5th SADC Groundwater conference

Windhoek, Namibia
Event Date

On 16-18 November 2022, SADC-GMI will organise its 5th edition of the SADC Groundwater Conference. The conference will be held in Windhoek, Namibia, and will follow the theme 'Groundwater: Making the invisible visible for socio-economic development'. 


  1. Groundwater as a catalyst for attaining SDGs;
  2. Groundwater and ecosystem services;
  3. Groundwater and livelihoods; and
  4. Resilient groundwater infrastructure innovations for socio-economic development and rural and urban water security.

Special Session: Discussing the status of SDG-6 (especially 6.3.2, 6.4.2, 6.5.2 and 6.6.1) reporting in the SADC member states. 

The special session on Sustainable Development Goal 6 reporting in Southern Africa, organized by IGRAC, will be held on Wednesday 16 November from 14:00 till 15:30 hrs. During this session, Arnaud Sterckx will present on the state of reporting on groundwater resources availability and quality (6.3.2, 6.4.2 and 6.6.1) and Christina Fraser on the state of reporting on cooperation in transboundary aquifers (6.5.2). 

Register now

The conference is hybrid, and registration is still open. Young professionals can register for free.

Full programme and abstract book available here