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Tri-regional Water, Renewable Energy Innovation Conference
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Tri-regional Water, Renewable Energy Innovation Conference

Tanzania is already preparing to host the Bridging Africa, Latin America and Europe on Water and Renewable Energies Applications (BALEWARE) conference in December 2016. The conference will include training sessions for early career researchers, presentations, policy discussions, field visits, and an innovation exhibition. Representatives from government, research institutions, and the private sectors are being encouraged to attend. [Image credit: Flickr, Global Marine Photos]

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EU-funded Project Explores Innovative Water Harvesting
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EU-funded Project Explores Innovative Water Harvesting

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The Water Harvesting for Rainfed Africa (WAHARA) project is exploring innovative, climate appropriate and cost-effective methods for water harvesting. WAHARA conducted research on soil samples from Tunisia, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia and Zambia, all of which have varying climates. “By testing various techniques in different African climates, [WAHARA] is developing a system for farmers and policy-makers to choose water-harvesting methods that are suitable for local conditions,” says the European Commission’s website. The project also developed a Quick Scan Tool for farmers to use in determining the appropriate method for different landscapes. The project is funded through the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme and will run until 2018. [Image credit: Flickr, Livestockcrsp]

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Climate Change, Agriculture Crucial in Safeguarding Water Supply
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Climate Change, Agriculture Crucial in Safeguarding Water Supply

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The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation has warned in its annual water report that much more innovation and research needs to take place to safeguard the world’s water supply, especially in climate change and agriculture. “Human health, food and energy security, urbanization and industrial growth, as well as climate change are critical challenge areas where policies and actions at the core of sustainable development can be strengthened (or weakened) through water,” the report states. The 2015 World Water Development Report (WWDR), titled ‘Water for a Sustainable World’ was launched on 20 March 2015. The report states urgent interventions are required to reduce the water demands of agriculture, water pollution by the agricultural sector and increased productivity of crops. [Image credit: Flickr/Ceyhun (Jay) Isik]

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Grants Available for Early-career Researchers from Developing Countries
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Grants Available for Early-career Researchers from Developing Countries

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Early-career researchers from developing countries are encouraged to apply to the International Foundation for Science (IFS) individual research grant scheme. Proposals should focus on biological resources in terrestrial systems, water resources, or food security. Research activities with a duration of 1-3 years are eligible for approximately €9,500 in funding. The grants aim to “contribute to strengthening their countries’ research capability and ultimately to a global research community aimed at reducing poverty and supporting sustainable development,” the IFS website says. The deadline for research proposals is 31 December 2014. [Image credit: Flickr, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture]

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New University Course Material on West African Water Resources Management
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New University Course Material on West African Water Resources Management

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The Water Resources and River Basin Management Joint Training Course was produced by the AU-NEPAD Water Centres of Excellence. The publication can be downloaded from the European Commission’s website using the following URL: https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/sites/default/files/lb-na-26622-en-n.pdf. (Note: The file size is 6MB.) [Image credit: European Commission]

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Africa Water Forum 2014
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Africa Water Forum 2014

The Africa Water Forum will take place in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso from 12-14 June 2014. The event is organised by the government of Burkina Faso and the International Institute for Water and Environmental Engineering. On the agenda? Continental policies for accessible water and sanitation services in Africa in preparation for the 7th World Water Forum in 2015. [Image credit: Flickr, Mckaysavage]

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Climate Change and Agriculture: The Water Factor
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Climate Change and Agriculture: The Water Factor

Presentation by Barnabas A. Amisigo of Ghana’s Water Research Institute at the CAAST-Net Plus Regional Workshop on Agriculture and Climate Change (Accra, Ghana: 5-6 November 2013). [Image credit: B. A. Amisigo]

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