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
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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 →
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
and independent experts. Continue reading →
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.
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.
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.
As part of the master’s programme in in IWRM, the inscription for the course on Integrated Management of Water Resources has been arranged by Arg Cap-Net. The master’s programme in IWRM is an cross-disciplinary postgraduate programme of the National Universities of Córdoba, Cuyo and the Coast, created on the initiative of Arg Cap-Net. It is aimed at professionals from different disciplines, in order to train human resources that promote a change in water management.
A training programme series on “Institutional and Management Capacity Development of Farmer Leaders in Medium Irrigation Schemes to Cope with Climate Change” has been commenced on 30th March 2017 by Cap-Net Lanka. The programme series has been arranged together with the Sri Lankan Water Partnership (Lanka Salani) as well as other local agencies. The workshop was held at the Irrigation Engineer’s office in the north-western province, and 60 farmer leaders and agency staff, including 10 women, actively participated in the programme.
The first AfriAlliance Conference took place at the Birchwood Hotel, Ekurhuleni, South Africa. This was in parallel to the Local Climate Solutions for Africa 2017: Water and Climate Congress from 22-24 March 2017. WaterNet led the workpackage on enhancing knowledge sharing and technology transfer under which this inaugural conference was organized.
This year Cap-Net UNDP celebrates its 15th birthday! As part of this, we will collect a number of case studies from the previous 15 years highlighting achievements and milestones. Our first story focuses on a project implemented together with the Latin American Water, Education and Training Network, LA-WETnet, and Arg Cap-Net: