The Third IASTED African Conference on Water Resource Management ~AfricaWRM 2010~ (AfricaWRM 2010)

Venue: Gaborone

Location: Gaborone, Botswana

Event Date/Time: Sep 06, 2010 End Date/Time: Sep 08, 2010
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The Third
IASTED African Conference on

Water Resource Management

~AfricaWRM 2010~


September 6 – 8, 2010

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


University of Botswana

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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

All papers submitted to this conference will be double-blind peer reviewed
by at least two members of the International Program Committee and related
technical committees. Acceptance will be based primarily on originality,
significance, technical soundness, presentation, and references. The conference
chair makes the final decision on the acceptance or rejection of the paper.

AfricaWRM 2010 will be held
in conjunction with the IASTED International Conferences on:

  • href="">Power and Energy
    Systems (AfricaPES 2010)

  • href="">Modelling and
    Simulation (AfricaMS 2010)

  • href="">Health Informatics
    (AfricaHI 2010)


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 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 centre 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: Tourism
of Botswana


The topics to be covered include, but are not limited to:

style='font-size:13.0pt'>THEME 1: Water Supply and Sustainable Use

Topics include, but are not limited to: style='font-size:12.0pt'>

  • Hydrological and
    Hydraulic Systems

  • Conservation, Reuse,
    and Recycling

  • Demand Forecasting

  • Distribution and

  • Monitoring and

  • Sourcing

  • Water Quality

  • Treatment

    • Solar Water

    • Low-tech Filtration

    • Chemical

  • Diagnostic Techniques style='font-size:12.0pt'>

  • Storage

  • Reclamation

  • Water Augmentation

  • Water Use

    • Aquaculture

    • Domestic

    • Recreation

    • Transportation

    • Industrial

    • Agriculture/Irrigation

    • Hydropower style='font-size:12.0pt'>

style='font-size:13.0pt'>THEME 2: Wastewater and Stormwater Management

Topics include, but are not limited to: style='font-size:12.0pt'>

  • Containment and

  • Modelling and

  • Stormwater Treatment

    • Permeable Pavement

    • Grass Swales

    • Constructed

  • Instrumentation and

  • Sludge Handling

  • Performance

  • Data Analysis and
    Visualisation Software

  • Domestic and
    Industrial Wastewater Treatment

    • Ultraviolet

    • Nanotechnologies

    • Aquaculture

  • Wastewater Reuse

  • Wastewater and
    Stormwater Discharge

  • Total Maximum Daily

  • Extreme Events style='font-size:12.0pt'>

style='font-size:13.0pt'>THEME 3: Integrated Watershed Management

Topics include, but are not limited to: style='font-size:12.0pt'>

  • Watershed Policy and

  • Capacity building

  • Hydroinformatics

  • Best Management

  • Cumulative Impacts

  • Geographic
    Information Systems

  • Remote Sensing and
    Sensor Evaluation

  • Groundwater Mapping style='font-size:12.0pt'>

  • Instream Flow Needs

  • Flood Forecasting

  • Climate Change

  • Point and Non-point
    Source Pollution

  • Transportation and
    Fate of Pollutants

  • Remediation and

  • International Rivers style='font-size:12.0pt'>

style='font-size:13.0pt'>THEME 4: Pollution Prevention and Reduction in

Topics include, but are not limited to: style='font-size:12.0pt'>

  • Pollution Abatement

  • Environmental
    Management Systems

  • Impact and Risk

  • Life Cycle Analysis

  • Industrial Ecology style='font-size:12.0pt'>

  • Cost/Benefit

  • Biotechnology

  • Cleaner Production

  • Technology Transfers

  • Regulations and

  • Partnerships style='font-size:12.0pt'>

style='font-size:13.0pt'>THEME 5: Issues in Implementing Environmentally
Sound Technologies

Topics include, but are not limited to: style='font-size:12.0pt'>

  • Planning and

  • Maintenance

  • Institutional issues

  • Policy issues style='font-size:12.0pt'>

  • Socio-economic and
    cultural issues

  • Legal issues

  • Training and

  • Financial issues style='font-size:12.0pt'>


To be announced.

If you are interested in joining the International Program Committee (IPC) for
this conference, please submit your name, address, phone, fax, email, areas of
specialty, a list of your most recent publications, a brief CV, and the name of
this conference by email to


Initial Papers

Submit your paper via our website at: href="">

All submissions should be in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format. The IASTED
Secretariat must receive your paper by March 15, 2010. 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 provide four key words to indicate the subject
area of your paper. At least one of the key words must be taken from the list
of topics provided under Scope. Initial paper submissions should be full
with approximately six pages. Formatting instructions are
available at:

papers submitted to this conference will be double blind reviewed by at least
two reviewers. Acceptance will be based primarily on originality and

All papers submitted to IASTED conferences must be previously unpublished
and may not be considered for publication elsewhere at any time during IASTED's
review period. Authors are limited to a maximum of three paper submissions.
Authors are responsible for having their papers checked for style and grammar
prior to submission to IASTED. Papers may be rejected if the language is not

Notification of acceptance will be sent via email by May 1, 2010.
Final manuscripts are due by June 1, 2010. Registration and
final payment are due by June 15, 2010. 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: href=""> The subject
line for the final manuscript submission must include your six-digit paper
number. The formatting instructions can be found at: href="">
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, 2010
. Tutorials are to be submitted via the following website

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 email a proposal to href=""> by March 15,
. 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, 2010
, 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: href="">


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

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


Submissions Due

March 15, 2010

Notification of Acceptance style='font-size:12.0pt'>

May 1, 2010

Final Manuscripts Due style='font-size:12.0pt'>

June 1, 2010

Registration Deadline style='font-size:12.0pt'>

June 15, 2010

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

IASTED Secretariat – AfricaWRM 2010

B6, Suite 101, Dieppe Avenue SW

Calgary, AB, Canada T3E 7J9

Tel: 403-288-1195

Fax: 403-247-6851


Web site: