Social Programme

A full social and cultural programme is being arranged for delegates and accompanying persons.

The reception for speakers and chairpersons will be held, as usual, at the conference venue, on the evening before the conference begins. This will be on a terrace of the Safari hotel, and will include a light supper.

The AFRICA 2019 Welcome Reception is likely to be held in the gardens of Safari Court hotel; after apéritifs, a buffet supper will be served, and entertainment is being organized.

The Farewell Gala dinner is planned to be held in the ballroom and gardens of the elegant Country Club in Windhoek, located close to the city centre. There will be music and a buffet dinner with a chance to taste local specialities.

Conference Programme

AFRICA 2019 will be the third international conference focusing on water storage and renewable energy development in Africa, co-hosted by Aqua~Media International and the International Commission on Large Dams.

The two main utilities, NamWater and NamPower, welcome international experts to come and exchange experience on key topics relating to water storage and renewable energy. Namibia has experienced a period of exceptional growth and economic stability (IMF Annual Report 2017), making it a prime destination for investments in the hydro sector.


Monday 1 April

Pre-conference workshops and Chairpersons’ & Speakers meetings and reception.


Tuesday 2 April

Opening ceremony, technical sessions begin and evening Welcome reception.


Wednesday 3 April

Technical sessions continue and extended opening of the Exhibition.


Thursday 4 April

Technical sessions continue, closing ceremony and Farewell Dinner.

Industry co-sponsors


  • 2 - 4 April 2019
  • Windhoek - Namibia
Andritz-Engineered Success
Gilkes - Water-to-wire solutions