Workshop on Comparative Studies of Applying Ecohydrology and Integrated Water Ressources Management for Upscaling Water Security in Asia and Africa

When, local time: 
Monday, 7 March 2016 - 8:00am to Wednesday, 9 March 2016 - 12:00pm
Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur
Type of Event: 
Category 7-Seminar and Workshop
Alain Michel Tchadie (

The workshop aims to disseminate the outcomes from a study conducted by the Humid Tropic Centre Kuala Lumpur (HTCKL), a category 2 centre under the auspices of UNESCO, executed in collaboration with a consortium of local universities in Malaysia on the need for a better planning and adaptation for responding to water challenges and ensuring water security in the region.

By focussing on UNESCO water programmes such as Ecohydrology and Hydrology for the Environment, Life and Policy (HELP), comparative studies on applying Ecohydrology and Integrated Water Ressources Management (IWRM) as well as the development of modular curriculum for training of water managers has been undertaken.

The workshop which will bring together representatives from other category 2 water centres and UNESCO water Chairs from Asia and Africa, will also facilitate the creation a platform for collaboration between Asian and African category 2 water centres and water chairs to promote collaboration and enhance on the application of Ecohydrology and IWRM as integrated approaches towards water security in the two regions.