Regional Training on Sustainable Water Supply and Sanitation for Low Income and Peri-Urban Communities – 21-25, September 2015

WaterCap in collaboration with WaterNet and the Institute of Water and Sanitation Development (IWSD), organized a five days training on “Sustainable Water supply and sanitation for low income and peri-urban areas”. The training was attended by 20 participants from 12 countries within the Eastern and Southern region of Africa. The course addressed the challenges and opportunities from raising demand for water supply and sanitation in low-income and peri-urban areas in Africa, mainly driven by the rapid population growth, often inappropriate institutional and technological structures, unplanned urbanization and infrastructural investments outpaced by rapid urban growth.

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Training Programme in Integrated Water Resources Management in the Northern Province of Sri Lanka – 18-22nd September 2015, Killinochchi

This training programme was held for 30 officials of the Northern Province of Sri Lanka to address emerging problems associated with water resources planning, development and management with the accelerated development work after the end of conflict. The programme was organized jointly by the CapNet-Lanka of the Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya and the WASO-ASIA Project of Faculties of Engineering and Agriculture of University of Jaffna supported by the Government of Norway.

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Regional Course on Groundwater Management within IWRM in River Basin Context – August 24-28, 2015 in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Groundwater is the main water source available in many African countries; it has contributed to improve access to water for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Its management in the context of a river/lake basin requires knowledge and a specific approach for management of both resources (surface and ground water) within IWRM.

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Capacity building on water and sanitation for the Clean India Campaign in Odisha starting from October – by SCAN and IRDP

Scan in IndiaIndividual health and hygiene is largely dependent on adequate availability of drinking water and proper sanitation. There is, therefore, a direct relationship between water, sanitation and health. Consumption of unsafe drinking water, improper disposal of human excreta, improper environmental sanitation and lack of personal and food hygiene have been major causes of many diseases in developing countries. India is no exception to this.

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Inaugural MELP Pilot Live Online Training Session – 7 July 2015

The MELP (Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning Plan) Live Online Session with Cap-Net Partner Networks from around the world took place on the 7 of July 2015. Facilitated by Dr. Indika Gunawardena of Cap-Net UNDP and coordinated by Mr. Damian Indij, the Cap-Net Virtual Campus Coordinator and personnel from ITPreneurs, this pilot session will serve as a new training method as well as towards better preparation in the upcoming Cap-Net Virtual Campus Courses. The video can be viewed via Cap-Net Water Channel on Youtube. For more information, please contact Dr. Indika Gunawardana.

Course on Integrated Water Resources Management – IWRM and Environmental Health Indicators by Cap-Net Brasil – 6th to 10th of July 2015

20150806 BrasilCap-Net Brasil and National School of Public Health Sérgio Arouca – ENSP/Fiocruz – Oswaldo Cruz Foundation organise the course on ‘Integrated Water Resources Management – IWRM and environmental health indicators’ which was held from 6 to 10 July 2015. The aim of this course was to build knowledge networks and research groups on the subject, in addition to dissemination of knowledge about water resources and environmental health at academic level.

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Virtual Course on ‘A Human Rights Based Approach (HRBA) to Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM)’ – 28 September to 13 November 2015.

The virtual course on ‘A Human Rights Based Approach (HRBA) to Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM)’ will take place from 28 September to 13 November 2015. The objective is of this course is to create awareness and strengthen the base for a Human Rights Based Approach to IWRM, giving due regard to efficiency, equity and sustainability considerations, against competing water uses and water stress. Continue reading

Virtual Course on ‘Water Integrity and Transparency – Part I: Principles and Concepts’ – 14 September to 13 November, 2015.

The virtual course on ‘Water Integrity and Transparency – Part I: Principles and Concepts’ will take place from 14 September to 13 November, 2015. The objective of this course is to create awareness and strengthen the bases for change in water governance through increased knowledge on how to improve transparency and accountability practices. Continue reading

Virtual Course on ‘Sustainable Water Management – Part I: Principles and Concepts for a Water Management Framework’ – 1 September to November 13, 2015.

The virtual course on ‘Sustainable Water Management – Part I: Principles and Concepts for a Water Management Framework’ will take place from 1 September to November 13, 2015.

The objective of this course is to ‘Strengthen capacities and update key technical concepts and principles in support of sustainable water management’. Continue reading

Regional Workshop on Water Associated Conflict Resolution – 1 to 3 June, 2015, Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala.

A regional workshop on ‘Water Associated Conflict Resolution’ that took place in the Universidad del Valle de Guatemala campus from 1 to 3 of June 2015. A total of 30 participants from Guatemala, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Ecuador and Panama took part in this workshop. The training course covered IWRM principles, theory of conflicts and characteristics of the different types of conflicts, social and historical analysis of the context of our region in regards to water and possible interventions to resolve conflicts. Continue reading

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