On 25-27 September, the Central American Network of Engineering Institutions (REDICA) members were trained on evapotranspiration rates in climate change scenarios. Members learnt to understand and run different tools to determinate the water needs for crops irrigation. The workshop was run in San Salvador city, El Salvador, in collaboration with Cap-Net.
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This training manual is developed to assist capacity builders in developing training and educational programmes on the use of IWRM tools and instruments for adaptation to climate change impacts. The material is intended to increase our understading of climate change impacts and what we can do now. Improving the way we manage water resources now will help us adapt in the future. Developed in partnership between Cap-Net, WMO/APFM, UNESCO-IHE, REDICA and Rhama, the format and contents of the manual are flexible enough to be adapted to different purposes and as such it could be used for short courses, educational programmes and awareness campaigns.
The main objective of this training material is to build the capacity of water managers and others to develop strategies for coping with hydro-climatic disasters such as floods and drought within the context of water resources management. An added expectation is improving the resilience of vulnerable communities’ and reducing the impact of extreme events.
The manual was developed at the initiative of the Nile IWRM network with support from United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR). Authors were Wangai Ndirangu, Julius Kabubi and Simeon Dulo. The training manual and supporting Powerpoints are only available in English at the moment and can be downloaded below. Other language versions will be made available soon. All materials (with additional reference documents in English) are available on CD.
The first edition of the workshop “IWRM as a Tool for Adaptation to Climate Change” was held at the Interdisciplinary Center Climate Investigation – INCLINE (www.incline.iag.usp.br), University of São Paulo – USP, on 14 – 17 April 2014, in São Paulo. The workshop was facilitated by Professor Eduardo Mario Mendiondo, Engineering School of São Carlos – EESC/USP, and Professor Tércio Ambrizzi, Institute of Astronomy, Geophysics and Atmospheric Sciences of University of São Paulo – IAG/USP. A total of 19 participants from participants basin committees, public and private sector, water managers, water users, professionals and climate academy attended this workshop.
The workshop was organized by Cap-Net Brasil, supported Cap -Net UNDP, and partnership with the University of São Paulo – USP, Center for Climate Change – INCLINE, IAG – Institute of Astronomy, Geophysics and Atmospheric Sciences of University of São Paulo, Engineering School of São Carlos – EESC/USP, Watershed Committees and others.
The second edition is planned for the second semester of 2014, in Rio de Janeiro, RJ and the venue will be announced in due course. For more information, please contact Priscila.