Towards socially just and economically viable dams in West Africa: World Water Week 2015

News, 22 September 2015
A GWI West Africa event at World Water Week in late August shared lessons learned about dams in West Africa.

GWI West Africa at World Water Week 2015 (Photo: Lucile Robinson/GWI)

The annual World Water Week in Stockholm focuses on a wide range of issues relating to water across the globe. This year's theme was 'Water for development'.

The five-day conference culminated with a call to climate negotiators to ensure that water is thoroughly integrated in the global 2015 climate agreement.

GWI West Africa held a side event at World Water Week 2015, titled 'Towards socially just and economically viable dams in West Africa'. The event was designed to share some of the lessons learnt from our work in West Africa and exchange experiences with others from across the globe.

The speakers were:


You can watch presentations from this event on GWI West Africa's SlideShare site (please note that some of the presentations are in French):

Related event

Jamie Skinner also spoke on a panel for a workshop on 'Water as a driver for sustainable development and poverty eradication' and presented findings from GWI West Africa's work. His presentation focused on how 'The right to water for agriculture in West Africa requires secure land rights'.

Media briefing

A video of GWI West Africa's media briefing at World Water Week can be viewed below or on GWI West Africa's YouTube channel:

For more information, see GWI West Africa at World Water Week 2015.

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