Congress Archive

Previous conferences and meetings of the Southern African Society of Aquatic Scientists.

2021 in cyberspace 1 - 3 November 2021. In a time when people are experiencing online fatigue and lack of motivation we hope to breathe some fresh life into this online conference - the Water Research Group, North-West University (NWU)

2020 (Potchefstroom 21 - 25 June 2020: cancelled because of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic). Hosts would have been the Water Research Group, North-West University (NWU).

2019 Protea Hotel Marriott Zebula Lodge 30 June - 4 July 2019
Aquatic ecosystem health in a changing environment Hosted by the University of Limpopo and the University of Venda

2018 Cape St Francis Bay Resort, 24-28 June 2018. Hosted by the South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity, Rhodes University, Nelson Mandela University, and the University of Fort Hare. [Programme and abstracts]

2017 Birchwood Hotel & OR Tambo Conference Centre, Gauteng, 25/26-28 June 2017: Hosted by the University of Johannesburg. [Programme and abstracts]

2016 Skukuza, Kruger National Park, 26-30 June 2016: Aquatic Research, Management and Conservation in a rapidly changing world. [Programme]

2015 Drakensberg, KwaZulu-Natal, 28 June to 2 July 2015: Water Resource Research, Policy and People

2014 Black Mountain, Thaba 'Nchu, 22-26 June 2014.

2013 Arniston (Waenhuiskrans), 30 June to 4 July 2013: Catchments, Coastal interfaces and Communities [map].

2012 Cape St Francis: 1 to 5 July 2012 - Aquatic ecosystems; conservation & connectivity [map] [Group photo (small)(printable)]

2011 Phongola region: Sustainable utilisation of southern African aquatic resources: 26 to 30 June 2011, Ithala Game Reserve in Northern KZN.

SIL 2010 international limnology conference in South Africa (Cape Town, 15-20 August 2010).

2010 Augrabies National Park: 13-16 June: Aquatic biodiversity and climate change – an arid region perspective. [Group photo].

2009 Magaliesberg: 21-24 June Beyond rapid assessments - time for an aquatic research renaissance in South Africa. (Organised by the University of Johannesburg.)

2006 Maputo: 19-23 June

2005 Grahamstown: 13-15 July
In conjunction with the Entomological and Zoological Societies of Southern Africa. SASAqS was not a co-host of the conference, though the majority of SASAqS presentations formed part of the zoological themes and programme. However, special sessions particular to SASAqS themes were arranged.

2004 Midrand Water Resources as Ecosystems: Scientists, Government and Society at the Crossroads (In association with the Department of Water Affairs and Forestry and the Water Research Commission).

2003 Cape Town. The 38th SASAqS Annual Congress held in conjunction with the ZSSA (Zoological Society of South Africa).

2002 Bloemfontein: SASAqS with Southern African Institute of Ecologists and Environmental Scientists.

Environmental Flows 2002

2001 Eco Eiland (PDF courtesy of the Water Research Commission).

2000: no congress.

1999 Swakopmund

1996 Zimbabwe. Vic Falls Conference on Aquatic Ecosystems (Monitoring and managing our precious resources)

1995 Grahamstown. Zoological and Aquatic Sciences in South Africa (with the Zoological Society)

1993 Rand Afrikaans University.

1992 Cape Town. Conference on Aquatic Ecosystems (with the Phycological Society)

1991 Grahamstown. Marine, Estuarine and Freshwater Ecosystems Conference

1990 Bloemfontein programme (Photo 1Mb)

1988 Pietermaritzburg (1.8Mb PDF)

1986 Windhoek report, photo (0.9Mb JPEG) and caption.

1984 Wilderness Group photo (0.7Mb JPEG) and Presidential Address

1983 Durban (5Mb PDF). The 20th annual congress of the Limnological Society of southern Africa - Wetlands in Perspective.

1980 Grahamstown (0.5Mb JPEG)