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Sub-Saharan Africa virtual Conference 2022 – Call far Abstract

Part I

Sustainable Water Resources Management under Pandemic Crises in Africa

04 October, 2022

Background

The sustainable management of water resources is critical to the development of society because water plays a key role in various aspects of human endeavor. Water is needed for domestic, commercial, industrial, agricultural, and recreational purposes. While the global supply of fresh water is more than adequate to meet all current and foreseeable water demands, the spatial and temporal distributions are inadequate to meet domestic, economic development and environmental needs. In the African region, the lack of adequate clean drinking water has become a constraint on human health and productivity. Although a lot of research has been done on ways to remove these constraints, new challenges have emerged because of pandemic crises such as covid19.  The impact of the Ebola, Bird Flu and more recently the COVID-19 or other pandemics on water resources management such as the provision of clean water and sanitation, the use of water for agriculture, industry and recreation and water governance not known well.  To cope with such challenges in future, research in all aspects of water management under pandemic crises is needed to prepare for the coming generations.

Objectives

The conference objective is to share research findings as well as knowledge and experiences among experts, graduate students and research scientists on the current and future challenges of water resources management in Africa. The conference will also discuss the research directions and propose viable solutions to sustainable water management in Sub Saharan Africa.

Topics

Presentations are expected from experts in the following fields:

  • Water, sanitation and hygiene during pandemic crises
  • Fresh Water supply, distribution and use during pandemic for domestic, agriculture, Industries, and recreation
  • Re-use of wastewater to meet the demands
  • Water governance under pandemic period

Target Audience

The expected participants are graduate students, post-docs, academics, researchers, decision-makers, and practitioners in the field of sustainable water resources management in Africa.

Abstract Submission

The abstract should be a maximum number of 250 words, with 3 – 5 keywords.

The deadline for submission of the extended abstract is 15 August, 2022. Successful applicants will be notified on or before 30 August 2022.

In case your abstract is selected, please send your ppt file and a video recording of your presentation to  by 25 September 2022. This is to ensure that in case of internet connection problems your presentation can still be presented. The presentation time is max. 15 minutes.

If your ppt and video files are several megabytes in size, please send them via WeTransfer (https://wetransfer.com/) to Prof. Andreas Haarstrick (a.haarstrick@tu-bs.de).

Applicant Status*
:
Home University *
:
Academic Degree hold*
:
Gender * : f m 
Family Name *
:
First Name *
:
e-mail *
:
Abstract for Part I*
:

.doc, .docx, .pdf | max. 5MB
Please make sure the document is named as follows: FAMILYNAME_givenname_abstract (e.g.: SMITH_John_abstract.pdf)

I accept that my sent in files are stored on the EXCEED-SWINDON webpage's member area to be viewed online by the deciding members of the Management Board and to be used by DAAD for statistical purposes.

 

Part II

Water Resources Management for Agenda 2063 – The Africa We Want

11 October, 2022

Background

The AGENDA 2063 is Africa’s blueprint and master plan for transforming Africa into the global powerhouse of the future. The continent’s strategic framework aims to deliver on its goal for inclusive and sustainable development. Water plays a major role to achieve this agenda but it is not well researched and studied as SDG. One of the goals of Agenda 2063 is environmentally sustainable and climate resilient economies and communities, which is well, linked with SDG 6, 7, 13 and 15. To get whether current water resources research and development in Africa are linked well with Agenda 2063, conferences on such topics are important.

Objectives

The conference objective is to share research findings as well as knowledge and experiences among experts, graduate students and research scientists on the current and future challenges of water resources management in Africa. The conference will also discuss the research directions and propose viable solutions to sustainable water management in Sub Saharan Africa within the framework of the Agenda 2063.

Topics

Presentations are expected from experts in the following fields with focus on Agenda 2063:

  • Sustainable management of water for all
  • Water Security in Africa
  • Combating climate change and its impact
  • Energy from waste for sustainable water management

Target Audience

he expected participants are graduate students, post-docs, academics, researchers, decision-makers, and practitioners in the field of sustainable water resources management in Africa.

Registration as a Listener in the Audience

The registration for listeners will open after 1 October 2022. Enter the exceed-Swindon website (ww.exceed-swindon.org) and follow the instruction.

Registration for Abstract Submission (Presenter)

The abstract should be a maximum number of 250 words, with 3 – 5 keywords.

The deadline for submission of the extended abstract is 15 August, 2022. Successful applicants will be notified on or before 30 August 2022.

In case your abstract is selected, please send your ppt file and a video recording of your presentation to  by 25 September 2022. This is to ensure that in case of internet connection problems your presentation can still be presented. The presentation time is max. 15 minutes.

If your ppt and video files are several megabytes in size, please send them via WeTransfer (https://wetransfer.com/) to Prof. Andreas Haarstrick (a.haarstrick@tu-bs.de).

Applicant Status*
:
Home University *
:
Academic Degree hold*
:
Gender * : f m 
Family Name *
:
First Name *
:
e-mail *
:
Abstract for Part II*
:

.doc, .docx, .pdf | max. 5MB
Please make sure the document is named as follows: FAMILYNAME_givenname_abstract (e.g.: SMITH_John_abstract.pdf)

I accept that my sent in files are stored on the EXCEED-SWINDON webpage's member area to be viewed online by the deciding members of the Management Board and to be used by DAAD for statistical purposes.