The 18 WaterNet/WARFSA/GWP-SA Symposium will be held in Swakopmund, Namibia from 25 – 27 of October 2017 under the theme Integrated Water Resources Development and Management: Innovative Technological Advances for Water Security in Eastern and Southern Africa. The Namibian Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry is the lead host of the 18th Symposium.
The Symposia have been held annually in the Eastern and Southern African regions for the past 17 years to promote interaction among policymakers, academics, practitioners from water and related sectors, and cooperating partners. Together, they identify regional issues, gaps and priorities that require further research andsupport. Great emphasis will be placed on integration of knowledge, particularly involving scholars from the natural and social sciences.
This year, the sub-themes of the symposium have been aligned to those of the SADC Research Agenda under the Regional Strategic Action Plan on Integrated Water Resources Development and
Management Phase IV. It is intended that researchers identify themes under which their projects fit within the SADC Research Agenda, and thereby contribute to its main objective which is:
Promoting evidence-based implementation of SADC water programmes and projects through multi- and inter-disciplinary research, and synthesis of existing and new information, which will lead to a realisation of SADC developmental goals.
Swakopmund Hotel and Entertainment Centre