The objectives of the conference among others include the provision of:
1. A platform where members of the weather, climate research and applied research community and the society can share and gain knowledge to improve/acquire scientific research skills in addressing the challenges brought about by climate change.
2. A platform to promote the South African Weather Service vision “South African Weather-related Solutions for Everyone, Everyday” and thus creating a Weather-SMART and Climate-Resilient nation.
3. A platform to grow young Natural and Social scientists to communicate their scientific findings and to strive for excellence in their research activities; and4. A platform for scientists, policy makers, stakeholders and society to interact and make recommendations that will assist in the formulation of appropriate policies that can address the impacts of climate change.
Conference registration is compulsory for all participants and attendees. Registration should be done online at Click Here. The deadline for registration is 06 March 2020.
No registration fee is required for participating and attending the conference. However, all participants and delegates will be expected to make arrangements for their accommodation and travel.
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|The following thematic areas are identified to realize the set aim and objectives of the conference|
|a. Climate Change and Variability||h. Climate change and water conflicts|
|b. Climate change and Ocean/Coastal Stressor||i. Climate change, water and Media|
|c. Climate change, water, Agriculture and Food Security||j. Climate change and Disaster Risk Reduction (Weather extremes)|
|d. Climate change and Water Resources Management||k. Climate change, water and Gender Mainstreaming|
|e. Climate change, water and Health and Public Safety||l. Climate change, water and the era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (AI, ML, cloud computing)|
|f. Climate change, water and Energy Resources||m. Climate change, water and indigenous knowledge|
|g. Climate change and Sanitation|