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February 2016 Newsletter


Workshops on Peri-Urban Water Management Arranged in India and Bangladesh

To encourage participatory peri-urban water management, a series of workshops have been arranged across two countries in South Asia: Kolkata, India and Khulna, Bangladesh. The workshops brought local people from different professional backgrounds along with water authorities to ensure better access to water resources across peri-urban areas. Four workshops, referred to as "Mango Tree Meetings" in the villages, were organised on 4th, 13th and 14th of December, 2015 as well as 2nd of January, 2016. The workshops provided a platform for local people to share problems and discuss solutions, as well as identifying various government departments responsible for providing water services at different levels. 

Follow the link below to read more about the training:

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Cap-Net Work Plan for 2016 Finalized

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ESA-TIGER Biannual Workshop in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Upcoming Training of Trainers on Conflict Resolution and Negotiation Skills

Caribbean WaterNet is arranging a workshop focusing on conflict resolution and negotiation skills in Trinidad between 16th and 19th of February 2016. The aim of the workshop is to train trainers in conflict resolution and negotiation, utilizing the materials developed for the 2nd edition of the Cap-Net handbook on the topic. The specific objective is to provide certified skills development in conflict resolution and negotiation for up to 20 people nominated from across the Caribbean WaterNet region. 

For more information about the training, please contact Jacob Opadey.


Consultation on water quality issues in Uttar Pradesh, India

Water quality issues both biological and chemical are of grave concerns within many regions in India. The State of Uttar Pradesh (UP), has added cause for concern due to growing incidences of natural and man-made contamination such as fluoride, arsenic, chromium, iron, to name a few. To address this issue, a first discussion was held on 12-13 January 2016 with representatives from various government departments, NGOs, media and educational institutions. 

Read more about the initiative here:
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Revision of "IWRM as a Tool for Adaptation to Climate Change" Manual

Cap-Net UNDP's IWRM as a Tool for Adaptation to Climate Change Manual was released in 2009 and will be revised during 2016. A first revision session was organised by the Cap-Net secretariat on the 28th of January over WebEx, and the new version is planned to be finalized before the end of the year. If you have experience from using the manual, please do not hesitate to contact us with your input for the revision.

For more information about the revision, please contact Yasmina Rais El Fenni.


Cap-Net UNDP's Annual Report for 2014 Released 

In 2014, Cap-Net delivered 75 new and continued activities, including delivering training and innovative educational programmes, developing trainers’ skills, managing networks, conducting partner meetings and producing training mate
rials. The newly released Annual Report gives an overview of these activities, along with images, charts and maps.

Have a look at the full report by following the link below:

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Water Channel Video of the Month: Monitoring Himalayan Glaciers

Monitoring Himalayan Glaciers - Documentary
This documentary shows the results of an international research programme in the Nepalese Himalayas by Utrecht University, the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development and ETH Zurich. An international team collaborates to understand the Himalayan water cycle using innovative high altitude measurements of snow and rain and unmanned aerial vehicles over debris covered glaciers.
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