1st Conference of the Water Footprint Research Alliance

Cape Town, South Africa, 4th - 7th April 2016

In April 2016, the first ever Symposium of the Water Footprint Research Alliance will be held by Water Footprint Network with South Africa’s University of the Free State and Water Research Commission. This year’s theme will be water footprint and sustainable water use in food production. Water Footprint Network’s Science Director, Dr Ashok Chapagain will open the conference and will be followed by a keynote speech by the originator of the water footprint concept and founder of Water Footprint Network, Prof. Arjen Hoekstra.

We thank everyone that has submitted abstracts; 34 papers have been selected for presentation at the conference. All of the authors are invited to submit their papers to the special issue of Water, which will be co-edited by Dr. Ashok Chapagain of Water Footprint Network, Prof. Arjen Hoekstra of University of Twente and Dr. Pieter R. van Oel of Wageningen University. Papers will go through the peer-review process before publication. Three of the submitted papers will get fee waiver for publication.

- Read the programme here

- Please register via the Registration form here

- Find out more about the WFRA and how to become a member here

For more information about the WFRA Conference 2016, please contact Henry Jordaan at the University of the Free State at jordaanh@ufs.ac.za.