PLuS Alliance: Global River Basins Connections
King’s Water is developing the Global River Basins Connects project in partnership with our PLuS Alliance colleagues from Arizona State University and University of New South Wales.
The aim of this project is to build interdisciplinary expertise on sustainability challenges in global river basins for enhanced scientific understanding and policy impact for river basin governance. Activities are two fold, focusing on comparative analysis of the sustainability of seven global river basins and on research-led education.
This project is led by Dr Naho Mirumachi with King’s Water members Dr Daanish Mustafa, Dr Mark Mulligan, Dr Emma Tebbs, Dr Mike Chadwick and Dr Rob Francis.
In July 2017, members of the team conducted a student field trip to the Okavango delta in Botswana. The Okavango river basin faces unique sustainability challenges of maintaining its biodiversity hotspot and managing competing water demands including from other countries, owing to the transboundary, border-crossing feature.
Students from the three universities worked together to practise various field sampling, survey skills and monitoring methods as well as role-play of river basin governance.
Find out more
Listen to the podcast of the trip
Watch clips of the field trip (coming soon)
For further details, please contact Naho Mirumachi.