Special

IHE: Above Water

In collaboration with IHE Institute for Water Education Delft, we present the documentary Above Water with an in-depth programme on Sunday 10 April.

This documentary shows how the village of Tatiste in Niger is slowly becoming uninhabitable due to drought. After the screening, moderator Ama van Dantzig dives into the causes, consequences and possible solutions of water shortage with professor Eddy Moors (rector IHE), Elisabeth Lictevout (director UN IGRAC) and Jean Gildas Tapsoba (MSc student in Water Management and Governance, IHE).

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Above Water

Aïssa Maïga

Above Water illustrates the dire consequences of climate change in the Sahel, where a lack of water dominates life and limits the possibilities of inhabitants. Droughts in the Azawagh region endanger the semi-nomadic livelihoods of residents: they worsen conditions for people who already suffer from water scarcity. The situation in the Sahel is not unique: In 2020, about 2 billion people – a quarter of the global population – lacked access to safely managed drinking water, meaning their human rights are not fulfilled.

Talk

In this in-depth talk together with IHE Delft Institute for Water Education, moderator Ama van Dantzig dives into the causes, consequences and possible solutions of water shortage with professor Eddy Moors (rector IHE), Elisabeth Lictevout (director UN IGRAC) and Jean Gildas Tapsoba (MSc student in Water Management and Governance, IHE). Why are regions like the Sahel so vulnerable to droughts? What is the best way to alleviate the urgent needs of local populations – is it a matter of digging more and deeper holes to access groundwater? What is the role of women? And what structural solutions are needed to ensure that all people have access of water and sanitation, as called for in Sustainable Development Goals (SDG6)?

This screening is presented in collaboration with IHE Delft Institute for Water Education.

Programme

Sun 10 April, 15:00 - 17:15
IHE: Above Water + talk Pathé Buitenhof