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.
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WaterNet will participate in the joint training on International Water Law (IWL) in Africa to being speared by the Global Water Partnership. The training will take place in Kampala, Uganda, 5-12 June 2016. It will be attended by 40 participants of which 5 will be funded by WaterNet. The aim of the training is to improve transboundary water management in Africa. The other partners behind the training, apart from GWP, are the University of Dundee (UK), Makerere University (Uganda), the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and the African Network for Basin Organizations (ANBO).
WaterNet held a 4 day Training Course on Developing Online/E-learning Courses Material at St George Hotel and Conference Centre, Pretoria, South Africa held from 26 – 29 April 2016. The main objective of the course was to effectively prepare WaterNet member institutions and partners to offer short professional courses through online and distance learning in order to further capacitate current and future water professionals in Eastern and Southern African countries and beyond in the management of freshwater resources.
This objective was aimed the thesis of graduate in Economics and Master in Economics and Business Eduardo Comellas, realized in the framework of the MGIRH, academic proposal created at the initiative of Arg Cap Net.
The objectives of the training course were for participants to gain a better understanding of the earth observations tools and concepts ; be more familiar with using EO as tools for wetland ecosystem management ; learn how to map and monitor the wetland ecosystem, and be familiar with open source EO tools such as QGIS/WOIS
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The Peri-urban Water Conflicts workshop aims at building capacity for researchers and development practitioners, investigating issues of water justice in the context of peri-urban South Asia. The water justice issues include water rights, including right to water and equity, as key features of ongoing water governance requirements in the region. The workshop envisages to train more than 50 professionals/ researchers/ academicians/ students from south Asia.
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 3 March 2016 at the Function Hall, Academy of Sciences Malaysia, Level 20, Menara MATRADE in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The capacity development programme was attended by approximately 40 persons from consultants, NGOs, Government bodies and institutions of higher learning in Malaysia.
The first e-learning session was held 23 February 2016 using the Cap-Net Virtual Campus. The series is jointly organized by AWARENET, the Arab Integrated Water Resources Management Network, a Cap-Net Regional Network for Capacity Development in Sustainable Water Management hosted by UN ESCWA, in cooperation with the UNDP Water Governance Facility at the Stockholm International Water Institute SIWI and Cap-Net UNDP. It is designed for professionals in the water and environmental sectors in Arab countries interested to learn about approaches to addresses the challenges related to water integrity.
WaterNet will be sponsoring a selected number of participants for the upcoming training on International Water Law in Africa to be held in Kampala Uganda, 5 – 12 June 2016. The training will be co-hosted by the Global Water Partnership Southern Africa, The University of Dundee, (UK), Makerere University (Uganda), the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and the African Network for Basin Organizations (ANBO).
To encourage participatory peri-urban water management, the Shifting Grounds project has incorporated a series of workshops across two countries of South Asia: Kolkata, India and Khulna, Bangladesh. The workshop brought local people from different professional backgrounds along with water authorities to ensure better access to water resources across peri-urban areas.