Testimonial: Successful Usage of “Integration of Groundwater Management into Transboundary Basin Organizations in Africa” Training Manual

The Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR) of Germany is supporting the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC) to strengthen its capacities to improve sustainable and transboundary groundwater management in the region. In this context, BGR implemented a four-day groundwater training in the month of October 2016. This training was conceptualised based on the training manual “Integration of Groundwater Management into Transboundary Basin Organizations in Africa“. This process of developing this manual manual was a collective effort and support by AGW-Net, BGR, IGRAC, Cap-Net UNDP, IWMI, and the former GW-MATE team of the World Bank.

In general, the manual offers a variety of important groundwater topics. The topics are up to date, well -structured and based on facts. To identify relevant topics, BGR presented the manual to LCBC, followed by a common discussion about specific interests. This approach ensured, that the training addresses specific needs and that the knowledge gained, is used by the participants on a daily work basis. In total, eight different topics were selected and one field trip was conducted to include a more practical component in the training.

As it is proved by positive feedback of the participants, BGR can highly recommend the usage of this manual as a training tool. Continue reading

Training on International Water Law and Instruments – 22 to 25 August 2017, Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo.

WaterNet on behalf of the SADC Water Division with funding from the cooperation of the German and British Governments through the delegated authority of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, held a training on International Water Law and Instruments including UN Articles on Groundwater, 22 – 25 August 2017, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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WA-Net Training Course on “Climate Resilience: Access to Water Supply and Sanitation”, 7 to 11 August 2017, Kaduna-Nigeria.

A training course was organised by the National Water Resources Institute in collaboration with the West African Network (WANet) for Capacity Building for the water resources sector in the West Africa sub region at the National Water Resources Institute, Kaduna from 7th to 11th of August 2017.

This training focused on the premise that the issues touching all segments of the society and all economic sectors demand more integrated approaches to developing and managing water resources and sanitation and hygiene.

The objective of the training was “to create awareness on climate change and climate resilience in particular as well as to create impact on the basic knowledge on improving water supply and sanitation infrastructure to withstand climate change effects and develop adaptation measures”. Continue reading

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

Deficit in sanitation: A priority issue in Argentina

Every year, UNESCO establishes a theme for reflection to celebrate World Water Day. In 2017, the proposal is “wastewater” which is to emphasize its reduction and reuse, as a potentially affordable and sustainable source of water, energy, nutrients and other recoverable materials.

As part of an event organised by the Undersecretariat of Water Resources of the Nation to present the United Nations World Report on the Development of Water Resources, entitled “Wastewater: the untapped resource”, Victor Pochat-President Of the Argentine Institute of Water Resources  was interviewed by Arg Cap-Net about this topic. Continue reading

LA-WETnet strengthens collaboration with AECID with new course on Sustainable Water Management

The UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development recognizes the enormous challenges that people face. It also recognizes the present as a moment of immense opportunity, marked by the diffusion of information and communication technology and global interconnection and its great potential to accelerate human progress and develop knowledge societies. In this context, water is essential for the three pillars of sustainable development: economic, social and environmental. Continue reading

United Nations World Water Development Report 2017 “Wastewater: The Untapped Resource” – 14 April 2017, Dushanbe, Tajikistan

The seminar “Presentation of the United Nations World Water Development Report 2017 “Wastewater: The Untapped Resource”, was organized on April 14, 2017, by the Center “Cooperation for Sustainable Development” and Central Asian Regional Water Network CAR@WAN
with the support of UNESCO Cluster Office in Almaty. This similar event which was held a week ago at Almaty, took place in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. Continue reading

United Nations World Water Development Report 2017 – 7 April 2017, Almaty Kazakhstan

The seminar “Presentation of the United Nations World Water Development Report 2017 “Wastewater: The Untapped Resource”, was organized on April 7, 2017, by the Center “Cooperation for Sustainable Development” and Central Asian Regional Water Network CAR@WAN
with the support of UNESCO Cluster Office in Almaty.

The event was attended by 70 representatives of all interested parties including governmental
and international organizations, educational and research institutions, as well as NGOs
and independent experts. Continue reading

Call for Proposals – Evaluation of Rural Water Supply Network (RWSN)

2017 marks the 25th Anniversary of the founding of the Handpump Technology Network (HTN), which became RWSN in 2006, under the leadership of the late Piers Cross. RWSN is also also coming to the end of the current three year strategy period (2015-2017). Thus, RWSN will be developing a new strategy, inputs are very much welcome by you. Therefore RWSN would like to call for porposals for an evaluation of RWSN. The links to relevant documents can be found via this link here.

The Call is only available in English and only proposals in English will be accepted. The deadline is Friday 26th May 2017.

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