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Program

Conference dates: August 25, 2008 to August 28, 2008.
Side events will take place on August 29 and 30, 2008.

Sunday, August 24, 2008
15:00 – 21:00 Registration
 
Monday, August 25, 2008
07:30 Registration

08:30 – 09:30

Opening ceremony
09:30 – 10:00 Coffee break
10:00 – 12:00 Keynote speeches
  Abdelkader Allali (Vice-Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), WG II)
Lydia Dümenil Gates (Executive Officer of the Global Water System Project (GWSP))
Karl Harmsen (Director of the United Nations University - Institute for Natural Resources in Africa (UNU-INRA))
12:00 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 15:30 Plenary presentations
  Paul Vlek (Project leader GLOWA Volta): Presentation of the GLOWA Volta project
Andreas Fink (Project leader GLOWA IMPETUS): Presentation of the GLOWA IMPETUS project
Wolfram Mauser (Spokesperson GLOWA Projects): Overview of the GLOWA-Program
Thomas Kluge (Spokesperson of IWRM projects): Overview of BMBF projects on Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) in Africa
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break
16:00 – 18:00 Plenary presentations
  Partners and partner projects of the GLOWA program: African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analysis (AMMA), Biodiversity Monitoring Transect Analysis in Africa (BIOTA), International Water Management Institute (IWMI), European Union Water Initiative European Research Area Networks (SPLASH ERA-NET)
Further German-African cooperation projects on water resources
19:30 Conference Dinner
 
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
08:30 – 09:30 Plenary presentations
 

Climate Variability and Change in Sub-Saharan and Northwestern Africa (Paeth/Kunstmann)
SDSS-Concepts and –Approaches: GIS- and RS-Based Spatial Decision Support (Bareth)
Introduction into the Drâa Catchment (Reichert)

09:30 – 10:00 Coffee break
10:00 – 12:00 Plenary presentations
 

Regional Scenarios for the Wadi Drâa Catchment (Christoph)
Hydrological Processes within the Drâa Basin (Morocco) and Their Future Development under Global Change (Diekkrüger)
Water Demand, Land Use and Income Security under Conditions of Global Change in the South of Morocco (Goldbach)
Droughts, Floods and Erosion: Climate Change in Arid Southern Morocco and its Challenges for a Sustainable Land Use (Linstädter)
Integrated Management of Water Resources in the Drâa Basin in Morocco (Lahmouri)
SDSS: An Irrigation Water Management Tool in the Drâa Valley (El Gharbaoui)

12:00 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 15:30 Plenary presentations
 

Introduction into the Ouémé Catchment (Fink)
Regional Scenarios for the Ouémé River Catchment (Speth)
Water availability and Water Demand under Global Change in Benin, West Africa (Diekkrüger)
Integration of Biophysical and Economic Models into a Decision Support Framework for Sustainable Food production and Natural Resource Management in Benin (Gaiser)
Land Cover and Land Use in Benin under Changing Socio-Ecological Conditions (Menz)

15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break
16:00 – 18:00 Plenary presentations
 

Water, Livelihood Security and Health in Benin (Mulindabigwi)
Integration of the IMPETUS Project and its Results into Benin’s Administration (Pofagi)
Decentralization and the Local Public Space Related to Water in the Upper Ouémé Catchment in Northern Benin (Bako-Arifari)
The IMPETUS Atlas Concept - A Comprehensive Approach to Communicate Scientific Results (Thamm)
IMPETUS – Human Capacity Development in Benin and Morocco (Mulindabigwi)

 
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
08:30 – 09:30 Plenary presentations
 

The GLOWA Volta Project: An Overview (Liebe)
The water sector in Burkina Faso: Major problems and future challenges and the role of cooperation in the water sector (Bougaïré)
A stakeholder perspective: Key questions on the water sector in Burkina Faso (Zoungrana)

09:30 – 10:00 Coffee break
10:00 – 12:00 Plenary presentations
 

Predicting the Regional Onset of the Rainy Season in the Volta Basin (Laux)
Land cover change analysis using time trajectory satellite observations and cellular automation models in the Volta basin, West Africa (Landmann)
Bridging the gap - from field observations to regional modeling parameters (Friesen)
The role of politics. Transboundary water management in a hydropolitical framework (Youkhana, Biney)

12:00 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 15:30 Plenary presentations
 

The impact of agricultural and hydropower development: A Water Allocation System for the Volta basin (Leemhuis)
Towards Security and Self-sufficiency in Food in the Volta River Basin: An Application of M3Water in Policy and Investment Analysis (Perez)
Decision Support for Polycentric Water Governance in the Volta Basin (Laube)
Spatial variability of soil nutrients status and potential impact of climate change on food production in Volta Basin of Ghana (Fosu)

15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break
16:00 – 18:00 Plenary presentations
 

Water Use and Management in the White Volta Basin of Ghana (Agyare)
A multi-agent based decision support tool for the management of land and water resources of small catchments in the Volta River basin (Le)
Capacity building and technological transfer (Nyarko)
Summary and Perspective (Barry)

 
Thursday, August 28, 2008
08:30 – 09:30 Poster exhibition and conference fair
09:30 – 10:00 Coffee break
10:00 – 12:00 Poster exhibition and conference fair
12:00 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 15:00 Poster and fair assessment
15:00 – 15:30 Coffee break
15:30 – 17:00 Panel discussion on
  Global Change and Water Resources in Africa: From science to action
17:00 – 18:00 Closing ceremony
  followed by: Cocktail

The poster exhibition and conference fair can be visited throughout the whole conference.

