A Joint Division of the Institution of Civil Engineers and
the South African Institution of Civil Engineering

ICE-SA Afternoon Lecture: CROSS BOUNDARY WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN SADC – REDUCING CONFLICT AND ADDRESSING POVERTY

Date & Time: 
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 -
14:00 to 16:30
Event Type: 
ICE Afternoon Lecture
Description: 

CROSS BOUNDARY WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN SADC –

REDUCING CONFLICT AND ADDRESSING POVERTY

Wednesday 29 October 2014

14h00 to 16h30

Presented by Dr Charles Reeve

  • PhD Atmospheric Sciences, University of Exeter, UK
  • BSc Mathematics and Geography, University of Exeter, UK

Dr Charles Reeve is the Technical Director of CRIDF, and is a leading specialist in Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) with more than 30 years professional experience, of which the last 15 years have been in the SADC Region. He is a highly experienced project director, manager and team leader with experience of project preparation, management and evaluation for international bodies such as DFID, the EC, World Bank, UN and WFP. He has spent 25 years working on and managing programmes in developing countries, and has a formidable track record of successfully delivering project and programme outputs, outcomes and impact.

About the Lecture:

DFID has launched a highly effective new water infrastructure programme for Southern Africa called the Climate Resilient Infrastructure Delivery Facility (CRIDF). This Facility will design and deliver sustainable small-scale infrastructure across 11 SADC countries. Headquartered in Pretoria, South Africa, the demand-driven programme focuses on water services, water resource management, and livelihoods, fostering sustainable development of the region’s water, food and energy security.

CRIDF prepares small-scale water infrastructure projects and facilitates access to finance for the implementation of these projects. Such interventions provide the entry point for CRIDF to engage with, support and influence key SADC interventions, River Basin Organisations and national stakeholders, embedding climate resilient management and transboundary waters at regional and national levels. Projects are selected according to a set of CRIDF principles to ensure that investments align with SADC objectives and CRIDF priorities developed specifically for each SADC river basin.

Come and learn about this innovative approach to addressing the most critical of SADC’s needs – access to clean water!

Venue:   Bytes Technology Centre, Midrand   (Map)


ICE-SA will apply to have the event accredited for ECSA CPD Credits

The Event will be followed by a cocktail function and cash bar to network with others in the industry.

Tea/coffee/fruit juice and light snacks will be available prior to the lecture

The Afternoon Presentation is provided by ICE-SA at no charge