Location: 5th Africa Water Week | Room BC 12 | King Fahd Palace Hotel
Date: Thursday May 29, 2014
Time: 5:00 - 6:00 pm
On Thursday May 29, 2014, in a side event of the Africa Water Week in Dakar, Senegal, Dr. Akissa Bahri will hold a special talk on taking urgent action to increase resilience and reduce the impact of climate change on Africa’s water resources.
Increasing resilience to climate change is a matter of socio-economic survival. Water resources are being severely impacted by global warming, putting at risk people’s lives and livelihoods, not to mention agriculture, hydropower, mining, transport, tourism, and water supply and sanitation.
Economists, policy makers and scientists warn that climate change will cost Africa billions of dollars per year in adaptation and disaster management.
Dr. Bahri is coordinator of the African Water Facility and has more than 35 years of work experience in water resources management and the use of marginal waters and sewage sludge for agriculture, and their impacts on the environment.
A prolific author and award-winning researcher, Akissa holds a Ph.D. in Water Resources Engineering from the Institute of Science and Technology, Lund University, Sweden, and a Doctorate from the Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse, France.