IAHS July 10-14, 2017 - Port Elizabeth, South Africa

IAHS 2017 SCIENTIFIC ASSEMBLY

10 – 14 JULY 2017

Port Elizabeth, South Africa

"Water and Development: scientific challenges in addressing societal issues”

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The South African National Committee of the International Association of Hydrological Scientists (SANCIAHS) invites you to participate in the 2017 IAHS Scientific Assembly to be held from July 10-14in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
The theme of the meeting is "Water and Development: scientific challenges in addressing societal issues” which is particularly appropriate in the context of an IAHS Scientific Assembly meeting being held for the first time in sub-Saharan Africa and is well aligned with the IAHS Panta Rhei.
South Africa has a rich and varied hydrological history and has been a research leader in many aspects of hydrology through years of paired catchment and process hydrology research, model development and in the inclusion of scientific knowledge as exemplified by the South African National Water of 1998.   SANCIAHS is a strong and active network representing South African hydrologists and has been active for nearly 40 years recently hosting it's 18th national symposium. SANCIAHS is joined by Waternet as a major scientific partner in hosting the 2017 Scientific Assembly. WaterNet is a southern Africa regional network of university departments and research and training institutes active in integrated water resources management.

Conference Fees and Registration

 Early Bird Until May 15, 2017 (Extended)
   Euro 450
 After May 16, 2017 (including on-site)
   Euro 480

Register via the Copernicus online system.

Please note:

  • There is no day registration.

  • That the conference fee includes lunch on all days.

  • All registrations are to be done via the Copernicus online system.

  • Please note that PIAHS volumes are applicable for Session 1 (Water security and the food‐water‐energy nexus: drivers, responses and feedbacks at local to global scales) and Session 16 (Water quality and sediment transport issues in surface water) as per the Call for Submissions. In the symposium programme, these have been renamed as Symposia 1 and 2. Deadline for full paper submissions for PIAHS volumes is June 15, 2017. Full papers are NOT expected for the other sessions and workshops. If a full paper was expected from you, you would have received an invitation from the conveners of the session.

  • The display boards for the posters will be 2.5m high and 1.0m wide, if you are presenting a poster please ensure that it will fit on the display boards.


Opportunity of organisation exposure at the IAHS 2017 event through sponsorship


It is anticipated that 2017 IAHS Scientific Assembly will be attended by about 400 delegates from several countries. SANCIAHS would like to offer your organisation the opportunity of exposure at the event through sponsorship packages.

Sponsorship/Young Scientists support

Please note that we have a very limited budget to support young scientists to attend the Scientific Assembly and preference will be given to those from developing countries. Confirmation of support to those successful applicants will be done by April 26 to allow registration prior to the early bird deadline of May 1.

Information leaflet

For first time visitors please look through the Information leaflet...


Invitation letters and Visas

Please check the visa requirements for your country at http://www.dha.gov.za/index.php/applying-for-sa-visa

If you require a formal letter of invitation, please download and complete this PDF form and then email it to Jedine Govender and one will be prepared and sent to you.

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