3rd EMAN Africa Conference Track

Water Management and Accounting

Beneath the contemporary Scuffle for land in Africa lays yet a worldwide scramble for a  natural commodity - water, currently regarded as more precious than solid and liquid mineralwealth,Over a billion people in developing nations do not have  access to drinking  water  and over two billion people lack sufficient water for sanitation.The colossal 21st century grabbing of  water  is believed to be  causing the extinction  of  indigenous economic and socialcultures around the globe; yet the hidden cost ramifications is scantly being appraised,managed and properly put to the books; and thus effective strategies for the management of  water remains hazy. No wonder extant  research indicates that information  about water is currently   insufficient   to  support government and non-government organisations (NGOs) decisions and policies related to water management.

It is currently  estimated  that one in every three people  in Africa suffers  from  water  shortage, with  the anticipated danger that climate  change  will  worsen the situation. Water is therefore a precious commodity affecting the socialc, ultural and economic life of  people  (mostly the  poor)  that  thus deserves  academic  and research  attention  towards  finding  effective management  and accounting  solution  to   progress  the  provision  of   water   and adaptation to current and future climate variability for desired sustainable economic development.

We   invite  review  papers, methodological  papers, and    case studies that include but are not restricted to the following areas:

  • Effective water management;
  • Water accounting;
  • The role of  water on sustainable economic,social and cultural development;
  • Business water footprint accounting;
  • Water pricing and allocation;
  • Municipal water management;
  • Integrated reporting and corporate governance with focus on water;
  • Accounting for  water loss (management/  non-revenue water) and;
  • Water financing,budgeting and infrastructure.

The deadline for  abstracts for  the 3rd EMAN-Africa Conference Track is April 15th,2014. Please consider  that an abstract is not exceeding 300 words.Notification of  acceptance will  be sent by April 30th, 2014. Authors  of  accepted abstracts are  required to send their  extended abstract or full papers for  publication in the conference proceedings by May 30th,2014.Conference fee (3rd EMAN-Africa Conference Track 25th June 2014 only) is: R2 500

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Abstracts and papers  can be sent to:
Prof  CM Ambe  @ E-mail:cosmas.ambe@ul.ac.za;Tel:+2715 268 2630
Prof  CC Ngwakwe @E-mail: collins.ngkwakwe@ul.ac.za;+2715 290 2835/2