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The conference specifically aims is to bring together scientists in water, weather and climate as well as applied-research to share their latest findings among the community, the public and relevant stakeholders. This conference will provide understanding of climate change, its various impacts on water and related sectors, and providing/initiating/communicating solutions and innovations. The conference will also explore the fourth Industrial Revolution and indigenous knowledge for effective climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies in the South African context.


The South African Weather Service invites scientists, policy makers, stakeholders and interested members from society to submit a short abstract of not more than 300 words under any of the thematic areas listed below. The abstract should indicate the title of the contribution and indicate if it is to be presented orally or as a poster. If the abstract is accepted, presenters will be asked to submit a short paper of no more than five pages. After the peer review of conference papers, successful presenters will be requested to submit a final paper that will be published in the conference proceedings and the maiden WeatherSMART Journal. Abstract submission should be done by completing the form below

Venue: Royal Elephant Hotel, Centurion, South Africa
Theme: Climate Change and Water in the Fourth Industrial Revolution Era (2CWater-4IR)
Date: 23-24 March 2020

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
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