Training Course on Integrated Water Resources Management Held on 19th – 22nd October

The training course on Integrated Water Resources Management was organized by National Water Resources Institute from 19th-22nd October 2015. The training was organized for staff of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Federal Ministry of Water Resources and National Water Resources Institute. Thirty-five participants took part in the training course: twenty from the Federal Ministry of Water Resources, ten from the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and five from National Water Resources Institute. Of the total participants, 23 were male and 12 were female.
The programme began withthe opening ceremony which was Chaired by the Executive Director of the National Water Resources Institute Dr. E.A Adanu. After an introductory speech and remark from the Director of Training and WA-Net Manager, Dr. Martin O. Eduvie, the Executive Director declared the workshop opened.

ACTIVITY
The time table for the programme featured twelve topics: three topics per day and recap of the previous day’s topic. The resource persons who lectured during the training are staff of the National Water Resources Institute including the Executive Director. The recap were handle by participants who were able to summarize the previous day’s activities.
The topics include: Introduction to Integrated Water Resources Management; Understanding the Water Cycle; Ecosystem and Water; Climate Change and Water/Agriculture; Stakeholder Participation/Involvement; Water Demand Management; Integrated Water Resources Management and Ground Water; Health Impact Assessment in Integrated Water Resources Management; Public-Private Partnership in Water Management; Economic Dimensions of Water; Conflict Resolution and Integrated Water Resources Management. In addition, the Executive Director of the institute gave a lecture on Sustainable Water Resources Management.

CONCLUSION
The training course ended with a closing ceremony which was chaired by the Executive Director of the institute ably represented by Dr. Bashir Dogara , the Director Research and Technical Services. The ceremony featured the award of certificates of participation to participants. The training also featured a field work to River Kaduna that was recently flooded. This training workshop was supported by the Federal Ministry of Water Resources, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the National Water Resources Institute Kaduna Nigeria.