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EXPERT WORKSHOP ON

“Sustainable use of water resources”

July 3rd – 8th, 2016

Overview
According to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), water is the limiting agent in sustainable development and is critical to all socio-economic aspects of human welfare, including security, energy, food, and health. It is central to the production and preservation and a host of benefits and services for people and can play a key enabling role in strengthening the resilience of social, economic and environmental systems in the light of rapid and unpredictable changes. However, water can also pose serious challenges to sustainable development if not managed efficiently and equitably.

Several water related workshops and meetings have been held all over the world, however the proposed one will be the first experts’ workshop to integrate social-economic scientists, practical sciences, engineering, and policy makers in water research in Sub-Saharan Africa region. In addition, the theme of the workshop “Sustainable Use of Water Resources” addresses the challenges outlined in the Kenyan Vision 2030 programs. Additionally, Africa’s rising population is driving demand for water and accelerating the degradation of water resources in many countries on the continent. Recent research has projected that almost all countries in Africa would face either absolute or economic water scarcity by 2025.

Objectives
The workshop’s main objective is to share experiences, knowledge, and research results among the water management experts and to discuss main problems and challenges in the field of water management in Sub Saharan Africa Region. It aims to:

  • Increase understanding of the interrelationship between Sustainable Development Goals and the Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM).
  • Identify the current trends in water management practices and their shortcomings.
  • Establish a Sub-Saharan Africa network of water experts.
  • Identify areas of future research useful for SSA region.
  • Identify potential funding agencies and their conditions for awarding grants.

Topics
Discussions are expected in the fields of climate change, integrated water management, modeling methods, sanitary engineering, urban water supply, biodiversity, micro and macro pollutants, floods and droughts control, sewer treatments and protection of inland and coastal waters to share their research and academic experiences.

Flyer Workshop Kisumu 2016

 

TRAINING COURSE ON

“Importance of  Social and Economic Integration in Water Resource Management in the Context of Sub Sahara Africa”

AT UNIVERSITY OF MALAWI, ZOMBA

September 6th – 11th, 2015

In Sub-Saharan Africa, and indeed the rest of the developing world, access to water is limited based on time (during droughts and dry seasons) and space (in arid areas). Additionally, Africa’s rising population is driving demand for water and accelerating the degradation of water resources in many countries on the continent. Recent research has projected that almost all countries in Africa would face either absolute or economic water scarcity by 2025.

The workshop main objective is to share experiences, knowledge, and research results among the lecturers and students and to discuss main problems and challenges in the field of water management in Sub Saharan Africa Region.

For further details see the event flyer.

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Please note that the  deadline for application has expired!!