Round Table “Water Management in Africa” in Berlin

Population Growth and Increasing Need of Water

Representatives of science organizations and NGOs such as the Deutsche Gesellschaft Weltbevölkerung and the Deutsche Welthungerhilfe attended the event. Institute Water for Africa e. V. was represented by its founder and President, Mr. Jürgen Baisch.

The second Roundtable dealt with the population growth in Africa and the growing need for water on the continent. Scientific reports of John Nyaoro (Director Water Resources, Ministry of Water and Development, Kenya) and Caroline Kent (Deutsche Gesellschaft Weltbevölkerung) opened the discussion. Using the example of Kenya, it was shown how water management can be used to effectively serve the poor.

Members of the Roundtable pointed out that the need for water will grow along with the population. In order to prevent conflicts about water, it is vital to find ways to manage the water resources across borders. Between neighbouring countries of a river, such as the Nile, there are often differences about the use of water quantities.

During the Roundtable, Institute Water for Africa e. V. has established contacts for a concrete cooperation with East African countries. We consider this conference as successful and future-oriented.

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