A new Nile country, new dams and new initiatives for cooperation bring new Nile basin realities with new opportunities for its inhabitants. To what extent the people of the Eastern Nile basin can benefit from these developments depends on their understanding of Nile flows and cooperation over Nile water uses.
Researchers should and do play a pioneering role both in creating new understandings of Nile flows and in further improving cooperation over Nile waters through data and knowledge sharing. There are only few platforms which draw together Nile researchers from different disciplines, projects, universities and countries however. Therefore the Ministry of Water Resources and Electricity of Sudan together with UNESCO-IHE, IWMI, ENTRO, NBCBN, University of Khartoum, Addis Ababa University, Cairo University and University of Juba invite researchers to further cooperate and share new Nile knowledge at the New Nile Perspectives conference in Khartoum on 6-7 May 2013.
The objectives of the conference are to disseminate and discuss results of state of the art research on the Eastern Nile and to form new alliances for future Nile research around 5 themes:
- New Nile projects and politics
conveners: Prof. Atta El-Battahani - University of Khartoum
Dr. Yacob Arsano - Addis Ababa University
- New Nile hydrology, morphology and climate change
conveners: Prof. Stefan Uhlenbrook - UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education
Dr. Mohamed Abdel Aty - former Nile Water Sector, Egypt
Dr. Yousif Ibrahim - ENTRO
- New Nile land and water use and livelihoods
conveners: Dr. Simon Langan - International Water Management Institute
Prof. Masresha Fetene - Addis Ababa University
- New Nile economics and optimization
conveners: Prof. Yasir Mohamed - Hydraulics Research Center - Sudan
Dr. Samson S. Wassara - University of Juba
- New Nile futures - institutionalizing interdependencies
conveners: Prof. Seifeldin Hamad Abdalla - Ministry of Water Resources and Electricity, Sudan
Prof. Pieter van der Zaag - UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education
We herewith would like to invite you for the New Nile Perspectives conference.
For researchers from Eastern Nile basin countries (Ethiopia, Eritrea, South Sudan, Sudan, Egypt) there will be a number of conference allowances (travel + hotel) available. Funded participants will be selected based on the abstracts submitted. If you would like to use the conference allowance, please indicate so on the registration form.
For questions/information about the conference please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking forward to your contribution to the conference,
on behalf of the Committee of Recommendation, the Scientific Committee and the Local organizing Committee,
Yasir Mohamed - New Nile Perspectives conference director