Welcome to the 4th International Conference of the Great Rivers of Africa

Latest news:

In the current global health context, the Organizing Committee has decided to postpone the 4th edition of the FRIEND-Water / IAHS conference on the hydrology of the great rivers of Africa from November 16 to 20, 2021 in Cotonou (Republic of Benin, Africa West) (initially scheduled for November 24-28, 2020).

Important dates to remember :

New call for papers with submission of abstracts of 6 pages at most : Last deadline Thursday December 31, 2020

For instructions to authors, please click on the journal links below where articles may be published after review.


  • Climate and Development of the Pierre Pagney Climate, Water, Ecosystem and Development Laboratory, University of Abomey-Calavi : Click here to download the instructions to authors

NB :

  • All previously submitted abstracts remain accepted. The reviewing processes are underway and all authors will soon be notified of the publication choices made by the scientific committee.
  • All registrations already made remain valid for 2021. Thus we guarantee the postponement for the next year of registration and training fees for those who have already paid.
  • All abstracts will be posted on the conference website to be accessible to the general public.
  • Articles not selected by the journal de la M Meteorology or for submission to IAHS proceedings, will be submitted to the journal “Climat and Development”

Registration for the conference:

The deadline for preferential rates (registration and training fees) is extended until March 31, 2021. Click here to register for the conference

Training registration: Click here to register for the training

Further information will be provided very soon.