Call for Papers: Latin America Water Week 2015 – 23 to 27 March 2015, Viña del Mar, Chile.

The Latin Water Week 2015 will be held from 23 to 27 of March 2015 in Viña del Mar, Chile. This will be an opportunity to be part of a unique platform for the exchange of experiences and practices between the scientific, business, policy and civic communities; focuses on new thinking and positive action was the water-related challenges and their impact on the environment, health, climate, economy and community.

The objectives of this conference are as follow:

• To consolidate and develop a space for reflection on the issue of water,

• To explore the challenges present between water, society, environment and economy,

• To promote partnerships and proactive partnerships between individuals and organizations with different specializations,

• To emphasise on innovative research, best practices and developing innovative policies for different stakeholders, multidisciplinary experts from around the world,

• To provide real answers for the management of water, environment and economic development, by linking best practices, scientific knowledge, policy and specific decisions.

The Dateline of Abstract Submission will 6 of June 2014.

For more information and registration, please visit

Network Managers’ Meeting and MELP Training – 23 to 25 April, Delft, The Netherlands

Managers from Cap-Net affiliated networks met at Delft, The Netherlands, April 23-25, to revise and agree on practices for monitoring impact, assessing performance, and elaborating learning plans for increased efficiency in capacity development. Sessions are guided by Cap-Net’s “MELP -Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Plan”; a document prepared to ensure adequate monitoring of the project and assist partner networks monitor their own activities. The MELP consists of 5 tools to be applied by the by the project management team and network partners towards output areas as efficiency of networks, knowledge management, and capacity development delivery.

The 3-day training course in Delft allowed sharing of experiences, and profound analysis of methods and strategies to ap ply these tools, and the relevance of the information both for the success of the networks as well as for the Cap-Net Programme. Participating network managers have reached consensus on the relevance of these tools and methodologies for application thus setting the goal for the end of 2014 that each partner network will have an available MELP report.

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Postponement Notice: Gender, Water & Development Conference 2014 – 3 to 7 November 2014, East London, South Africa

The Gender, Water & Development Conference which is supposed to take place from 7-11 July 2014 in East London, South Africa has been postponed to 3-7 November 2014 due to unforeseen circumstances.

The new schedules are as follows:

Mon 3 November 2014: Pre-conference workshops, training courses and meetings

Tues 4 – Fri 7 November 2014: Conference proper

It is advisable for current participants to perform following immediately:

(i) Reschedule your flight so as not to incur extra costs, thereafter revisit your record on the database and insert the new details

(ii) Reschedule your accommodation with hotels, B&Bs and guesthouses and insert your place of accommodation in your record

Please visit the website for more information.

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