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Excursions

International Conference / Excursions

Excursion 1 Sight-seeing tour Ouagadougou
Description Trip through the city and surroundings: holy crocodiles in Bazolé, Old Town, Market, handicraft in Village Artisanal
Total distance 150 Km
Duration of excursion 8 h
Date and time

Start: 29.08.2008 08:00h, End: 29.08.2008 16:00h or
Start: 30.08.2008 08:00h, End: 30.08.2008 16:00h

Accommodation None
Meals Lunch at own expense
Bottled water Included
Entrance fees Included
Bring along Hat, sun glasses, sunscreen, sturdy shoes, rain protection (umbrella or poncho), passport, conference badge, money
Costs 29 Euro or 19.000 francs-CFA
 
Excursion 2 Boudtenga
Description Synoptic weather station of the GLOWA Volta Project with Eddy Covariance flux measurements, Large Aperture Scintillometer (LAS), soil moisture measurements, etc.
Total distance 80 km
Duration of excursion 4 h
Date and time Start: 30.08.2008 08:00h, End: 30.08.2008 12:00h
Accommodation None
Meals None
Bottled water Included
Entrance fees None
Bring along Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, sturdy shoes, rain protection (umbrella or poncho), passport, conference badge, money
Costs 17 Euro or 11.000 francs-CFA
 
Excursion 3 Boudtenga - Ziga
Description

Synoptic weather station of the GLOWA Volta Project with Eddy Covariance flux measurements, Large Aperture Scintillometer (LAS), soil moisture measurements, etc.
Multi-donors drinking water project for Ouagadougou „ Ziga Dam

Total distance 120 Km
Duration of excursion 8 h
Date and time Start: 29.08.2008 08:00h, End: 29.08.2008 16:00h
Accommodation None
Meals Lunch (Snack) included
Bottled water Included
Entrance fees Included
Bring along Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, sturdy shoes, rain protection (umbrella or poncho), passport, conference badge, money
Costs 46 Euro or 30.000 francs-CFA
   
Excursion 4 Bagré
Description

Dam on the White Volta (”Nakambé”) for power generation, agricultural irrigation and fish farming close to the Ghanaian border:
Visit of irrigation farming
Visitation to fish farm
Visitation to processing facilities
Discussion on multifunctional dams and transboundary water management

Total distance 500 Km
Duration of excursion 12 h
Date and time Start: 29.08.2008 07:00h, End: 29.08.2008 19:00h
Accommodation None
Meals Lunch at training center in Bagré included
Bottled water Included
Entrance fees Included
Bring along Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, sturdy shoes, rain protection (umbrella or poncho), passport, conference badge, money
Costs 58 Euro or 38.000 francs-CFA
   
Excursion 5 Northern Ghana
Description

Journey to the Upper East Region of Ghana with border crossing to Paga
Small scale irrigation farming in Paga
Lunch in Navrongo
Agricultural irrigation project at Tono dam
Trip to Naga at the White Volta
Dinner and accommodation in Bolgatanga
Trip to the Atankwidi catchment: shallow groundwater irrigation, Kandiga, rural drinking water supply, Sirigu, cultural center
Lunch in Bolgatanga
Visit to GLOWA Volta office at the Water Resources Commission (WRC)
Return  to Ouagadougou

Total distance 650 Km
Duration of excursion 30 h
Date and time Start: 29.08.2008 08:00h, End: 30.08.2008 14:00h
Accommodation Included
Meals Meals at own expense
Bottled water Included
Entrance fees Included
Bring along Visa for Ghana, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, sturdy shoes, rain protection (umbrella or poncho), passport, conference badge, money (Euros can be changed into Ghanaian Cedis at the border)
Costs 115 Euro or 75.000 francs-CFA

Rules and deadlines for registration and withdrawal

An early booking discount of 20% is offered until 31.07.2008 for regular participation at the conference (conference + conference material + daily lunch) and for all excursions.

In case of withdrawal from the conference, from an excursions or from both before 20.07.2008, 80% of the paid amount will be reimbursed. In that case please send your bank details including BIC and IBAN.

In case of withdrawal from the conference, from an excursions or form both after 20.07.2008 and before 08.08.2008, 50% of the paid amount will be reimbursed. In that case please send your bank details including BIC and IBAN. After the 08.08.2008 no refund can be given.

An excursion will only take place with a sufficient number of registrations. If an excursion doesn’t take place, then an alternative program will be offered to registered participants against the respective financial settlement or the costs of the excursion will be reimbursed completely if preferred by the participant.

Registrations for any excursion after 15.08.2008 will only be considered if places are still available.

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