Contemporary Evolution of African Floodplains and Deltas

Dates(s)

May 27, 2014 - May 30, 2014

Location

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Organizer

Kenya Wetland Biodiversity Research Team

Details/Description

All over the planet, but especially in Africa, floodplains and deltas are undergoing a rapid evolution. Current drivers of change include climate change, modification of the flooding pattern due to dam-building and increased water abstraction upstream, land-use changes in the catchment, transformation to large-scale irrigation or aquaculture systems. During the 3-day conference, researchers will seek to analyze and compare the current evolution of several African deltas and floodplains and will explore scenarios for the future.