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Comprehensive management of water resources and the environment of the great deltas of Asia and Africa affected by climate and social changes

Due to population growth and with it economic activities in the great deltas of the world, ecosystems and their resources are affected and contaminated at different levels. It is in this sense that international academic institutions are interested in collaborating with their counterparts in Asia and Africa to study the vulnerability of these areas in the short and long term. The topics to be investigated are related to hydrology, water resources, water quality, coastal ecosystems, integrated basin-coast management, climatic and social changes.

The evaluation of the effects in the delta zones deserves to expand the study area to the upstream river headwaters that contribute with volumes of flow and sediment essential for agriculture, drinking water and industrial development. The operation of upstream structures such as dams inevitably reduce the availability of water resources in deltas.

This project has 3 main objectives:

Establish a platform between different international institutions
Development of a feasible strategy for the long-term understanding of the socio-economic effects in two major deltas: Nile in Africa and Mekong in Asia.
Incentivize and promote the training of young researchers and students of the affiliated institutions.
The main source of funding is the Japanese Society for Science Incentive (JSPS).

The initial period of this project is from April 2013 to March 2016.

For more details visit the project page:

Oliver Saavedra, PhD