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Schedule

Please find the time table for the WASCAL symposium below.

The main venue is the “Maschinenraum”  of the “Bürgerbräu”.

Day 1 – Wednesday Sept., 22

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08:00am – 09:30pm

main venue

Side-Event Registration

The side-event is by invitation only.

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09:30am – 11:30pm

Venue BOX

Side-Event

Moderated by Dr. Michael Thiel.

The side-event is by invitation only.

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1:00PM – 1:15pm

Main Venue

Welcome Note

Prof. Stefan Dech, University of Würzburg, DLR

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1:15PM – 1:20pm

Main Venue

Welcome Note

Dr. Julien Bobineau, Forum Africa Centre, University of Würzburg

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1:20PM – 1:30pm

Main Venue

Welcome

Prof. Dr. Mouhamadou Hassirou, WASCAL Governing Board

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1:30PM – 2:00pm

Main Venue

BMBF Vision for WASCAL

Dr. Karsten Hess with Q/A, BMBF

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2:00PM - 2:15pm

Main Venue

Coffee Break

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2:15pm - 2:35pm

Main Venue

WASCAL’s Graduate Studies Program

Prof. Daouda Koné, Director Capacity Building Department WASCAL

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2:35PM - 3:35pm

Main Hall

Presentations of the Graduate Schools by the directors

(in person and virtually)

 

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3:35PM - 3:50pm

Main Venue

Coffee Break

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3:50PM - 5:00pm

Main Venue

Presentations of the Graduate Schools by the directors

(in person and virtually)

 

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5:00pm - 6:00pm

Main Venue

Time to explore the info desks of the Graduate Schools

 

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8:00pm

Residenz

Wine tasting at the Residenz in Würzburg

 

Day 2 – Thursday Sept., 23

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9:00am - 9:30am

Main Venue

Arrival and coffee

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9:30am - 10:00am

Main Venue

WASCAL: its origin, conceptualization, creation and continued relevance

Prof. em. Paul Vlek, Former Executive Direktor WASCAL (virtually)

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10:00am - 10:20am

Main Venue

10 Years of Research in WASCAL – The Scientific Output

Dr. Sarah Schönbrodt-Stitt, University of Würzburg

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10:20am - 10:40am

Main Venue

Climate change and land use in West Africa: a case study from

The Gambia

Prof. Walter Leal, HAW Hamburg (virtually)

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10:40am - 11:00am

Main Venue

Coffee break

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11:00am - 11:15am

Main Venue

Linking urban land use dynamics, surface water systems and human health risk in Ghana

Joshua Ntajal, University of Bonn

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11:15am - 11:30am

Main Venue

Human Habitat: Capabilities of Earth Observation for monitoring in Africa

Dr. Marta Sapena-Moll, DLR

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11:30am - 11:45am

Main Venue

Hydrogen Economy: Assessment of Technologies for the Energy Transition

Dr. Ibrahim Muritala, DLR (virtually)

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11:45am - 12:00am

Main Venue

Climate change and hydrologic studies in a data scarce area: Case of the Mono River basin in West Africa

Rholan Houngue, University of Bonn

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12:00am - 1:00pm

Main Venue

Lunch break

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1:00pm - 1:20pm

Main Venue

Are some present-day extreme rainfall events in West Africa a harbinger of a future climate normal?

Prof. Andreas Fink, KIT  

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1:20pm - 1:35pm

Main Venue

Climate sensitive adaptation strategies to reduce flood risks in Togo and Benin

Dr. Sophie Thiam, ZEF / University of Bonn

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1:35pm - 1:50pm

Main Venue

Missing Emissions from Global Fire Inventories: a West African Case Study

Boris Ouattara, University of Würzburg

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1:50pm - 2:05pm

Main Venue

WASCAL goes to Sea – Implementation of the new Master Program “Climate Change and Marine Sciences” in Cabo Verde

Dr. Björn Fiedler, GEOMAR

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2:05pm - 2:20pm

Main Venue

Climate Change and Food Security in West Africa

Prof. Fatou Gueye, WASCAL Climate Change Economics, Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar, Senegal

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2:20pm - 2:45pm

Main Venue

Coffee break

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2:20pm - 2:35pm

Main Venue

Assessment of presence of mangrove vegetation on surface water quality: case of the Ebrie lagoon

Dr. Isimemen Osemwegie, ZEF / University of Bonn

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3:00pm - 3:15pm

Main Venue

Rural and cross boarder migration in West Africa

Alina Schürmann, University of Halle

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3:15pm - 3:30pm

Main Venue

Impact of oil spills on vegetation cover in the Niger delta

Christabel Edena Ansah, University of Würzburg

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3:30pm - 3:45pm

Main Venue

Wrap Up

Dr. Michael Thiel, WASCAL-DE-Coop, University of Würzburg

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3:45pm - 5:30pm

Main Venue

time to explore the info desks of the Graduate Schools

and for discussions / coffee