The 24th WaterNet/WARFSA/GWP-SA Symposium will be held in Zanzibar, United Republic of Tanzania at the Verde Hotel Resort, 25 – 27 October 2023 under the theme Accelerating Change: Fostering Innovation and Integration for Sustainable Water Resources Management in East and Southern Africa. The 24th Symposium will be hosted by the University of Dar es Salaam in collaboration with other partners.

The Symposia have been held annually in the Eastern and Southern African regions for the past 23 years to promote interaction among policymakers, academics, practitioners from water and related sectors, and cooperating partners. Together, they identify regional issues, gaps and priorities that require further research and support. Great emphasis has been placed on integration of knowledge, particularly involving scholars from the natural and social sciences.

This year's symposium sub-themes have been aligned to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and themes of the World Water Day 2023 and the SADC Water Research Agenda under the Regional Strategic Action Plan (RSAP) on Integrated Water Resources Development and Management Phase V, whose main objective is:

  • Promoting evidence-based implementation of SADC water programmes and projects through multi- and inter-disciplinary research, and synthesis of existing and new information, which will lead to a realization of SADC developmental goals.

Sub themes
Policymakers, academics, practitioners from water and related sectors, and cooperating partners are invited to register for and attend the symposium and make use of this opportunity to listen and debate findings from presentations focused on the different sub-themes. Authors wishing to present the results of their work should submit their abstracts targeting the topics (sub-themes) detailed below.

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