After completing its 15th successful year, as the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) delivery mechanism within the Water and Ocean Governance Programme (WOGP), Cap-Net, the global network for capacity development in sustainable water management, effectively delivered once again in 2017. Impact can be linked to changes in policy and mindset, from shaping the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) agenda with a dedicated water goal, and improvement in water and sanitation, to increased readiness to adapt to climate change using innovative technologies and online education, including improvements in integrating gender mainstreaming into global policy frameworks and implementation.
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A Regional workshop on ‘Leadership and research methods for interdisciplinary water research’ will be held in Kathmandu, Nepal from August 23rdto September 5th2018. The workshop is a part of the South Asian Water (SAWA) Leadership Programme on Climate Change, a fellowship project funded by IDRC and coordinated by SaciWATERs. The aim of the workshop is to train the SAWA fellows in the application of research methods that include gender and social approaches, in leadership skills development through activities such as team-building sessions, communication skills, application of negotiations and conflict resolution in the field. The participants of the workshop are the awardees of the SAWA Fellowship who are pursuing Masters in Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) in four institutions in Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Sri Lanka. Continue reading →
Knowledge portals are one way of actively sharing information –they often are comprised of organized information, knowledge networks and communities, discussion forums and collaborative work-spaces, to better encourage and transfer a more spontaneous exchange of tacit knowledge. In this article,
IWLearn shares on the The Flood and Drought Portal which provides a set of online tools to better integrate climate information into planning across scales. In addition, The Knowledge Exchange Portal is also shared which supports the Flood and Drought portal, helps answer questions and exchange information through a virtual space. Continue reading →
Climate change will continue to be a major concern of this century impacting stakeholders within transboundary basins. As future initiatives, projects or programmes are developed, stakeholders affected should have a voice in the design and implementation, as initiatives, projects or programmes ultimately influence their planning to address climate change impacts Continue reading →
A course on Micrometering of Drinking Water will take place in the Faculty of Engineering and Water Sciences of the National University of the Litoral, Santa Fe, Argentina in the month of September. To be taught in Spanish, this course is targeted at personnel linked to providers of drinking water services; government officials; university professionals; advanced students of engineering and economic sciences. Continue reading →
Drs. Shanon Marques, Vice Provost, Drexel University, Philadelpia, Emmanuel Opong, Regional Director of World Vision International (WASH) and Ms. Dhammika Peiris, Technical Advisor (WASH), World Vision Lanka visited the Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture (PGIA) on the 17thof July 2018 to discuss the possibility of having joint training and research programs with Cap-Net Lanka at PGIA. The Director/PGI, relevant senior academics and postgraduate students of IWRM participated in the discussion coordinated by Country Coordinator/Cap-Net Lanka Continue reading →
The first training programme for 2018, Capacity development of the farmer leaders in medium/ major irrigation schemes was conducted in Farmer Training/Meeting Centre, Uyilankulam, Mannar District in the Northern Province of Sri Lanka on the 25thJune 2018.
The main partners of the programme were Irrigation Department, Department of Agriculture, Department of Agrarian Development, Sri Lanka Water Partnership and Irrigation Management Division/ Ministry of Irrigation. A total of 66 participants including farmer organization leaders, agency staff of minor/major schemes, consultants attended the programme. Continue reading →
The Malaysian Capacity Development Network for Sustainable Water Management (MyCDNet) has organised and conducted the first in a series of courses for Water Safety Plan (WSP) from 3rd to 4th of July 2018. In collaboration with Specialists from the Malaysian Water Association (MWA), Universiti Malaya, Akademi Sains Malaysia and Asia Pacific Environmental Consultants (ASPEC), with support from Cap-Net UNDP, the ToT Course took place held at the Indah Water Training Centre Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, with a total 30 participants who were mainly from water agencies nationwide.
This first WSP Introductory Course, which consists of the first five modules in a series of 15 modules in the Water Safety Plan Course, was specifically designed to assist water-related agencies and water operators to start developing their WSPs if they have not done so, or to assist those that are reviewing their WSP. Two other instalments of the WSP Course of five modules each will be rolled out by MyCDNet in the next two years.
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New Online Courses by Cap-Net Virtual Campus:
Cap-Net Virtual Campus is launching new courses in the next upcoming months. The free courses are:
A two-week, practice-oriented course on Multilevel Water Governance by the ‘Hague Academy for Local Governance’ will take place from 10 to 21 September 2018 at the Hague. The course will focus on addressing the challenges and opportunities of water governance. The course curriculum blends theory and practice along with expert exchanges and international case studies. Continue reading →