Dear participants, kindly download the communique of the just concluded conference below:
FINAL ANNOUNCEMENT/CALL FOR ABSTRACT: The Nigerian Institution of Water Engineers wishes to inform that the Abstract submission deadline for the 2nd NIWE International Water Conference (Abeokuta 2018) has been extended till 31st July 2018. To submit an abstract, log on to http:/conference.niwe.org.ng/abstract-submission Thank you. Dr A Sobowale, LOC CHAIR
Due to changing global climatic conditions, many African countries have been facing the consequences of climate extremes. Floods have become a recurrent phenomenon for many years now, in many African countries, especially Nigeria. Drought has been also regularly observed and it constitutes a threat to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). Even though the level of impacts of climate change on water resources is not well documented, there is a consensus on the increasing frequency and intensity of extreme events all over the world. The increasing variability of the hydrological cycle will need strong and strategic measures for better management and governance of water resources in Nigeria. The recent drying up of the Goronyo dam reservoir in Sokoto State and the age long shrinking of the Lake Chad with its consequent impact on livelihoods are a few examples. The Nigerian Institution of Water Engineers (NIWE) seeks to create a platform through the staging of international Conferences for the pragmatic discussion of the problems and synthesize solutions through networking, synergy, collaboration and partnership among experts, managers, decision makers and other stakeholders in the water sector.
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The theme of this year’s conference, Global Climate Change and Water Resources – Processes, Impacts and Adaptations is not only timely, but seeks sustainable solutions to the teething problems. The 2018 conference will be hosted in the ancient city of Abeokuta, from 15th – 17th October, 2018; the city is known for the hospitality of her people and is the capital city of Ogun State in South West, Nigeria. Situated on the banks of the historical Ogun River, the city is famous for the Olumo Rock, the widely known Adire textile, and the intelligent and industrious people who had blazed the trail in every endeavour of life in Nigeria and indeed, the world.
This international Conference will harvest knowledge from around the world to manage our water resources and the lives of all of us that depend upon it sustainably.
Global Climate Change and Water Resources – Processes, Impacts and Adaptations
The international Conference will harvest knowledge from around the world to manage our water resources and the lives of all of us that depend upon it sustainably. This will be achieved as outlined in the following objectives:
Exchange of ideas.
Promote cross pollination of ideas and synergy on climate change impacts on our nations water resources among experts, managers, decision makers and the academia.
Forum of Knowledge
Provide a forum to facilitate knowledge exchange, based on real experiences and innovations from river basins across Nigeria.
Support international efforts
Support international efforts to ensure sustainable and integrated management of water resources by highlighting and documenting lessons learned.
Provide networking among water sector professionals for sustainable management of water infrastructures
Set new path way.
Set new directions for research, knowledge and capacity building needs related to water security.