Capacity Development in Water and Wastewater 25 years: What have we learned?

During the handover session of the chair of AguaJaring to Dora Gamboa from Phil Cap-Net, Mr Jan Yap T.L. presented on ‘Capacity Development/Building are being practiced during the last 25 years’. The abstract includes crucial findings that encompass the ‘enabling environment’, ‘organisational level’ and ‘individual level’. To read the full abstract and findings, the pdf file can be downloaded here. For more information, you may also contact Mr Jan Yap T.L. who is also the network manager for CKNet-INA (Collaborative Knowledge Network – Indonesia) via email.

Training Workshop on Groundwater Management within IWRM in River Basin Context – 21 to 25 November 2017, Ségou – Mali

A Training Workshop on Groundwater Management within IWRM in River Basin Context was held from 21 to 25 November 2017 in Ségou, Mali.  It was organised in collaboration with the Country Coordination of Natural Resources Users in the Niger Basin (CNU-Mali), Regional Coordination of Natural Resources Users in the Niger Basin (CRU-BN) and Africa Groundwater Network (AGW-Net). The workshop was facilitated by Dr. Moustapha DIENE Hydrogeologist at University Cheikh Anta Diop of Dakar (Senegal), AGW-Net Manager and Prof. Amadou Zanga Traoré, retired Professor in Hydrogeology, from ENI (School of Engineers in Bamako, Mali). Continue reading

Cap-Net welcomes Ms Ágatha Tommasi

Cap-Net UNDP would like to welcome the new intern, Ms Ágatha Tommasi who will be with us from November 2017 to January 2018. A trained Environmental Engineer with a passion on nature, she is currently enrolled in a MSc programme in Metrology, Quality and Innovation at PUC-Rio. Her thesis is focused on the measurement of interconnections between the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  In line with Cap-Net, Ágatha is also very active in the water sector globally. Since 2015 she has been the Latin American Countries representative of World Youth Parliament for Water, having founded the PLACJA (LAC youth Parliament for Water). Through advocacy and awareness raising actions, she has strengthened youth participation in the water sector. She deeply believes that sustainable development needs to be happening within people to be successful. Her hobbies are hiking and meditation. Continue reading

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

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.
Continue reading

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

1 2 3 15
Page 1 of 15