Author(s): Angelos N. Findikakis
Linked Author(s): Angelos N. Findikakis
Keywords: IAHR; Hydrolink; Africa; IAHR African´s ambassadors; Africa Online Summer School; Africa Regional Division; David Ferras; Moez Louati; Feleke Arega; Yonas Kinfu; Nebiyu Daniel Tiruneh; Motuma Shiferaw Regasa; Dereje Adeba; Jiregna Nugusa; Michael Nones; Modupe Olufunmilayo Jimoh; Tassew Mekuria; Musonda Joseph Mwansa; Jörg Imberger; Dalila Loudyi; Saad Azzaoui; Gabriella Giuseppetti; IAHR events calendar
Abstract: Many parts of Africa face several water-related challenges including the lack of access to safe drinking water and sanitation, the availability of water for food production, protection from catastrophic floods, the sustainable management of its water resources, and the protection of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. Despite the significant geographic and cultural differences between countries and especially between the two major regions of the continent, North Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa, there are several common factors that exacerbate the severity of these problems, such as population growth, climate change, urbanization, governance and transparency issues, political and military conflicts in parts of the continent, and national or international disputes over the allocation of limited water resources.