Enhancing Integrated Flood Management in Southern Africa – Training 22nd – 26th June 2015

The five day training course on Enhancing Integrated Flood Management in Southern Africa was implemented through a partnership between WaterNet, Global Water Partnership Southern Africa (GWPSA) and the Word Meteorology Organisation (WMO). The training course was attended by 21 participants drawn from Botswana, DR Congo, Lesotho, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Course participants were drawn from water supply authorities, River Basin Organisations, relevant government departments, academic and research institutions, Civil Society, and Local authorities. The training took place over a 5 day period from 22nd – 26th June 2015 at the Birchwood Hotel in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The overall objective of the training was to enhance skills and knowledge of participants in integrated management of floods in Southern Africa in order to balance development needs and risks associated with flooding.

For more information, please contact Mr. Wangai Ndirangu.

Training Course and Symposium Coming Up with WaterNet

Short training course

The Faculty of Engineering – Eduardo Mondlane University and AQUASHARE – Mozambican Water Association will implement a four day (12 -15 October 2015) Portuguese short course on Strategic implementation of IWRM at river basin level: Concepts and operational tools – Second edition. The course is going to be undertaken with funding from Cap-Net. The course will take place in Maputo, Mozambique and will be attended by officials from different River Basin Organisations (RBOs).

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Regional Training on Sustainable Water Supply and Sanitation for Low Income and Peri-Urban Communities – 21-25, September 2015

WaterCap in collaboration with WaterNet and the Institute of Water and Sanitation Development (IWSD), organized a five days training on “Sustainable Water supply and sanitation for low income and peri-urban areas”. The training was attended by 20 participants from 12 countries within the Eastern and Southern region of Africa. The course addressed the challenges and opportunities from raising demand for water supply and sanitation in low-income and peri-urban areas in Africa, mainly driven by the rapid population growth, often inappropriate institutional and technological structures, unplanned urbanization and infrastructural investments outpaced by rapid urban growth.

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Aqua Republica: Piloting Serious Gaming for Water Education, 18th -19th September 2015, Kenya

WaterCap in collaboration with UNEP-DHI piloted Aqua Republica serious gaming (Cap-Net version) with secondary schools students in Nairobi, Kenya. Students from Shree Cutchi Leva Patel School and Sunshine Secondary School participated in the piloting of the Aqua Republica game on 18th September 2015, followed by a teacher workshop on 19th September. The activity aimed at introducing sustainable water education in a fun way to children in the age bracket 13-18 years. Specifically, the game aims at creating awareness about the fragility of the existing water resources and introducing them to the IWRM concept. A competition for all participating school will be held on 17th October 2015.

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Training Programme in Integrated Water Resources Management in the Northern Province of Sri Lanka – 18-22nd September 2015, Killinochchi

This training programme was held for 30 officials of the Northern Province of Sri Lanka to address emerging problems associated with water resources planning, development and management with the accelerated development work after the end of conflict. The programme was organized jointly by the CapNet-Lanka of the Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya and the WASO-ASIA Project of Faculties of Engineering and Agriculture of University of Jaffna supported by the Government of Norway.

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Regional Course on Groundwater Management within IWRM in River Basin Context – August 24-28, 2015 in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Groundwater is the main water source available in many African countries; it has contributed to improve access to water for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Its management in the context of a river/lake basin requires knowledge and a specific approach for management of both resources (surface and ground water) within IWRM.

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Capacity building on water and sanitation for the Clean India Campaign in Odisha starting from October – by SCAN and IRDP

Scan in IndiaIndividual health and hygiene is largely dependent on adequate availability of drinking water and proper sanitation. There is, therefore, a direct relationship between water, sanitation and health. Consumption of unsafe drinking water, improper disposal of human excreta, improper environmental sanitation and lack of personal and food hygiene have been major causes of many diseases in developing countries. India is no exception to this.

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Cap-Net @ World Water Week 2015: Towards the Sustainable Development Goals

The 25th edition of the World Water Week took place between August 23 and 28 in Stockholm. Under the theme “Water for Development”, the meeting was the annual focal point for global water issues. In many sessions, workshops and seminars, particular attention went to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and especially to Goal 6: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.

Experts, practitioners, decision-makers, business innovators and young professionals from a range of sectors and countries came to Stockholm to network, exchange ideas, foster new thinking and develop solutions to the most pressing water-related challenges of today.

Cap-Net had a significant presence with active participation in various sessions, events, working meetings, and permanent display of information at the UNDP stand. Here is s a short summary of Cap-Net’s engagement at the Water Week:

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MyCDNet MELP Training Part II

On the 12th August 2015, members of MyCDNet participated in a MELP (Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Plan) training programme provided by Mr Lai Chee Hui, a Master of Research Student in the School of Humanities at USM. He has recently completed and returned from his 3-month foray as Network Attachment in Cap-Net. This training programme was carried out in Indah Water Technical Training Center.

MELP is a management tool useful for monitoring the output, outcomes and impacts of various water related activities. Mr Lai emphasized that MELP is a plan and not a report, and informed the attendees that Cap-Net has decided to rename the MELP Report to an Outcome Evaluation Report as to not create confusion.

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