Training program on capacity building of local body members on water and sanitation in India

A regional training program on capacity building on water and sanitation was organised by the Institute for Rural Development and Planning (IRDP) in Kendrapara district, Odisha, India, from 15–25 October 2018.

This training program was designed as an initiative and training workshop addressing various aspects of water and sanitation in the rural areas. It emphasized the Swacha Bharat Mission or the Clean India Campaign of the Government of India addressing sanitation the SBA and Total Sanitation Campaign (TSC) to make India Open Defecation Free by 2022. The aim of the training was to increase the capacity of the local body leaders, as the local bodies are the implementing agencies of the programmes and schemes of the government.

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Training of Trainers Workshop on Catchment-based Approach to Flood Disaster Risks Management

Catchments represent hydrological units of direct interactions between social, economic and environmental systems, and physical processes and services of water resources at the catchment scale are very sensitive to environmental change.

A Training of Trainers workshop on “Catchment-based Approach to Flood Disaster Risks Management in the Context of Climate Change” was organised from 17–19 October 2018, in Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of Congo. The aim of the workshop was to develop capacities of stakeholders and communities to better appreciate climate change induced flood disasters risk at the catchment scale.

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Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) training for the Cuvelai Watercourse Commission

A four day training on IWRM related issues was held for Cuvelai Watercourse Commission CUVECOM from 11–14 September 2018 in Ondangwa, Namibia. The training was attended by 29 senior officials from Angola and Namibia.

The objective of the training course was to introduce participants to the concept and principles of IWRM, and how IWRM can be practically applied at various scales in the Cuvelai Basin.

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Cap-Net Lanka Water Forum and Junior Water Awards

Cap-Net Lanka Water Forum and Junior Water Awards ceremony was held on 1 October 2018 in University of Peradeniya. Winning projects from schools of two districts were announced and the children presented their projects to the wider audience comprised of water professionals from various water related institutions in Sri Lanka.

Mr. Pablo Orams, Senior Project Officer, International Water Centre, Queensland, Australia and Mr Steve Attard, AgriTech Solutions, Australia graced the occasion sharing their experiences and capacity building efforts.

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Promoting the Application of Environmental Flows

WaterNet has been implementing a pilot project on the application of environmental flows in the Pungwe/Buzi/Save catchment areas in Mozambique and Zinbabwe.  The pilot started in 2017 and will come to an end in November 2018. The main objective of the pilot is build human capacity in the two countries so that they able to work cooperatively in the determination and implementation of environmental flows in the three basins.

Both countries had teams which comprised of hydrologists, ecologists and social scientists who did field work within the Buzi basin. The fieldwork involved undertaking hydrological, ecological and social assessments needed to come up with a desired state of a river.

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Climate Resilience: Access to Water Supply and Sanitation in Kaduna, Nigeria

The training course on Climate Resilience: Access to Water Supply and Sanitation was organised by the National Water Resources Institute (NWRI) in collaboration with the West African Network for Capacity Building (WA-Net)/CAP-Net. The purpose of the course is to create awareness on climate change in general and climate resilience in particular and to impart the basic knowledge on how to improve water supply and sanitation infrastructure to withstand climate change effects in the water resources sector in the West Africa sub region.

The course was held at the National Water Resources Institute in Kaduna, Nigeria from 13th to 17th of August 2018. The 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, sanitation and hygiene in the context of climate change challenges.

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Training program of capacity building on water and sanitation in Odisha, India

A regional training program “Capacity building of local body members (selected) on water and sanitation” will be held in Kendrapara district of Odisha, India from September 3rd to September 29th 2018. This training program on water and sanitation has been designed as a programme of initiative and training workshop addressing various aspects of water and sanitation in the rural areas with special emphasis on the Swacha Bharat Mission or the Clean India Campaign of the Government of India addressing sanitation the SBA and Total Sanitation Campaign (TSC) to make India Open Defecation Free by 2022.

It will be organized by the Institute for Rural Development and Planning (IRDP) with the financial support from Cap-Net UNDP and SaciWATERs. The aim of the training is to increase the capacity of the local body leaders as the local bodies are the implementing agencies of the programmes and schemes of the government and this kind of capacity building will bring good governance and overall development to the rural areas. This capacity building programme is going to train 210 ward councillors this time from 9 CD blocks of Kendrapara district of Odisha.

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Training of Trainers (ToT) on Water Safety Plan 2018 – 3rd to 4th July 2018, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The Malaysian Capacity Development Network for Sustainable Water Management (MyCDNet) has organised and conducted the first in a series of courses for Water Safety Plan (WSP) from 3rd to 4th of July 2018. In collaboration with Specialists from the Malaysian Water Association (MWA), Universiti Malaya, Akademi Sains Malaysia and Asia Pacific Environmental Consultants (ASPEC), with support from Cap-Net UNDP, the ToT Course took place held at the Indah Water Training Centre Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, with a total 30 participants who were mainly from water agencies nationwide.

This first WSP Introductory Course, which consists of the first five modules in a series of 15 modules in the Water Safety Plan Course, was specifically designed to assist water-related agencies and water operators to start developing their WSPs if they have not done so, or to assist those that are reviewing their WSP. Two other instalments of the WSP Course of five modules each will be rolled out by MyCDNet in the next two years.
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Multilevel Water Governance Course by The Hague Academy for Local Governance – 10 to 21 September 2018, The Hague

A two-week, practice-oriented course on Multilevel Water Governance by the ‘Hague Academy for Local Governance’ will take place from 10 to 21 September 2018 at the Hague. The course will focus on addressing the challenges and opportunities of water governance. The course curriculum blends theory and practice along with expert exchanges and international case studies. Continue reading

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