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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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.
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.
Cap-Net Lanka together with the Sri Lanka Water Partnership (SLWP) organised a one-day training programme for 61 government officers including Engineering Assistants, Development Officers, Work Supervisors and Senior Anicut Gate Keepers at the Zonal Reception Hall, Nittambuwa (Gampaha District) on the 13th June 2019.
SaciWATERs conducted a training program for the block level medical and paramedical practitioners on Prevention, Detection and Management of Arsenicosis in both Buxar and Bhagalpur districts, Bihar, India. The training lasted for 2 days in Bhagalpur (22-23 April 2019) and for the same duration in Buxar (27-28 April, 2019).
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.
SaciWATERs conducted half a day training program to ICDS department officials, frontline workers (Anganwadi teachers, ASHA’s, ANM’s) on Water Sanitation and Hygiene on 17th May, 2019 under the project “Creation of Model Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Secure Slums, Schools And ICDS Centers In Hyderabad” which is supported by WaterAid and Bank of America. This is aimed to ensure and increase access to improved and sustainable drinking water, sanitation and hygiene services and sustained behavior change among the most marginalised communities of urban slums, schools and ICDS in Hyderabad city.
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.
The Training of Trainers on Integrated Urban River Basin Management was successfully completed on 24 April 2019 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This 2-day event took a field-based approach to training. On the first day it brought 30 participants and facilitators on a site visit with five observation stops along the Batu River.
The field study began at Batu Dam, the upstream of Batu River. As the group journeyed downstream, participants saw how the urbanisation of the Sg Batu Basin has transferred this river basin to an urban basin as it is today. This has happened through commercial, residential, industrial and recreational development, and through the development of services, amenities and infrastructure.
In commemoration of World Water Day 2019 a panel discussion on Water Resource Management in Trinidad and Tobago, with special focus on the agricultural sector, was organized in collaboration with Caribbean WaterNet, CapNet UNDP and the Caribbean Academy of Sciences. The event was hosted by the Department of Food Production of the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus.