Forthcoming Congresses

Information on plans for conferences and meetings of the Southern African Society of Aquatic Scientists.

SASAqS 2015

28 June to 2 July: Water Resource Research, Policy and People.
Champagne Sports Resort in the Drakensburg, KwaZulu-Natal
The conference will also host the Yellowfish Working Group conference.


  • Alien invasive and extralimital species management.
  • Benefit sharing in aquatic resource management.
  • Citizen science and Adopt-A-River.
  • Climate variability and ecosystem resilience.
  • Conservation of freshwater and estuarine species.
  • Ecological Infrastructure: ecosystems, services and people.
  • Ecological risk assessments: multiple stressors and objectives in dynamic aquatic ecosystems.
  • Ecosystem connectivity and the effects of barriers.
  • Ecosystem rehabilitation and offsets.
  • Estuary management: policies, procedures and people.
  • Human capacity development with water resource management.
  • Inland fishery management and fish harvesting for human consumption.
  • Innovative techniques and technologies for aquatic ecosystem management.
  • Productivity, trophic structures and aquatic food webs.
  • Reservoir monitoring and management, the forgotten water resources.
  • Resource Directed Measures for Water Resource Protection: successes and failures.
  • River health Programme and the new National Ecosystem Monitoring Programme.
  • Surface water and groundwater interactions, the new frontier.
  • Understanding and managing the effects of flow alterations in rivers and estuaries.