Call for Application: 2019 IWC Master Scholarships (International)

The application for the 2019 IWC Master Scholarships (International) for the Master of Integrated Water Management (MIWM) program is now open. This prestigious award is granted each year to international students and include:

 

– Type A*: Up to two full tuition and full living costs scholarships (each valued at AUD92,645 including tuition fees and living costs); or

– Type B*: One full tuition scholarship and flights (valued at AUD56,739) (Return air travel is now included in Type B Scholarships).

 

Applications will close on 1 August 2018.

For more information, you may want to:

1) Download the scholarship brochure,
2) Join the webinar by Dr Brian McIntosh, IWC Education Director who will present the MIWM program/scholarships and answer questions on 19 June 2018. Register for the webinar here, or
3) Contact Education Team at admin@watercentre.org

*For scholarships terms and conditions and lists of Type A and Type B countries, please visit the scholarship page

Presentation of United Nations World Water Development Report 2018 – 10th April 2018, Almaty, Kazakhstan.

One of the key goals of sustainable development is to protect, restore, and promote sustainable use of natural ecosystems. Growing population and the resulting demand for clean water are the reason why conflicts, droughts and floods, crop failures, economic decline and a number of other problems occur. According to the UN estimates, consumer demand for water resources will grow annually for 1%, thus aggravating social, economic and environmental problems. In addition to water scarcity, we are now facing a tendency of water quality decline due to its widespread contamination by chemical and biological pollutants. Increasing man-made impact leads to degraded water ecosystems, desertification, increased risk of natural disasters, and reduced forest and wetland areas. Sustainability of natural ecosystems serves as a basis of key processes in the water cycle: evaporation, formation of precipitation and surface flow, accumulation of ground water, and so forth. Up-to-date natural solutions being an effective tool of water resources management are aimed primarily at ecosystem preservation and restoration. Continue reading

Panjwani-Hisaar Water Institute Ground Breaking Ceremony – 4 May 2018, Karachi, Pakistan.

Pakistan is facing a water crisis that has an impact on all sectors of its economy and to deal with its challenges there are not enough water professionals in the country. To address this shortage Hisaar Foundation, an NGO working in water sector for the last 15 years in collaboration with NED University of Engineering and Technology and Panjwani Charitable Foundation, well known for endowing and setting up educational institutions have launched the first of its kind multidisciplinary Panjwani-Hisaar Water Institute (PHWI). The groundbreaking ceremony of PHWI took place today at NED Karachi Campus where the institute will be located. Continue reading

LA-WETnet New Organisational Development

Cap-Net UNDP would like to inform all the international partners and partner networks on the organisational development of LA-WETnet. From 1st of March 2018 onwards, Mr. Damian Indij will leave his position as the manager of LA-WETnet to dedicate himself in Cap-Net UNDP secretariat as Virtual Campus Coordinator.

He will be succeeded by Dr. Mario Schreider and Dr. Marta Paris who are currently the network managers of ArCap-Net. The transition of the network management to Marta and Mario has been approved by the LA-WETnet network steering committee, formed by network managers of REDICA, REMERH, ArgCap-Net and Cap-Net Brasil (Anna Virginia Machado standing in the interim), and network members in Colombia, Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru, and Paraguay.

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Online Seminar on ‘Climate Change and Water Scarcity’ – 14 February 2018 (11:45 to 12.45 CET)

In a collaboration between The Water Channel and IHE Delft Partner, an online seminar on ‘Climate Change and Water Scarcity’ will take place on the 14 February 2018 (11:45 to 12.45 CET).

The Online Seminars are like interactive lectures transmitted over the web, with a duration of one hour including time for discussion. The seminar is free of charge. To participate, please register via the following link. Find below the information about the seminar and guidelines to follow the event. Continue reading

Cap-Net UNDP Organisational Developments

A review of Cap-Net UNDP organisational developments took place with the aim to ensure operational sustainability of Cap-Net as well as increasing existing budget to support partner networks and related capacity development activities.

As such, starting this year 2018, Cap-Net UNDP will have a virtual secretariat with personnel becoming home based as cost cutting measure and also to adapt the network for better agility. The changes to the secretariat personnel/location are as follow:

  • Director, Dr. Themba Gumbo will be home-based at Pretoria, South Africa;
  • The Capacity Development Analysts, Dr. Indika Gunawardana and Ms. Yasmina Rais El Fenni will home-based in Colombo, Sri Lanka and Bangkok, Thailand respectively;
  • Programme Associate (administration), Ms. Sonia Luz will be home-based in Lisbon, Portugal;
  • Virtual Campus Coordinator, Mr. Damian Indij will continue to be based in Buenos Aires, Argentina; and
  • Temporary IT and Web Assistant, Dr. Hong Chern Wern will continue to be based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Season’s Greeting from Cap-Net UNDP

Cap-Net UNDP from the Secretariat and the Management Board would like to wish all network members and international partners ‘Happy Holidays and Happy New Year’. The year 2017 has been a busy, yet another fruitful year in collaboration with many partners in delivering capacity development in sustainable water management despite financial challenges experienced. This year also saw the launch of new Cap-Net signature programme, Cap-Tec with the hope of increasing capacity development in the use of new technologies for improved water management via network members across the globe.

Cap-Net UNDP would like to express its gratitude for everyone that has been involved in the year 2017. We are looking forward to a resilient and successful 2018 as we embark on a new strategy.

CAR@WAN 5th Year Anniversary

The Regional Network CAR@WAN has been cooperating with its partners in the sphere of sustainable management of water resources in Central Asia for 5 years! Therefore, the Central Asian Regional Water Network (CAR@WAN), would like to congratulate and thank its partners and stakeholders with the Network’s 5th anniversary and contribution into the implementation of projects in the area of water resources in Central Asia!

To date, more than 15 projects in area of environmental education, adaptation to climate change, and capacity building in water resources management have been implemented in Central Asia with the members of the network. More than 7 training modules have been developed for targeted audiences and more than 10 activities have been held during this time. Today, there are more than 200 individuals members of CAR@WAN Network and more than 10 legal entities which have signed memorandums of cooperation. Continue reading

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