Household Water Security in Urban Africa: Changing practices and potential

20 July 2017
9.30 - 16.00

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Organiser: Cardiff University

Location: Cardiff

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Across Africa rapid urbanisation is placing severe strain on the collective supply of water for household consumption. In many towns and cities this is leading to the proliferation of privately-commissioned boreholes as households seek to secure their own access to water supplies. The drivers and implications of this trend for individual households and wider society are only beginning to be explored. This workshop offers an opportunity to reflect on the changing practices in water supply and the implications of this for health, equity and resilience to possible future environmental shocks.

The workshop will draw on insights from hydrogeology, psychology, journalism and economic geography. Based on findings from recent inter-disciplinary research (RIGSS: Resilience in Groundwater Supply Systems) financed by NERC through the Global Challenges Research Fund, it will provide a valuable opportunity to explore the lessons for policy and practice as well as to discuss areas for further research.

The workshop will prove relevant for all those with an interest in water security, contemporary urban development and development trends in Africa.

Speakers

Prof. Alan MacDonald British Geological Survey
Prof. Stuart Allan Cardiff University
Prof. Gillian Bristow Cardiff University
Dr. Stuart Capstick Cardiff University
Dr. Adrian Healy Cardiff University
Prof. Lorraine Whitmarsh Cardiff University
Prof. Moshood Tijani University of Ibadan
Prof. Ibrahim Goni University of Maiduguri

To Register visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/household-water-security-in-urban-africa-changing-practices-and-potential-risks-tickets-35753118540?aff=generaladmission 

Address:
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama Cardiff
Beddoe Studio
Cardiff
CF10 3ER

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