Professional Training Courses under the SADC Human Capacity Building Plan by WaterNet

On behalf of the SADC water Division, WaterNet, supported by DFID/BMZ through the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH will deliver the following courses between September – October 2017:

  1. A lei internacional sobre a água e os instrumentos das Nações Unidas incluindo artigos sobre as águas subterrâneas, 18 – 21 September 2017, Maputo, Mozambique.
  2. Monitoring and communicating of river water status, 3 – 6 October 2017, Lilongwe, Malawi.

The courses will mainly be attended by nominated officials from Member States and River Basin Organisations of SADC. For more information please contact the WaterNet Secretariat.

18th WaterNet/WARFSA/GWPSA Symposium on Integrated Water Resources Development and Management: Innovative Technological Advances for Water Security in Eastern and Southern Africa – 25 to 27 October 2017, Swakopmund, Namibia.

WaterNet in collaboration with WARFA and GWPSA, jointly convened with the International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS) and the University of Botswana will be organising the 18th WaterNet/WARFSA/GWPSA Symposium on Integrated Water Resources Development and Management. The theme of this symposium is ‘Innovative Technological Advances for Water Security in Eastern and Southern Africa’ and will take place from 25 to 27 October 2017 at Swakopmund Hotel and Entertainment Centre. The main objective of the SADC Research Agenda is to promote evidence-based implementation of SADC water programmes and projects through multi- and inter-disciplinary research, and synthesis of existing and new information, which will lead to a realisation of SADC developmental goals. Continue reading

Training on International Water Law and Instruments – 22 to 25 August 2017, Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo.

WaterNet on behalf of the SADC Water Division with funding from the cooperation of the German and British Governments through the delegated authority of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, held a training on International Water Law and Instruments including UN Articles on Groundwater, 22 – 25 August 2017, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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WA-Net Training Course on “Climate Resilience: Access to Water Supply and Sanitation”, 7 to 11 August 2017, Kaduna-Nigeria.

A training course was organised by the National Water Resources Institute in collaboration with the West African Network (WANet) for Capacity Building for the water resources sector in the West Africa sub region at the National Water Resources Institute, Kaduna from 7th to 11th of August 2017.

This training focused on the premise that the issues touching all segments of the society and all economic sectors demand more integrated approaches to developing and managing water resources and sanitation and hygiene.

The objective of the training was “to create awareness on climate change and climate resilience in particular as well as to create impact on the basic knowledge on improving water supply and sanitation infrastructure to withstand climate change effects and develop adaptation measures”. Continue reading

Follow-Up Capacity Building Plans: Malaysia ToT on River Pollution – 24 to 25 August 2017, Selangor, Malaysia.

Malaysian Capacity Development Network for Sustainable Water Management (MyCDNet) in collaboration with Cap-Net UNDP will be conducting a ToT programme on River Pollution from 24 to 25 August 2017 in Selangor, Malaysia.

The objective of this workshop is to provide participants with the knowledge and skills to actively engage and motivate diverse stakeholder groups and the wider community in the area of river pollution, monitoring and management. Continue reading

Training on Science & Technology of Compatible Reverse Osmosis (RO) System Design, Maintenance & Servicing – 11 August 2017, Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.

Cap-Net Lanka in partnership with the Board of Study in Agricultural Engineering, University of Peradeniya- Sri Lanka will be organising a training on ‘Science & Technology of Compatible Reverse Osmosis (RO) System Design, Maintenance & Servicing’ on the 11 of August 2017 at Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. The objective of this one day programme are to disseminate the science of RO & to transfer the compatible technology to the water sector experts for reducing the cost of producing safe drinking water in the CKDu affected areas. Continue reading

Cap-Net UNDP in Stockholm World Water Week – 27 August to 1 September 2017.

The Stockholm World Water Week will once again take place from 27 August to 1 September 2017 with the theme ‘Water and waste: Reduce and reuse’. A total of 377 organisations and 238 sessions participated by  More than 3000 delegates and a total of 377 organisations from 133 countries will attend this annual event. Cap-Net UNDP as a partner of SIWI, will be promoting its new and signature programme, Cap-Tec, which aims at promoting the use of technologies through demonstration and innovative learning for expansion and incorporation in daily water management, planning and decision making.  (  ).  This event will also be streamed via live podcast.  Cap-Net UNDP will also involve at 15 short sessions and toast at its booth shared with other UNDP Water and Ocean Governance Programmes. For more information, please contact Dr. Themba Gumbo or visit this link.

Core-Group Meeting of Cap-Net Lanka – 21 JuIy 2017, IWMI, Colombo.

The Core-Group, which is the decision making body of the Cap-Net Lanka Network, meet on occasions when an agenda is ready for upgrading, analysing etc. of network activities. The group last met in year 2015 and met recently on Friday, 21st July 2017 at the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), Battaramulla, Colombo, Sri Lanka. Ten members and two invitees participated the meeting. Continue reading

AWARENET launched Online Seminar Series on Water Integrity with first webinar on the Regulation of the Water Sector in Palestine

The Global Outlook on Water Integrity estimates that $75 billion of water investments is lost to corruption annually. Promoting water integrity and fighting corruption in the water sector has the potential to dramatically improve human dignity, health and equitable access to water, also vis-à-vis the human right to water supply and sanitation. Integrity consists of choosing to think and act based on values rather than personal gain, thus every stakeholder in the water sector has a role to play in ensuring ethical behavior and create integrity change.

Since 2014, AWARENET collaborates with the Water Governance Facility at the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) and numerous partners to implement Water Integrity Capacity Building in the Arab region. This online seminar series is a continuation of the effort to bring more awareness, knowledge and tools to better regulate the water sector in the region. AWARENET specifically tailored the Online Seminar Series on Water Integrity to the Arab region, which consists of four bi-monthly webinars in 2017, a platform for documents and a discussion forum, supported by Cap-Net UNDP through its Virtual Campus. Continue reading

3rd National Conference on Water Policy – 27 to 28 June 2017, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The Argentine Network for Training and Strengthening of Integrated Water Resources Management (Arg Cap-Net), the Federal Water Council (COHIFE) and the Undersecretariat of Water Resources of the Nation (SSRH) organized and held the 3rd National Conference on Water Policy. The event was held on June 27 and 28 at the Palacio de las Aguas Corrientes (AySA), Autonomous City of Buenos Aires.

The objective of the Conference was to promote the participation of stakeholders related to water resources, seeking to include all those responsible in different jurisdictions and areas: politicians, officials, technicians, user organizations, basin organizations, study centers, non-governmental organizations, governmental organizations and, in general, all those institutions and people concerned with water management, one of the problems to be solved in Argentina and in the world in this century.

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