Climate Resilience: Access to Water Supply and Sanitation, a Training Course

On 15-20 September the West Africa Capacity Building Network (WA-Net) held the 2019 training course on “Climate Change Resilience: Access to Water Supply and Sanitation” at the National Water Resources Institute in Kaduna, Nigeria.

The training course was opened by Professor E.A. Adanu, Executive Director of the National Water Resources Institute followed by all Heads of Department of the Institute. Thirty-one participants enthusiastically attended the course.

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St. Kitts and Nevis: Training of Trainers Workshop on Drought Risk Reduction

Between the 5th to 7th June 2019 the Training of Trainers Workshop on Drought Risk Reduction was held in Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis by the Caribbean waternet /Cap-Net UNDP, Global Water Partnership Caribbean (GWP-C) and the Business Development Unit, Faculty of Food and Agriculture, University of the West Indies, St Augustine Campus (BDU-FFA-UWI).

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Belize: Training Course on Water Quality Monitoring and Integrated Urban Flood Risk Management

The training course took place between 15th and 18th July at the University of the West Indies in Belize where 29 participants from various sectors (Hydrology, Meteorology, Water Distribution, Agriculture, Education, Water Quality Monitoring and National Emergency Preparedness and Non- Governmental Organisations) participated.

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Part II TOT Course on Water Safety Plan 2019

The Malaysian Capacity Development Network for Sustainable Water Management (MyCDNet) has organised and conducted the second part of the series of courses for Water Safety Plan (WSP) on 11 – 12 July 2019, held at the Research Management & Innovation Complex in Universiti Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, for 20 participants who were mainly from water agencies nationwide. The Course was held right on the heels of the 2-day MyCDNet Biennial National Forum 2019 that was successfully completed on 10 July at the same venue.

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Biennial National Forum 2019 Water for Sustainable Development: What’s Next?

The Malaysian Capacity Development Network for Sustainable Water Management (MyCDNet) successfully organised and carried out its Biennial National Forum 2019 on 9 and 10 July in the Research Management & Innovation Complex, Universiti Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with the theme Water for Sustainable Development: What’s Next. Dato’ Ir Lim Chow Hock, Network Manager of MyCDNet, gave the welcoming speech.

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Workshop on Toxic Algal Bloom in Rajangana Reservoir in the Kala Oya Basin

A One-Day awareness workshop was held on the 20th June 2019 at the National Inland Fisheries and Aquaculture Training Institute (NIFATI), Kalawewa for Irrigation Engineers, Agriculture Officers, Water Managers, Aquaculturists, Environmental Officers, Livestock Managers etc. on the issue of algal bloom in one of the major irrigation reservoirs in the northcentral province. The programme was sponsored by the Environmental and Water Pollution Project (EWPP) and conducted by Water Resources Science and Technology (WRST). Prof. Ivan Silva coordinate the programme.

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Caribbean: Drought Risk Management Training workshop in St Vincent and the Grenadines

The Drought Risk Management Training workshop in St Vincent and the Grenadines was developed by a joint effort among the Caribbean WaterNet /CapNet UNDP, Global Water Partnership Caribbean (GWP-C) and the Business Development Unit, Faculty of Food and Agriculture, University of the West Indies, St Augustine Campus (BDU-FFA-UWI) with the purpose of building capacity as it pertains to water resource management in the Caribbean region.

Twenty-one participants from various sectors including water quality and distribution, Public health, Education, Conservation, Forestry, Agriculture, Disaster Management and Non-Governmental organizations participated in the workshop. Having the education sector represented as it is key sector often disregarded in disaster risk management was a success factor for this workshop.

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Antigua and Barbuda: Training Workshop on Drought Risk Management

Drought Risk Management Training workshop took place in St. John’s Antigua and Barbuda between 22–24 May. It was hosted by Caribbean WaterNet supported by CapNet UNDP, Global Water Partnership Caribbean and the Business Development Unit, Faculty of Food and Agriculture, University of the West Indies, St Augustine Campus.

During the workshop, participants were exposed to the following elements of Drought Risk Management: Drought Risk Management in the Caribbean; Drought Risk Occurrence, Vulnerability and IWRM; Vulnerability and Impacts of Droughts; Drought Risk Management Framework; Drought Risk Characterization and Monitoring Using Remote Sensing; Drought Preparedness, Emergency Management and Recovery; and Early Warning System.

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