First International Conference on Sustainable Management of Natural Resources (ICSMNR 2018)

Conference Details

Date: October 15th -17th 2018
Venue: Bolivia Lodge (Polokwane)

About the Conference

The 1st ICSMNR 2018 aims to create a bi-annual gatherings of Academics, students, policy makers, Environmental practitioners, Environmental engineers, Town planners, Mining Engineers, Researchers, Non- governmental organizations, Municipal and Government officials to share ideas on latest technologies and innovations on management of Natural Resources.

Conference Theme

The conference theme for 2018 “Innovations and Technologies for Sustainable Management of Natural Resources” aims at recognizing and driving the development of innovative tools and technologies for management of natural resources in South Africa.

The Sub-Themes were formulated along the philosophy of sustainable exploitation and protection of natural resources. Academics, students, policy makers, environmental practitioners, Environmental engineers, town planners, mining houses, researchers, municipal and government officials are encouraged to attend the conference and present talks and posters on the various themes.

Ecosystem Management
GIS and Remote Sensing as tools for Natural Resource Management
Ecosystem Health and Services
Wetland Management
Ecosystem governance

Environmental Pollution and Management
Environmental Policies and Environmental Impact Assessment
Abandoned Mines Hazards, Tailings Chemistry and Rehabilitation
Air, Soil and Water Quality Management
Mining and the Environment
Catchment Pollution Management-monitoring and Remediation
Waste Management Challenges

Innovative tools for Environmental Management
Green Economy
Adaptation to Climate Change
Planning and Ecotourism
Environmental Economics
Municipal and Community Initiatives/ Innovation/ Experiences in combating pollution

Important Deadlines

1st call for abstract: 1st March 2018
End of abstract submission: 30th May 2018
Notification of acceptance of abstract: 30th May 2018
Submission of full papers: 30th June 2018
Review comments and acceptance: 16th July 2018
Final full paper submission: 31st July 2018


Conference Fees



Early Bird 3rd
March – 30th June 2018

Late Registration 1st July – 30th September 2018

International Delegates

USD 500

USD 550

Students (Proof of Studentship to
be provided)

USD 330

USD 330

South African Delegates

ZAR 6000

ZAR 6600

Students (Proof of studentship to
be provided)

ZAR 4000

ZAR 4000



Bolivia lodge


Website: www.bolivia

Contact: Johana (082 708 3775) Reception

Description R/Day duration total
Single accommodation (2×3/4 beds) R670.00 per night 1 night R670.00
Sharing accommodation (2×3/4 beds) R670.00 per night 1 night R670.00
Sharing accommodation  (2×3/4 beds) R720.00 per night 1 night R720.00
Single accommodation 1x double R720.00 per night 1 night R720.00
Shared accommodation (2x queen/double bed ) R905.00 per night (12 rooms) 1 night R905.00
Breakfast R115.00 per person R115.00
Dinner R160.00 per person R160.00





Contact: Rotondwa (015 880 0099) Reception 

Description R/Day duration total
Single standard room R450.00 1 night R450.00
Executive room R650.00 1 night R650.00
Family room (4 sharing ) R700.00 1 night R700.00
Breakfast R145.00 per person R145.00
Lunch/ supper R210.00 per person R210.00





Contact: Mmaphefo (084 941 3719) Manager

Description R/Day duration total
Single room R550.00 per person 1 night R550.00
Breakfast R90.00 per person R90.00
Dinner R150.00 per person R150.00





Contact: Riaan (082 679 0119) Maintenance manager

Description R/Day duration total
Executive room (double bed) R650.00 per room 1 night R650.00
Standard room(double bed) R450.00 per room 1 night R450.00
Standard twin room(2 single beds) R450.00 1 night R450.00
Dinner R150.00 per person R150.00
Breakfast R60.00 per person R60.00


Contact Details

Chair: Conference Organizing Committee
Prof MW Gitari: School of Environmental Sciences
Phone: +27 15 962 8572
Cell: +27 76 595 6869

Co-Chair: Conference Organizing Committee
Prof Beneah Odhiambo: School of Environmental Sciences
Phone: +27 15 962 8587
Cell: +27 60 778 6672

Co-Chair: Conference Organizing Committee
Mr. Sphiwe Mhlongo: School of Environmental Sciences
Phone: +27 15 962 8576
Cell: +27 73 304 3321