6th IAHR Africa Division Congress "African Water Security in the context of Climate Change"


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The Congress will take place during 9-12 December 2024 in Berenguir and Marrakech, Morocco. 

The congress will bring together experts in water research and innovation to address key challenges in Africa. 

IAHR and the Congress Organising Group invite you to take part in the 6th IAHR Africa Congress  to be held in Benguerir-Marrakesh, Morocco, from 9th to 12th December 2024 . The Congress aims to provide scientists, engineers, organisations, central and local authorities, companies, and young professionals early in their careers an exciting opportunity to share and discuss recent advances and experiences and identify innovative and emerging trends in hydro-environmental science and engineering. Organized around eight themes aiming to provide an integrative and interdisciplinary platform where science, engineering, and societal policy can meet, the Congress will bring together the water science, engineering, and management communities to help address the world’s most pressing water challenges. Submit your abstract by 15 June 2024!


Climate change-induced droughts and floods

  • Monitoring and warning systems 

  • Risk assessment 

  • Resilience capacities 

River basins management

  • Hydrometry and database development

  • Hydrology and hydraulic modelling

  • Best practices for transboundary river basins management

Hydraulic structures

  • Hydraulic structures design and safety

  • Hydropower for sustainable energy

  • Nature based solutions 

Urban water and wastewater

  • Water supply systems

  • Sewage systems, recycling and reuse

  • Desalination and water treatment

Groundwater hydraulics and Management

  • Flow and quality monitoring and modelling

  • Groundwater recharge

  • Coastal aquifer management 

Lakes, estuaries and coasts

  • Lake management 

  • Coastal engineering 

  • Estuaries and wetlands ecology 

Hydroinformatics for smart water management

  • Modeling tools  

  • Artificial Intelligence applications 

  • Remote sensing and IoT for water data exchange

Water governance

  • Sustainable Development Goals 

  • Institutional water management

  • Water policies at national and territorial levels

  • Financing of water supply and wastewater treatment and reuse

  • Data availability, access and decision support systems


  • Abstract Submission Deadline: 15 June 2024

  • Notification of Acceptance: 15 July 2024

  • Early Bird Regisration: 90 days before the Congress

  • Submission of Full Conference Papers: 15 September 2024

  • Congress: 9-12 December 2024

 African Students Scholarship Program

As part of our commitment to fostering academic excellence and promoting diversity in water research, the IAHR Africa Congress 2024 is pleased to offer a scholarship program for 50 African students based in Africa.

The scholarship program aims to support deserving African students in their participation at the IAHR

Africa Congress 2024. Scholarships may vary in coverage and can include:

  • Waiver of registration fees

  • Partial or full coverage of travel expenses (including air tickets)

  • Accommodation assistance

  • Support for registration fees

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicants must be African students currently enrolled in a university or academic institution in Africa (M.Sc. PhD or Post-Doc).

  • Applicants must submit an abstract for presentation at the conference.

  • Abstracts will undergo a rigorous peer-review process by the Scientific Committee.

  • Submission of two official recommendation letters from research supervisor and/or program director, dean, vice dean.

Scholarship Benefits:

  • Up to full support for selected scholarship recipients.

  • Opportunity to present research findings at a prestigious international conference.

  • Networking opportunities with leading experts and professionals in the field of water research.

  • Certificate of scholarship.

  • Full training day with prominent scholars included for scholarship recipients.

How to Apply

  1. Submit an abstract for presentation at the IAHR Africa Congress 2024 through the conference website.

  2. Ensure that you meet all eligibility criteria for the scholarship program.

  3. Scholarship recipients will be selected based on the quality and relevance of their abstracts as determined by the Scientific Committee.

Terms and Conditions

The IAHR Africa Congress 2024 reserves the right to modify or cancel the scholarship program at any time without prior notice.

Scholarship recipients are expected to adhere to all conference rules and guidelines.

The IAHR Africa Congress 2024 is not liable for any damages, losses, or injuries incurred during the conference.

Priority will be given to SSA and

Additional Information

Pre-selected candidates will be contacted directly by the organizing committee to provide a full CV and additional information.

Join us at the IAHR Africa Congress 2024 and be part of shaping the future of water research in Africa!


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