The 6th IASTED African Conference on
Environment and Water Resource Management
~AfricaEWRM 2016~

September 5 – 7, 2016
Gaborone, Botswana

Past Conference Information

The Environment and Water Resource Management 2016 conference in Gaborone, Botswana has ended.

Conference Proceedings

The Conference Proceedings are available for purchase on the ACTA Press website:

Conference Chair

Prof. Gagoitseope Mmopelwa
University of Botswana, Botswana
Conference Chair Portrait

Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speaker Portrait
Keynote Speaker Portrait

"Welcome Address" Speaker

Honorable Fidelis Molao
Assistant Minister of Education, Skills and Development, Botswana
"Welcome Address" Speaker Portrait

Tutorial Session

"Quality Assurance"

Prof. Jens E.T. Andersen
Botswana International University of Science and Technology (BIUST)Botswana International University of Science and Technology (BIUST), Botswana
Tutorial Session Portrait

Local Arrangements Chair

Dr. Audrey Masizana
University of Botswana, Botswana
Local Arrangements Chair Portrait

Special Sessions

Mr. Piet Kenabatho
University of Botswana, Botswana
"Innovations towards effective integrated management of emerging water contaminants."

Dr. Pulane Koosaletse-Mswela
University of Botswana, Botswana
Special Session Portrait
Special Session Portrait

Host Organization

University of Botswana

Scope

The topics of interest covered by AfricaEWRM 2016 included, but were not limited to:

THEME 1: ENVIRONMENT

  • Air Quality
  • Bio Monitoring
  • Biodegradable Materials
  • Biodiversity
  • Clean Energy
  • Conservation
  • Deforestation
  • Desertification
  • Ecological Restoration
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Farming Methods and the Environment
  • Geospatial Technologies
  • Habitat Rehabilitation
  • Land Management
  • Mining and the Environment
  • Natural Resources Management
  • Pollution Reduction
  • Soil Erosion
  • Sustainable Development
  • Valuation
  • Waste Management

THEME 2: WATER SUPPLY AND SUSTAINABLE USE

  • Conservation, Reuse, and Recycling
  • Demand Forecasting
  • Diagnostic Techniques
  • Distribution and Optimization
  • Hydrological and Hydraulic Systems
  • Monitoring and Surveillance
  • Reclamation
  • Sourcing
  • Storage
  • Treatment
  • Water Augmentation
  • Water Quality Protection
  • Water Use

THEME 3: WASTEWATER AND STORM WATER MANAGEMENT

  • Containment and Collection
  • Data Analysis and Visualisation Software
  • Domestic and Industrial Wastewater Treatment
  • Extreme Events
  • Instrumentation and Automation
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Performance Evaluation
  • Sludge Handling
  • Storm Water Treatment
  • Total Maximum Daily Loading
  • Wastewater and Storm water Discharge
  • Wastewater Reuse

THEME 4: INTEGRATED WATERSHED MANAGEMENT

  • Best Management Practices
  • Capacity Building
  • Climate Change Effects
  • Cumulative Impacts Assessment
  • Flood Forecasting Techniques
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Groundwater Mapping
  • Hydro Informatics
  • In stream Flow Needs
  • International Rivers
  • Point and Non-point Source Pollution
  • Remediation and Restoration
  • Remote Sensing and Sensor Evaluation
  • Transportation and Fate of Pollutants
  • Watershed Policy and Planning

THEME 5: POLLUTION PREVENTION AND REDUCTION IN INDUSTRY

  • Biotechnology
  • Cleaner Production
  • Cost/Benefit Analysis
  • Environmental Management Systems
  • Impact and Risk Assessments
  • Industrial Ecology
  • Life Cycle Analysis
  • Partnerships
  • Pollution Abatement Technology
  • Regulations and Enforcement
  • Technology Transfers

THEME 6: ISSUES IN IMPLEMENTING ENVIRONMENTALLY SOUND TECHNOLOGIES

  • Financial Issues
  • Governance
  • Information Communications Technology
  • Institutional Issues
  • Legal Issues
  • Maintenance
  • Planning and Management
  • Policy Issues
  • Socio-economic and Cultural Issues
  • Training and Education