Ciprian-Beniamin Benea – University of Oradea, Universitatii no.1, Oradea, Romania

Adina Sacara Onita – University of Oradea, Universitatii no.1, Oradea, Romania

Andra-Teodora Porumb – University of Oradea, Universitatii no.1, Oradea, Romania

Keywords:                   Access to water;
Colonial inheritance;
Water stress


Abstract: This paper aims to bring to the European audience the importance of connections between water and climate change on the African continent; even though this continent could be regarded as somewhere in the southern hemisphere, the globalized world we already live in proves the contrary. In fact, it is very close to us. As population dynamics will put higher pressures on available natural resources in Africa, the migratory pressure from that conti­nent, which already is felt on the European continent, not only could bring so­cial or political upheavals there, but it could complicate the socio-econom­ic equilibrium closer to us. Furthermore, in the context of climate change, there are needed some measures to be taken in order to prevent such a sce­nario from taking place. And among other key resources, the most important, which is related to everything, is water; the way it would be used in Africa and how would it be distributed could make a difference.

9th International Scientific ERAZ Conference – ERAZ 2023 – Conference Proceedings: KNOWLEDGE BASED SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, hybrid – online, virtually and in person, Prague, Czech Republic, June 1, 2023

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Benea, C. B., Onita, A. S., & Porumb, A. T. (2023). Africa, Water and Climate Change. In V. Bevanda (Ed.), ERAZ Conference – Knowlegde Based Sustainable Development: Vol 9. Conference Proceedings (pp. 455-462). Association of Economists and Managers of the Balkans.


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