Nexus Seminar // Responsive Water Governance in Context of Semi-Arid Environments and Developing Countries

Lecture by Prof. Dr Muna Mirghani, visiting professor, TU Berlin. The topic of the presentation is linked to the broader discourse on sustainable water resources management. It highlights the importance of water governance adaptation as a core component of national development strategies and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in developing countries.

Based on a multidisciplinary approach combining social and technical/natural sciences, the content addresses two core aspects, namely:

  • The interlinkages between water governance gaps and sustainable development objectives;
  • Adapting water governance to a river basin context in order to achieve desired development outcomes.

The content engages strategic thinking to identify underlying causes hindering the achievement of sustainable water resources management goals. The application of the approach to a typical challenge in inland water systems in semi-arid environments in Sudan is shortly introduced.

Where and when

TU Dresden
Hörsaalzentrum, Room 405
Bergstrasse 64,
01069 Dresden

22 Jan 2018

About the Nexus Seminar Series

UNU-FLORES in collaboration with the Faculty of Environmental Sciences of TU Dresden is excited to announce the Nexus Seminar Series. The joint seminar series, which launched in 2015, features lectures by senior scholars that highlight all dimensions of research on the Nexus Approach, ranging from hands-on implementation strategies to theoretical debates. The Nexus Seminars serve not only as a platform for scientific exchange and cooperation between UNU-FLORES and TU Dresden but also a medium for the partner institutions to discuss their research with a broader audience.

Taking place once a month, each seminar is open to the public and held alternatingly at UNU-FLORES and TU Dresden.

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Conferences, Forums and Symposiums

IAMG2019 // 20th Annual Conference of the International Association for Mathematical Geosciences

The conference will cover the usual topics in geo-mathematics, geostatistics, and geomodeling but in particular will bring to fore geomodeling issues at the intersection of food, water, and energy. The challenge of meeting the increased demand for food, water, and energy and the resultant stress on our geo-sphere is broadly accepted as one of the major scientific challenges facing mankind. The feedback processes intrinsic to this tri-partite cycle are best-studied using sophisticated...

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Stockholm World Water Week (SWWW) 2019

Stockholm World Water Week 2019

In 2019, World Water Week will explore an inclusive approach. This week’s theme: “Water and society – including all” is recognizing that not everybody is impacted in the same way by too little, too much or too dirty water. Less obvious than last year, the Nexus approach will remain at the heart of the water debate, especially through the seminar topic "Addressing migration through regional integration and water security for all", that explicitly connects water, energy and food security as the...

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SWWW 2019 Seminar // Addressing Migration through Regional Integration and Water Security for All

Regional economic integration can foster transboundary water management as well as energy and food security. It also attracts investments that address infrastructure deficits, accelerates participation in global and regional value chains, and stimulates economic growth. All are important entry points for sustainable development. However, environmental and social co-benefits are typically not as well quantified as economic growth.

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