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

SaciWATERs organises workshop in Telangana State, India

South Asian Consortium for Interdisciplinary Water Resources Studies (SaciWATERs) organized an event on 23rd and 24th March 2017 to mark the occasion of World Water Day. The event included a wide variety of stakeholders including policy makers, government officials, academicians, researchers, NGOs, CSOs and community representatives from of Telangana State. The topic of the workshop was current water issues and policy gaps in the newly created state. The workshop was organised in partnership with the British Deputy High Commission, Hyderabad, Netherlands Organization of Scientific Research (NWO), Bordeaux Metropole and Arghyam.

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Inscription for course on “Integrated Management of Water Resources” arranged by Arg Cap-Net

As part of the master’s programme in in IWRM, the inscription for the course on Integrated Management of Water Resources has been arranged by Arg Cap-Net. The master’s programme in IWRM is an cross-disciplinary postgraduate programme of the National Universities of Córdoba, Cuyo and the Coast, created on the initiative of Arg Cap-Net. It is aimed at professionals from different disciplines, in order to train human resources that promote a change in water management.

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Workshop on climate change adaptation tools arranged by Cap-Net Lanka in Sri Lanka

A training programme series on “Institutional and Management Capacity Development of Farmer Leaders in Medium Irrigation Schemes to Cope with Climate Change” has been commenced on 30th March 2017 by Cap-Net Lanka. The programme series has been arranged together with the Sri Lankan Water Partnership (Lanka Salani) as well as other local agencies. The workshop was held at the Irrigation Engineer’s office in the north-western province, and 60 farmer leaders and agency staff, including 10 women, actively participated in the programme.

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Workshop on Gender Considerations in Integrated Water Resources Management in Dhaka, Bangladesh

National level training workshop on “Gender considerations in Integrated Water Resources Management” will be arranged in Dhaka, Bangladesh from 12th to 13th April 2017. The workshop aims to strengthen capacity of water managers at policy making level, dissemination of gender sensitive integrated water resource management knowledge among water and related sector leaders.

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Training on Integrated Urban Water Management in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The Malaysian Capacity Development Network for Sustainable Water Management (MyCDNet) and the Academy of Science Malaysia (ASM) co-hosted a 1 Day Capacity Development Programme on Integrated Urban Water Management (IUWM). This event was held on 28 February 2017 at the Function Hall, Academy of Sciences Malaysia, Level 20, Menara MATRADE in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The capacity development programme was attended by approximately 30 participants from consultants, NGOs, Government bodies and institutions of higher learning in Malaysia.

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Groundwater Training Arranged in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire

A groundwater training day, for over 30 Francophone African water professionals and government staff, was hosted on 28th November, by Professor Moustapha Diene of the Africa Groundwater Network (AGWNet) and Mr Julian Harbrecht and Mr Ramon Brentführer of BGR (the German Federal Institute for Geoscience and Natural Resources) – with support from BGS (the British Geological Survey).

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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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