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Part VI - Water Security


Prof. Simeon Otieno Dulo
(University of Nairobi, Department of Civil Engineering and Technology; ICCA - Institute for Climate Change and Adaptation (Kenya))
Language English
Goals

This e-learning module on water security in climate change transition aims at developing journalists' skills to better understand and adequately tackle a wide range of diverse water issues related to climate change in Africa. Climate change and in particular climate extremes pose serious threats to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the continent, with a high proportion of its inhabitants most vulnerable to its impacts (IPCCC).

Thus, a solid understanding of climate change impacts on water security, policies and actions is imperative to ensure mainstreaming and better aligning climate action in terms of both, resilience building, climate disaster risk reduction, across policies, programs, and socioeconomic sectors.

This module is structured in three video lessons, providing the international state of water and climate, consequences of climate change on access to water, and practical experience on sustainable management of water and sanitation. 

Videos are available in english, french and arabic: to switch the language you can click on the headphone in each videolessons.

Program

Video Lesson n.1 - Water and Climate a global perspective

by Dr. SIMEON OTIENO DULO - UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI, Department of Civil Engineering Science Director - Infrastructure (REACH-Improving Water Security) and Head ICCA - Institute for Climate Change and Adaptation, University of Nairobi

This lesson provides participants with an insight into the global water access as a basis of climate change impacts on water availability, and relevant policies. This lesson provides an introduction into climate change challenges in access with an overview on the latest trends and figures. The lesson also includes examples of video recordings from USA and India.

Key Contents

  • Access to water
  • Challenges in access to water
  • Climate change and water.

Video Lesson n.2 - The Consequences of Climate Change on Access to water

by Dr. SIMEON OTIENO DULO - UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI, Department of Civil Engineering Science Director - Infrastructure (REACH-Improving Water Security) and Head ICCA - Institute for Climate Change and Adaptation, University of Nairobi

This lesson introduces participants to the key issues of impact water resource availability and access on development. The lesson also includes examples of video recordings from Kenya on sand dams and SDGs and water.

Key Contents

  • Water as the medium through which many of the impacts of the climate crisis are felt by society.
  • Water impacts on SDGs – complementing SDG 6.
  • Water security impact on other SDGs.

Video Lesson n. 3 – Sustainable management of water and sanitation for all in support of the attainment of the other 16 SDGs

by Dr. SIMEON OTIENO DULO - UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI, Department of Civil Engineering Science Director - Infrastructure (REACH-Improving Water Security) and Head ICCA - Institute for Climate Change and Adaptation, University of Nairobi

This lesson provides a basic understanding on managing climate change impacts for the continent. The lesson also includes examples of video recordings examples of challenges and innovations in management.

Key Contents

  • The mitigation and adaptation opportunities and strategies on the supply and demand sides of water.
  • The avenues for transitioning toward adaptive management in the water sector.
  • Sector-wide challenges and opportunities and innovations in resilience building to climate change risks in the water sector.
Appointed teaching professor
Sabahudin Hadzialic
Video Professor
Prof. Simeon Otieno Dulo - University of Nairobi, Department of Civil Engineering and Technology; ICCA - Institute for Climate Change and Adaptation (Kenya)
List of video lessons
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