Oxford University researchers are participating in a number of sessions at World Water Week 2015 in Stockholm, Sweden.
Achieving the global goal of universal water services in rural Africa requires new and sustainable financial models. Oxford University and partners convened a special session at World Water Week 2015 in Stockholm, to present new evidence and debate emerging approaches being tested across rural Africa.
Guest lecture by Dr Afreen Siddiqi, MIT and Harvard.
Population growth, socio-economic shifts, and technological change are affecting the availability and access of critical resources of water, food, and energy in many regions of the globe. Changes in climatic conditions from historical norms with unprecedented floods and droughts have further affected regional water availability and food production. Some of the emerging challenges in water, food, and energy security can be addressed from systems-theoretic analytical methods. These approaches can be used to bridge important knowledge gaps, and to determine strategic options in critical infrastructure planning.
Financial sustainability is a necessary but often forgotten condition to advance global goals of universal, reliable, safe and affordable water services. Oxford University researchers are designing and testing new financial models to find out what works for the rural poor in Kenya.