2015 GWP Universities Toolbox Workshop for Central Asia – 22 to 23 April 2015, Almaty, Kazakhstan.

IWRM Toolbox training for universities of Central Asia and neighboring countries was held in Almaty from 22 to 23 April, 2015. The training was organized by the Global Water Partnership (GWP), Kazakh-German University in Almaty and Central-Asian Regional Water Network . Participants of the training were selected on a competitive basis. The training was attended by 29 representatives of all career level teaching staff of educational institutions from Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan and Mongolia, including six members of CAR@WAN Network. The purpose of the training was to familiarize the participants with the tools developed by the GWP, and empowerment for the integration of IWRM practical solutions into educational programs of teachers.
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Regional Training Course on Water Footprint Assessments for GCC and Arab Countries – 20 to 22 April 2015, Arabian Gulf University, Bahrain.

A regional training course on Water Footprint Assessments for GCC and Arab countries was held at the Arabian Gulf University (AGU), Bahrain from 20-22 April 2015. The course was jointly organized and supported by AWARENET, the Arab Integrated Water Resources Management Network, a Cap-Net regional network for capacity development in sustainable water management, the Water, Science & Technology Association (WSTA), the Arabian Gulf University (AGU), the Middle East and North Africa Network of Water Centers of Excellence (MENA NWC), United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UN ESCWA), and Cap-Net UNDP.

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Symposium on Coastal Zone Management – 6 April 2015, University of Costa Rica.

A one-day symposium on Coastal Zone Management took place on 6 April 2015 at the Engineering building of the University of Costa Rica. Participants from different engineering courses, various university professors and academic personnel in general participated in this course. IWRM and Coastal Zone were introduced before getting into the complexities of Coastal Zone Management and the risks associated to poor management or lack of planning. For more information please contact Ms. Liliana Arrieta. Continue reading

Training Course on Transparency and Integrity – 20 March 2015, El Salvador.

A training course on Transparency Replica Integridad El Salvador 2 and Integrity took place on the 20 March 2015 at El Salvador. This was a replicate workshop on ‘Transparency and Integrity in the Water Sector’ which took place from 17 to 19 of March 2015 which took place in San José, Costa Rica and was attended by only Salvadorian participants. They workshop held a brainstorming session with their committee and will be planning to organise the course one month after the end of the course by collaborating with the community members and water managers in their region. For more information please contact Ms. Liliana Arrieta. Continue reading

Training on Fluorosis and Arsenicosis – 12 March 2015, Guwahati, India.

On the 12th of March 2015 at Khanapura, Guwahati, India, SaciWATERs, Secretariat, Arsenic Knowledge and Action Network and INREM Foundation, Secretariat, Fluoride Knowledge and Action Network collaborated to address water related diseases such as Fluorosis and Arsenicosis that are neglected subjects within general medical curriculum. Due to the lack of trained medical personnel on these diseases and its related issues, this issue has posed challenges to offer quality medical and counselling services. Continue reading

Training Course: Negotiated Approach in Integrated Groundwater Management – 7th Oct in Kolkata, India and 10th Oct in Khulna, Bangladesh

SaciWATERs South Asia Cap-Net Network (SCAN) for the first in the series of workshops on ‘Negotiated Approach in Integrated Groundwater Management’ plans to organize a workshop on 7th October, 2015 in Kolkata, India and 10th October in Khulna Bangladesh.

The workshop is part of the project titled ‘Shifting Grounds: Institutional transformation, enhancing knowledge and capacity to manage groundwater security in peri-urban Gangetic delta systems’ funded by Netherlands Organization for scientific research (NWO), under Urbanising Delta of the World-Integrated Project call. Jagrata Juba Shangha (JJS), a local NGO based in Khulna and a partner of Continue reading

Regional Training of Trainers (TOT) on “Application of Remote Sensing Techniques in Irrigation Water Management” 11 to 15 May 2015, Tunisia (for Africa region)

Under the framework of TIGER initiative, the Sahara and Sahel Observatory (OSS) with collaboration from technical university in Delft (TU-DELFT) and support of Cap-Net (UNDP) is organizing ‘Training of Trainers (TOT)’ course in the “Application of Remote Sensing techniques in Irrigation Water Management” from 11 to 15 May 2015. The training will be held at OSS, Tunis, Tunisia. This course aims to develop the capacity of irrigation water managers and trainers on the application of Geographical Information System (GIS) and Remote Sensing (RS) to retrieve relevant biophysical variables for water productivity and drought monitoring.

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16th WaterNet/WARFSA/GWP-SA Symposium on Integrated Water Resources Management and Infrastructure Planning for Water Security in Southern Africa – 28 to 30 October 2015, Mauritius.

The 16th WaterNet/WARFSA/GWP-SA Symposium will be held on the island of Mauritius from the 28 to 30 of October 2015 under the theme ‘Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) and Infrastructure Planning for Water Security in Southern Africa’. The University of Mauritius is the lead host of the 16th Symposium. The Symposia has been held annually in the Eastern and Southern African region for the past 15 years to promote interaction among policymakers, academics, practitioners from water and related sectors, and cooperating partners. Great emphasis will be placed on integration of knowledge, particularly involving scholars from the natural, medical and social sciences. Continue reading

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