Help us build the 8th World Water Forum

The 8th World Water Forum will take place from 18 to 23 March 2018 in Brasilia and has elected “Sharing Water” as its underlying theme. As part of preparation, everyone from around the globe will once again have the opportunity to voice their opinions at worldwaterforum8.org from 12 of June 2017. This is the 2nd launching of the forum and Cap-Net UNDP act as one of the moderators in this platform. Each round will last between 8-10 weeks.

The YOUR VOICE platform allows anyone with access to the internet a chance to contribute to the world’s largest water event. It is a unique opportunity to share experience, exchange ideas and learn about the world’s most pressing water issues!

The online platform is a new initiative of the 8th World Water Forum, which will be held from 18 to 23 March 2018 in Brasilia, Brazil, under the overarching theme ‘Sharing Water’.

From 12 June, join the second round of discussions and add YOUR VOICE to the online consultation convened by the 8th World Water Forum. Participants are invited to answer questions about Capacity, Sharing, Governance and Sustainability in six thematic discussion rooms: they are Climate, People, Development, Urban, Ecosystems and Finance.

Go to worldwaterforum8.org/your-voice to participate.

YOUR VOICE – worldwaterforum8.org/your-voice

Twitter – twitter.com/WaterForum8

Facebook – fb.me/WorldWaterForum8

 

Session on Water Regulatory Agencies in the 12th WSTA Gulf Water Conference – 28 to 30 March, 2017, Manama, Bahrain.

Countries in the GCC and the Arab region face challenges to provide water for an increasing population and rising demand under prevailing water scarcity. Due to the urgency to improve the financial and water resource management, public water supply and sanitation institutions initiated reforms towards a client-oriented, efficient, and equitable service delivery.

Water regulators serve as a source of information on the performance of water utilities and systems and as independent price-setting bodies. They monitor the adherence to rules, regulations and service provision and bring regulatory expertise into the public sector, a sector prone to market failures and fragmentation of regulatory responsibilities. Continue reading

The 3rd Water Policy Days – 27 to 28 June 2017, Palacio de las Aguas Corrientes (Aysa), Buenos Aires.

Under the motto “Water policy under the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development”, the Federal Water Council (COHIFE), the Undersecretariat of Water Resources of the Nation (SSRH) and the Argentina Network for Training and Strengthening in Integrated Management Of Water Resources (Arg Cap-Net) organized the 3rd Water Policy Days.

The event will be held on 27 and 28 June 2017 at the Palacio de las Aguas Corrientes (Aysa), Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, with the objective of further progress in the analysis of the priority water issues in Argentina, Under the principles of integrated management of water resources and the objectives of the National Water Plan. Continue reading

Deficit in sanitation: A priority issue in Argentina

Every year, UNESCO establishes a theme for reflection to celebrate World Water Day. In 2017, the proposal is “wastewater” which is to emphasize its reduction and reuse, as a potentially affordable and sustainable source of water, energy, nutrients and other recoverable materials.

As part of an event organised by the Undersecretariat of Water Resources of the Nation to present the United Nations World Report on the Development of Water Resources, entitled “Wastewater: the untapped resource”, Victor Pochat-President Of the Argentine Institute of Water Resources  was interviewed by Arg Cap-Net about this topic. Continue reading

LA-WETnet strengthens collaboration with AECID with new course on Sustainable Water Management

The UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development recognizes the enormous challenges that people face. It also recognizes the present as a moment of immense opportunity, marked by the diffusion of information and communication technology and global interconnection and its great potential to accelerate human progress and develop knowledge societies. In this context, water is essential for the three pillars of sustainable development: economic, social and environmental. Continue reading

United Nations World Water Development Report 2017 “Wastewater: The Untapped Resource” – 14 April 2017, Dushanbe, Tajikistan

The seminar “Presentation of the United Nations World Water Development Report 2017 “Wastewater: The Untapped Resource”, was organized on April 14, 2017, by the Center “Cooperation for Sustainable Development” and Central Asian Regional Water Network CAR@WAN
with the support of UNESCO Cluster Office in Almaty. This similar event which was held a week ago at Almaty, took place in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. Continue reading

United Nations World Water Development Report 2017 – 7 April 2017, Almaty Kazakhstan

The seminar “Presentation of the United Nations World Water Development Report 2017 “Wastewater: The Untapped Resource”, was organized on April 7, 2017, by the Center “Cooperation for Sustainable Development” and Central Asian Regional Water Network CAR@WAN
with the support of UNESCO Cluster Office in Almaty.

The event was attended by 70 representatives of all interested parties including governmental
and international organizations, educational and research institutions, as well as NGOs
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Call for Proposals – Evaluation of Rural Water Supply Network (RWSN)

2017 marks the 25th Anniversary of the founding of the Handpump Technology Network (HTN), which became RWSN in 2006, under the leadership of the late Piers Cross. RWSN is also also coming to the end of the current three year strategy period (2015-2017). Thus, RWSN will be developing a new strategy, inputs are very much welcome by you. Therefore RWSN would like to call for porposals for an evaluation of RWSN. The links to relevant documents can be found via this link here.

The Call is only available in English and only proposals in English will be accepted. The deadline is Friday 26th May 2017.

SaciWATERs organises workshop in Telangana State, India

South Asian Consortium for Interdisciplinary Water Resources Studies (SaciWATERs) organized an event on 23rd and 24th March 2017 to mark the occasion of World Water Day. The event included a wide variety of stakeholders including policy makers, government officials, academicians, researchers, NGOs, CSOs and community representatives from of Telangana State. The topic of the workshop was current water issues and policy gaps in the newly created state. The workshop was organised in partnership with the British Deputy High Commission, Hyderabad, Netherlands Organization of Scientific Research (NWO), Bordeaux Metropole and Arghyam.

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CAR@WAN organises launch event for World Water Development Report in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

A presentation of United Nations’ World Water Development Report 2017, released on the World Water Day, was arranged in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, on 31st March by CAR@WAN. During the event the report, highlighting the potential of utilising wastewater as a resource, was presented followed by discussions among participants on different potential uses of wastewater and opportunities enabled by the new mind-set presented in the report. Experts in the field of water resources management in Kyrgyzstan and public authorities delivered presentations on the topics of wastewater, sanitation and health of the population in Kyrgyzstan.

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