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Dr. Casey Brown led a training workshop in Marrakech, Morocco

Dr. Casey Brown

Prof Casey Brown led a training workshop entitled Addressing Climate Uncertainties in Water Projects at the Africa 2017 Hydropower Conference in Marrakech, Morocco. The training was sponsored by the World Bank and the Nordic Development Fund. The two day training included over 30 water professionals from throughout Africa. The event is the latest training workshop that Prof Brown and the Hydrosystems Research Group to help prepare water engineers for the challenges of climate change, following training events held in Washington DC, Nepal, Mexico, Kenya and Amherst.

Dr. Brown will also be presenting his latest research results on the development of a Water Security and Resilience Diagnostic at World Bank Water Week on March 20. This tool is designed to conduct a systematic assessment of the water challenges for a given country, in partnership with local governments. This effort is part of the larger Rockefeller Foundation grant to improve the resilience of World Bank water investments, and to promote freshwater resilience in water management generally.