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Africa Online Summer School

2 - 12 October 2022

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The Africa Online Summer School is organized by the IAHR-Africa Division. It is initiated as a commitment from IAHR to reach and connect with African scholar, young professionals, and institutes; and as a mean to promote collaborations that will create solutions for the water security and climate change challenges and help meet net-zero and sustainability targets. This school provides a synthesis of several aspects of hydro-environmental engineering. The main objective of the school is to introduce the main principles hydro-environmental engineering and their importance and practical applications in Africa. 

Deliverables

Upon completion, the participant should be able to:

  • Recognize the importance of hydro-environmental engineering and its impact on water infrastructures.

  • Understand the fundamentals and main principles behind each field of hydro-environmental engineering.

  • Be familiar with projects and applications where the hydro-environmental engineering is involved.

  • Identify leading experts in the field of hydro-environmental engineering and be familiar with IAHR.

  • Identify research and engineering streams that African scholars and professionals should focus on and/or explore. 

For whom?

This course is intended for a broad audience. Whether you are a young professional or a senior, academic or practitioner, the course will help you to learn, identify and connect between the different aspects of hydro-environmental engineering. 

Workload

The course is composed of 18 lectures. Two lectures are given each day. In total, the school is composed of 13h of lectures (45min for each lecture). No official assignments are required, but some professors may provide simple assignments. A Professional Certificate of Attendance (PCA) is issued under request. 

Lecturers

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Jörg Imberger

Ellis Penning

Mohamed S.Ghidaoui

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Vladimir Nikora

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Wim S.J. Uijttewaal

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Marcelo García

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Andrea Rinaldo

Claudia Adduce

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Ana Maria da Silva

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Maria Kennedy

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Alfred Johny Wüest

Heidi Nepf

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Ioana Popescu

Peter Goodwin

Roger Falconer

Joe Fernando

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Brent Sleep

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Elpida Kolokytha

Coordinators

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Moez Louati

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David Ferras

Opening

  • Oct. 2, 5:00 Ontario | 7:00 Chicago | 14:00 CET | 20:00 HKT

    Prof. Joseph Hun-Wei Lee | IAHR President 

    Dr. Samuel Partey | Programme Specialist - Natural Sciences at UNESCO 

    Dr. Tassew MekuriaUMCES

    UN WATER representative (TBA)

    Further opening remarks will be confirmed later

    Prof. Daouda Koné | Director of capacity building at Wascal 

Lectures

Week 1

  • Oct. 3, 5:00 Ontario | 7:00 Chicago | 14:00 CET | 20:00 HKT

    Prof. Jorg Imberger | Professor (Adjunct), Department of Ocean Sciences, University College London, UK and University of Miami, USA

    Overview on the Hydro-environmental engineering and research challenges in Africa > Brief Outline

  • Oct. 3, 6:00 Ontario | 8:00 Chicago | 15:00 CET | 21:00 HKT

    Prof. Peter Goodwin | President, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, USA

    Climate Change Adaptation > Brief Outline


  • Oct. 4, 5:00 Ontario | 7:00 Chicago | 14:00 CET | 20:00 HKT 

    Prof. Roger Falconer | Emeritus Professor of Water Engineering, School of Engineering, Cardiff University, UK

    Water Security from Global to Regional Scales > Brief Outline

  • Oct. 4, 6:00 Ontario | 8:00 Chicago | 15:00 CET | 21:00 HKT

    Dr. Ellis Penning | Expert on Nature-based Solutions and Aquatic Ecology, Deltares, The Netherlands

    Contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) using an ecosystem-based approach > Brief Outline 


  • Oct, 5, 5:00 Ontario | 7:00 Chicago | 14:00 CET | 20:00 HKT
    Prof. Vladimir Nikora | Professor, University of Aberdeen, UK

    Short introduction to turbulent flows > Brief Outline 

  • Oct. 5, 6:00 Ontario | 8:00 Chicago | 15:00 CET | 21:00 HKT

    Prof. Claudia Adduce | Associate Professor, Università RomaTre, Italy

    Jets and Plumes > Brief Outline 


  • Oct. 6, 5:00 Ontario | 7:00 Chicago | 14:00 CET | 20:00 HKT
    Prof. Andrea Rinaldo | Professor of Hydrology and Water Resourcers; Director, Laboratory of Ecohydrology ECHO/ISTE/ENAC, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland

    Environmental Transport > Brief Outline 

  • Oct. 6, 6:00 Ontario | 8:00 Chicago | 15:00 CET | 21:00 HKT
    Prof. Wim Uijttewaal | Chair of Experimental Hydraulics, Delft University of Technology, TU Delft, The Netherlands

