The 9th World Water Forum (WWF) was held under the topic “Water Security for Peace and Development” and was hosted for the first time in Senegal. From March 21st to 26th, visitors and exhibitors in Dakar were able to exchange ideas and information on water security and other water-related topics.
In keeping with this topic, Manuel Krauss presented the current approaches, developments and results of the INTEWAR project. The project is working on a sustainable use of water in Cameroon in order to achieve a containment of water-associated diseases through innovative technologies. For this purpose, the installation of a decentralized PAULA drinking water treatment plant is still pending this year.
The presentation took place in the German pavilion in the form of a stand session on “Water Management and Disaster Risk Reduction – Experiences from transdisciplinary research projects in Ghana and Cameroon”, as well as during a special session focusing on “Storm Water Management in West Africa – Global Thinking for Local Solutions”. In addition, Manuel Krauss gave a lecture on another topic at FiW: “Best Practice sharing and presentations of lessons learned from the development of a flood forecast for the German-Ghanian project RAIN in Accra”.