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Media Advisory: Water experts available for interview in advance of World Water Day

Mohamed Abdinoor and Michael Kane can speak to water and more specifically groundwater as tools to tackle the climate crisis  

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.RTI International, a nonprofit research and global development institute, is offering subject matter experts available for media interviews in advance of World Water Day – recognized each year on March 22. Mohamed Abdinoor, senior private sector and resilience advisor within RTI’s International Development Group and Michael Kane, director of RTI’s Center for Water Resources, can speak to topics related to this year’s theme, groundwater, and how it is connected to climate change.


Mohamed Abdinoor is an international development professional with over two decades of experience in expanding economic and agricultural growth opportunities worldwide. Abdinoor can speak to how groundwater can be used to support economic growth and livelihoods on a global scale. He can also speak to the importance of ensuring marginalized communities continue to have access to groundwater to maintain agricultural and economic resilience. 


Michael Kane is an expert in river forecasting and water resources modeling. He can speak to the value of groundwater, the importance of conserving the resource across the United States, and the integration of groundwater with surface water/river basin management. Kane can utilize his expertise to provide insights around using modeling and forecasting tools to determine appropriate responses in advance of water shortages. Kane can also speak to how communities can conserve groundwater and how it can be used to combat the impacts of climate change. 


To set up an interview with Abdinoor or Kane please contact news@rti.org