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Faculty Travel Series: Dr. Casey Brown

Dr. Casey Brown

Welcome to the Faculty Travel series, this week we are sharing Dr. Casey Brown's recent travel:

 

World Water Week is the largest annual meeting place for water and development issues. This event is an annual stocktaking on progress of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement. Dr. Brown was also an invited speaker at the Rockefeller Foundation event "Designing for Freshwater Resilience ". As a member of the Steering Committee of the Alliance for Global Water Adaptation, Dr. Brown participated in their annual Board meeting, and as Steering Group member for the City Water Resilience initiative. https://programme.worldwaterweek.org/event/7555-designing-for-freshwater-resilience.

 

Professor Casey Brown and Research Fellow Alec Bernstein traveled to Tanzania for meetings with high level government officials on the Ministries of Finance, Energy, Water and Agriculture, and with partners from the World Bank to begin a dialog on the management of their water resources. This work is a part of the Rockefeller Foundation funded project "Freshwater Resilience by Design." Prof. Brown is collaborating with the World Bank to incorporate resilience principles into the design of their water investments. Tanzania has one of the fastest growing economies in Africa and will need to carefully manage their finite water resources to ensure water is available for their natural resource treasures, including great biodiversity, as well as the growing demands for agriculture, industry and urban populations