Watershed Management Workshop in Burkina Faso

Event information
Venue:US Embassy, Burkina Faso


From May 16 to 19, 2017, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) in collaboration with Florida International University (FIU) are organizing a workshop on watershed management in Burkina Faso. Sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in Burkina Faso and AFRICOM in conjunction with the Epic Guardian 17, the workshop aims to initiate a dialog on watershed management issues as well as institutional and human capacity building in Burkina Faso between participating water resource agencies and scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and their counterparts in Burkina Faso.

In addition to gathering Burkina Faso water management officials, researchers, and other public officials concerned with water issues the workshop aims to promote inter-agency cooperation, enhance the institutional framework, and strengthen capacity for watershed management in Burkina Faso. The workshop will focus on five thematic areas, including: (1) capabilities and requirements of participating agencies; (2) remote sensing for watershed management; (3) water resources modeling and data management; (4) water quality monitoring; and (5) groundwater and surface water monitoring and data management.

The workshop will also give the opportunity to foster communication and collaboration among the participants. At the end of the workshop, topics for future institutional and human capacity engagements in Burkina Faso will be identified based on participant interest and identified gaps in knowledge and/or expertise to ensure continued support of and collaboration with water/watershed management agencies in the country.

For more details on other activities, visit our website: http://wawash.fiu.edu