International Scientific and Practical Conference on “Transboundary Cooperation in Central Asia – Safety, Stability, and Welfare of the Whole Region”- 7 to 8 September 2017, Kazakhstan.

The Executive Board of the International Fund of the Aral Sea (IFAS) in the Republic of Kazakstan in cooperation with the Kazak National Agrarian University (KazNAU) supported by the Central-Asian Regional Network of Capacity Building in the Area of Water Resources (CAR@WAN) and other partners, conducted the International Scientific and Practical Conference on “Transboundary Cooperation in Central Asia – Safety, Stability, and Welfare of the Whole Region”. The conference which took place on from 7 to 8 September 2017 was dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the Interstate Commission of Water Coordination and the process of preparing to the 8th World Water Forum (March 2018, Brazil).

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Brahmaputra River Symposium 2017: A multi-stakeholder meet on knowledge sharing – 25 to 26 September 2017, New Delhi, India.

New Delhi hosted the Brahmaputra River Symposium 2017 on the 25th and 26th of September 2017 by convening experts across different sectors, from the basin (Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, and India) as well as international river basins (Mekong, Murray-Darling, Nile, Rhine, and Yangtze). Structured around the theme ‘Knowledge Beyond Boundaries’, the symposium stressed on knowledge sharing, collective efforts to identify knowledge gaps and ways to strengthen the science-policy interface. Representatives from Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation, and Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change of Government of India were also present at the symposium. Continue reading

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

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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Help us build the 8th World Water Forum

The 8th World Water Forum will take place from 18 to 23 March 2018 in Brasilia and has elected “Sharing Water” as its underlying theme. As part of preparation, everyone from around the globe will once again have the opportunity to voice their opinions at from 12 of June 2017. This is the 2nd launching of the forum and Cap-Net UNDP act as one of the moderators in this platform. Each round will last between 8-10 weeks.

The YOUR VOICE platform allows anyone with access to the internet a chance to contribute to the world’s largest water event. It is a unique opportunity to share experience, exchange ideas and learn about the world’s most pressing water issues!

The online platform is a new initiative of the 8th World Water Forum, which will be held from 18 to 23 March 2018 in Brasilia, Brazil, under the overarching theme ‘Sharing Water’.

From 12 June, join the second round of discussions and add YOUR VOICE to the online consultation convened by the 8th World Water Forum. Participants are invited to answer questions about Capacity, Sharing, Governance and Sustainability in six thematic discussion rooms: they are Climate, People, Development, Urban, Ecosystems and Finance.

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Session on Water Regulatory Agencies in the 12th WSTA Gulf Water Conference – 28 to 30 March, 2017, Manama, Bahrain.

Countries in the GCC and the Arab region face challenges to provide water for an increasing population and rising demand under prevailing water scarcity. Due to the urgency to improve the financial and water resource management, public water supply and sanitation institutions initiated reforms towards a client-oriented, efficient, and equitable service delivery.

Water regulators serve as a source of information on the performance of water utilities and systems and as independent price-setting bodies. They monitor the adherence to rules, regulations and service provision and bring regulatory expertise into the public sector, a sector prone to market failures and fragmentation of regulatory responsibilities. Continue reading

The 3rd Water Policy Days – 27 to 28 June 2017, Palacio de las Aguas Corrientes (Aysa), Buenos Aires.

Under the motto “Water policy under the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development”, the Federal Water Council (COHIFE), the Undersecretariat of Water Resources of the Nation (SSRH) and the Argentina Network for Training and Strengthening in Integrated Management Of Water Resources (Arg Cap-Net) organized the 3rd Water Policy Days.

The event will be held on 27 and 28 June 2017 at the Palacio de las Aguas Corrientes (Aysa), Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, with the objective of further progress in the analysis of the priority water issues in Argentina, Under the principles of integrated management of water resources and the objectives of the National Water Plan. Continue reading

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