Prof Wessel Visser

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Call for Papers
June 29, 2022 to July 1, 2022
South Africa
Subject Fields: 
Environmental History / Studies, Geography

Dear Delegate,

On behalf of the local organising committee we would like to invite you to the Biennial Conference of the International Water History Association Hybrid Conference, hosted by Stellenbosch University, South Africa, on 29 June – 1 July 2022. As the LOC, we are pleased to announce that the abstract submission for the International Water History Association Hybrid Conference is now open. It is a pleasure and a privilege to invite you to submit your abstract for this prestigious event. 


31 MARCH 2022



A listing of the topics is given below as an aid towards the formulation of a suitable paper within the conference theme. Please note that the topics are not exhaustive and other papers satisfying the conference theme can also be submitted. Abstracts for papers are invited under the following topics:

  • Historical and current ethical perspectives on water. 
  • History of agricultural development and the evolution of smarter water use 
  • Water history and the environment 
  • History of droughts 
  • History of floods 
  • Marine history
  • Irrigation history 
  • Urban water history
  • Rural water history 
  • History of urbanization and water supply 
  • Rural water history 
  • History of water treatment and purification 
  • History of wastewater reuse
  • Water and wastewater infrastructure systems 
  • Old and new water technologies 
  • Water related knowledge in ancient manuscripts (in different languages)


  • Sanitation history
  • Used water 
  • Hydropower
  • Religion and water
  • Water management systems 
  • Water security 
  • Water disaster management: droughts and floods 
  • Large dams 
  • Large dams and river systems 
  • African water history 
  • Water and sustainable development
  • Groundwater 
  • Cultural history of water 
  • Water history and its methodologies 
  • Ocean Waters 
  • River histories 
  • Environmental Justice and Water Equity 
  • Water/Hydro diplomacy 
  • Water and climate change 
  • Waterscape changes in response to urbanization 
  • Spatial arrangements and water technology systems (protection perimeters for water works and networks)

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Come and share your research findings, innovative ideas and reflections about teaching, learning and assessment with regards to our innovative topics. 

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