The role of water in the development of southern African societies: from pre-colonial Mapungubwe and Great Zimbabwe to the post-colonial Southern African Development Community (SADC).
The conference will focus:
• The past, present and future of humans interacting with the hydrosphere;
• Water in social /cultural and ecological contexts;
• Change in social, economic and political development and its influence on water;
• Knowledge formation between the natural and social sciences and contemporary southern African communities and their indigenous and local cultural heritage related to water.
Contributions are invited from participants in both the social and natural sciences.
The objective is to create an integrative platform for knowledge dissemination across a broad spectrum of scientific water and development research thinking. Representatives of contemporary local and regional communities in southern Africa who have an interest in water and development, are also welcome to participate in the conference.
Titles (12-17 words) and abstracts (about 250 words) should be submitted on or before 30 August 2013. A notification of acceptance of abstracts will be made before 15 September 2013.
Participants are welcome to submit collective theme panel groups and submit sets of three to four abstracts per session.
Please send electronic abstracts: Rabson Wuriga at firstname.lastname@example.org (please also cc Johann Tempelhoff at email@example.com).
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