January 2014 Workshop (Addis)

Workshop on Water, Climate Change, and Health

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

January 16, 2014

A workshop on Water and Climate Change, organized by Duke University (USA) with support from Addis Ababa University, the Environmental Economics Policy Forum for Ethiopia (EEPFE), the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), and USAID, brought together experts from a variety of disciplinary perspectives from the international, national, and local levels. The workshop addressed how climate change could affect water quality and availability; the consequences of these changes for the long-term health of populations living in rural communities; the coping mechanisms communities have to deal with the health effects of inadequate water quality and climate change impacts; and the mediating effects of sociopolitical variables such as governance, institutions and rules. The workshop generated knowledge about how water, health, and climate may or may not be linked to development and poverty in Ethiopia and elsewhere in Africa.

This is a follow-up workshop to the one held at Duke University in March 2013 sponsored by the Duke Provost’s Office, U.S. Agency for International Development, Nicholas School of the Environment, Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, the Duke Global Health Institute, and the Borderwork(s) Lab at the Franklin Humanities Institute.

Contact Christopher Paul at cjp2@duke.edu for more information.