Zambezi Day

  • 26 Sep 2018
  • 09:00 - 18:00
  • Westvest 7, 2611 AX Delft
Western Europe
Delft, The Netherlands

The Zambezi River is the fourth longest river in Africa with enormous ecological, economic, and historic significance for the six countries contained within its watershed. The river supports major hydropower generation as well as rural livelihoods and national parks, critical to maintaining biodiversity. What are the essential issues that need to be understood for the sustainability of the Zambezi Basin now and in the next 20 – 50 years?

IHE Delft is organizing a workshop to bring together scientists to work together towards an integrated research and capacity development agenda in the Zambezi Basin. The structure will be a morning of short talks followed by a semi-structured, facilitated workshop in the afternoon. The aim is to develop a future common agenda, including some concrete objectives, along with capacity development and policy needs related to our collective expertise. We plan to use the outputs of this meeting to target funding sources and opportunities for collaboration with both North and South partners.
Please join us! Lunch and drinks will be provided.


9.00 - 12.00 hrs
Short talks by invited speakers covering the following themes:
- Needs for policy-relevant research
- Regional scale hydrology
- Large and small water storage infrastructure
- River processes
- Effects of dams on livelihoods and ecology
- The Zambezi as a social-ecological system

12.00 - 13.30 hrs

13.30 - 16.30 hrs
Facilitated workshop to guide the development of a policy-relevant
research agenda for the Zambezi

16.30 - 18.00 hrs

Please note: this workshop is for invited guest only

Mapathon for Missing Maps

On 20 September 2018, IHE Delft is hosting a Mapathon for the Missing Maps project. This event is organized in cooperation with the Red Cross. Everybody is welcome here to map a part of the world where help is needed. Red Cross and other organisations use these maps ("geo-information") during their operations in areas which are not well mapped today. In this mapathon we will map an area in Zambia.


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