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Submission of Abstracts and Papers

All abstracts will be handled and reviewed electronically via the conference's EasyChair submission https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=20wnsymp. Note that you will need to set up an EasyChair account (if you do not already have one) before you login for your submission. Several roles have been set on the platform for the 20th WaterNet/WAFSA/GWP Symposium, kindly register as an author, all other roles will be done through invitation. When completing the submission form on EasyChair, you will see a space which asks for an abstract to be typed in or pasted. Kindly copy and paste your abstract here. Further down the page you will upload your full abstract as a pdf attachment. You should receive confirmation of submission of your abstract from EasyChair immediately after submission by email; if you have not, please bear in mind that any emails received might be found in your spam folder.

The submission form in EasyChair also asks you:

  • Your theme, your preferred presentation type/paper or a poster (note that the final decision will be taken by the programme committee)
  • Whether you are under 35 years old
  • Any keywords that do not appear in the topics list that may facilitate the review process

Selection Criteria

All abstracts submitted for oral/poster presentation will undergo a peer review process and the results will be communicated to the corresponding author. By accepting an invitation to present a paper, the author or at least one co-author commits to attending the conference.

Elservier Journal of Physics and Chemistry of the Earth (JPCE)

After the symposium authors will have an opportunity to submit their papers for review and publication in a special edition of the Journal of Physics and Chemistry of the Earth. It is a journal published by the Elsevier and the normal peer review process will apply. Guidelines for submitting a paper to this journal are available at:


Submissions will be via online. More details on submission will be announced at the symposium.

Important Dates and Registration Fees


Deadline for submission of abstracts                  15 May 2019

Notification acceptance of abstracts                    30 June 2019             

Deadline for early bird registration                      31 July 2019

Registration fees

Early bird registration (South African Delegates)                   ZAR 5,400.00.00

                                      (International Delegates                   USD 450.00

Payable by 31 July 2019

International Student Registration                                          USD 300.00

South Africa based Student Registration                                ZAR 4,200.00.00

Normal Registration (International Delegates)                         USD 470.00

Normal Registration (South Africa based Delegates)               ZAR 5,640.00.00

Payable by 30 August 2019 (Proof of studentship to be provided)

International Delegates Late Registration                              USD 550.00

South Africa Based Delegates Late Registration                  ZAR 6,600.00.00

Payable after 30 August 2019


International Exhibitors                                                           USD 600

Special sessions                                                                      USD 600

South Africa based exhibitors and Special Session Convenors    ZAR 7,200.00

Payable by 30 August 2019