Birmingham academic speaks at the African Water Congress

Posted on Monday 15th March 2010

A University of Birmingham academic will talk about African home grown innovations and solutions in urban water management, at this year’s African International Water Congress and Exhibition, taking place 15th – 18th March, in Uganda.

Kala Vairavamoorthy, a professor of water engineering from the University’s School of Civil Engineering is one of the keynote speakers at the high profile event convened by the African Water Association – a network of more than 80 water utilities from over 35 countries in Africa – to enhance exchange of experiences and recent development in the water and sanitation sector.

The theme of the congress relates to energy, climate change, and the challenges of water and sanitation service provision in Africa.

Professor Vairavamoorthy comments: “Urban environmental challenges faced by cities today are more complex than at any other time in history. This requires new concepts and approaches to find constructive and sustainable solutions to urban environmental issues.”

Prince Charles is also expected to speak at the congress.

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For further details, please contact Anietie Isong, International Press Officer, University of Birmingham. Tel : 01214147863. E-mail: a.isong@bham.ac.uk.