MyCDNet National Forum 2017 – 24 to 25 October 2017, Kuala Lumpur

MyCDNet (Malaysian Capacity Development Network for Sustainable Water Management) will be hosting the National Forum 2017 on 24 – 25 October 2017 with the theme “Wastewater as a Resource: Opportunities & Capacity Development”.

The aim of the Forum is to share information and ideas on best practices in wastewater resources management, technology, usage and opportunities available for Malaysia, and to move ahead with capacity development in wastewater minimization and reuse as a resource.
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Testimonial: Successful Usage of “Integration of Groundwater Management into Transboundary Basin Organizations in Africa” Training Manual

The Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR) of Germany is supporting the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC) to strengthen its capacities to improve sustainable and transboundary groundwater management in the region. In this context, BGR implemented a four-day groundwater training in the month of October 2016. This training was conceptualised based on the training manual “Integration of Groundwater Management into Transboundary Basin Organizations in Africa“. This process of developing this manual manual was a collective effort and support by AGW-Net, BGR, IGRAC, Cap-Net UNDP, IWMI, and the former GW-MATE team of the World Bank.

In general, the manual offers a variety of important groundwater topics. The topics are up to date, well -structured and based on facts. To identify relevant topics, BGR presented the manual to LCBC, followed by a common discussion about specific interests. This approach ensured, that the training addresses specific needs and that the knowledge gained, is used by the participants on a daily work basis. In total, eight different topics were selected and one field trip was conducted to include a more practical component in the training.

As it is proved by positive feedback of the participants, BGR can highly recommend the usage of this manual as a training tool. Continue reading

International Scientific and Practical Conference on “Transboundary Cooperation in Central Asia – Safety, Stability, and Welfare of the Whole Region”- 7 to 8 September 2017, Kazakhstan.

The Executive Board of the International Fund of the Aral Sea (IFAS) in the Republic of Kazakstan in cooperation with the Kazak National Agrarian University (KazNAU) supported by the Central-Asian Regional Network of Capacity Building in the Area of Water Resources (CAR@WAN) and other partners, conducted the International Scientific and Practical Conference on “Transboundary Cooperation in Central Asia – Safety, Stability, and Welfare of the Whole Region”. The conference which took place on from 7 to 8 September 2017 was dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the Interstate Commission of Water Coordination and the process of preparing to the 8th World Water Forum (March 2018, Brazil).

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Brahmaputra River Symposium 2017: A multi-stakeholder meet on knowledge sharing – 25 to 26 September 2017, New Delhi, India.

New Delhi hosted the Brahmaputra River Symposium 2017 on the 25th and 26th of September 2017 by convening experts across different sectors, from the basin (Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, and India) as well as international river basins (Mekong, Murray-Darling, Nile, Rhine, and Yangtze). Structured around the theme ‘Knowledge Beyond Boundaries’, the symposium stressed on knowledge sharing, collective efforts to identify knowledge gaps and ways to strengthen the science-policy interface. Representatives from Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation, and Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change of Government of India were also present at the symposium. Continue reading

Workshop on the Cross Cutting Themes of Gender, Water and Agriculture with a special focus on the Eastern Gangetic Plains – 8 September 2017, New Delhi, India

SaciWATERs, organised a workshop on the cross cutting themes of Gender, Water and Agriculture with a special focus on the Eastern Gangetic Plains (which spans across parts of Bangladesh, India and Nepal) on 8th September 2017 at The Claridges  in New Delhi, India. The workshop was organised in partnership with the Australian Government funded Sustainable Development Investment Portfolio (SDIP) and the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR). Continue reading

Professional Training Courses under the SADC Human Capacity Building Plan by WaterNet

On behalf of the SADC water Division, WaterNet, supported by DFID/BMZ through the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH will deliver the following courses between September – October 2017:

  1. A lei internacional sobre a água e os instrumentos das Nações Unidas incluindo artigos sobre as águas subterrâneas, 18 – 21 September 2017, Maputo, Mozambique.
  2. Monitoring and communicating of river water status, 3 – 6 October 2017, Lilongwe, Malawi.

The courses will mainly be attended by nominated officials from Member States and River Basin Organisations of SADC. For more information please contact the WaterNet Secretariat.

18th WaterNet/WARFSA/GWPSA Symposium on Integrated Water Resources Development and Management: Innovative Technological Advances for Water Security in Eastern and Southern Africa – 25 to 27 October 2017, Swakopmund, Namibia.

WaterNet in collaboration with WARFA and GWPSA, jointly convened with the International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS) and the University of Botswana will be organising the 18th WaterNet/WARFSA/GWPSA Symposium on Integrated Water Resources Development and Management. The theme of this symposium is ‘Innovative Technological Advances for Water Security in Eastern and Southern Africa’ and will take place from 25 to 27 October 2017 at Swakopmund Hotel and Entertainment Centre. The main objective of the SADC Research Agenda is to promote evidence-based implementation of SADC water programmes and projects through multi- and inter-disciplinary research, and synthesis of existing and new information, which will lead to a realisation of SADC developmental goals. Continue reading

Training on International Water Law and Instruments – 22 to 25 August 2017, Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo.

WaterNet on behalf of the SADC Water Division with funding from the cooperation of the German and British Governments through the delegated authority of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, held a training on International Water Law and Instruments including UN Articles on Groundwater, 22 – 25 August 2017, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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WA-Net Training Course on “Climate Resilience: Access to Water Supply and Sanitation”, 7 to 11 August 2017, Kaduna-Nigeria.

A training course was organised by the National Water Resources Institute in collaboration with the West African Network (WANet) for Capacity Building for the water resources sector in the West Africa sub region at the National Water Resources Institute, Kaduna from 7th to 11th of August 2017.

This 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 and sanitation and hygiene.

The objective of the training was “to create awareness on climate change and climate resilience in particular as well as to create impact on the basic knowledge on improving water supply and sanitation infrastructure to withstand climate change effects and develop adaptation measures”. Continue reading

Follow-Up Capacity Building Plans: Malaysia ToT on River Pollution – 24 to 25 August 2017, Selangor, Malaysia.

Malaysian Capacity Development Network for Sustainable Water Management (MyCDNet) in collaboration with Cap-Net UNDP will be conducting a ToT programme on River Pollution from 24 to 25 August 2017 in Selangor, Malaysia.

The objective of this workshop is to provide participants with the knowledge and skills to actively engage and motivate diverse stakeholder groups and the wider community in the area of river pollution, monitoring and management. Continue reading

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