That is why researchers and scientists from UNU-FLORES, the Universidade Eduardo Mondlane (UEM) and the Water Research Institute of the Ministry of Science and Technology of Mozambique (MCT), in cooperation with the Universidade CatÃ³lica de MoÃ§ambique (UCM-CIG) held a workshop in Maputo, Mozambique, to discuss this project
The project aims at addressing the effects of bio-physical and socio-economic factors such as land cover and land use, urbanization and others, including soils and sanitation systems, on water resources throughout the year in challenging climate and environmental conditions. The project is also intended to contribute to ongoing and future climate adaptation management plans and activities.
The Beira project will be one of the first initiatives of the UNU-FLORES Operating Unit, which will be established in Maputo in 2014. The main goal of the Operating Unit will be the promotion of a nexus approach to the integrated management of the environmental resources water, soil and waste in Africa.