The five day training course on Enhancing Integrated Flood Management in Southern Africa was implemented through a partnership between WaterNet, Global Water Partnership Southern Africa (GWPSA) and the Word Meteorology Organisation (WMO). The training course was attended by 21 participants drawn from Botswana, DR Congo, Lesotho, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Course participants were drawn from water supply authorities, River Basin Organisations, relevant government departments, academic and research institutions, Civil Society, and Local authorities. The training took place over a 5 day period from 22nd – 26th June 2015 at the Birchwood Hotel in Johannesburg, South Africa.
The overall objective of the training was to enhance skills and knowledge of participants in integrated management of floods in Southern Africa in order to balance development needs and risks associated with flooding.