Dear delegate

On behalf of the local organising committee I would like to invite you to the Biennial Conference of the International Water History Association, Stellenbosch University, South Africa, 29 June – 1 July 2022. We are looking forward to welcome you in Stellenbosch, the “wine capital” and oldest town in South Africa.

The 2022 IWHA conference will be hosted by the Stellenbosch University Water Institute. The conference will provide you the opportunity to share research results, experiences, challenges, and innovative solutions with colleagues from around the world on the burning issue of severe regional drought conditions, water shortages and critical problems in meeting the demand for water and sanitary services in cities and rural areas experienced as a result of climate change.

This conference aims to bring together specialist water historians, sociologists, political scientists, civil engineers and scientists, as well as water sector experts in academia and professional water sector leaders and researchers to discuss the serious issue of water shortages of Anthropogenic climate change.

The 2022 IWHA conference will be held for the third time on the African continent, in Stellenbosch, 50km from Cape Town, South Africa’s multicultural melting pot with its rich history. South Africa, and Stellenbosch in particular, is rapidly taking its place as a prime scientific destination of choice as a result of the science and technology innovations and research being undertaken here on an interconnective global scale. South Africa also offers the discerning tourist an exciting mix of tourist and entertainment possibilities. Visitors will find Cape Town and the surrounding Western Cape, where Stellenbosch is situated, a vibrant, trendy, sophisticated, well-connected and stunningly attractive modern metropole with top tourist attractions and nature reserve areas to visit.

The local organising committee are looking forward to welcome you at the 2022 Biennial Conference of the International Water History Association in Stellenbosch, South Africa!

Sincerely yours,
Wessel Visser (Convenor, loc)
Johann Tempelhoff
Willem de Clercq