Multi-stakeholder Workshop for the Peri-urban Water Security (CCMCC – COCOON) will take place on the 15 May 2015 at Hyderabad, India. This workshop is a collaborative research project under taken with the award of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) “Science for Global Development (“WOTRO’) grant under its CoCooN – Conflict and Cooperation in the Management of Climate Change – Integrated Project.
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Following a successful first training in January 2015, the second regional training course on ‘Water integrity for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region’ was held from 9 to 10 May 2015 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. The training course took place back to back with the IUCN-ROWA regional conference RKNOW “Water and Nature Conservation – Knowledge Sharing in MENA Region”. More than 20 participants learned about the context and relevance of integrity in the management of water; methods to improve transparency, accountability and participation for better water governance and more sustainable water management. Continue reading →
On the 7th of May 2015, Mr. Minor and Mr. Francisco, replicated and organized a training course on Water Transparency and Intergrity Regional Workshop for community water managers, a representative from the local Health Ministry office of Aserri and a representative of the Police force. Discussions on practical examples of corruption in their different daily activities and ways of improving practices were conducted towards guiding the participants in practicing transparency and integrity. Continue reading →
El 7 de mayo pasado, el señor Minor y el Señor Francisco, organizaron un Taller Regional sobre Transparencia e Integridad del Agua para los gestores de la comunidad, un representante de la oficina local del Ministerio de Salud de Aserrí y un representante de la Policía. Se realizó un debate con ejemplos prácticos de corrupción en diferentes actividades cotidianas y se trataron las formas de mejorar para guiar a los participantes en la práctica de la transparencia y la integridad.
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IWRM Toolbox training for universities of Central Asia and neighboring countries was held in Almaty from 22 to 23 April, 2015. The training was organized by the Global Water Partnership (GWP), Kazakh-German University in Almaty and Central-Asian Regional Water Network . Participants of the training were selected on a competitive basis. The training was attended by 29 representatives of all career level teaching staff of educational institutions from Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan and Mongolia, including six members of CAR@WAN Network. The purpose of the training was to familiarize the participants with the tools developed by the GWP, and empowerment for the integration of IWRM practical solutions into educational programs of teachers.
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A regional training course on Water Footprint Assessments for GCC and Arab countries was held at the Arabian Gulf University (AGU), Bahrain from 20-22 April 2015. The course was jointly organized and supported by AWARENET, the Arab Integrated Water Resources Management Network, a Cap-Net regional network for capacity development in sustainable water management, the Water, Science & Technology Association (WSTA), the Arabian Gulf University (AGU), the Middle East and North Africa Network of Water Centers of Excellence (MENA NWC), United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UN ESCWA), and Cap-Net UNDP.
A one-day symposium on Coastal Zone Management took place on 6 April 2015 at the Engineering building of the University of Costa Rica. Participants from different engineering courses, various university professors and academic personnel in general participated in this course. IWRM and Coastal Zone were introduced before getting into the complexities of Coastal Zone Management and the risks associated to poor management or lack of planning. For more information please contact Ms. Liliana Arrieta. Continue reading →
On March 27, a symposium on ‘Drought Management in the Region of Chorotega, Costa Rica’ was organised by a former participant of the course. It took place at the Nicoya Campus of the Universidad Nacional, one of the most recent network members of REDICA. Four representatives from the Universidad de Costa Rica and Ms. Lilliana Arrieta, REDICA’s Technical Secretariat participated in this one-day capacity development in the north-western region of Costa Rica to discuss on drought and desertification as well as climate change adaptation. Continue reading →
A training course on Transparency and Integrity took place on the 20 March 2015 at El Salvador. This was a replicate workshop on ‘Transparency and Integrity in the Water Sector’ which took place from 17 to 19 of March 2015 which took place in San José, Costa Rica and was attended by only Salvadorian participants. They workshop held a brainstorming session with their committee and will be planning to organise the course one month after the end of the course by collaborating with the community members and water managers in their region. For more information please contact Ms. Liliana Arrieta. Continue reading →
On the 12th of March 2015 at Khanapura, Guwahati, India, SaciWATERs, Secretariat, Arsenic Knowledge and Action Network and INREM Foundation, Secretariat, Fluoride Knowledge and Action Network collaborated to address water related diseases such as Fluorosis and Arsenicosis that are neglected subjects within general medical curriculum. Due to the lack of trained medical personnel on these diseases and its related issues, this issue has posed challenges to offer quality medical and counselling services. Continue reading →