An overview of major presentations made at various events in the US and overseas. For the PPT or other documents related to the presentation please click on the title.
Global Water Crisis: Causes, Challenges, and Opportunities (October 2021)
A keynote presentation at the United Global Citizens luncheon at the Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky. An overview of the water issues in some parts of the world including California, Egypt and other West Africa. The historical timeline and the discussion of the sustainable development goals frame the issues of the global strategy for dealing with the water crisis as well as the provision of clean drinking water to underserved populations around the world. The approach and the strategy as well as the achievements and the sustainability of the waters investment made by USAID WA-WASH Program are also discussed.
Sustainability of Water investment in West Africa, WTI Water and Society Conference. Valencia, Spain (October, 2019)
This is presentation used by Dr. Boukerrou at the 5th International Conference on Water and Society which took place in Valencia, Spain October 2 – 4, 2019. The presentation was about the sustainability of the investment made by USAID WA-WASH in West Africa two years after the completion of the field activities in Burkina Faso, Ghana and Niger. The Conference was organized by the Wessex Institute, UK and the Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain. The conference, which started in Las Vegas in 2011, is well-established and attracts a substantial number of contributions from different backgrounds and countries. For a copy of Volume 239 of the WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment which includes papers presented at the Water and Society Conference please click here.
Water Management Best Practices and Challenges in West Africa, Larbi Ben M’hidi University, Oum El Bouaghi, Algeria (October, 2019)
A presentation made to faculty and students at Larbi Ben M’hidi University of Oum El Bouaghi, Algeria. This presentation covers topics related to water management challenges in West Africa including access to clean water, water quality date from a couple of studies conducted during the implementation of the USAID WA-WASH Program in Burkina Faso, Ghana, and Niger between 2011 and 2017.
Water Management Best Practices and Challenges in West Africa. Lecture at the CERESCOR, Conakry, Guinea (August 26, 2019)
A seminar on water management best practices and challenges presented to scientist at the Centre de Recherche Scientifque Conakry Rogbane (CERESCOR) in Guinea Conakry. This was the second part of a two-part lecture which followed meetings with the leadership of the center and other high level officials in the Government of Guinea to discuss collaboration with FIU.
Knowledge Management: Approach and Challenges. Lecture at the CERESCOR, Conakry, Guinea (August 26, 2019)
An overview of knowledge management principles and the challenges facing people in the use of knowledge management approaches. This first seminar was part of a two-part lecture given to scientist at the Centre de Recherche Scientifque Conakry Rogbane (CERESCOR) in Guinea Conakry.
Knowledge Management in the Water Sector. Water and Public Health Symposium, Freetown, Sierra Leone (August 21, 2019)
A presentation on knowledge management in the water sector made at the USAFICOM Symposium on Water and Public Health (Freetown, Sierra Leone August 19-21, 2019). This symposium is part of series of symposia held in various countries in Africa to address issues associated with water (public, health, water quality, water resources management, etc.).
Water Management Best Practices and Challenges in West Africa. Water and Public Health Symposium, Freetown, Sierra Leone (August 19, 2019)
A presentation on water management best practices and challenges in West Africa at the USAFICOM Symposium on Water and Public Health (Freetown, Sierra Leone August 19-21, 2019). This symposium is part of series of symposia held in various countries in Africa to address issues associated with water (public, health, water quality, water resources management, etc.).
2018 InWE Water and Environment Security Conference (September 17-18, 2018)
Dr. Boukerrou was one of the co-organizers the Water and Environment Security Conference of the Institute of Water and the Environment. The conference was held on the FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus in Miami. Dr. Boukerrou presented a paper on Water Challenges in West Africa.
Knowledge Management Why and How? AfWA Scientific and Technical Council Meeting, Rabat, Morocco (February 13-17, 2017)
An overview of knowledge management principles and the use of knowledge management by the USAID WA-WASH Program.
USAID WA-WASH and AfWA: A Productive Collaboration. AfWA Scientific and Technical Council Meeting, Rabat, Morocco (February 13-17, 2017)
An overview of collaboration between USAID WA-WASH and the African Water Association, its objectives and approach. The presentation also includes the topics that have been addressed by USAID in the context of building the institutional and human capacity of AfWA by the Program.
WA-WASH Coordinating Secretariat: Roles, Objectives, and Governance Structure. Coordinating Secretariat Meeting, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (April 12-13, 2016)
A Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Coordinating Secretariat was established by USAID WA-WASH to address a number of WASH issues in West Africa. This presentation outlines the roles, objective and structure of the WASH Coordinating Secretariat.
This roundtable which included Dr. Boukerrou, an FIU representative, as well as speakers from Kansas State University, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, and Blackfeet Community College was part of the International Food and Aid and Development Conference. For the program of the conference click here, for all the conference speakers bios click here
Assessment of the Organization of the UNCCD 1st Scientific Conference, Second Special Session of the Committee on Science and Technology (CST S-2) of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) and Ninth Session of the Committee for the Review of the Implementation of the Convention (CRIC 9), Bonn Germany (February 16, 2011)
Following a presentation by Dr. Boukerrou, the CST S-2 delegates discussed the assessment of the organization of the 1st Scientific Conference and made recommendations for the organization of the 2nd Scientific Conference. For a copy of the report click here.