Handover of Aguajaring’s New Chairperson – 24th October 2017, Kuala Lumpur.

Cap-UNDP would also like to congratulate and welcome Dr Rodora H. Gamboa as the new Chairperson of Aguajaring. The handling over of Aguajaring’s New Chairperson took place during the National Forum 2017 on ‘Wastewater as a Resource: Opportunities and Capacity Development’ on the 24th October 2017. The event witnessed the handing over of Aguajaring’s Chairmanship by Mr Jan T.L. Yap from Indonesia to Dr Rodora H. Gamboa from Philippines, after a brief introduction about Cap-Net, AquaJaring, MyCDNet, Phil Cap-Net and CK-net by Dr. Low Kwai SIm, Advisor to MyCDNet and Aguajaring.

For more information please contact Dr Rodora H Gamboa.

National Forum 2017 on ‘Wastewater as a Resource: Opportunities and Capacity Development’ – 24th to 25th October 2017, Kelab Golf Perkhidmatan Awam (KGPA), Kuala Lumpur.

Following the success of the first national forum organised by MyCDNet in 2016, the National Forum 2017, with the theme ‘Wastewater as a Resource: Opportunities & Capacity Development, saw a greater turnout totalling 123 participants from government agencies, the private sector and institutions of higher learning.

The National Forum 2017 was officially opened by the Honorable Dato’ Dr. Tan Yew Chong, Deputy Secretary General of the Ministry of Energy, Green Technology & Water (KeTTHA), on 24 October 2017 in Kelab Golf Perkhidmatan Awam (KGPA). On 25 October 2017 there was a half-day technical site visit to Pantai 2 Sewage Treatment Plant – an underground facility with a beautiful sprawling ecopark above it. Continue reading

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

24ava Reunión SuSanA – 26 de agosto de 2017, Estocolmo, Suecia.

La 24ª reunión SuSanA tendrá lugar en Estocolmo, Suecia, el sábado 26 de agosto de 2017 antes de la Semana Mundial del Agua y es organizada por la Secretaría SuSanA junto con SEI.

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La 24ava reunión SuSanA tendrá lugar el 26 de agosto de 2017 (sábado, día completo) en la sede de SEI en Estocolmo: Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) Linnégatan 87D, 115 23 Estocolmo, Suecia

Se realizará una transmisión en vivo de la reunión para los miembros de la comunidad SuSanA que no pueden asistir.

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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