Increasing Capacities of Policy Makers in International Water Law

Training workshop held in Montevideo, Uruguay, September 26-30, 2016, Spanish Cooperation Training Centre (AECID)

This workshop forms part of the Latin America Programme on International Water Law, which was started by GWP Central and South America in close cooperation with Universidad Externado de Colombia and involves partners as LA-WETnet, Cap-Net, AECID, University of Dundee, ANA Brazil and others knowledge centres in Latin America.

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University course “Integrated Water Resources Management” presented in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

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Round table presentation of the course “Integrated Water Resources Management” adapted for the universities of Kyrgyzstan was held on October 4, 2016, in Bishkek. The round table discussion was organized by the Central Asian Regional Water Network CAR@WAN with the support of the UNESCO Cluster Office in Almaty for Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, in cooperation with Kyrgyz Department of Water Resources and Land Reclamation.

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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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Cap-Net UNDP Welcomes Suparana Katyaini as New MELP Intern

Cap-Net UNDP wants to welcome out new intern, Suparana Katyaini, who will focus on developing the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Platform (MELP) during her internship.

Suparana is pursuing a PhD on ‘Science-policy interface to mitigate water scarcity in India: an assessment of Virtual Water Flows’ from the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati, India. Her research interest, and expertise lies in sustainable water resources management. Suparana has been actively engaged in capacity development activities of SaciWATERs, Cap-Net affiliated network for South Asia (SCaN).

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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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Promoting the Application of Environmental Flows in the Management of Transboundary River Basins in Southern Africa, 25 – 28 July 2016, Manica, Mozambique

In order to promote environmental flows management, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) partnered in delivering a practical training course on environmental flows management in Manica Mozambique between 24 – 28 July 2016. The training targeted participants from the Pungwe Basin in general and Mozambique and Zimbabwe in particular. Participants were drawn from relevant water management organisations such as the Zimbabwe National Water Authority in Zimbabwe and ARA-Centro in Mozambique.

Promoting the application of environmental water requirements in the management of transboundary river basins in Southern Africa, 4 – 7 July, Cape Town, South Africa

WaterNet in collaboration with the, Resilience in the Limpopo Program (RESILIM) and International Union for the Conservation of Nature hosted on Promoting the application of environmental water requirements in the management of transboundary river basins in Southern Africa, 4 – 7 July, Cape Town, South Africa. The major objective of the training was:

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Cap-Net UNDP welcomes Marianne Kjellén as the new UNDP Senior Water Advisor

Cap-Net UNDP welcomes Marianne Kjellén to the Cap-Net family, and congratulate her on her capacity as the UNDP Senior Water Advisor.

Marianne Kjellén (PhD), Senior Water Advisor, works with the Water & Ocean Governance Programme within the Bureau for Policy and Programme Support. She has over twenty years of experience of water and development work. With a focus on the governance of service delivery and resources management, she works on the cross-cutting issues of integrity (anti-corruption), gender, and human rights. She advocates for the importance of investing into human capacity and organization; as a means for making investments into physical infrastructure render its intended benefits to the intended people. Her most recent work focuses on governance issues in relation to sanitation and wastewater management.

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