Large regional hydro projects and huge multipurpose water resource plots are honing in on Africa at an unprecedented rate. Critical updates, potential and development opportunities, as well as technical, environmental and financial challenges impacting all of Africa will be the subjects of the presentations and discussions taking place at AFRICA 2015.
The first (and successful) conference in this series was AFRICA 2013 which took place in Addis Ababa where practical factors of advancing hydropower and water resources development in Africa were discussed by over 600 participants from 67 countries. The Commissioner for Energy and Infrastructure of the African Union, Ethiopia’s Minister of Water and Energy, and the Minister of Water Resources and Hydraulic Infrastructure of Burkina Faso, all presided at the event.
The following list depicts the types of discussions and talks you can expect at AFRICA 2015:
• Both potential and planned African developments • African multipurpose water storage • Quantifying and qualifying water infrastructure benefits • Dams for irrigation in Africa • River basin management for sustainable development • Concession agreements vs. construction contracts • Reviewing of dam safety legislation in Africa • Safety of dams; public, gates and power plants • Dam engineering; design and construction • Institutions and institutional arrangements • Effects of climate change in Africa: adaptation and mitigation