Cap-Net Lanka in partnership with the Board of Study in Agricultural Engineering, University of Peradeniya- Sri Lanka will be organising a training on ‘Science & Technology of Compatible Reverse Osmosis (RO) System Design, Maintenance & Servicing’ on the 11 of August 2017 at Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. The objective of this one day programme are to disseminate the science of RO & to transfer the compatible technology to the water sector experts for reducing the cost of producing safe drinking water in the CKDu affected areas. Continue reading
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Enfoque Basado en los Derechos Humanos (HRBA) para la Gestión Integrada de los Recursos Hídricos (GIRH)
El curso reúne dos campos que hasta hace poco estaban separados: los derechos humanos y la GIRH. Estos dos campos se han reunido a medida que la comunidad de derechos humanos ha crecido en la conciencia de que la gestión del agua es fundamental para la realización de una serie de derechos humanos. Del mismo modo, los profesionales de la gestión del agua se han vuelto cada vez más conscientes de la importancia crucial del agua en los principales ámbitos de los derechos humanos, como el derecho a la vida, el derecho a la salud, el derecho a la alimentación y el derecho a un medio ambiente sano. El agua es un recurso esencial para la vida misma, para todas las formas de producción económica, para muchas formas de interacción social, para muchas actividades culturales y para el mantenimiento de los ecosistemas.
El curso está abierto a un máximo de 50 participantes que representan a varios grupos de interesados de todo el sector del agua.
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 →
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The water sector, like many other sectors with large-scale infrastructure projects, public sector involvement as well as high technical complexity and multiple stakeholders, is at risk of corruption. The Global Outlook on Water Integrity estimates that $75 billion of water investments is lost to corruption annually.
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).