22nd March is UN World Water Day and this year’s theme is valuing water. The FutureDAMS consortium has a range of activities and events lined up next week to mark the occasion. 

We’ll be launching new FutureDAMS guides and research, hosting webinars and panel discussions, and giving you the opportunity to ask our researchers anything! We’ll also be bringing you exciting news on the launch of an online platform for collaborative water management and planning.   

Engaging stakeholders in river basin planning

Join us for the launch of ‘Engaging stakeholders in water-energy-food-environment systems assessment and planning: A FutureDAMS guide‘.

David Hulme and Barnaby Dye will be presenting the guide, followed by a panel discussion with FutureDAMS partner Emmanuel Obuobie sharing his experience from Ghana, chaired by Judith Plummer Braeckman.

23rd March 15:30 GMT REGISTER

Ask me anything…

A team of FutureDAMS researchers will be online, ready to answer your questions about FutureDAMS research and the planning and governance of water-energy-food-environment systems.

The chat will take place on Reddit. All you have to do is head to https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/ on 23 March between 2 and 5pm.

Webinar: Why do irrigation systems fail?

Tom Higginbottom is presenting his research on the performance of large-scale irrigation infrastructure and part of the Water Research at Manchester Early Career Forum. 

Construction of large-scale irrigation infrastructure has featured on the African development agenda since the 1930s. Yet many projects have proved disappointing, with social and environmental side-effects outweighing benefits. Here, we quantify the performance of 79 African irrigation schemes, measured as the percentage of proposed irrigation delivered and the cessation of operations, by comparing planning documents with satellite-derived land cover maps.

22nd March, 12:30 – 14:00. REGISTER 

The 2021 World Water Day campaign is generating a global, public conversation about how people value water for all its uses.

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