Southeast Asia (SEA) Water Footprint Training Course - 24-26 February 2015, Flamengo Hotel, Ampang, Malaysia.

UNESCO-IHP Malaysia in collaboration with UNESCO Jakarta, Water Footprint Network, Malaysian Capacity Development Network in Sustainable Water Management (MyCDNet), private organisations, lecturers and NGOs will be conducting a Southeast Asia (SEA) Water Footprint Training Course which will take place from 24 to 26 of February 2015 at Flamengo Hotel, Ampang, Malaysia. Individuals whom were previously trained in Pretoria, South Africa under the Cap-Net UNDP funded initiative in 2013 will become resource persons during the event.

The training is designed for professionals in the water and environmental sectors in Malaysia and Southeast Asia interested to learn about water footprint assessment and possibly apply it in their countries. The target group consists of governments, professionals from businesses, and academia including consultancies advising corporations or governments. The course is designed to capture both ends of professionals from a novice beginner to an expert in the field of environmental assessment.

The objectives of this training course are to:

  1. Improve capacity builders’ knowledge of water footprint assessment within an IWRM approach.
  2. Stimulate capacity development actions and training activities on water footprinting in Malaysia, MyCDNet & network partners.
  3. Exchange knowledge and good practices in water footprint assessment approaches at the Malaysian level, and how best to transfer such knowledge to decision-makers to make it into policy.
  4. Promote networking for capacity building in water footprint approaches in water management.

Participants are expected to return to their organization and agencies and through their organization promote water footprint assessment by organizing training courses or implementing the knowledge gained.

For more information, please contact course secretariat Dr. Jamie Chong at jam_chong@hotmail.com.