AGW-Net together with its partners and sponsors, Cap Net, IWMI, GRIPP, BGR and UNESCO, implemented a one-day course on Wednesday 20th July 2016 on Groundwater Management in River Basin Organizations during the Africa Water Week held in Dar es Salaam (Tanzania).
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The course was delivered to 15 professionals through Cap-Net’s Virtual Campus (Capacity Development in Sustainable Water Management) from May 30 to July 8, 2016
The course was organized by INA-CELA as part of the Training Program on “Economic and Financial Instruments for IWRM”. Through the use of statistical techniques, the course aimed at training participants in the analysis and interpretation of data associated with water resources socio-economic variables.
Since its launch in 2014, Cap-Net’s virtual campus continues its increasing level of activities and variety of subject coverage. Operational in English and Spanish, and with the capacity to add more languages in the near future, 5 online courses are taking place in these first half of the year:
Symposium on Groundwater Availability and Use in the Dry Zone of Sri Lanka will be conducted on 22 July 2016 in Appathurai Auditorium, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya. This is organized by Cap-Net Lanka, postgraduate Institute of Agriculture (PGIA), University of Peradeniya and International Water Management Institute (IWMI). It will disseminate the knowledge generated on the availability and use of groundwater in Sri Lanka where water is being increasingly exploited. The symposium will include a panel discussion aiming at producing a much needed policy document.
The course is the result of a collaboration between Cap-Net UNDP, CBHydroNet, UNDP DRC and UNIK. The main objective of the course is to build the capacity of a variety of towards an enhanced appreciation of the adequacy and effectiveness of flood forecasting disaster management systems in the Congo River Basin, as well as recognition of the need to ensure safety of the public and protect the environment against the impacts of the reoccurrence of floods. The target audience ranges from government officials, to public and private sector, as well as research and educational institutions.
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The training workshop on legal Framework for IWRM was held from 29 June to 1 July in El Salvador. This training provided the knowledge on history and evolution of water regulation with ancient rules, to irrigation, navigation and aqueducts. It also presented implementation of integrated water resources management considering both green and blue water. The workshop was organized by REDICA and Association of Lawyers for Justice and Rights (AJUD) and JR Duarte S.A. in El Salvador.
For more information, please contact Lilliana Arrieta.
The course will be implement by Africa Groundwater Network (AGW-Net), in collaboration with GRIPP and BGR.
The content will be adapted from the training manual on groundwater management developed together with Cap-Net and partners. Taking advantage of the gathering of experts at Africa Water Week, the course will be a one-day event with sessions and interactive discussion.
Rainwater is cleaner than the groundwater at its present context and it is important to educate the community on the importance of rainwater harvesting and ways to cleanly collect and store it. Cap-Net Lanka of the Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture (PGIA), University of Peradeniya, Lanka Rain water Harvesting Forum of the Ministry of Environment, The Open University of Sri Lanka jointly organize the training workshop on rainwater harvesting to cope with the impact of climate change and will be held in Lanka Rainwater Harvesting Forum, Pelawatta. This workshop will mainly focus on climate change impacts on water resources and the importance of rainwater harvesting in rural and urban areas. The workshop will enable trainees to disseminate the knowledge they gained to the communities and to use as a drought preparedness tool.
SaciWATERs in partnership with SOPPECOM, Forum for Policy Dialogue on Water Conflicts in India, UNDP Cap-Net and SCaN organized the workshop from 23 May to 25 May 2016 in Hyderabad. There were a total of 54 participants. SAWAS 2nd Regional Review Workshop was held on May 23rd with the purpose to provide feedback on the research work done by the students for publication. The feedback and suggestions revolved around the essentiality of having a conceptual apparatus in interdisciplinary research, and ways to link the data collected in the field with social sciences.
WaterNet in collaboration with the International Union for the Conservation of Nature will host the above named training on Promoting the application of environmental water requirements in the management of transboundary river basins in Southern Africa, 20 – 23 June, Cape Town, South Africa for the Resilience in the Limpopo Basin Programme (RESILIM). The major objective of the training is to provide policy makers with information and understanding of the principles that underlie good practice in the determination of Environmental Flows in transboundary water governance.