Please join us at a seminar of the UKZN Centre for Civil Society in the School of Development Studies

Title:               In Hot Water – Climate change and water adaptation in Nairobi and Durban

Presenters:    Stephen Otieno, Elizabeth Wamuchiru, Alex Todd and Beth Lorimer

Date:               Friday, 26 August 2011

Time:               12.30 – 14.00

Venue:            CCS Seminar Room, Memorial Tower Building 602, Howard College, UKZN

Topic:

Rising temperatures, increased severity of drought, more frequent flooding and storms are all threatening water availability and quality and posing significant challenges on communities and cities in the face of climate change. Four visiting students from Nairobi, Kenya and Toronto, Canada will share research findings and insights on climate change impacts and water resources in Nairobi and Durban. The students are working with CCS on an IDRC-DFID Climate Change Adaptation in Africa project, which aims to link university researchers with community-based NGOs conducting environmental education and participatory workshops in vulnerable areas of Nairobi, Maputo and Durban, with pressing climate change and water-related problems.

Bios:

Otieno and Wamuchiru are masters students in geography and in urban/regional planning at the University of Nairobi, respectively; Todd and Lorimer are MA candidate at York University, Canada, in Geography and Environmental Studies, respectively.

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