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Sekela Twisa, PhD Researcher (UNU-FLORES and TU Dresden)
Large areas of Sub-Saharan African countries are water-scarce and do not enjoy adequate supplies of water resource all year round. Moreover, water resources vary spatially in their distribution. In combination with varying population density, this results in wide differences in water availability and poses challenges for water supplies.
In her dissertation project “Sustainability of Rural Water Supply in Sub-Saharan Africa: GIT Bases Studies in East-Central Tanzania”, Sekela Twisa, supported by the Ministry of Water and Irrigation, United Republic of Tanzania, one of the Africa Points of Excellence (APE) consortium partners, seeks to address the challenge of drought risk monitoring in Sub-Saharan Africa by examining the potential of using water points as a source of data for monitoring sustainability of rural water sources in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Sekela Twisa will be defending her thesis in fulfilment of the requirements of the Joint PhD Programme in Integrated Management of Water, Soil, and Waste of UNU-FLORES and Technische Universität Dresden (TU Dresden).
The Joint PhD programme of UNU-FLORES and TU Dresden, launched in 2015, is embedded within UNU-FLORES’s nexus-oriented research agenda and the corresponding research interests at TU Dresden. The established PhD research projects, co-supervised by researchers from UNU-FLORES and TU Dresden, are designed to reflect nexus thinking on particular problems of environmental resources management focusing on water, soil, and waste. The programme is the first international PhD programme addressing integrated resource management in a truly holistic way.
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