The Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction


Climate Resilient Water Solutions in Africa

06 October 2022, 11:00 am–12:00 pm

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Join us for our final keynote lecture under the theme of 'Resilience' with BSSC Honorary Professor Samuel Godfrey.

This event is free.

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Africa has seen a seven fold increase in climate shocks over the last 30 years. Infrastructure service levels have increased from the Millennium Development Goal (MDG7) to the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG6). The population of Africa has almost doubled in the last 30 years placing pressure on available water resources and supplies. What are climate resilient water solutions for Africa? How can the infrastructure sector adapt to the climatic and demographic challenges across sub-Saharan Africa? This lecture will consider climate resilience across the infrastructure lifecycle and present financing, design, innovation and project management options based on industry experience. 

About the Speaker

Honorary Professor Samuel Godfrey

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Dr Samuel Godfrey is a Chartered Civil Engineer and has published more than 60 international publications and books. He is an Honorary Professor at the University College London (UCL) Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction (BSSC) as well as globally recognised as a specialist in climate resilient water engineering. He is based in Nairobi, Kenya and has 25 years of industry experience in climate resilient water supply project design, monitoring and management in Africa, Asia and Latin America including 10 years of independent working at site level in remote locations of East and Southern Africa.