Venue: Gaborone

Location: Gaborone, Botswana

Event Date/Time: Sep 11, 2006 End Date/Time: Sep 13, 2006
Registration Date: Jun 15, 2006
Abstract Submission Date: Mar 15, 2006
Paper Submission Date: Jun 01, 2006
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The IASTED International Conference on

~ESTW 2006~

September 11-13, 2006
Gaborone, Botswana

The International Association of Science and Technology for Development (IASTED)

Prof. Otlogetswe Totolo, University of Botswana, Botswana

Prof. George O. Anderson - University of Botswana, Botswana

Official opening by the Honourable Minister of Communications, Science and Technology.

University of Botswana

"Flood Risk Management in Urban Waters"
Dr. Eduardo Mario Mendiondo - University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

The purpose of this conference is to act as an interdisciplinary forum for decision-makers, academics, and professionals interested in the development and application of technology in ensuring the sustainable use and management of our water resources. This purpose is consistent with the goals of the United Nations Decade of Water for Life. The forum will cover both hard and soft technology and will serve to promote the use of appropriate technologies. Case studies are welcome.
All papers submitted to this conference will be peer evaluated by at least two reviewers. Acceptance will be based primarily on originality and contribution.

ESTW 2006 will be held in conjunction with the IASTED International Conferences on:

Power, Energy and Applications (PEA 2006)
Modelling, Simulation and Optimization (MSO 2006)

Botswana has been called an “oasis of peace and tranquility” on the African continent. It has a history of political stability, a low crime rate, and is one of Africa’s most successful economies. Botswana is about the size of France or Kenya, but its low population density has ensured that its beautiful wilderness has remained unspoiled. Botswana is also home to 120,000 migrant elephants – the largest elephant population in the world. The Kalahari Desert covers 84% of the country, yet in the midst of this desert is the world’s largest inland delta. The Okavango Delta is a breathtaking labyrinth of lagoons, lakes, and hidden channels covering an area of 17000 km². There you will find the Moremi Game Reserve, with forests, floodplains and lagoons that offer spectacular glimpses of a huge diversity of plant and animal life, including lions, buffalo, crocodiles, and leopards.

The administrative center for Botswana’s strong economy, the capital city of Gaborone, is a fast-growing, vibrant modern city. Shop the amazing collections of local arts and crafts and you will fall in love with Botswana’s rich culture and history. Enjoy the many fine restaurants and nightclubs, or take a quiet walk up Kgale Hill to see an amazing view of the city, as well as the pair of black eagles that nest in the craggy cliff face just below the peak.

For more information on Botswana, visit the official tourism site:

The conference will cover the following themes:

THEME 1: Water Supply and Sustainable Use
Topics will include, but are not limited to:

• Hydrological and Hydraulic Systems
• Conservation, Reuse, and Recycling
• Demand Forecasting
• Distribution and Optimization
• Monitoring and Surveillance
• Sourcing
• Water Quality Protection
• Treatment
Solar Water Disinfection
Low-tech Filtration
Chemical Disinfection
• Diagnostic Techniques
• Storage
• Reclamation
• Water Augmentation
• Water Use

THEME 2: Wastewater and Stormwater Management
Topics will include, but are not limited to:

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

THEME 3: Integrated Watershed Management
Topics will include, but are not limited to:

• Watershed Policy and Planning
• Hydroinformatics
• Best Management Practices
• Cumulative Impacts Assessment
• Geographic Information Systems
• Remote Sensing and Sensor Evaluation
• Groundwater Mapping
• Instream Flow Needs
• Flood Forecasting Techniques
• Climate Change Effects
• Point and Non-point Source Pollution
• Transportation and Fate of Pollutants
• Remediation and Restoration
• International Rivers

THEME 4: Pollution Prevention and Reduction in Industry
Topics will include, but are not limited to:

• Pollution Abatement Technology
• Environmental Management Systems
• Impact and Risk Assessments
• Life Cycle Analysis
• Industrial Ecology
• Cost/benefit Analysis
• Biotechnology
• Cleaner Production
• Technology Transfers
• Regulations and Enforcement
• Partnerships

THEME 5: Issues in Implementing Environmentally Sound Technologies
Topics will include, but are not limited to:
• Planning and Management
• Maintenance
• Institutional Issues
• Policy Issues
• Socio-economic and Cultural Issues
• Legal Issues
• Training and Education
• Financial Issues

Please click here for the ESTW 2006 International Program Committee.

Initial Papers
Submit your paper via our website at: All submissions should be in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf), Postscript (.ps), or MS Word (.doc) format. The IASTED Secretariat must receive your paper by March 15, 2006. Receipt of paper submission will be confirmed by email.

Complete the online initial paper submission form designating an author who will attend the conference and providing four key words to indicate the subject area of your paper. One of the key words must be taken from the list of topics provided under Scope. Initial paper submissions should be approximately six pages. Formatting instructions are available at:

All papers submitted to IASTED International Conferences must be written in English, using appropriate grammar and syntax.

Notification of acceptance will be sent via email by May 1, 2006. Final manuscripts are due by June 1, 2006. Registration and final payment are due by June 15, 2006. Late registration fees or paper submissions will result in the papers being excluded from the conference proceedings.

Final Papers
Send your final manuscripts via email to: The subject line for the final manuscript submission must include your six-digit paper number. The formatting instructions can be found at: and must be strictly followed. The page limit for final papers is six single-spaced pages in 10 point Times New Roman font. Only one paper of up to six pages is included in the regular registration fee. There will be an added charge for extra pages and additional papers.

Proposals for three-hour tutorials should be submitted online by March 15, 2006. Tutorials are to be submitted via the following website address: A tutorial proposal should clearly indicate the topic, background knowledge expected of the participants, objectives, time allocations for the major course topics, and the qualifications of the instructor(s).

Persons wishing to organize a special session should submit a proposal via email to: Proposals should include a session title, a list of the topics covered, and the qualifications and brief biography of the session organizer(s). Papers submitted to the special session must be received by March 15, 2006, unless otherwise stipulated by the Special Session Organizer. A minimum of five papers must be registered and fully paid in order for this session to be included in the conference program. More information on special sessions is available at:

Expanded and enhanced versions of papers published in the conference proceedings can also be considered for inclusion in one of six international IASTED journals. Information on the submission of papers to journals is available at

Whole proceedings as well as single papers can now be purchased online. Please visit ACTA Press:

Submissions due March 15 , 2006
Notification of acceptance May 1, 2006
Camera-ready manuscripts due June 1, 2006
Registration Deadline June 15, 2006

For more information, or to be placed on our mailing list, please contact:

IASTED Secretariat – ESTW 2006
#80, 4500 - 16th Avenue N.W.
Calgary, Alberta
Canada T3B 0M6