Workshop on Earth Observations and Capacity Development for IWRM at River Basin in Africa

GEO-UNESCO Joint Workshop on Earth Observations and Capacity Development for Integrated Water Resources Management at River Basins in Africa

Nairobi, Kenya
12 - 16 January, 2012


Reference Documents

- Summary of the 1st African Water Cycle Symposium (pdf format)

- Summary of the 1st Task Team meeting in preparation of the 2nd GEOSS African Water Cycle Symposium (pdf format)

- Executive Summary of the 2nd African Water Cycle Symposium (pdf format)

- Summary of the 2nd African Water Cycle Symposium (pdf format)

- AfWCCI document for Rio+20 (pdf format)

- Water Cycle Integrator - abstract for the Planet under Pressure Conference in London, April 2012. (pdf format)

List of Participants of the event

The list of participations in the both sessions of the workshop is available in the Excel Sheet format HERE. The email addresses have been excluded from the list as this website is a public place. If you wish to contact a particular person and do not have his/her contact email address, please let the workshop secretariat know. Thank you.

Presented Contributions

-> AfWCCI Session (GEO)

-> Capacity Development Session (UNESCO)

AfWCCI Session, 12 - 14 January 2012

- River Basin Background Document


AgendaPresentation File
1. Opening Session
1.01 GEO-UNESCO Joint Workshop on Earth Observations and Capacity Development for IWRM for River Basins in Africa: Opening
Douglas Cripe, GEO Secretariat
2. Workshop Background
2.01 GEO Progress
Douglas Cripe, GEO Secretariat
2.02 Integrated Global Water Cycle Observations
Richard Lawford, IGWCO
2.03 Regional Activities in Latin America
Richard Lawford, IGWCO
2.03a Regional Activities in Africa
Toshio Koike, University of Tokyo
2.04 Capacity Developement Session GEO_UNESCO Workshop
Toshihiro Sonoda, UNESCO
3. Needs of Trans-boundary River Basins
3.01 Lake Chad Basin
Mohammed Bila, Lake Chad Basin Commission
3.02 Medjerda Basin (in French)
Abdessatar Ben Gsim, DGRE
3.03 Niger Basin
Bachir Tanimoun, Dr. Abdou Ali, and Ibraheem A. Olomoda, Niger Basin Authority
3.04 Nile Basin
Richard Nyanzi, Nile Basin Initiative
3.05 Okavango Basin
Tracy Molefi, OKACOM
3.06 Orange-Senqu Basin
Rapule Pule, ORASECOM Secretariat
3.07 Snegal Basin (in French)
Alpha Oumar Balde, OMVS
3.08 Zambezi Basin
Zvikomborero Manyangadze, ZAMCOM
4. Satellite Observations
Ahmad Shaba Halilu, NASRDA
4.02 JAXA
Osamu Ochiai, JAXA
4.03 NOAA
Jacob Sutherlun, NOAA
4.04 NASA
David Toll, NASA and Richard Lawford, IGWCO
4.05 ESA: TIGER Initiative
Arno M. van Lieshout, ITC University of Twente
5. Expertsf Inputs
5.01 UNEP activities in Africa
Norberto Fernandez, UNEP
5.02 GEWEX Overview
Dennis Lettenmaier, GEWEX/GHP
5.03 Meteosat Climate Monitoring & River Flow Forecasting
Andries Rosema, EARS Delft
5.04 Earth Observation and Water Resource Management
Arno M. van Lieshout, ITC University of Twente
6. Introduction to Preliminary Demonstrations
6.01 Introduction to Preliminary Demonstrations
Toshio Koike, University of Tokyo
6.02 Land – Atmosphere Coupled Data Assimilation
Mohamed Rasmy, University of Tokyo
6.03 Development of the Hydrological Model in Volta River Basin, West Africa
Yohei Sawada, University of Tokyo
6.04 Framework for Investigating regional climate change and its impacts at basin scale in East Africa
Felix Mutua, University of Tokyo
7. Summary of Needs and Capability - Breakout session
7.00 Introductions to Breakout Sessions
Richard Lawford,IGWCO
7.01 East and Southern Africa
7.02 West and Northern Africa
8. Demonstration Project Planning
8.01 Western, Central & Southern Africa
8.02 Eastern and Northern Africa
9. Demonstration Project Coordination
10. Coordination with ODA Agencies
10.01 Coordination with ODA agencies at UNECA
Johnson Oguntola, UNECA
10.02 African Development Bank Support for River Basin Management
Hikaru Shoji, Water and Sanitation Department of AfDB
10.04 JICA: What we are looking for through utilizing the global earth observation
Yusuke Amano, JICA
11. Implementation Baseline
11.01 GEOSS African Water Cycle Coordination Initiative
Toshio Koike, University of Tokyo

Capacity Development Session, 14 - 16 January 2012

AgendaPresentation File
Opening Session
0.1 Perspectives and Challenges of Integrated Water Resources Management
Soontak Lee, UNESCO IHP Intergovernmental Council
0.2 Capacity Development Session
Toshihiro Sonoda, UNESCO/IHP
1. Keynote Speech and Workshop
1.1 What is Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM)
Shinsuke Ota, International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage
1.2 Climate Change and Water
Toshio Koike, University of Tokyo
1.3 Satellite data and Water Management
Osamu Ochiai, JAXA
1.4 GEO & IWRM
Douglas Cripe, GEO Secretariat
2. Experiences of Africa and IWRM Spiral
2.1 Experiences of Africa and IWRM Spiral
Tadashige Kawasaki, NARBO
2.2 Case study of Tone river, Japan
Tadashige Kawasaki, NARBO
2.3 Case study - questions for discussion
Tadashige Kawasaki, NARBO
3. Sectorfs Perspective and Sharing IWRM Spirals
3.0 Major Discussion Points & Keywords in the discussion
3.1 The sustainable IWRM in Yoshino River Basin
Tadashige Kawasaki, NARBO
3.2 Discussion Template
Tadashige Kawasaki, NARBO
4. Key for Success of IWRM
4.1 Japanfs Technical Cooperation in Agricultural and rural development in Africa
Overseas Land Improvement Cooperation Office, Rural Development Bureau, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, JAPAN
4.2 Experiences from Lake Naivasha Basin
Rose Nyamori, WRMA, Kenya
4.3 IWRM Knowledge Management and Capacity Development: Making an Impact Through Regional and Local Networks
Bekithemba Gumbo,CAP-NET
4.4 Overview of challenges on Water in Africa
Abou Amani, UNESCO Nairobi
5. Discussion on Strategy for Capacity Development of IWRM in Africa
5.2 Introduction of Regional Centre (RC)-IRBM in Nigeria
Timothy Olatunji, National Water Resources Institute
5.3 Introduction of NARBO
Tadashige Kawasaki, NARBO
5.4 Discussion on strategy for Capacity Development of IWRM in Africa - questions
6. Wrap up
6.1 Wrap up of the Capacity Development for IWRM Session

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