By Boitumelo Makhurane
The National University of Science and Technology (NUST) will this year host a special water conference in the resort town of Victoria Falls.
According to the academic institution, the annual conference code-named WaterNet Symposium, provides water professionals with opportunities to discuss the management of freshwater sources.
Coming at a time when Matabeleland is experiencing water challenges, the conference is also a place to discuss new opportunities and development towards the integrated management of scarce freshwater resources.
Hosted through the university’s Department of Civil and Water Engineering, which won the bid, the 21st WaterNet symposium will run from October 28 to 30.
“The Department of Civil and Water Engineering put a bid to host the next symposium and the bid was discussed at the WaterNet Annual General Meeting in which a lecturer from the same department, Dr Makaya attended,” read the NUST statement
“He (Dr Makaya) gave a motivating presentation and the board unanimously decided that NUST hosts the symposium.”
Last year the conference was hosted by the University of Johannesburg under the theme: “Integrated Water Resources Development and Management: Leaving No One Behind for Water Security in Eastern and Southern Africa.”