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BACKGROUND


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.
Sub-Theme 1

Sub-Theme 1

Global change impacts on river basins and aquifer systems
Sub-Theme 2

Sub-Theme 2

Integrated water resources management in adapting to global changes
Sub-Theme 3

Sub-Theme 3

Urban and rural water management systems and strategies for climate change Adaptation. see more...

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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.
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  • 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.
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Conference objectives


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:

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