Launch of Recommendations for Pakistan’s National Water Policy Framework – Cap-Net Pakistan December 2016

Hisaar Foundation – a foundation, for water, food and livelihood security- and secretariat host, Cap-Net Pakistan has recently launched the “Recommendations for Pakistan’s National Water Policy Framework” for the consideration of the government. The water policy framework has been launched in Karachi, Sindh and Lahore, Punjab. This is as part of an ambitious agenda set forth by Hisaar Foundation to launch the water policy framework in all the provinces of Pakistan and culminating in a grand launch at Islamabad, the federal capital of Pakistan. Water management in Pakistan is a provincial issue so it is fitting that the policy framework is launched in each of the provinces.

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Cap-Net Lanka – PGIA Junior Water Awards for Innovations in Schools and Competition in Aqua Republica

Cap-Net Lanka held the Aqua Republica educational game competition and Junior Water Award programme in-line with the Water Professionals’ Day on 01st of October at Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. “ Mr Gardener”, an innovation from a school to apply urine with an automated collection, treatment and distribution system to plants in the garden as a fertilizer was awarded the first price.

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AKVO REALLY SIMPLE REPORTING TRAINING, 9 SEPTEMBER 2016, BIRCWOOD HOTEL SOUTH AFRICA

The Akvo Really Simple Reporting (RSR) Training was held on the 9th of September 2016 at the Birchwood Hotel in Johannesburg, South Africa. Akvo RSR is an online communication, reporting and monitoring hub for all projects done by an organization. As from January 2017, WaterNet Trust and all its network members will be reporting using Akvo RSR.

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SELECTION FOR THE REGIONAL MASTERS PROGRAM IN IWRM, 2017/18 INTAKE

The Selection Meeting for the Regional Master Program in IWRM 2017/18 intake was held at Birchwood Hotel in South Africa on the 8th of September 2016. All coordinators from different specialization institutions were present at the meeting. The requirements for admission included a good first degree class, relevant working experience and an approval letter from the one’s Ministry of Water.

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Cap-Net at Stockholm World Water Week 2016

Cap-Net UNDP secretariat participated at the World Water Week in Stockholm themed Water for sustainable development, 28 August to 2 September 2016. The programme displayed and distributed promotional material and knowledge products at the UNDP booth shared with other UNDP Water and Ocean Governance Programme delivery mechanisms. Over 800 USB sticks with updated Cap-Net material were distributed to participants and information on the launch of the Cap-Net in your pocket mobile app.

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Groundwater Availability and Use in the Dry Zone of Sri Lanka 22 July, Sri Lanka

Symposium on Groundwater Availability and Use in the Dry Zone of Sri Lanka will be conducted on 22 July 2016 in Appathurai Auditorium, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya. This is organized by Cap-Net Lanka, postgraduate Institute of Agriculture (PGIA), University of Peradeniya and International Water Management Institute (IWMI). It will disseminate the knowledge generated on the availability and use of groundwater in Sri Lanka where water is being increasingly exploited. The symposium will include a panel discussion aiming at producing a much needed policy document.

Flood forecasting and disaster management systems in the context of climate change – 16th to 19th August, Kinshasa, DRC

The course is the result of a collaboration between Cap-Net UNDP, CBHydroNet, UNDP DRC and UNIK. The main objective of the course is to build the capacity of a variety of towards an enhanced appreciation of the adequacy and effectiveness of flood forecasting disaster management systems in the Congo River Basin, as well as recognition of the need to ensure safety of the public and protect the environment against the impacts of the reoccurrence of floods. The target audience ranges from government officials, to public and private sector, as well as research and educational institutions.

For more information, please contact: Raphael Tshimanga raphtm@yahoo.fr

Legal Framework for IWRM 29 June – 01 July, EI Salvador

The training workshop on legal Framework for IWRM was held from 29 June to 1 July in El Salvador. This training provided the knowledge on history and evolution of water regulation with ancient rules, to irrigation, navigation and aqueducts. It also presented implementation of integrated water resources management considering both green and blue water. The workshop was organized by REDICA and Association of Lawyers for Justice and Rights (AJUD) and JR Duarte S.A. in El Salvador.

For more information, please contact Lilliana Arrieta.

Groundwater Management into River Basin Organization, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on July 20, 2016

The course will be implement by Africa Groundwater Network (AGW-Net), in collaboration with GRIPP and BGR.

The content will be adapted from the training manual on groundwater management developed together with Cap-Net and partners. Taking advantage of the gathering of experts at Africa Water Week, the course will be a one-day event with sessions and interactive discussion.

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