The 5th IASTED African Conference on
Environment and Water Resource Management
~AfricaEWRM 2014~

September 1 – 3, 2014
Gaborone, Botswana

Past Conference Information

The Environment and Water Resource Management 2014 conference in Gaborone, Botswana has ended.

Conference Proceedings

The Conference Proceedings are not yet available for purchase, but will be available shortly on the ACTA Press website.

Conference Chair

Dr. Gagoitseope Mmopelwa
University of Botswana, Botswana
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Keynote Speaker

"Beyond 2015: Key imperatives for taking the WASH sector forward in Southern Africa"

Prof. Innocent Nhapi
Chinhoyi University of Technology, Zimbabwe
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Guest Speakers

Hon. Johnnie K. Swartz
Minister of Infrastructure Science and Technology, Botswana
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Local Arrangements Chair

Dr. Audrey Masizana
University of Botswana, Botswana
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Plenary Speakers

"Standardisation in the Area of Solar Energy"

Mr. Kelebaone Tsamaase
Botswana Bureau of Standards, Botswana
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"Standardisation in the area of Water quality protection"

Mr. Kago Setiko
Botswana Bureau of Standards, Botswana
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Host Organization

University of Botswana

Platinum Sponsor

BOCRA

Silver Sponsor

Botswana Innovation Hub

Scope

The topics of interest covered by AfricaEWRM 2014 included, but were not limited to:

ENVIRONMENT

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

INTEGRATED WATERSHED MANAGEMENT

  • Best Management Practices
  • Capacity Building
  • Climate Change Effects
  • Cumulative Impacts Assessment
  • Flood Forecasting Techniques
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Groundwater Mapping
  • Hydro Informatics
  • Instream 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

ISSUES IN IMPLEMENTING ENVIRONMENTALLY SOUND TECHNOLOGIES

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

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

WASTEWATER AND STORM WATER MANAGEMENT

  • Containment and Collection
  • Data Analysis and Visualisation Software
  • Domestic and Industrial Wastewater Treatment - Aquaculture
  • Domestic and Industrial Wastewater Treatment - Nanotechnologies
  • Domestic and Industrial Wastewater Treatment - Ultraviolet
  • Extreme Events
  • Instrumentation and Automation
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Performance Evaluation
  • Sludge Handling
  • Storm Water Treatment - Constructed Wetlands
  • Storm Water Treatment - Grass Swales
  • Storm Water Treatment - Permeable Pavement
  • Total Maximum Daily Loading
  • Wastewater and Storm Water Discharge
  • Wastewater Reuse

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 - Chemical Disinfection
  • Treatment - Low-tech Filtration
  • Treatment - Solar Water Disinfection
  • Water Augmentation
  • Water Quality Protection
  • Water Use - Agriculture/Irrigation
  • Water Use - Aquaculture
  • Water Use - Domestic
  • Water Use - Hydropower
  • Water Use - Industrial
  • Water Use - Recreation
  • Water Use - Transportation