    Shallow flows, with applications in hydraulic engineering Brief Outline


  • Oct. 7, 5:00 Ontario | 7:00 Chicago | 14:00 CET | 20:00 HKT

    Prof. Mohamed Ghidaoui, Chair Professor | The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China

    Waves in Hydro-systems > Brief Outline 

  • Oct. 7, 6:00 Ontario | 8:00 Chicago | 15:00 CET | 21:00 HKT
    Prof. Ana Maria da Silva | Professor Queen's University, Canada

    River dynamics > Brief Outline


  • Oct. 8, 5:00 Ontario | 7:00 Chicago | 14:00 CET | 20:00 HKT

    Prof. Harindra Joseph Fernando | Wayne and Diana Murdy Endowed Professor, University of Notre Dame, France

    Fundamental concepts in environmental fluid mechanics > Brief outline

  • Oct. 8, 6:00 Ontario | 8:00 Chicago | 15:00 CET | 21:00 HKT 
    Prof. Marcelo Garcia | Director, Ven Te Chow Hydrosystems Laboratory, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

    Sediment transport > Brief Outline


Week 2

  • Oct. 10, 5:00 Ontario | 7:00 Chicago | 14:00 CET | 20:00 HKT
    Prof. Brent Sleep | Professor Chair, Department of Civil and Mineral Engineering, University of Toronto, Canada

    Remediation of groundwater contamination > Brief Outline 

  • Oct. 10, 6:00 Ontario | 8:00 Chicago | 15:00 CET | 21:00 HKT
    Prof. Heidi Nepf | Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

    Vegetation Hydrodynamics Brief Outline 


  • Oct. 11, 5:00 Ontario | 7:00 Chicago | 14:00 CET | 20:00 HKT
    Prof. Maria Kennedy | Professor of Water Treatment Technology, IHE Delft Institute for Water Education, The Netherlands

    Seawater desalination and environment > Brief Outline 

  • Oct. 11, 6:00 Ontario | 8:00 Chicago | 15:00 CET | 21:00 HKT 
    Prof. Elpida Kolokitha | Professor, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

    Introduction on water resources planning and management > Brief Outline


  • Oct. 12, 5:00 Ontario | 7:00 Chicago | 14:00 CET | 20:00 HKT

    Prof. Johny Alfred Wüest | Prof em of EPFL and Eawag, Switzerland

    Seasonal stratification and mixing of African lakes and reservoirs > Brief Outline

  • Oct. 12, 6:00 Ontario | 8:00 Chicago | 15:00 CET | 21:00 HKT
    Prof. Ioana Popescu, Associate Professor of Hydroinformatics, IHE Delft Institute for Water Education, The Netherlands

    Hydroinformatics-and ICT solution for water-related problems: Past experiences and ongoing projects > Brief Outline 


Africa Online Summer School Leaflet

 How to participate

This short course is open only to IAHR members. To register for the summer school, please use the following Zoom webinar registration link. The lectures will be given using Zoom Webinar. Detailed information will be sent to the email address given in the registration form.

If you are not yet a member, please join IAHR and become a member, or contact Carmen Sánchez to register for this event. Note that the registration fees follow exactly the IAHR membership fees scheme, and thus, by registering for this event, you will recieve one-year free membership.

Possible discount and free registration for the summer school are available for Africans living in Africa. If you are African living in Africa, you can apply for this discount or free registration here. Priority will be given to students and young professionals. 

If you would like to receive, after the course, a Professional Certificate of Attendance (fee: EUR 50) issued by IAHR, please indicate your intention in the registration form. Please contact Carmen Sánchez for payment processing. 

Sponsors

As a sponsor of this online short course, you will enjoy a high level of visibility on a variety of IAHR platforms and channels of promotion, including:

  • Company logo to be shown on flyer distributed during the upcoming congress

  • Displaying your logo and linked company name on the event webpage

  • Displaying your logo and linked company name on the promotional emails

  • Displaying your logo on the banner

  • Displaying your logo on the certificate of attendance

  • Verbal recognition by the organizer at the opening & closing of the event and at the start of the lectures

  • A 2-minute exhibit (video) to promote/introduce your products or services can be arranged during the break of the Forum

  • half-page advertisement and company logo to be included in the e-programme that will be distributed to all participants

  • One year FREE small institute membership (for non-members)

For any further information on sponsorship please contact Elsa Incio at elsa.incio@iahr.org


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