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African Water: Supporting African involvement in the EU Framework Programme.

Houghton-Carr, H.; Crowfoot, A.; Fisher, J.; Karar, E.; Pietersen, K.; Runnalls, N.; Smout, I.; Zipper, T.. 2008 African Water: Supporting African involvement in the EU Framework Programme. In: 33rd WEDC International Conference, Accra, Ghana. Loughborough, UK, WEDC.

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Abstract/Summary

Water researchers in developing countries have yet to take full advantage of the funding and collaborative research opportunities presented by the EU Framework Programme. There are a variety of reasons for this, such as insufficient information and a lack of previous experience. The African Water initiative aims to increase the involvement of African water researchers through a range of activities including communication and dissemination, capacity building and development, and complementary initiatives. The project has demonstrated that there is a demand for such sector-specific support activities. However, African Water is a small component of a much larger process of partnership between the developed and the less-developed countries of the world, involving many different European and African organisations working across political, institutional and technical domains, and complementing the wide range of actions already being undertaken.

Item Type: Publication - Conference Item (Paper)
Programmes: CEH Programmes pre-2009 publications > Water > WA03 Developing strategic data and knowledge at a catchment scale to enable the wiser management of the water environment
CEH Sections: Boorman
Additional Keywords: African Water, Africa, water, research, European Union, Framework Programme
NORA Subject Terms: Education
Hydrology
Date made live: 05 Jul 2010 15:28
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/9163

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