Tools for integrated natural resources management in Africa

AFROMAISON international symposium

  • 16 May 2014
  • 09:00 - 17:00
  • Westvest 7, Delft, The Netherlands
  • Afromaison
Western Europe
UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education

The symposium aims at sharing new developments and recent applications of tools supporting sustainable management of natural resources in Africa. We are interested in tools supporting land use management, integrated water resources management or the assessing ecosystem functions and services in Africa.

Use of tools

Models are becoming more and more used for management of natural resources, river basins, agricultural systems and their interactions. Their role in predicting effects of potential measures may assist the complex decision making process considering different users, policies, stakeholders and often contrasting objectives. However, local and regional systems are more and more affected by global factors (economic crisis, food crises, climate change, land use change, large scale infrastructures).

The symposium is particularly calling for studies that:

  1. Consider interactions of different scales, such as global drivers in local impact studies
  2. Improved representation of interactions between multiple sectors (food, energy, nature) or multiple disciplines (environmental, social, economic sciences).
  3. Developments and use of indicators
  4. Integrated tools/decision support systems
  5. Merging of remote sensing and models
  6. Model developments for African conditions

Agenda

09:00 - 12:30 hrs

Hands on training: 'Tools for Integrated Natural Resources Management in Africa’

13:45 - 17:00 hrs

Presentations

Registration

Please register for the symposium via the registration form.

Organizing committee

Ann van Griensven, Associate Professor of Hydrology and Water Quality

Masoom Hamdard, Lecturer in Environmental Policy

Tom d'Haeyer, Project Engineer water Antea Group