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Climate Justice and Water Security in Malawi and Nigeria

29 January 2020, 12:00–1:00 PM
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Join us to learn more about new research on climate change and its impacts on water security and climate justice in Malawi and Nigeria

About this Event

A warmer world with more frequent extreme flooding, droughts and unpredictable rainfall patterns will threaten access to water for the poorest and most vulnerable people across much of Sub-Saharan Africa. The need for climate justice and fair water management is vital to address this growing crisis.

Join Glasgow Caledonian University for two presentations and Q&A on climate change and water security in Malawi and Nigeria by experts in this field:

  • Williams Joshua is a PhD candidate at the Centre for Climate Justice, Glasgow Caledonian University. His research focuses on using water management tools to aid communities in Northern Nigeria adapt to extreme weather affecting water availability, accessibility and quality. Williams has been with the Centre for Climate Justice since spring 2018 and is an accomplished environmental scientist. He has lectured on environmental management and has extensively published academic papers on topics such as rainwater harvesting in Nigeria, oil pollution in the Nigeria Delta, the receding Lake Chad, flooding in the Adamawa State and ground water quality from hand dug wells in Hawul. The title of his presentation is “Incorporating Local Climate Justice into Climate Modelling in Nigeria”.
  • Donald J.C. Robertson is a PhD candidate at the Climate Justice Fund: Water Futures Programme, University of Strathclyde. His research focuses on unpicking the key sustainability issues facing the water sector in rural Malawi and aiding progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals through innovative uses of non-traditional data sources. Donald has been working with the Climate Justice Fund: Water Futures Programme since late 2017 in a technical capacity to develop information systems for the rural water sector in Malawi. As of January 2020, the programme has, in collaboration with the Government of Malawi, evaluated over 120,000 rural water points across the entire country (and growing!). Donald also lectures on the MSc Hydrogeology Programme at the University of Strathclyde. The title of his presentation is “Working towards Sustainable Development Goal 6 in Malawi”.

This event is part of the Climate Justice PhD Seminar Series hosted by the Centre for Climate Justice and is free to attend. If you have any questions about the event or taking part in future events, please contact Sennan Mattar at

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