"The circumstances, objects, or conditions by which one is surrounded."
"The complex of physical, chemical, and biotic factors (such as climate, soil, and living things) that act upon an organism or an ecological community and ultimately determine its form and survival."
"The aggregate of social and cultural conditions that influence the life of an individual or community."
Head of the Environment and Water Institute Southern African Research and Documentation Centre
Egline is a climate change expert with academic and professional background in environment. She is the Head of the Environment and Water institute at Southern African Research and Documentation Centre (SARDC) known as I Musokotwane Environment Resource Centre for Southern Africa (IMERCSA).
Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Murugesu (Siva) Sivapalan is Chester and Helen Siess Endowed Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Professor of Geography and Geographic Information Science, at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering (University of Ceylon, 1975), M.Eng in Water Resources Engineering (Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand, 1977), and M.A. (1983) and Ph.D (1986) in Civil Engineering, with a major in hydrology, from Princeton University. Between 1978 and 1981, Siva worked as a consulting civil engineer in Nigeria, West Africa.
Southern African Research and Documentation Centre
SARDC is an independent regional knowledge resource centre that seek to enhance the effectiveness of key developmental processes in the region Southern African Development Community (SADC) region through the collection, analysis, production and dissemination of information and enabling the capacity to generate and use knowledge.
United Nations Environment Grid Geneva Stakeholder
United Nations Environment Grid Geneva
GRID-Geneva is part of the Science Division of the UN Environment's global group of environmental information centres, known as the Global Resource Information Database (GRID) network. GRIDs-Geneva and Nairobi were the first centres to be launched in mid-1985.
GRID centres not only facilitate access to but directly provide environmental data and information for decision-making and policy setting; underpin UN Environment's ongoing review of environmental state and trends; and provide early warnings about emerging environmental problems and threats.