Workshop on ‘Leadership and Research Methods for Interdisciplinary Water Research’

SaciWATERs in partnership with Nepal Engineering College (NEC) organised a workshop on ‘Leadership and research methods for interdisciplinary water research’ from 24 August to 5 September 2018 in Nepal.

The workshop was conceptualized under the ‘South Asian Water (SAWA) Leadership Program on Climate Change’. It is a leadership program that awards fellowships to women pursuing Masters in Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) in South Asia. The participants of the workshop were the fellowship awardees from four south Asian countries and the program coordinators. The training was co-funded by IDRC and Cap-Net.

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Climate Resilience: Access to Water Supply and Sanitation in Kaduna, Nigeria

The training course on Climate Resilience: Access to Water Supply and Sanitation was organised by the National Water Resources Institute (NWRI) in collaboration with the West African Network for Capacity Building (WA-Net)/CAP-Net. The purpose of the course is to create awareness on climate change in general and climate resilience in particular and to impart the basic knowledge on how to improve water supply and sanitation infrastructure to withstand climate change effects in the water resources sector in the West Africa sub region.

The course was held at the National Water Resources Institute in Kaduna, Nigeria from 13th to 17th of August 2018. The training focused on the premise that the issues touching all segments of the society and all economic sectors demand more integrated approaches to developing and managing water resources, sanitation and hygiene in the context of climate change challenges.

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Workshop on Water Supply and Sanitation – August 2018, Dominican Republic.

A workshop on Water Supply and Sanition took place in August 2018 in Dominican Republic. This workshop was a partnership between REDICA, Universidad Agroforestal Fernando Arturo de Meriño, REDAR and SOCOSADA.

This workshop in Spanish aimed to analyse the local situation and to share the knowledge, policies and practices in terms of IWRM; and discuss the ways to enhance local people participation and local authorities in sustainable water management and development. The workshop had special emphasis on women and girls needs and rights.

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Regional Workshop on ‘Leadership and Research Methods for Interdisciplinary Water Research’ – 23rd August to 5th September 2018, Kathmandu, Nepal.

A Regional workshop on ‘Leadership and research methods for interdisciplinary water research’ will be held in Kathmandu, Nepal from August 23rdto September 5th2018. The workshop is a part of the South Asian Water (SAWA) Leadership Programme on Climate Change, a fellowship project funded by IDRC and coordinated by SaciWATERs. The aim of the workshop is to train the SAWA fellows in the application of research methods that include gender and social approaches, in leadership skills development through activities such as team-building sessions, communication skills, application of negotiations and conflict resolution in the field. The participants of the workshop are the awardees of the SAWA Fellowship who are pursuing Masters in Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) in four institutions in Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Sri Lanka. Continue reading

A Course on Micrometering of Drinking Water – September 2018, Santa Fe, Argentina.

A course on Micrometering of Drinking Water will take place in the Faculty of Engineering and Water Sciences of the National University of the Litoral, Santa Fe, Argentina in the month of September. To be taught in Spanish, this course is targeted at personnel linked to providers of drinking water services; government officials; university professionals; advanced students of engineering and economic sciences. Continue reading

Capacity development of the farmer leaders in medium/ major irrigation schemes; empowering them on participatory decision making – 25th June 2018, Uyilankulam, Sri Lanka

The first training programme for 2018, Capacity development of the farmer leaders in medium/ major irrigation schemes was conducted in Farmer Training/Meeting Centre, Uyilankulam, Mannar District in the Northern Province of Sri Lanka on the 25thJune 2018.

The main partners of the programme were Irrigation Department, Department of Agriculture, Department of Agrarian Development, Sri Lanka Water Partnership and Irrigation Management Division/ Ministry of Irrigation. A total of 66 participants including farmer organization leaders, agency staff of minor/major schemes, consultants attended the programme. Continue reading

Drought Risk Reduction Workshop – 24 to 27 October 2017, Trinidad and Tobago.

The United National Development Programme has indicated that the world is seeing a rapid amount of incidents of drought and desertification every year amounting to the loss of 12 million hectares, that is, 23 hectares every 60 seconds (1). Alarmingly, not enough is being done to deal with the risks associated with drought. In the Caribbean, drought risk management is a relatively new concept, and the knowledge surrounding the management and mitigation of drought risk management is, unfortunately, in its infancy stages.

Noting this gap, Caribbean WaterNet in partnership with Cap-Net UNDP hosted the Drought Risk Reduction Workshop in collaboration with the College of Science, Technology and Applied Arts of Trinidad and Tobago (COSTAATT) at the Chaguanas Campus on October 24 – 27, 2017. The aim of the workshop was to sensitize and provide industry professionals with the information and tools to build management capacity of participants regarding water resources. Continue reading

Training Workshop on Groundwater Management within IWRM in River Basin Context – 21 to 25 November 2017, Ségou – Mali

A Training Workshop on Groundwater Management within IWRM in River Basin Context was held from 21 to 25 November 2017 in Ségou, Mali.  It was organised in collaboration with the Country Coordination of Natural Resources Users in the Niger Basin (CNU-Mali), Regional Coordination of Natural Resources Users in the Niger Basin (CRU-BN) and Africa Groundwater Network (AGW-Net). The workshop was facilitated by Dr. Moustapha DIENE Hydrogeologist at University Cheikh Anta Diop of Dakar (Senegal), AGW-Net Manager and Prof. Amadou Zanga Traoré, retired Professor in Hydrogeology, from ENI (School of Engineers in Bamako, Mali). Continue reading

Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) Programme for Farmer Organization (FO) Leaders – 18th September 2017, District Secretariat Ampara, Sri Lanka.

A programme for farmer organization leaders in Ampara was arranged as a part of the Sri Lanka Water Partnership CCA Programme in collaboration with the Irrigation Department (ID) and Irrigation Management Division (IMD) of the Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources Management with support from Cap-Net Lanka.  This was the 2nd programme in Sri Lanka supported by Cap-Net during 2017.

72 Farmer Leaders representing over 40 Farmer Organizations in the Galoya Left Bank and  River Division participated. 57 from the Gal Oya Left Bank and 15 from the River Division. In addition 14 field staff of ID/IMD dealing with Farmer Organizations attended the awareness session.

For more information, please contact Country Coordinator of Cap-Net Lanka, Dr. S. Pathmarajah.

Regional Seminar on Advanced Training of the ‘Safety of the hydro-technical constructions for water specialists of Kazakhstan’ – 7 to 9 September 2017, Almaty, Kazakhstan.

The Regional Seminar on Advanced Training of the “Safety of the hydro-technical constructions for water specialists of Kazakhstan” took place from 7 to 9 September 2017 in Almaty, Kazakhstan. This seminar was conducted with the cooperation of IFAS, Kazakh National Agrarian University and other donors dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the Interstate Commission for Water Coordination (ICWC) and the preparation for the 8th World Water Forum (March 2018, Brazil).

The main of the objective of seminar was to organise capacity building and promotion awareness raising among stakeholder of water conservation and Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM); melioration and irrigated agriculture; agricultural water supply and watering of pastures, use of renewable energy sources; agri-ecology and environmental protection in water management facilities, the safety of the Hydropower Station and prevention of emergencies in the context of the climate change. Continue reading

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