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Theme: Climate Change and Water in the Fourth Industrial Revolution Era (2CWater-4IR)

23-24 March 2020





Conference Objectives

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; and

4. 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

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.


Conference fee

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.


Other Information

Click Here for an outline of the programme

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Target Audience:

  • SAWS would be privileged to welcome:
  • Municipality managers
  • Government Departmental officials
  • Farmers and Associations
  • Agricultural Extension workers
  • Water Managers
  • Environmental and Climate Change Policy makers
  • Environmental Specialists
  • Climate Change Experts
  • Professors
  • Climatologists
  • Meteorologists
  • Oceanographers
  • Environmentalists
  • Scientists
  • Research Fellow Environment Institute
  • Postdocs, PhD and Masters Students
  • Industries
  • Academics
  • Journalist


Important Dates and Deadlines

  • Abstract Submission: 24 February 2020
  • Abstract Acceptance Notification: 02 March 2020
  • Registration Closes: 10 March 2020
  • Conference Papers/Poster Submission: 16 March 2020