The Third IASTED African Conference on
Water Resource Management
AfricaWRM 2010

Science and Technology Applications for Health and Sustainable Development

September 6 – 8, 2010
Gaborone, Botswana


Water Supply Versus Demand, with a Case Study of Botswana

Prof. David Stephenson
University of Botswana, Botswana
[email protected]


Demands for water are increasing in a water scarce country and water is becoming more expensive as further sources are sought. The alternatives are recycling, rainwater harvesting and demand management. The costs of various alternatives are compared. Attendees will learn about tariff structures designed to manage demands.
Regional sharing of water resources is discussed and water trading is considered.

Qualifications of the Instructor(s)

Tutorial Session Portrait

David Stephenson is a Consulting civil engineer, and Adjunct Professor at the University of Botswana. He is also a professor Emeritus at the University of the Witwatersrand and a visiting Professor in Stuttgart and Tokyo.
He holds a PhD and a DSc and has published 10 books and 200 papers in the field of water engineering. He is a Council member of the International Association of Hydraulic Engineering and consults and lectures internationally.
He is presently advising on a dam in Lesotho and major pipelines in Botswana.