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EXPERT WORKSHOP ON

“Water Security”

May 15th – 20th, 2017

Overview

Nowadays, deterioration of global fresh water resources is the most challenging questions and it has become one of the forefront scientific and political agenda in relation to global environmental changes in climate, land-use and bio-diversity. Water is not adequately available in required quantity and quality in many parts of the world especially in developing countries. Water still remains to be an essential component of life and hence governments and other agents need to work to secure water to the society. Water security is regarded as the capacity of a population to safeguard sustainable access to adequate quantities of acceptable quality water for sustaining livelihoods, human well-being, and socio-economic development.

Thus, finding solutions to water security and related problems through strong collaboration among researchers, stakeholders, governments, non-governmental organizations and the communities is required. Therefore, the stakeholders need to meet in a discussion forum such as expert workshop to explore water security related problems and develop mitigation measures. The expert workshop also creates a co-learning environment among different experts and knowledge exchange through experiences from different parts of the world.

Objectives

The workshop will focus on multidisciplinary approach to water security challenges and its solutions with special interest on distribution and availability of fresh and drinking waters , scarcity of water, quality and pollution of waters, water governance, trans- boundary water resource management and other related issues among with the drivers land-use systems and climatic conditions. Thus, expert workshop aims to:

  • Present new findings and approaches to mitigate water security related problems.
  • Promote communications among scientists, engineers, managers, stakeholders, and policy/decision makers on water security challenges and solutions.
  • Share ideas and experiences in addressing water security challenges and solutions under changing conditions.
  • Present new technologies in desalination

Topics
The workshop will address amongst other the following topics:

  • Global water resource distribution
  • Access to water and water scarcity problems
  • Water quality indicators
  • Water governance
  • Equity and fairness of water distribution
  • Preservation and protection of water for sustainable use of water

Flyer Workshop Mekelle 2017

“Solutions to water challenges”

April 25th – 30th, 2017

Overview

Continued water scarcities will affect the region’s social and economic potential, increase land vulnerability to salinization and desertification and raise the risk for political conflict around the limited water available and increased demands. Ground-water is a hidden problem, since many countries extract more than is being recharged. Water quality degradation through pollution and salinization are important factors affecting water availability in the region. In recent years, flash floods that caused by extreme weather conditions, their occurrence is highly random and the associated problems are expected to increase in the near future due to climate change.

Finding solutions to these challenging problems requires close collaboration between scientists – established as well as young ones, – practitioners, and stakeholders from federal and public organizations. So we encourage you to contribute to the development of future solutions and to widen your own expertise and profile by attending the international workshop.

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:

  • Present new findings in and approaches to integrated water resources management.
  • Promote communications among scientists, engineers, mangers, stakeholders, and policy/decision makers on water resources management challenges and solutions.
  • Share ideas and experiences in addressing water management challenges and solutions under changing conditions
  • Present new technologies in desalination, waste water treatments and water pollution management.

Topics

  • Water and climate change
  • Water, sanitation, & hygiene
  • Water footprint challenges and solutions
  • MENA scale water challenges
  • MENA scale economics & politics of water

Flyer Workshop Cairo 2017

“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.

Flyer Regional Training Malawi_2015

Please note that the  deadline for application has expired!!