HKU visits Senegal's capital Dakar as Technical Tour

HKU visits Senegal's capital Dakar as Technical Tour


Turkish International Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA ) and Hasan Kalyoncu organized the galleon c with the University of Gaziantep University, a research group composed of academicians ; HKU Institute of Science and Professor Director, Prof. Dr. Mehmet Karpuzcu , HKU Department of Civil Engineering , Faculty Member Prof. Dr. Mustafa Yilmaz Kilinc, HKU Department of Civil Engineering Research Officer,  Erkan Alkan and Gaziantep University Department of Civil Engineering , Faculty Member Prof. Dr. Mr. Mehmet İzzet, with the participation of the Almighty , 18-26.05.2014 between Senegal’s capital Dakar, made ??technical visits for a week . Turkish International Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) funded technical excursion, ‘ Flood Management Master Planning for Dakar ‘ represents the first phase of academic work from . Academic studies , Cheikh Anta Diop University in Senegal is carried out in partnership.

Turkish academics observation group was expressed in the following way : “Senegal ‘s capital, Dakar, to sea level at the zero position. Sudden rainfall observed in certain periods of the year in Dakar, because of the lack of infrastructure and irregular settlements in flood exposed. Some areas of the city into the groundwater, seawater and sewage water mixed. Therefore, the use of groundwater and groundwater level decreases with each passing year is increasing. Years ago, get drinking water from wells in Dakar , now in drinking water is 75 km away from the hinterland lives . The current situation in the city in the sewerage system and waste water treatment plants functions is largely lost. Rapidly growing urban population, uneven settlement triggers. As a result of all this negativity from Dakar city to the poorest areas of the city – especially – falling precipitation, floods becoming immediately. Flood is happening in almost every rainy season and poor people’s lives more difficult. Be stored on the surface of precipitation, surface runoff and soil water absorption capacity of not less than the very least, to be the root cause of the flood is generated . Flood era is dangerous in terms of health, with rainfall sewage and rain water is getting into the flood waters. As a group of Turkish scholars are required to Dakar, we are ready to do academic work. We are hoping for better results.”

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