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
and independent experts. Continue reading

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.

Cap-Net UNDP Welcomes Ms. Nicole Furse from Brazil

nicoleCap-Net UNDP would like to welcome its student intern, Ms. Nicole Furse from Brazil. She is an International Relations undergraduate student from Rio de Janeiro’s IBMEC. She wishes to develop her understanding of capacity development activities and international networking while hoping to contribute with her work , gained knowledge and experience to the organisation. Her interest includes cross-cutting thematic areas of Cap-Net which include: gender, integrity, human rights and diplomacy. During her 300 hours of internship, she will be contributing to the advancement of water diplomacy and leadership within Cap-Net. She desires to work for the United Nations or other NGO’s on environmental and cultural questions in the future. Nicole enjoys trekking and is a member of a cultural dance group (maracatu). She can be contacted via email. Continue reading

Virtual Course on ‘A Human Rights Based Approach (HRBA) to Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM)’ – 28 September to 13 November 2015.

The virtual course on ‘A Human Rights Based Approach (HRBA) to Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM)’ will take place from 28 September to 13 November 2015. The objective is of this course is to create awareness and strengthen the base for a Human Rights Based Approach to IWRM, giving due regard to efficiency, equity and sustainability considerations, against competing water uses and water stress. Continue reading

Virtual Course on ‘Water Integrity and Transparency – Part I: Principles and Concepts’ – 14 September to 13 November, 2015.

The virtual course on ‘Water Integrity and Transparency – Part I: Principles and Concepts’ will take place from 14 September to 13 November, 2015. The objective of this course is to create awareness and strengthen the bases for change in water governance through increased knowledge on how to improve transparency and accountability practices. Continue reading

Virtual Course on ‘Sustainable Water Management – Part I: Principles and Concepts for a Water Management Framework’ – 1 September to November 13, 2015.

The virtual course on ‘Sustainable Water Management – Part I: Principles and Concepts for a Water Management Framework’ will take place from 1 September to November 13, 2015.

The objective of this course is to ‘Strengthen capacities and update key technical concepts and principles in support of sustainable water management’. Continue reading

Regional Workshop on Water Associated Conflict Resolution – 1 to 3 June, 2015, Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala.

A regional workshop on ‘Water Associated Conflict Resolution’ that took place in the Universidad del Valle de Guatemala campus from 1 to 3 of June 2015. A total of 30 participants from Guatemala, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Ecuador and Panama took part in this workshop. The training course covered IWRM principles, theory of conflicts and characteristics of the different types of conflicts, social and historical analysis of the context of our region in regards to water and possible interventions to resolve conflicts. Continue reading

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