4th SADC Groundwater Conference

THEME: Towards a Water Secure SADC- Groundwater Systems Thinking


As the 4th SADC Groundwater conference is fast approaching and preparations are underway. The SADC – Groundwater Management Institute (SADC-GMI) is delighted to announce that as an incentive to our partners and stakeholders, the Organizing Committee has decided to WAIVER THE REGISTRATION FEE to everyone interested in participating at the conference.

All you must do to gain FREE ACCESS and receive all communications regarding the conference is to complete your ONLINE REGISTRATION.

If you have already registered and received an invoice that requires you to pay the registration fee, kindly ignore the invoice you received as you will automatically gain FREE ACCESS to the conference.

If you haven’t registered, please note that it is IMPORTANT THAT YOU REGISTER so that you’ll receive all communications regarding the conference.

Due to Covid 19 pandemic the conference will be hosted virtually. Don’t miss out in the conversation where groundwater professionals in the region will be discussing critical groundwater issues.

The Southern African Community Development Groundwater Management Institute (SADC-GMI) in collaboration with its partners will host the 4th SADC groundwater Conference on 10 – 12 November 2021, under the theme “Towards a Water Secure SADC – Groundwater Systems Thinking”.

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the conference will be held virtually. The virtual conference will be designed in a manner that will ensure that delegates across the region and beyond effectively collaborate to find solutions to the region’s water-related challenges.

Possible Topics for discussion include Integrated Water Resource Management with a focus on Groundwater, Surface water – Groundwater interactions, Environmental Flow Requirements, Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems, Groundwater and WASH, Governance of Groundwater Resources, the WEFE Nexus.


Partners and Stakeholders wishing to run special sessions and panel discussions under the sponsorship program are requested to submit concept notes in line with the theme of the conference by the 9th of October 2021.

Meeting Outputs

  • Multi-stakeholders’ Declaration
  • Conference proceedings
  • Side-session reports
  • Press and media releases
Conference Registration

Start the Registration Process

When you are ready to register for the 4th SADC Groundwater Conference, please click the button below.

Registration is a quick and easy process. Please send all enquiries about the conference to conference@sadc-gmi.org.

Registration Fees and Deadlines

Attendee Type / Role Fees – US$ 
Normal registration FREE
Late registration FREE
Young professionals
(Below 35 yrs old)
Students FREE
Important Dates and Deadlines
Call for Abstracts 5th July 2021
Close for receipt of Abstracts 11th October 2021
Notification of Authors 16th October 2021
First Draft of the programme
18th October 2021
Confirmation by Authors 25th October 2021
Publishing of Final Programme 1st November 2021
Conference run 10 – 12 November 2021

Please send all enquiries about the conference to conference@sadc-gmi.org OR thokozani@sadc-gmi.org