Thursday, 27 August 2009

Urgent needs of Africa's water situation

From 25-28 August, scientists from across Africa meet for the Pan Africa Chemistry Network (PACN) Sustainable Water Conference to explore ways to develop solutions for the most urgent needs of Africa's water situation. The conclusions will be delivered to the UN on World Water Day 2010.
Dr Richard Pike Chief Executive Officer, RSC & Mike Mack, Syngenta CEO
The conference, taking place at Nairobi University, will address a wide range of water-related subjects including a look at major challenges such as climate change and detailed scientific topics such as the toxicity of water resources and water contamination. It is the most ambitious initiative set up under the aegis of the network, which is developing links across Africa between scientists, researchers, schools and libraries to help promote science and research across the continent.

The conference is hosted by the PACN, a partnership between the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) and Syngenta. It is the second PACN conference held in Nairobi. Joachim Chissano, Chairperson of the Africa Forum for Former Heads of State and Government, will be joined by Dr Sally Kosgei, Kenyan Minister for Higher Education, and Mike Mack, Chief Executive Officer of Syngenta.

Aug 24, 2009 UK EXPERT ON AFRICAN WATER ISSUES. The UK’s Royal Society of Chemistry speaks on major water issues facing the developing world in the build-up to the Pan African Chemistry Network Sustainable Water Conference