SAHS Conference 2024

The South African Hydrological Society is hosting its second hydrology conference from 2–4 October 2024 at Protea Breakwater Lodge, Cape Town. The theme of the conference is

The Future of Hydrology and Water Security


1. Enhancing Hydrological Resilience in a Changing Climate

2. Innovations in Sustainable Water Management

3. Technological Advancements in Hydrology

4. Policy and Governance for Water Security

5. Transboundary Water Cooperation and Diplomacy

6. Wetlands for Water Security

7. Addressing Biological Invasions: Impacts on Water Ecosystems and Management Strategies

8. Hydrological impacts of Nature-based Solutions/Ecosystem-based Adaptation

9. Open

Important Dates

Abstracts Submission Open – 30 April 2024 | Abstracts Submission Closes – 30 June 2024 | Abstracts Notification – 26 July 2024 | Registration Opens – 2 May 2024 | Early Bird Ends – 31 July 2024 | Standard Rates – 1 August 2024 | Standard Rates Ends – 27 September 2024 | Conference Dates – 2-4 October 2024

Abstract Submission

Abstract guidelines (for papers, posters and special sessions/workshops)

Abstracts for both papers, posters, and special sessions or workshops must be submitted using the online submission form available at the conference website.

There will be a limit on the number of abstracts that are accepted for oral presentation and the number of special sessions or workshops that can be included. Authors should note that the method of presentation, whether paper or poster, does not reflect the quality of the work, but may be indicative of the scope of the study (e.g. short research projects or honours studies would be more appropriatefor posters or short talks). If you wish to submit an abstract for a standard paper or poster and a proposal for a special session or workshop, please do this by filling the online form twice, once for each submission. (However do not submit the same abstract twice for both an oral paper and a poster presentation, duplication will not be permitted)

 Submission type: Specify in the submission form if you intend to give a long paper, short paper, or poster presentation or if you are proposing a special session or workshop

● Word limits: The maximum length for the abstract text is 300 words (excluding title, authors, and keywords). The title should be no longer than 20 words

● Formatting: Your abstract text will be entered into the submission form. We recommend drafting and editing your abstract in a separate word processing document first.

● Authors: The lead author or presenter’s name, institution, and email address will be separately entered into the form. Co-authors’ names should be written such that their first name appears first, followed by their last name, with their affiliation/institution in brackets after their name. The names and affiliations of additional co-authors should be listed in the order you wish them to appear in the conference programme.

 Session themes: Select one or more broad themes that your presentation may fit under. Please be aware that the themes of the sessions in the symposium and the arrangement of talks will be finalised by the symposium committee based on the submissions received.

● Keywords: A maximum of (5) keywords should be included in alphabetical order. These will help the symposium committee in grouping presentations into sessions and will appear in the programme to assist delegates in finding presentations and posters of particular interest. Please try to be specific, and avoid general keywords (e.g. hydrology).

Deadline for Abstract Submissions: 30 June 2024


Submit Abstract Here


Early-bird rates until 31 July 2024

Full Congress: Members R4,550.00
Full Congress : Non-Members R5,150.00
Full Congress : Student/Postdoc/Pensioner R3,500.00
Congress Single Day : Members R2,550.00
Congress Single Day: Non-Members R2,750.00
Congress Single Day : Student/Postdoc/Pensioner R1,700.00
Register Here

Accomodation Details

Special group rate:

Protea Hotel Cape Town Waterfront Breakwater Lodge for R3,385 per night
Protea Hotel Cape Town Waterfront Breakwater Lodge for R3,385 per night
Book your group rate for the SAHS Conference

The last day to book accommodation is Wednesday, October 2, 2024