their 1st Annual Groundwater Conference to be held under the theme “Adapting to Climate Change in the SADC Region through Water Security – A Focus on Groundwater”. The conference will be hosted at Birchwood Hotel & OR Tambo Conference Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa, during 26–28 September 2018. The conference is structured into two subthemes:
1. Promoting Climate Change Resilience through Transboundary Aquifer Management and Conjunctive Surface and Groundwater Management in the SADC region
2. Towards an Understanding of the Impacts of Climate Change on Groundwater Resources and Exploring Climate-Smart Groundwater Infrastructure Options
Further information is available at http://sadc-gmi.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/1st-Ground-Water-Conference-Final.pdf
Submission of Abstracts
The Organising Committee invites authors to submit abstracts in any area relevant to the above subthemes. Poster presentations are welcome. Authors are requested to indicate the subtheme for which they are making submission. Also, authors are requested to indicate whether the submission is for an oral or poster presentation.
• Deadline for submission of abstracts: 29 June 2018
• Notification on acceptance of abstracts: 16 July 2018
• Deadline for full paper submission: 3 September 2018
Authors are required to populate the template on the link: http://sadc-gmi.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/abstract-template.docx
The SADC-GMI, in partnership with the Institute of Groundwater Studies (IGS) of the University of Free State (UFS) and IWMI, will publish the proceedings of the conference. The Technical Committee of the conference will constitute the editorial team of the proceedings.
Please register online at https://sadc-gmi.org/conference-registration/
Travel and Accommodation
All delegates attending the conference should organise their own travel and accommodation. Delegates who are book at the Birchwood Hotel will receive a discount.
Price: Early bird registration: US$ 350 (before 1 July 2018); Normal registration: US$ 400 (Before 31 July 2018); Late registration: US$ 450 (Before 1 September 2018) ; Exhibitors US$ 500 (Before 31 July 2018); Student registration: US$ 250; (Before 31 July 2018)
Organised by ASDC-GMI and IWMI, with support from IAH South Africa Chapter.